Firefighter Jessie Watkins extinguishing a vehicle fire this morning.
Jessie also became a Nationally Registered E.M.T. - Basic this week after his successful completion of the National Registry Exam. His dedication to the community as well as the fire district are second to none and we are proud to have him serve with us. ... ExpandHide
Big thanks to Campbell's towing today for helping mount the bed on our (new to us) rescue truck. This truck will be a great asset to our fleet. Richard and Tyler Campbell are always willing to help us and we are very thankful. ... ExpandHide
Please make plans to get home early and stay off the roads. We can't say that enough. You don't want to be stranded on the side of the road. Please stay off the roads. #callusifyouneedus
Also you can go to blount911.org for road conditions in the county. Sign up for Nixle if you haven't. It's a county wide notification tool. You can receive text messages or e-mail ... ExpandHide
High resolution model data hinting at heavy snow and sleet for much of Central Alabama tonight in the Winter Storm Warning area; the storm really gets cranked up after 4-5pm CT. Travel this afternoon ...
In 2016, The West Blount Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services District responded to a total of 1,142 emergency calls. In the run statistics sheet, the calls are categorized into eight different categories. These are; EMS (medical calls), MVA (wrecks), 911 (false 911 calls, normally due to system malfunction), SFire (structure fire), WFire (woods fire), CFire (vehicle fire), Investigate (usually a response to smoke in the area or the smell of natural gas) and Other (lift assist, removing trees from the roadway, HazMat or any other public service call).
Due to adequate funding, a cooperative board of trustees and a very supportive community EVERY CALL WAS ANSWERED. The continued support from our community, businesses within our community and support from our board is our driving force to continue doing our best.
In 2017 we look forward to finding new ways to serve each other, our department and the citizens of the West Blount Community.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and should you need us, call us! ... ExpandHide