Haleyville Fire/Rescue responded to a fully involved structure fire on February 27th, 2004. Haleyville was assisted by Bear Creek Fire Department. The house was a total loss.
This was the former Albright Supply building. At the time of the fire the building was home to Gus' Paint and Salvage, The Berry Patch warehouse and an Industrial Cleaning company warehouse. The building was fully involved upon arrival and took several hours to bring under control using multiple hand lines and master streams. Haleyville Fire/Rescue was assisted by Ashridge, Bear Creek, Delmar, Lynn, Pebble, and Sunny Home Fire Departments.
Members of the Haleyville and Delmar Fire Departments are shown here in a training drill using air bags and other extrication equipment that would be used in the event of a person becoming trapped underneath a vehicle. The vehicle and "patient" were placed in different positions to give firefighters several challenging scenerios to practice in vehicle stabilization and patient extrication. Special thanks to Bridges Wrecker Service for use of the vehicle.
Haleyville Fire/Rescue responded mutual aid to back up Delmar Fire Department on this House fire on County Road 17 in Delmar. Upon arrival the house was fully involved and the roof had already collapsed. Despite the best efforts of both departments the house was a total loss.
Fulltime Firefighter Andy Frederick attended the Florence Fire Department Fire Academy in 2004. During the 13 weeks of training Andy became certified as Firefighter I & II and EMT-Basic. The Recruit School finished with a live burn and badge pinning ceremony on July 15th, 2004. The bottom two photos are Haleyville Fire Chief Weaver pinning Andy's badge at the ceremony and Training Chief Buchanon of Florence Fire Department, Andy and Chief Weaver of Haleyville.
On July 22, 2004 Haleyville Fire/Rescue responded to an early morning house fire on 5th Ave. Upon arrival firefighters were faced with heavy smoke and heat but little fire. Firefighters made an interior attack and prevented the fire from spreading. The house sustained moderate heat and smoke damage but was not a total loss. Unfortunatly a family pet died in the fire. Haleyville was assisted by Delmar and Bear Creek Fire Departments, Regional Paramedical Services and Haleyville Police Department.
In preparation of the new ladder truck arriving in the next few weeks, Haleyville firefighters Dean Morgan and Craig Thomas attended a 5 day class at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa from September 20-24, 2004 to become certified as Aerial Apparatus Operators. This course taught firefighters how to properly stabilize, position and operate aerial(ladder truck) devices in several different situations such as: Rescue, Exposure Protection, Ventilation, and Fire Attack. Firefighters were also instructed in how to properly test and maintain aerial devices. The class was taught by Btn. Chief Kenneth Ray of the Bessemer Fire Department and was attended by 29 firefighters from 19 Alabama and Florida Departments.
Here are pictures provided by Harold Bearden of HBTV of several responses during 2004 that are not otherwise in a gallery of their own.
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