Albion Volunteer Fire Department / Albion Fire Auxiliary

Albion Volunteer Fire Department / Albion Fire Auxiliary Providing Fire Protection and Basic Life Support functions to the Town of Albion, along with the Townships of Albion, Jefferson, York, Green, & Elkhart

Operating as usual

So … hot and humid, then. By now you know what to do—and what not to do.
08/28/2021

So … hot and humid, then. By now you know what to do—and what not to do.

Another summer-like day is in store today with highs either side of 90 degrees, heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100, and a chance of pop-up afternoon showers and storms mainly south of US-6. Hot weather continues Sunday with highs around 90 and heat indices in the upper 90s to around 100. A greater chance for showers and storms enters the picture late Sunday. The Storm Prediction Center has hoisted a marginal severe thunderstorm risk over northern locales for this chance. The thunderstorm chance slides south Monday and cooler temperatures begin arriving behind a southeastward-moving cold front.

You know the drill …
08/27/2021

You know the drill …

Warm and humid through the weekend. Highs today will be in the mid 80s to 90. Low to mid range (20-50 percent) chances for showers and thunderstorms continue through Friday, with the best potential during the late afternoon and evening hours. Severe weather is not expected at this time.

Hotter than a two dollar pistol.
08/24/2021

Hotter than a two dollar pistol.

I was not a fan of how hot yesterday was. Today and tomorrow will feel like it's 100 degrees with highs near 90.

Remember the main rule for going outside in this kind of heat:  Don't.But if you have to, make sure you hydrate--a lot--...
08/23/2021

Remember the main rule for going outside in this kind of heat: Don't.

But if you have to, make sure you hydrate--a lot--and if you have to be out for long do it with something like Gatorade or PowerAid to replace lost fluids. Watch out for pets, and for people who might not pay attention to their own health such as children. Remember that as humidity rises, sweating becomes less effective in controlling body temperatures.

Check in on people who don't have air conditioning, not all of us are so fortunate. Fans and fluids might not be enough in this kind of weather.

Heat and humidity will continue to increase this week. High temperatures will rise through the 80s into the 90s for most locations (cooler near Lake Michigan). Heat indices will climb to around 100 degrees by Tuesday. There are low to mid range chances for showers and thunderstorms most days this week except on Monday. A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect for dangerous swimming conditions in both La Porte Co, IN and Berrien Co, MI through 11 pm EDT tonight. Life-threatening waves and currents are expected. Those visiting the beaches should plan to stay out of the water. For more information, visit www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards

08/19/2021

Good morning!

Just to clarify, we posted a link to the application for an E-911 dispatcher because it obviously relates to the emergency services, but the AFD is NOT doing the hiring. It’s a county position through Noble County Communications, and is currently run out of the Sheriff Department. (That’s scheduled to change next year, when the new county building is done.)

Contact the dispatch center or the courthouse if you wish to apply for the job.

Photos from Jeff Bowman News's post
08/18/2021

Photos from Jeff Bowman News's post

You're going to find this hard to believe, but a line of thunderstorms is approaching Noble County at this time. We're p...
08/12/2021

You're going to find this hard to believe, but a line of thunderstorms is approaching Noble County at this time. We're posting this under the theory that the more warning is put out, the less chance there is for a storm to actually be severe. It's worth a shot. (The worst of the storm appears to be passing just north of us, but we're likely to see at least some rain and lightning here.)

The severe weather threat continues today with round one early this morning, and round two later this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain are the main threats with both rounds. Confidence in strong to severe storms with round 2 is medium, and low with round 1. Otherwise, ongoing storms as of 4:50 am EDT will progress eastward through the late morning hours. A few strong to severe storms are possible, but expect the storms to weaken as they drift eastward. There will be a lull in between rounds. A heat advisory is in effect once again today, and there is a moderate swim risk for breaking waves and currents on southeast Lake Michigan beaches. Visit www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards for greater detail. Monitor our websites for the latest on watches, warnings and advisories.

08/12/2021

From the NWS:

Ready for the next round of showers and thunderstorms? A line of storms currently (9:40 pm EDT) over IL will move eastward overnight, bringing a chance for severe weather to the northwestern portions of the forecast area. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 am EDT for the counties shown in yellow. The main threats with any severe storms would be damaging wind gusts to 65 mph and heavy rain/localized flooding. Monitor our website for the latest watches and warnings. As a reminder, our phone lines are still down, so if you have reports of severe weather put them on social media or email us at [email protected]

08/11/2021

Two rounds of thunderstorms will be possible today into tonight. A few thunderstorms may become severe with damaging winds and heavy rain the primary threats, especially across northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.

So … another severe thunderstorm watch.

On an unrelated note, don’t forget the heat advisory for tomorrow.
08/10/2021
Heads up: FEMA will conduct a test of the emergency alert system on Wednesday - Breaking911

On an unrelated note, don’t forget the heat advisory for tomorrow.

FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for August 11th. Test messages will be sent to TVs and radios, along with select cell phones that have opted-in to receive test messages. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergenc...

Noble County is under a thunderstorm warning until 9:15 p.m. Radar indicates 60 mph wind gusts in addition to heavy rain...
08/07/2021

Noble County is under a thunderstorm warning until 9:15 p.m. Radar indicates 60 mph wind gusts in addition to heavy rain and lightning. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

The radar makes it look like this will be a particularly strong wind event.

8:00 PM EDT Friday: Thunderstorms are moving east and northeast through our area at this time. Damaging wind gusts, small hail, and localized flooding have all been reported. This activity is expected to weaken after sunset.

08/06/2021

A passing upper-level disturbance will bring chances for scattered showers and storms overnight tonight into Saturday morning, primarily in the northwestern portion of our warning area. The primary concerns look to be gusty winds of 30-40 MPH and flooding for locations that do see heavier downpours and storms. Lows tonight will be in the mid 60s, rebounding into the mid to upper 80s for highs tomorrow. We hold on to chances for showers and storms across much of northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southeast lower Michigan on Saturday.

08/06/2021

A few things to remember !

School busses are in the areas of East Noble School District. Let us remind you what’s going on. Your going to be stopping for those stop arms and flashy lights. Your not passing any bus because your in a hurry to work, grandmas , or a night of horse shoes. These kids are on their way to a continued future! It’s not your purpose to end that. If your reading this while crossing the centerline at 55 mph it’s probably a good idea to find a place to pull over ! Maybe take a min and think what it is your doing.

Garbage trucks ! They start moving earlier than school buses! At least here in Noble County. Most garbage trucks have those same cool flashy lights on as well. Take the time to avoid the back end of that rig. It’s a sure way to end up with damages ! Additionally some garbage trucks have quick little boogers on the back of them “ adults “. They have a future too ! Enough of this trash talk , let’s go into something else.

Fire Trucks , Police Cars , Ambulances
They move all the time ! From when creatures rome the roads to mid summer hot days. Any given moment another one of those flashy light vehicles will be coming to a community near you. Like school buses ! You should stop when coming upon an emergency vehicle. When Pulling up to a group of emergency vehicles involved. Please be alert and aware that a school bus driver , Garbage Man , Firefighter , EMT , Police Officer or child could be involved . We all have futures ! Let’s have each others back , and stay alert !

Tip Of The Day: Remember, seat belts only work if you acknowledge they exist ! 🥇

INDIANA STATE POLICEFORT WAYNE DISTRICT5811 Ellison RoadFort Wayne, IN 46804www.in.gov/ispCONTACT:Sergeant Brian WalkerP...
08/04/2021

INDIANA STATE POLICE
FORT WAYNE DISTRICT
5811 Ellison Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

www.in.gov/isp

CONTACT:
Sergeant Brian Walker
Public Information Officer
260.432.8661


Troopers Focus on Back to School Safety

As the summer break comes to an end, students across northeast Indiana are starting their return back to school next week. With that return to school, the Indiana State Police would remind all motorist to be focused on traffic safety during morning and afternoon commutes.

Motorists should be prepared to experience an increased amount of school bus traffic and pedestrian children walking to and from their bus stops and schools during the early morning and mid-afternoon hours. Motorists should plan your commutes accordingly to allow for extended travel time during these periods. Special attention should be given to the posted reduced School Zone speed limits, and for school buses regularly stopping or standing to load or unload students. Children are often unpredictable and may dart out in front of vehicular traffic unexpectedly!

Indiana traffic law requires motorists to the operate in a safe and responsible manner when approaching a stopped or standing school bus according to the following rules:

When approaching a school bus from any direction, which is stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, motorists are required to STOP, even on multiple lane highways where there is no barrier or median separating lanes of traffic.

Motorists on a highway that is divided by a barrier, such as cable barrier, concrete wall, or grassy median, are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.

Always be prepared to stop for a school bus and watch for children. Children are unpredictable. Not only is disregarding a school bus stop arm dangerous, it is a serious offense.

The Indiana State Police is committed to the safety of our children by keeping Indiana’s roadways safer through education and enforcement patrols. Please join us by doing your part to make travel on our Indiana roadways safer for all Hoosier students throughout the school year.

-Walker

INDIANA STATE POLICE
FORT WAYNE DISTRICT
5811 Ellison Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

www.in.gov/isp

CONTACT:
Sergeant Brian Walker
Public Information Officer
260.432.8661


Troopers Focus on Back to School Safety

As the summer break comes to an end, students across northeast Indiana are starting their return back to school next week. With that return to school, the Indiana State Police would remind all motorist to be focused on traffic safety during morning and afternoon commutes.

Motorists should be prepared to experience an increased amount of school bus traffic and pedestrian children walking to and from their bus stops and schools during the early morning and mid-afternoon hours. Motorists should plan your commutes accordingly to allow for extended travel time during these periods. Special attention should be given to the posted reduced School Zone speed limits, and for school buses regularly stopping or standing to load or unload students. Children are often unpredictable and may dart out in front of vehicular traffic unexpectedly!

Indiana traffic law requires motorists to the operate in a safe and responsible manner when approaching a stopped or standing school bus according to the following rules:

When approaching a school bus from any direction, which is stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, motorists are required to STOP, even on multiple lane highways where there is no barrier or median separating lanes of traffic.

Motorists on a highway that is divided by a barrier, such as cable barrier, concrete wall, or grassy median, are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.

Always be prepared to stop for a school bus and watch for children. Children are unpredictable. Not only is disregarding a school bus stop arm dangerous, it is a serious offense.

The Indiana State Police is committed to the safety of our children by keeping Indiana’s roadways safer through education and enforcement patrols. Please join us by doing your part to make travel on our Indiana roadways safer for all Hoosier students throughout the school year.

-Walker

07/29/2021

It’s here. Some roadway obstructions are already being reported; this was taken from the Noble County Sheriff Dept minutes ago.

07/29/2021

The severe thunderstorm warning has been extended to all of Noble County.

This main line of storms is just reaching Ligonier. Looks like it's going to hit us hard, especially with wind, but also with rain and lightning. There's a ton of moisture and a lot of energy in the atmosphere.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the area, including Noble County. A severe thunderstorm near Bremen is...
07/29/2021

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the area, including Noble County. A severe thunderstorm near Bremen is moving east at 45 mph with hazards of 60 mph wind gusts, lightning, and heavy rain. Use extreme caution and prepare for roadway obstructions as well as roof, siding, and tree damage.

In addition, another wave of severe thunderstorms is behind it, and still another following that.

Our complicated severe weather threat continues today, with two rounds of potential severe weather. The first is the storm complex out of WI that we've been discussing since yesterday, which will continue it's southeastward progression into IL/IN through the early morning hours as it decays. The severe threat with this round is greatest in the severe thunderstorm watch area, which is currently valid until 9 am EDT. Visit our webpage for the most up-to-date watch/warning information. Further complicating matters, the severity of storms in round 2, which will be later this morning into the mid afternoon hours, will depend on how round 1 influences the environment. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has our area in a marginal and slight risk for severe weather for the second round. Damaging wind gusts, heavy rain, and localized flooding are the most likely threats with any strong to severe storms in either round. Otherwise, this morning's storm complex will cross Lake Michigan, possibly causing water level fluctuations like Seiches and Meteotsunamis. This may lead to dangerous current development, despite lower wave heights of 1 to 2 feet this morning. Winds will shift to the north and increase this afternoon, building waves to 3 to 6 feet. Dangerous wave and current activity will continue through Friday evening. A high swim risk and beach hazards statement is in effect for both Berrien (MI) and La Porte (IN) county beaches through Friday evening. If visiting the beach, plan to stay out of the water. Stay off of piers and breakwalls, where high waves could wash you into Lake Michigan.

07/14/2021

Register your teams at https://www.albionstarteam.org or beginning at 5 p.m. the day of the game. Be sure to enjoy the cash bar, live music, and other activities in Celebration Station, too! Something for everyone On the Square on July 30th! #albionmainstreet

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