Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District

Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District This page is the official page for the Cahaba Valley Fire and Emergency Medical Rescue District. As such it is administered by CVFD.

Operating as usual

Our crews are currently working a multi-car wreck at the intersection of Hwy 280 & Highland Lakes. Please use caution tr...
01/04/2022

Our crews are currently working a multi-car wreck at the intersection of Hwy 280 & Highland Lakes. Please use caution traveling in this area.

Our crews are currently working a multi-car wreck at the intersection of Hwy 280 & Highland Lakes. Please use caution traveling in this area.

185 this morning in a beautiful layer of snow.
01/03/2022

185 this morning in a beautiful layer of snow.

01/03/2022

Jan 2 10p: A band of wintry mix and snow (depends on your location) is now impinging upon the I-65 corridor. Wintry precipitation will last just a couple of hours as the band continues eastward. Light accumulations mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces. A few slick spots have developed and gusty winds have occurred.

We have now been included on this evening’s winter weather advisory. Use caution if you are on the roadways this evening...
01/02/2022

We have now been included on this evening’s winter weather advisory. Use caution if you are on the roadways this evening/night.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
01/01/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
12/31/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Please be weather aware today as there is a threat for severe weather this evening through the morning hours.
12/29/2021

Please be weather aware today as there is a threat for severe weather this evening through the morning hours.

A very sad story out of Pennsylvania, with the loss of a father a two sons. Investigation as of now show it started from...
12/26/2021
Christmas tree fire kills three members of Pennsylvania family

A very sad story out of Pennsylvania, with the loss of a father a two sons. Investigation as of now show it started from the lights on a real Christmas tree. Please remember if you or someone you know likes to continue the joys of the tree through the new year that you continue to water it, and be mindful of its dryness. #turnyourattentiontofireprevention

A Pennsylvania father and two of his sons were killed in a Christmas morning fire that was believed to have been started by lights on the family’s Christmas tree.

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holidays. As reminder, please keep your streets and roadways clear for y...
12/24/2021

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holidays.

As reminder, please keep your streets and roadways clear for your neighbors and emergency vehicles if you are having family and/or friends over to celebrate the holidays.

From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holidays.

As reminder, please keep your streets and roadways clear for your neighbors and emergency vehicles if you are having family and/or friends over to celebrate the holidays.

12/18/2021

Update: 6:00pm- thank you to everyone for being patient while Santa dealt with the rain today. We were able to dive the showers and get to everyone on the scheduled routes. Have a Merry Christmas.

Update: 10:48 - both morning routes are approaching planned times. The afternoon will still be dependent on the weather. Santa says he wants to see everyone, so we will do our best.

Update: 8:00am- the weather is clearing a little. Santa will be delayed by up to 1/2 hour. Please listen out for him.

We are working closely with Santa and his elves to determine today’s adjusted schedule due to weather. We are currently delayed and will update the FB and webpage as soon as we can.

The devastation a family experiences when they lose their home to a fire is incomprehensible to most, especially during ...
12/16/2021
Help White family recover from house fire, organized by Stephen Gaither

The devastation a family experiences when they lose their home to a fire is incomprehensible to most, especially during the holiday season. The impact of that loss is felt deeper when it happens to one of our own. Today, FF Wade White, his wife Amy and their sons Jaxon and Grant lost everything when their home burned down before first responders could arrive. Fortunately, no one was home at the time of the fire, and they are all safe.

A GoFundMe account has been set-up to help them begin the process of starting over from this tragedy. The link for the account is below. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

https://gofund.me/1385176c

At approximately 11:00am on December 15, 2021, Firefighter Wade White recei… Stephen Gaither needs your support for Help White family recover from house fire

12/12/2021

“Thank You” to some of our local vendors for the generous donations given to our Department Christmas party. Thanks Ace Hardwear Dunnavant Valley, Piggly Wiggly Dunnavant Valley, La Paz Mt. Laurel, Chick-fil-A Inverness, Jim 'N Nick's - Birmingham, NAPA Auto Parts Greystone, Lowes Home Improvements, and Batteries Plus Hwy 280.
We had a great evening of fellowship and gift giving.

Please be weather aware today.
12/11/2021

Please be weather aware today.

If you have a live or artificial tree up in your home, this article is a must read. Be sure to play your part in keeping...
12/10/2021
How to prevent – and extinguish – a Christmas tree fire

If you have a live or artificial tree up in your home, this article is a must read. Be sure to play your part in keeping the holidays safe for you and your family as well as your responding fire fighters too. #turnyourattentiontofireprevention

12/08/2021

On Wednesday, December 8, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, our crews will be performing flow tests in the area of Dunnavant Valley Rd (Hwy 41) and Double Oak Way. Please use caution driving in this area. Any issues with water pressure decreases or water discoloration will be temporary.

We are ready for the Christmas season at our Mt. Laurel station.
12/08/2021

We are ready for the Christmas season at our Mt. Laurel station.

Breaking News:    Santa has released his schedule for his visit to the Cahaba Valley Fire District.  Please check out ou...
12/03/2021

Breaking News:
Santa has released his schedule for his visit to the Cahaba Valley Fire District. Please check out our webpage to see when he will be at your house.

www.cahabavalleyfire.org/santa-claus-run/

Breaking News:
Santa has released his schedule for his visit to the Cahaba Valley Fire District. Please check out our webpage to see when he will be at your house.

www.cahabavalleyfire.org/santa-claus-run/

Today completed day three of some hands on training at the Shelby Co. Training Center. Each day crews were able to work ...
12/03/2021

Today completed day three of some hands on training at the Shelby Co. Training Center. Each day crews were able to work together to focus on crew integrity and overall skills and task improvement. Thank you to all of our fellow firefighters who filled the instructor rolls each day.

Santa is coming to visit the District by way of fire truck! Santa will be visiting the Cahaba Valley Fire District on De...
11/30/2021

Santa is coming to visit the District by way of fire truck! Santa will be visiting the Cahaba Valley Fire District on December 18th, 2021. Check back. Schedule and details to be released soon. #CVFDSanta #FireTruckSanta

Santa is coming to visit the District by way of fire truck! Santa will be visiting the Cahaba Valley Fire District on December 18th, 2021. Check back. Schedule and details to be released soon. #CVFDSanta #FireTruckSanta

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holidays....
11/24/2021

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend. #thanksgiving #bethankful

Our Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday, November 25th & Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend. #thanksgiving #bethankful

Cahaba Valley Fire is proud to welcome three new firefighters to the Department.  Having graduated from the Mountain Bro...
11/20/2021

Cahaba Valley Fire is proud to welcome three new firefighters to the Department. Having graduated from the Mountain Brook Fire Department Recruit School this week, they begin their careers with us. Please congratulate and welcome them.

Pictured (L-R) Deputy Fire Chief John Yancey, FF Luke Bonner, FF Noah Jenkins and FF Noah Holly, Fire Chief Buddy Wilks.

Cahaba Valley Fire is proud to welcome three new firefighters to the Department. Having graduated from the Mountain Brook Fire Department Recruit School this week, they begin their careers with us. Please congratulate and welcome them.

Pictured (L-R) Deputy Fire Chief John Yancey, FF Luke Bonner, FF Noah Jenkins and FF Noah Holly, Fire Chief Buddy Wilks.

Thanks Tuscaloosa Fire for the helpful tips.
11/20/2021

Thanks Tuscaloosa Fire for the helpful tips.

Cooler weather will be headed our way soon and many of you will bring out the space heaters! If you add an extra layer of warmth to a room by using a space heater, a few reminders:
• Keep anything combustible at least 3 feet from space heaters.
• Plug them directly into the wall, not an extension cord.
• Don't leave them unattended.

Cahaba Valley Fire would like to welcome two new firefighters and two newly promoted Lieutenants to our ranks.  All four...
11/17/2021

Cahaba Valley Fire would like to welcome two new firefighters and two newly promoted Lieutenants to our ranks. All four were duly sworn in and had their badges pinned by friends or family at a special ceremony last night. Please welcome all four to their new positions and to the CVFD family. Pictured (L-R) Fire Chief Buddy Wilks, FF Jesse Perry, FF Cordarrius Sistrunk, LT Cody Wilcox, LT Christine Shores, Deputy Chief John Yancey.

Cahaba Valley Fire would like to welcome two new firefighters and two newly promoted Lieutenants to our ranks. All four were duly sworn in and had their badges pinned by friends or family at a special ceremony last night. Please welcome all four to their new positions and to the CVFD family. Pictured (L-R) Fire Chief Buddy Wilks, FF Jesse Perry, FF Cordarrius Sistrunk, LT Cody Wilcox, LT Christine Shores, Deputy Chief John Yancey.

It is always a pleasure to visit the children and staff at Odyssey Early School at Inverness. We are still trying to dec...
11/12/2021

It is always a pleasure to visit the children and staff at Odyssey Early School at Inverness. We are still trying to decide who had more fun, the children at Odyssey or our crews.

Cahaba Valley honors and salutes all of our veterans. Thank you for protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. #VeteransDay #...
11/11/2021

Cahaba Valley honors and salutes all of our veterans. Thank you for protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. #VeteransDay #SaluteToService

Cahaba Valley honors and salutes all of our veterans. Thank you for protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. #VeteransDay #SaluteToService

Our crews at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations recently completed building new dining tables for their stations. Like m...
11/08/2021

Our crews at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations recently completed building new dining tables for their stations. Like many families, one of the great fire department traditions is gathering around the dining table. Not only is the dining table a place where a meal is shared, but it is a place where experiences and knowledge are passed down to the next generation, where crews decompress from difficult calls, and the bonds between crew members are formed.

These two new tables, along with the dining table built by crews in the early 90’s and refinished several years ago at the 280 Station create those gathering places at our stations. #stationpride #FDtraditions

Reminder to set your clock back one hour this Saturday night and replace your smoke detector batteries. #FallBack
11/04/2021

Reminder to set your clock back one hour this Saturday night and replace your smoke detector batteries. #FallBack

Nov 3rd: (sarcastic voice) It's almost the time we've all been waiting for...#FallBack. That's right, we have to set our clocks BACK 1 hr Saturday night as we switch to CST. So long extra daylight☹

Thank you to little Savannah from Narrows Drive for the cupcakes she decorated herself for the crews at the Narrows Stat...
10/25/2021

Thank you to little Savannah from Narrows Drive for the cupcakes she decorated herself for the crews at the Narrows Station.

Thank you to little Savannah from Narrows Drive for the cupcakes she decorated herself for the crews at the Narrows Station.

Starting the day off with some fire safety with our friends at Double Oak Community Church. #turnyourattentiontofireprev...
10/20/2021

Starting the day off with some fire safety with our friends at Double Oak Community Church. #turnyourattentiontofireprevention

As the cooler weather starts to move in, remember these two helpful tips: 1. During the summer, when the heat is not use...
10/19/2021

As the cooler weather starts to move in, remember these two helpful tips:

1. During the summer, when the heat is not used, dust builds on the heating elements. When the heat is turned on for the first time of the season, the dust on the heating elements will be burned off, creating a smoke or fire smell. Sometimes, the smoke smell is strong enough to activate the smoke detectors. If that happens, reset the smoke alarms. The smell should dissipate shortly.

2. All indoor fireplaces have a damper that must be opened before you light a fire in your fireplace. A closed damper blocks off the chimney to keep rain and debris out of your house and to keep conditioned air in. When the damper is closed while a fire is burning, the smoke is blocked from exiting through the chimney and has nowhere to go but back into your house.

As the cooler weather starts to move in, remember these two helpful tips:

1. During the summer, when the heat is not used, dust builds on the heating elements. When the heat is turned on for the first time of the season, the dust on the heating elements will be burned off, creating a smoke or fire smell. Sometimes, the smoke smell is strong enough to activate the smoke detectors. If that happens, reset the smoke alarms. The smell should dissipate shortly.

2. All indoor fireplaces have a damper that must be opened before you light a fire in your fireplace. A closed damper blocks off the chimney to keep rain and debris out of your house and to keep conditioned air in. When the damper is closed while a fire is burning, the smoke is blocked from exiting through the chimney and has nowhere to go but back into your house.

What a fabulous day to be out in the community meeting the people, making new friends, and of course sharing fire safety...
10/16/2021

What a fabulous day to be out in the community meeting the people, making new friends, and of course sharing fire safety tips! Be sure to check out “close before you doze” on YouTube and see for yourself the importance of sleeping with your door closed. And of course as always, it’s October, check those smoke detectors. #turnyourattentiontofireprevention

Had a great visit with some of the students from Hilltop Montessori School today. Providing fire safety tips and educati...
10/15/2021

Had a great visit with some of the students from Hilltop Montessori School today. Providing fire safety tips and education is a key part to community risk reduction. #turnyourattentiontofireprevention

The Flash Flood Warning for our area has been extended to 1:15 AM.
10/07/2021

The Flash Flood Warning for our area has been extended to 1:15 AM.

Oct 6 8:45p: ⚠️Flash Flood EMERGENCY now in effect for NW Shelby County and much of Jefferson County. Heavy rain has overspread once again! We have reports of water rescues, roads under water, water entering structures, deep flowing water. Please find or stay at a safe location! Avoid travel!

The US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama has issued a Flash Flood Warning for our area until 10:15 PM. Use ext...
10/07/2021

The US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama has issued a Flash Flood Warning for our area until 10:15 PM. Use extreme caution if you must travel this evening.

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5487 Highway 280
Birmingham, AL
35242

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(205) 991-5267

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The Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District have teamed up with Santa Claus and will be coming through the local neighborhoods for the district’s annual Santa Tour on Saturday, Dec. 18. Read more below.
Mt Laurel residents celebrated tonight with a live cedar tree lighting, the arrival of Santa, Christmas carols and refreshments in the library! Thank your to the HOAC team of Cathy Murphy and Bill Hunter along with many helpers! And to Cahaba Valley Fire Dept for delivering Santa safely! It was a special night and Dennis and I were honored to be among the residents to enjoy the fun! #susanduboseforalabamahouse #themostwonderfultimeoftheyear Mt Laurel Mt Laurel Public Library Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District
Thank you the Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District for visiting this morning! We always look forward to a visit from the fire department! 🚒
NEW: Voters have turned down a proposal by Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District to increase fire dues to fund improvements it says are needed
Congratulations to the graduates of the 2021 Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy! Rex Adams, Captain, Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue William N. Bauer, Fire Marshal, City of Orange Beach Fire Department Jeff Brewer, Captain, Alexander City Fire Department Stacey L. Cole, Deputy Chief, Mountain Brook Fire Department Danny M. Cain, Division Chief of EMS, Cullman Fire Rescue Joshua Datnoff, Battalion Chief, City of Auburn, AL Fire Department Gerald C. Deas, Corporal, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (State Troopers) Ronald R. Dorsey Jr., Special Operations Assistant Div. Commander (Captain), Montgomery Police Department Nicholas L. Hill II, Chief, Homewood Fire Department Adam S. Holliday, Chief, Tarrant, Fire Department Jacob S. Jones, Apparatus Operator, Vestavia Hills Fire Department Justin R. McKenzie, Chief, Fultondale Fire Department Stephen P. Messer, Battalion Chief, Dothan Fire Department (Class Chaplain) Daniel Motley, Assistant Chief/Investigator, Camp Hill Police Department Charles R. Murph Jr., Senior Public Safety Advisor, FirstNet Alexander J. Nabors, Battalion Chief, Center Point Fire District & Irondale Fire Department John Tyler Norris, Chief, Citronelle Police Department (Class President) Justin P. Palmer, Fire Marshal, Pelham Fire Department Stan Ross, Fraud Investigator, Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office Jeffrey F. Smith, Deputy Chief, City of Orange Beach Fire Department Joby Smith, Director, Baldwin County 9-1-1 Charles W. Tidwell, Deputy State Fire Marshal, Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office Buddy Wilks Jr., Chief, Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District
Aerial Apparatus Operator class this week. Big thanks to Vestavia Hills Fire Department, Homewood Fire Department, Rocky Ridge Fire Department, and Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District #laddertruck #firetruck #training
WATCH: Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District credits Fire Safety Program with helping 11-year-old survive blaze which destroyed her family's Highland Lakes home https://bit.ly/3wSM3II
BREAKING: Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District says multiple people have been hospitalized after being pulled from their homes in the Eagle Point community. No word yet on the extent or number of injuries. 📷: Luke Sanderson
Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District in Alabama has named Buddy Wilks (CFO-2018) as it's new fire chief. Congratulations, Chief! https://www.trussvilletribune.com/2021/01/27/trussville-man-named-cahaba-valley-fire-departments-chief/
Thanks to the CVFD for the fire safety information and fun afternoon building project! Our junior firefighter was so excited to meet you and build her very own 🚒
Congratulations! Recipients of the 2020 Public Safety Awards include: Officer James Watkins, Alabaster Police Department Officer Adam Booth, Dispatcher Katie Cain, Officer Jesse Deerman and Dispatcher Heather Portera, City of Calera Police Department Officer Kevin Perry, Columbiana Police Department Officer Michael Prather, Helena, Alabama Police Department Officer Scott Shirley, Hoover (AL) Police Department Investigator Dustin Gray, Montevallo Police Department Officer Lee Tibbetts, Pelham, Alabama Police Department Investigator Rufus Williams, Shelby County Sheriff's Office Battalion Chief David Lash, Alabaster Fire Department Capt. Stephen Gunnels, Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District Lt. Chris Wood, Calera Fire Department Remembering Fire Chief Wayne Shirley, Chelsea Fire & Rescue Chief Heath Confer, Harpersville Fire Department. Capt. Brian Ryder, Helena Fire Department Lt. Eric O’Neal, Hoover Fire Department Lt. Matt Maples, Pelham Fire Department
Great work CVFD! We appreciate all that you continue to do for us! Top notch and way past above and beyond! Thank you!