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.

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In memory of 9/11, Crew members from B-shift participated in a Fundraiser competition at Club 4 fitness. Between the thr...
09/11/2021

In memory of 9/11, Crew members from B-shift participated in a Fundraiser competition at Club 4 fitness. Between the three of them they did a combined 170 flights of stairs in 20 minutes, in full turnout gear. #neverforget

Today marks the 20th anniversary of what began as “a beautiful late summer day” that quickly became simply known as “9/1...
09/11/2021

Today marks the 20th anniversary of what began as “a beautiful late summer day” that quickly became simply known as “9/11” On this day, twenty years ago, 2,996 people (19 terrorist included), lost their lives. This number includes: 343 Firefighters, 23 Paramedics, 37 NYPD/Port Authority officers, 2,360 civilian(WTC), 65 ppl on UA 175, and 92 ppl on AA 11. At the Pentagon, 125 military personnel and 64 ppl on AA 77. And in Shanksville PA, 44 ppl on UA 93. This day, now known as “Patriots Day”, was the worst terrorist attack in US history. Virtually all of the more than 8,600 firefighters in the FDNY responded that day…343 did not return to their loved ones.

Firefighters often deny the term “hero” and many say becoming a firefighter is “in their blood” or “it’s a calling”. On a beautiful summer day in September 20 years ago, the FDNY responded to a city under attack, their city, and saved countless lives….they were in fact, true Hero’s. #gonebutnotforgotten #neverforget #cvfdremembers

A huge and appreciative thank you to our neighbors and friends from The Narrows community for dropping delicious and dec...
09/04/2021

A huge and appreciative thank you to our neighbors and friends from The Narrows community for dropping delicious and decadent treats at the Narrows, Mt Laurel and Highway 280 stations today.

A huge and appreciative thank you to our neighbors and friends from The Narrows community for dropping delicious and decadent treats at the Narrows, Mt Laurel and Highway 280 stations today.

09/01/2021

First and foremost we are appreciative of the overwhelming community support we experienced throughout the election process. It was great to see our residents so involved and passionate about the proposal on both sides. We are honored to serve everyone. Our objective from the outset was to present a plan to the community to address service improvements for them and let them decide the direction forward. After the polls closed, the vote to change our service fee structure to support service improvements did not pass.

Again, we want to thank the community for their support and we look forward to continuing to serve the community.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/30/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/30/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

We will continue to monitor the upcoming weather so we can quickly and safely respond emergencies in our community.
08/29/2021

We will continue to monitor the upcoming weather so we can quickly and safely respond emergencies in our community.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/29/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/29/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Please be weather aware as you enjoy the rest of the weekend and start the coming work week.
08/28/2021

Please be weather aware as you enjoy the rest of the weekend and start the coming work week.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/28/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

08/25/2021

We have always evaluated our response numbers and average response times at the department level and station level as performance indicators. With the increased amount of data being collected from our incident reports and the greater availability of data analysis tools, we can develop a much deeper analysis of our incidents.

One such example is the Incident Hot Spot Map included with this post. Hot spot analysis uses statistical analysis to define areas of high occurrence versus areas of low occurrence. This map represents the geographic areas of high or low concentrations of our incidents in the District. This pattern of concentration has been consistent over the last several years of our evaluation.

By including response times for incidents in these areas of higher concentration with this analysis, we can accurately determine if resources such as stations and apparatus are properly located to optimize response times.

In doing this analysis, we have identified the need to relocate our Highway 280 station closer to the area of greater occurrences of incidents. This is one of the goals of our proposed Quality Improvement Plan supported by the upcoming Special Election on August 31, 2021. Relocating the Highway 280 station is only possible if we increase the daily staffing at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations to ensure responses to the Dunnavant Valley, Highland Lakes and Eagle Point areas are not negatively impacted.

For more information about our Quality Improvement Plan or the Special Election, please visit our website at the links below:
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-improvements/
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-Election/

We have always evaluated our response numbers and average response times at the department level and station level as pe...
08/25/2021

We have always evaluated our response numbers and average response times at the department level and station level as performance indicators. With the increased amount of data being collected from our incident reports and the greater availability of data analysis tools, we can develop a much deeper analysis of our incidents.

One such example is the Incident Hot Spot Map included with this post. Hot spot analysis uses statistical analysis to define areas of high occurrence versus areas of low occurrence. This map represents the geographic areas of high or low concentrations of our incidents in the District. This pattern of concentration has been consistent over the last several years of our evaluation.

By including response times for incidents in these areas of higher concentration with this analysis, we can accurately determine if resources such as stations and apparatus are properly located to optimize response times.

In doing this analysis, we have identified the need to relocate our Highway 280 station closer to the area of greater occurrences of incidents. This is one of the goals of our proposed Quality Improvement Plan supported by the upcoming Special Election on August 31, 2021. Relocating the Highway 280 station is only possible if we increase the daily staffing at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations to ensure responses to the Dunnavant Valley, Highland Lakes and Eagle Point areas are not negatively impacted.

For more information about our Quality Improvement Plan or the Special Election, please visit our website at the links below:
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-improvements/
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-Election/

We have always evaluated our response numbers and average response times at the department level and station level as performance indicators. With the increased amount of data being collected from our incident reports and the greater availability of data analysis tools, we can develop a much deeper analysis of our incidents.

One such example is the Incident Hot Spot Map included with this post. Hot spot analysis uses statistical analysis to define areas of high occurrence versus areas of low occurrence. This map represents the geographic areas of high or low concentrations of our incidents in the District. This pattern of concentration has been consistent over the last several years of our evaluation.

By including response times for incidents in these areas of higher concentration with this analysis, we can accurately determine if resources such as stations and apparatus are properly located to optimize response times.

In doing this analysis, we have identified the need to relocate our Highway 280 station closer to the area of greater occurrences of incidents. This is one of the goals of our proposed Quality Improvement Plan supported by the upcoming Special Election on August 31, 2021. Relocating the Highway 280 station is only possible if we increase the daily staffing at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations to ensure responses to the Dunnavant Valley, Highland Lakes and Eagle Point areas are not negatively impacted.

For more information about our Quality Improvement Plan or the Special Election, please visit our website at the links below:
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-improvements/
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-Election/

If you have lived along the 280 corridor or in the Dunnavant Valley for any length of time, or even moved to the area re...
08/23/2021

If you have lived along the 280 corridor or in the Dunnavant Valley for any length of time, or even moved to the area recently, you know that our community has experienced significant growth, especially in recent years. With this growth, your fire department is experiencing similar increase to the number of calls we are responding to within the District each year.

By the end of 2021, we are projected to responded to 4,099 calls for service. This is 30.62% increase to 3,138 responses we saw in 2014.

Our proposed Quality Improvement Plan and the Special Election on August 31, 2021, to support the plan increases staffing at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations to provide more resources available to the District to responded to calls for service.

https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-improvements/
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-Election/

If you have lived along the 280 corridor or in the Dunnavant Valley for any length of time, or even moved to the area recently, you know that our community has experienced significant growth, especially in recent years. With this growth, your fire department is experiencing similar increase to the number of calls we are responding to within the District each year.

By the end of 2021, we are projected to responded to 4,099 calls for service. This is 30.62% increase to 3,138 responses we saw in 2014.

Our proposed Quality Improvement Plan and the Special Election on August 31, 2021, to support the plan increases staffing at the Narrows and Mt Laurel stations to provide more resources available to the District to responded to calls for service.

https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-improvements/
https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/2021-Election/

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/21/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Be sure to have working smoke detectors and #CloseBeforeYouDoze
08/19/2021

Be sure to have working smoke detectors and #CloseBeforeYouDoze

Highway 280 eastbound just Highway 41 - our crews and law enforcement are on scene of a wreck. The roadway is blocked. P...
08/16/2021

Highway 280 eastbound just Highway 41 - our crews and law enforcement are on scene of a wreck. The roadway is blocked. Please use caution if you are traveling in this area. Your patience is appreciated.

Highway 280 eastbound just Highway 41 - our crews and law enforcement are on scene of a wreck. The roadway is blocked. Please use caution if you are traveling in this area. Your patience is appreciated.

Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy is a 9 month program through the AFC. The goal is to help build leadership skil...
08/16/2021

Alabama Public Safety Leadership Academy is a 9 month program through the AFC. The goal is to help build leadership skills and communications between all public safety identities…Police, Fire, Ema, and 911.

Classes covered Strategic planning, Financial management, Disaster management, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and a host of others.
Congratulations to Chief Buddy Wilks and all those who graduated.

We want to welcome to the world Battalion Chief Woodley’s sweet baby girl! Baby Woodley weighs in at 6 pounds 1 ounce, a...
08/16/2021

We want to welcome to the world Battalion Chief Woodley’s sweet baby girl! Baby Woodley weighs in at 6 pounds 1 ounce, and is happy and healthy. Congrats Mom and Dad!

We want to welcome to the world Battalion Chief Woodley’s sweet baby girl! Baby Woodley weighs in at 6 pounds 1 ounce, and is happy and healthy. Congrats Mom and Dad!

Timeline Photos
08/16/2021

Timeline Photos

Tropical Storm Fred Update: TS Fred has shifted farther east with the main impacts expected in east/southeastern counties where 2-4" of rain accumulation and 35 mph wind gusts are possible. The tornado potential is decreasing due to the eastward shift in TS Fred's track. #alwx

We try not to miss an opportunity to train.  Today’s training is Ropes with our neighbors from Hoover Fire Department E-...
08/15/2021

We try not to miss an opportunity to train. Today’s training is Ropes with our neighbors from Hoover Fire Department E-8 & R-42. Training together makes it easier to work together and better serve our communities.

Photos from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center's post
08/15/2021

Photos from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center's post

08/14/2021

Here are the Key Messages from NHC regarding the remnants of Fred, issued at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday - www.hurricanes.gov

08/12/2021

Many departments, including Cahaba Valley, utilize this service model to ensure timely responses during medical emergencies.

*** We're Hiring ***We are actively looking to fill several full-time openings for Firefighter/Paramedic, Firefighter an...
08/11/2021

*** We're Hiring ***
We are actively looking to fill several full-time openings for Firefighter/Paramedic, Firefighter and Recruit Firefighter.

Interested individuals may apply directly online at https://www.cahabavalleyfire.org/employment/.

For additional information or questions, please email [email protected] or call 205-991-6664 (8am-4pm).

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/11/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/10/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Photos from Friends of HWY 280's post
08/09/2021

Photos from Friends of HWY 280's post

Job well done! Still not sure if closing your door matters?…I would say this young lady would argue otherwise. #CloseBef...
08/07/2021
9-year-old Indiana girl uses training to save herself from house fire

Job well done! Still not sure if closing your door matters?…I would say this young lady would argue otherwise. #CloseBeforeYouDoze

ELKHART, Ind. (WKRC/WSBT/CNN Newsource) - Some of us might freeze in stressful situations, but not nine-year-old Arynne Nichols. When her house caught on fire, she remembered an important safety lesson she learned in school that may have saved her life. "She's one of the biggest heroes in this situa...

08/05/2021

Update: 8/05/2021 at 8:05 a.m.
Hwy 280 eastbound lanes are open. The westbound lanes remain shut down. Please avoid the area if possible until the scene can be cleared.

Traffic Alert:
Deputies are on the scene of a traffic accident on Highway 280 West, between Essex Drive and Dunnavant Valley Road. The Highway 280 westbound lanes are currently shut down. Please avoid the area and seek alternate routes if possible.

08/04/2021

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will offer a FREE Women's Safety Class on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 8:00AM. This 8-hour class is a combination of lecture, practical scenarios, and basic self-defense techniques. To enroll, please visit the following link and click "Register“ to complete the registration form:

http://myshelbyso.com/FirearmsSafety/Pages/WomensSafetyClasses.aspx

This video provides a visual as to why response times are more important today than ever.Natural represents older furnis...
08/03/2021
UL FSRI Home Furnishings Comparison (Natural vs. Synthetic)

This video provides a visual as to why response times are more important today than ever.

Natural represents older furnishings made of natural materials vs modern furnishings made of synthetic materials.

https://youtu.be/87hAnxuh1g8

In 2020, the UL FSRI team captured a new side-by-side burn comparison of natural vs. synthetic furnished rooms. Since the original comparison video was share...

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
08/01/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

Highway 280 @ Essex Dr eastbound. Units are on scene of a multi-car wreck. Eastbound traffic is shutdown the present tim...
07/31/2021

Highway 280 @ Essex Dr eastbound. Units are on scene of a multi-car wreck. Eastbound traffic is shutdown the present time. Please use caution if you are traveling in this area.

Highway 280 @ Essex Dr eastbound. Units are on scene of a multi-car wreck. Eastbound traffic is shutdown the present time. Please use caution if you are traveling in this area.

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post
07/31/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama's post

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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 🚒
Great work CVFD! We appreciate all that you continue to do for us! Top notch and way past above and beyond! Thank you!
Santa on parade
Thank you for your service. I enjoyed meeting you all. Sharron Lancaster
Thank you for helping save my horses - I am forever grateful!!! ❤️😄🙏🏻🐴 You are so kind and so Amazing!!! God Bless You!!!
Thank you for transporting our donations the rest of the way to Orange, Texas. The Girl Scouts of Troop 974 in Spring Hill, TN, along with their leader Juliann Malito McGirk, worked very hard to collect donations. They prepared individual hygiene kits, complete with toothpaste, hairbrush/comb, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. Great job by these young ladies! Thanks also to O'Charley's, Spring Hill Smiles - Larrabee Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, Patty Kimbrell and family/friends, and the rest of those who donated! Thank You!!
Hey, just saw your new truck driving south on I-294 just outside of Chicago. It was doing about 150, so it should be down in Alabama in about 6 hours. Ps...it wasn’t really speeding at all.