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Please remember Jefferson County is always under a year round open burn restriction. Any requests to open burn must be a...
12/20/2023

Please remember Jefferson County is always under a year round open burn restriction. Any requests to open burn must be approved by the Jefferson County Health Department and notification to your local fire department if approved.

'No Burn’ Order Lifted Across State

Effective immediately, all burn restrictions have been lifted across the state of Alabama. Burn permits will be issued as normal by the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). This includes 11 counties in northeast Alabama that had been under a ‘No Burn’ order since it was issued by Gov. Ivey on November 9. These 11 counties will remain under a ‘fuel advisory,’ meaning extra safety precautions are required during burning because of the abnormally dry conditions: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega.
“Although we still have not received enough rain to eliminate drought conditions in all areas of the state, we are beginning to see a wetter pattern,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “With higher humidities and good recovery occurring at night from dew fall, surface fuels have moved out of critical fire danger thresholds and the chance of significant wildfire potential has decreased across the state.”
Oates continued, “Even with a return to wetter weather, drought conditions persist. Fires can still escape, especially during gusty conditions or periods of low relative humidity (30 percent or less). These fires are prone to containment problems and can burn for days in the organic layer of the soil. If you are located in one of those 11 northeastern counties or a drought-declared area (D1, D2, D3 according to the US Drought Monitor/Alabama), you must exercise extreme caution when conducting any type of outdoor burning. Rake or plow around the pile you plan to burn. Water the soil to full saturation to prevent the fire from escaping the firebreak. As always, never leave any fire unattended; remain with your fire until it is completely out. Ensure that you have the necessary equipment and personnel to control the fire. For smaller debris burns, have a garden hose or other water supply on hand.
Any agricultural or silvicultural fire more than a quarter-acre in size requires a permit from the AFC. Burn permits may be obtained by calling (800) 392-5679. Burning without a permit is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and/or up to a $3,000 fine. The Alabama Forestry Commission is the state agency charged with protecting Alabama citizens and the state’s forest resources from wildfires. To learn more about the services provided by the agency, contact any AFC county office or visit www.forestry.alabama.gov.
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Fultondale Fire would like to give thanks to all that supported the 2023 childhood cancer T-shirt fundraiser! In memory ...
12/19/2023

Fultondale Fire would like to give thanks to all that supported the 2023 childhood cancer T-shirt fundraiser! In memory of our honorary brother Shelton Waldrop we donated $1000 to the Hope for Autumn Foundation. https://www.hopeforautumnfoundation.org/about/

"Hope for Autumn Foundation provides financial ASSISTANCE for families of Alabama battling childhood cancer, supports innovative childhood cancer RESEARCH through the Developmental Therapeutics Program at Children’s of Alabama, a cutting edge research and treatment program for children with incurable cancers, and increases community AWARENESS of childhood cancer through the program in schools and businesses."

Fultondale Fire & Rescue had a fantastic Christmas Dinner this evening with family and friends. A huge shout-out to our ...
12/13/2023

Fultondale Fire & Rescue had a fantastic Christmas Dinner this evening with family and friends. A huge shout-out to our supporters (Sam Patel, AllProFire, Peach State Emergency Vehicles, Chick-fil-A, Buffalo Wild Wings, and many more!). Congratulations Zach Smyly on Firefighter of the Year! And sorry Chief Walker ( Fultondale Police Department ), Santa said you aren't a firefighter 😂 Thank you to the council members and Mayor that came out to show their support for our men and women and their families. Most of all, thank you to our residents for such a blessed year!

Severe Storms are likely this evening through tomorrow morning. *Stay tuned to NWS Birmingham and/or local weather/news ...
12/09/2023

Severe Storms are likely this evening through tomorrow morning.
*Stay tuned to NWS Birmingham and/or local weather/news channels for updates* Utilize weather radios and phone apps, do not depend on outdoor sirens for notification!
Our Fultondale Storm Shelters will open in the event a tornado watch is issued.
- Central Storm Shelter is located at 3220 Hubbert Dr, behind the football field across from the Fultondale Elementary School.
- West Storm Shelter is located at 2520 Walker Chapel Rd next to Fire Station #2.
- Storm Shelter Main is located at 601 Main St next to Fultondale First Baptist.
Please be sure you have a way of hearing warnings if they are needed. NEVER rely solely on an outdoor siren. The baseline is an NOAA Weather Radio (every home and business needs one!). Be sure emergency alerts are enabled on your phone. In your safe place, have helmets for everyone, along with hard sole shoes and a portable air horn.

12/04/2023

'No Burn’ Order Lifted Across State

Effective immediately, all burn restrictions have been lifted across the state of Alabama. Burn permits will be issued as normal by the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC). This includes 11 counties in northeast Alabama that had been under a ‘No Burn’ order since it was issued by Gov. Ivey on November 9. These 11 counties will remain under a ‘fuel advisory,’ meaning extra safety precautions are required during burning because of the abnormally dry conditions: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega.
“Although we still have not received enough rain to eliminate drought conditions in all areas of the state, we are beginning to see a wetter pattern,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “With higher humidities and good recovery occurring at night from dew fall, surface fuels have moved out of critical fire danger thresholds and the chance of significant wildfire potential has decreased across the state.”
Oates continued, “Even with a return to wetter weather, drought conditions persist. Fires can still escape, especially during gusty conditions or periods of low relative humidity (30 percent or less). These fires are prone to containment problems and can burn for days in the organic layer of the soil. If you are located in one of those 11 northeastern counties or a drought-declared area (D1, D2, D3 according to the US Drought Monitor/Alabama), you must exercise extreme caution when conducting any type of outdoor burning. Rake or plow around the pile you plan to burn. Water the soil to full saturation to prevent the fire from escaping the firebreak. As always, never leave any fire unattended; remain with your fire until it is completely out. Ensure that you have the necessary equipment and personnel to control the fire. For smaller debris burns, have a garden hose or other water supply on hand.
Any agricultural or silvicultural fire more than a quarter-acre in size requires a permit from the AFC. Burn permits may be obtained by calling (800) 392-5679. Burning without a permit is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and/or up to a $3,000 fine. The Alabama Forestry Commission is the state agency charged with protecting Alabama citizens and the state’s forest resources from wildfires. To learn more about the services provided by the agency, contact any AFC county office or visit www.forestry.alabama.gov.
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11/30/2023
Please help us congratulate newly promoted Lieutenant Brandon Waterhouse! LT. Waterhouse will be assigned to lead our B ...
11/29/2023

Please help us congratulate newly promoted Lieutenant Brandon Waterhouse! LT. Waterhouse will be assigned to lead our B shift crew. He was pinned by his wife and accompanied by family, friends, and fellow coworkers for his ceremony. We look forward to the growth and development Lt. Waterhouse brings to the department.

11/22/2023
Fultondale Fire is on scene of a residential structure fire on the 500 block of Tambay Dr. No injuries reported, fire ha...
11/22/2023

Fultondale Fire is on scene of a residential structure fire on the 500 block of Tambay Dr. No injuries reported, fire has been extinguished. Thank you to Gardendale Fire and Rescue , RPS, and Fultondale Police Department for their assistance.

Please remain weather-aware overnight tonight into tomorrow. There is a Marginal to Slight Risk of severe weather tonigh...
11/20/2023

Please remain weather-aware overnight tonight into tomorrow. There is a Marginal to Slight Risk of severe weather tonight into Tuesday. The main threats will be damaging winds and a brief tornado possible. Also, a Wind Advisory has been issued from 7 PM to 7 AM Tuesday for the northern half of Central Alabama. Winds may gusts to 40 MPH.
Bring any items inside or tie down any items that may be damaged due to the increased winds. Prepare for the potential of power outages overnight. Ensure your items are fully charged and you can receive weather alerts overnight.

No Burn Order remains in effect!
11/18/2023

No Burn Order remains in effect!

F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
17 November 2023

AFC Makes Changes to ‘No Burn’ Order


With rainfall amounts varying across the state this week, the Alabama Forestry Commission is lifting the No Burn order in 33 counties in the southern half of the state. Effective at 5:00 p.m. on November 17, these counties will drop back to a Fire Alert. In those counties, burn permits will be issued to certified prescribed burn managers only. This new lesser restriction includes all counties south of and including Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas Autauga, Elmore, Macon, and Lee. The 34 counties in the northern half of the state remain under the No Burn order issued by Governor Ivey on November 9.
According to State Forester Rick Oates, agency personnel have been assessing rain accumulation and fuel moisture content in all counties to re-evaluate the No Burn order. “The recent rainfall should temporarily help us with the wildfire situation in some counties and hopefully more rain is on the way,” stated Oates. “Unfortunately, the northern counties did not receive enough precipitation to lift the No Burn order. Predicted rain for early next week may allow the situation to be re-assessed.”
Since October 1, AFC wildland firefighters, with the assistance of volunteer fire departments, have battled 727 wildfires consuming more than 7,770 acres across the state. With the No Burn order in place over the last nine days, 53 wildfires have burned approximately 200 acres of land in Alabama.

11/18/2023

The Power of Life Foundation hosts 4th annual Thanksgiving giveaway on November 18.

Fultondale Fire & Rescue  & Fultondale Police Department celebrated Veterans Day with American Legion Post 255 along wit...
11/11/2023

Fultondale Fire & Rescue & Fultondale Police Department celebrated Veterans Day with American Legion Post 255 along with members of our community and our local Boy Scout Troop. We want to honor the dedication our brave men and women of our armed services that give us the freedom we share each day. Take a moment out of your day to appreciate the sacrifice these men and women along with there families have given.

11/08/2023

All outdoor burning, including firepits and campfires are now prohibited.

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a statewide ‘No Burn Order.’ Today, she signed a statewide Drought Emergency Declaration which prohibits all outdoor burning in Alabama. This order is effective November 9, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time.

“Alabama is currently experiencing extremely dry conditions, which greatly increases the potential for dangerous wildfire activity. State Forester Rick Oates and his team have been working around-the-clock to keep our forests safe and fires contained, and I commend them for their efforts to protect Alabamians, our homes, and our wildlife,” said Governor Ivey. “This declaration is meant to prevent unnecessary burning, reducing the chance of avoidable fires. I urge Alabamians to heed this warning.”

Since the statewide Fire Alert was issued on October 24, AFC firefighters have responded to 352 wildfires that have burned 3,199 acres across the state.

“These burning restrictions are a necessary result of the ongoing lack of precipitation and high probability of fuel ignition,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “During the last month we’ve seen an increase not only in the number of wildfires, but also in the size of those fires.” Oates continued, “With this prolonged drought, conditions are such that any outdoor fire can rapidly spread out of control, taking longer – and more firefighting resources – to contain and ultimately control. Even though we are predicted to get a small amount of rain this weekend, it will not be enough to lessen the wildfire danger.”

The Drought Emergency Declaration order will remain in effect until rescinded by the State Forester, at which time conditions will have changed sufficiently to reduce the occurrence and frequency of wildfires. To report persons burning in violation of this law, contact your local law enforcement. For more information on the current wildfire situation in the state, visit Alabama Forestry Commission’s website at www.forestry.alabama.gov

11/08/2023

F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
8 November 2023

Governor Ivey Prohibits Burning Statewide

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a statewide ‘No Burn Order.’ Today, she signed a statewide Drought Emergency Declaration which prohibits all outdoor burning in Alabama. This order is effective November 9, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Central Standard Time.
“Alabama is currently experiencing extremely dry conditions, which greatly increases the potential for dangerous wildfire activity. State Forester Rick Oates and his team have been working around-the-clock to keep our forests safe and fires contained, and I commend them for their efforts to protect Alabamians, our homes, and our wildlife,” said Governor Ivey. “This declaration is meant to prevent unnecessary burning, reducing the chance of avoidable fires. I urge Alabamians to heed this warning.”
Since the statewide Fire Alert was issued on October 24, AFC firefighters have responded to 352 wildfires that have burned 3,199 acres across the state.
“These burning restrictions are a necessary result of the ongoing lack of precipitation and high probability of fuel ignition,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “During the last month we’ve seen an increase not only in the number of wildfires, but also in the size of those fires.” Oates continued, “With this prolonged drought, conditions are such that any outdoor fire can rapidly spread out of control, taking longer – and more firefighting resources – to contain and ultimately control. Even though we are predicted to get a small amount of rain this weekend, it will not be enough to lessen the wildfire danger.”
The Drought Emergency Declaration order will remain in effect until rescinded by the State Forester, at which time conditions will have changed sufficiently to reduce the occurrence and frequency of wildfires. To report persons burning in violation of this law, contact your local law enforcement. For more information on the current wildfire situation in the state, visit Alabama Forestry Commission’s website at www.forestry.alabama.gov.

Support a great cause and get a delicious cooked meal for Thanksgiving!  The deadline has been extended for the Thanksgi...
11/08/2023

Support a great cause and get a delicious cooked meal for Thanksgiving! The deadline has been extended for the Thanksgiving orders until next Wednesday Nov 15th. Pease hurry and order your delicious cooked meal by the Chief GrillDaddy & the Hose Draggers team along with the Cornerstone Ranch staff.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Let us save you the hassle of cooking by pre-ordering your Thanksgiving meal! This year, we’ve teamed up with Chief Grilldaddy to provide you and your family a Thanksgiving meal you won’t forget. The Thanksgiving Bundle is available to pre-order until November 1, 2023 so place your orders today!

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Food orders are also available a-la-carte.
Proceeds support Cornerstone Ranch.

Pickup Times

Wednesday, November 22: 7:00 -9:00 PM
Thursday, November 23: 6:00 - 10:00 AM

11/07/2023

Members from Fultondale Fire & Rescue, Irondale Fire Department, and Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District are attending the Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services course to learn the process of Department Accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The networking, coordination, and cooperation between CAFCA departments throughout the Southeast will only continue to improve the excellence in service provided by departments within Alabama.

About Accreditation:
Accreditation is a defined, established process of organizational self-assessment and analytical review that is verified and validated by peer assessment. Accreditation was developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 1986 to develop concepts and design continuous improvement within the industry. In 1996 the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) was established to award accreditation to agencies that strive to meet and exceed excellence in service. The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) awards individuals Credentialing, such as Certified Fire Officer (CFO).

Purpose and Benefits:
1. Provides greater community alignment.
2. Encourages quality improvement.
3. Facilitates input and builds positive relationships with labor.
4. Identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses.
5. Allows for the establishment of a plan for improvement.
6. Provides data-supported decision-making.
7. Communicates management and leadership philosophies.
8. Ensures your agency has a defined mission and related objectives.
9. Encourages the development of organizational procedural documents.

11/03/2023
Don’t forget, Fultondale Police Department will close Timber Trails Neighborhood to traffic in one hour! You must have y...
10/31/2023

Don’t forget, Fultondale Police Department will close Timber Trails Neighborhood to traffic in one hour! You must have your ID to enter. Reminder to not park in or on any roadway. We hope to see you there!

Come out and enjoy this beautiful weather with us at our annual Barking at the Moon Festival at the Fultondale Children’...
10/29/2023

Come out and enjoy this beautiful weather with us at our annual Barking at the Moon Festival at the Fultondale Children’s Park from 1p-6p.

10/26/2023
You can see your Fultondale Fire & Rescue firefighters out at the Fultondale First Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trun...
10/25/2023

You can see your Fultondale Fire & Rescue firefighters out at the Fultondale First Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat tonight from 6pm-8pm. Come by and say hi!
Pictured below is B-Shift with Councilman Timothy L McWilliams Sr.

We were happy to spend some time this week with CrossRoads Christian Academy at Fire Station  #2. The kids toured the st...
10/25/2023

We were happy to spend some time this week with CrossRoads Christian Academy at Fire Station #2. The kids toured the station and got to learn about some of the specialized equipment we carry on our fire trucks.

Several residents have asked about "Junior", our Firehouse Dalmatian. He is doing great at Chief McKenzie's house and is...
10/24/2023

Several residents have asked about "Junior", our Firehouse Dalmatian. He is doing great at Chief McKenzie's house and is big as ever. He is very rambunctious but when he calms down as he gets older we will bring him out to public events.

It has been a busy October so far! We were thankful to get the opportunity to talk to Fultondale Elementary School about...
10/23/2023

It has been a busy October so far! We were thankful to get the opportunity to talk to Fultondale Elementary School about fire prevention.

Remember to push the test button on your smoke alarms at least once a month to make sure it is working. If the smoke alarm does not sound when tested, install a fresh battery. If it still does not work, replace the alarm. If you have any questions about your smoke alarm or need help installing it, please contact us at 205-841-0075 option 6 or email us at [email protected].

Good Monday morning to all from
10/23/2023

Good Monday morning to all from

10/17/2023

Congratulations to Center Point Fire District Brandon Dahlen for promotion to Fire Chief and Chris Horn for promotion to Battalion Chief.

10/14/2023

Please come out and join us for our 75th Anniversary Open House. We are handing out free smoke alarms and fire prevention supplies as well as free food until 3 PM.

10/10/2023
10/04/2023

*REMINDER*: TODAY Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 1:20 p.m. CT, there will be a nationwide emergency alert test on cell phones, wireless devices, radios, and TVs. This is a standard test that occurs at least once every three years. No action is needed.

Want more information? Check out this link from FEMA: fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/integrated-public-alert-warning-system/national-test-2023

10 days remaining to order your shirt for a tremendous cause!
10/04/2023

10 days remaining to order your shirt for a tremendous cause!

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