Helena, Alabama Fire Department

Helena, Alabama Fire Department Official page of the HELENA FIRE DEPARTMENT. An ISO Class 2 full time, paid department.
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The main strength of this exceptional organization resides in the competence, dedication, and courage, of the exceptional individuals it employs. The Helena Fire Department has three fire stations and staffs three ALS(advanced life support) engine companies, one ladder truck company, one brush fire unit, and one battalion/shift commander each day. All of fire engine companies are staffed with paramedics in order to provide professional steadfast pre-hospital emergency care.

Mission: As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, HFD protects the lives and property of the City of Helena residents and visitors.

Remember TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!!!
02/10/2020

Remember TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!!!

We're starting to get reports of water on roadways making travel hazardous. Remember not to drive through flooded roads! You don't know how fast the water is really moving or how deep it is! Go ahead and study a map, find alternate routes to your destination. Stay safe!!

01/20/2020
I SPY Fire Safety

It's cold outside and the kids are home so why not have some fun learning about fire safety.

Teach children how to be fire-safe. This fun video gives easy tips for the whole family.

Gov. Ivey has ordered flags in Jefferson and Shelby counties to fly at half-staff today in honor of Homewood Fire Chief ...
01/15/2020

Gov. Ivey has ordered flags in Jefferson and Shelby counties to fly at half-staff today in honor of Homewood Fire Chief John Bresnan who will be laid to rest today.

01/11/2020

If you are traveling on Helena Rd/Hwy 261 there is deep water on the roadway in the area of the quarry

If you aren't prepared for todays storm, you have a little time left. Make sure you have a way to receive the latest inf...
01/11/2020

If you aren't prepared for todays storm, you have a little time left. Make sure you have a way to receive the latest information and know the difference between a watch and warning.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Homewood Fire Department and the family of Chief John Bresnan who died unexpected...
01/11/2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Homewood Fire Department and the family of Chief John Bresnan who died unexpectedly today. Rest in peace Chief, we will take it from here.

Make sure you stay weather aware tomorrow. Have a way to get up to date weather information no matter where you are.
01/10/2020

Make sure you stay weather aware tomorrow. Have a way to get up to date weather information no matter where you are.

Today is National Law Enforcement appreciation day. Public safety is a team effort and we appreciate all that our law en...
01/09/2020

Today is National Law Enforcement appreciation day. Public safety is a team effort and we appreciate all that our law enforcement partners do for us every day.

With a threat of severe weather for Saturday,  now is the time to make your preparations. Outdoor sirens are for outdoor...
01/08/2020

With a threat of severe weather for Saturday, now is the time to make your preparations. Outdoor sirens are for outdoor warning ONLY. Do you have a means of notification if you are in your residence or business? Now is the time to obtain something.

We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year. PLEASE do not drink and drive and always wear your seatbelt. Go ahead an...
12/31/2019

We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year. PLEASE do not drink and drive and always wear your seatbelt. Go ahead and make arrangements now for someone else to drive tonight if you plan on drinking alcohol. We are here if you need us but we hope you won't.

12/28/2019
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

Is it that time??????

While we all love the holidays, it’s important to know your tree’s expiration date!

#Holiday #SafetyTip: Fresh cut trees, even if watered daily, will dry out in about 4 weeks. Time to get rid that tree and look forward to 2020! If you don't already have a resolution in mind, how about you #CloseBeforeYouDoze every night, practice your fire escape plans with family and ensure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside sleeping areas/on every level of the home (including the basement)!

From the Helena Fire Department family to all of you we wish you a Merry Christmas and safe New Year. We hope everyone h...
12/25/2019

From the Helena Fire Department family to all of you we wish you a Merry Christmas and safe New Year. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Tomorrow is the big day! The Helena firefighters are excited to help Santa Claus but there are a few things to know. πŸŽ… T...
12/23/2019

Tomorrow is the big day! The Helena firefighters are excited to help Santa Claus but there are a few things to know.

πŸŽ… The firefighters helping Santa are on duty and may have to answer an emergency call. Because of this, we cannot give times for Santa's arrival. If the route has to stop for an emergency it will resume as soon as possible.

πŸŽ… In order to cover the entire city in a timely manner, Santa will not be able to go down every street. If you live in a small cul-de-sac or dead end it's best to move to an intersection of a major roadway in order to see Santa.

πŸŽ… Santa has a limited time and a lot of boys and girls to check on so he will not be able to stop for pictures or visits. Make sure to have your cameras ready when you here the sirens.

πŸŽ… Christmas Eve can be a busy time for all emergency agencies. Please do not call 911 or the Helena Police Department asking about Santa. The Helena firefighters will do their very best to get Santa to as many areas as possible in a timely fashion.

πŸ‘¨β€πŸš’ Thank you for your understanding and we hope everyone has a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Don't forget to water that tree!!!
12/21/2019

Don't forget to water that tree!!!

12/19/2019
City of Helena-Helena, Alabama

A Christmas update from the city..

The Mayor has arranged for the City of Helena and Santek to provide dumpsters for over-sized Christmas trash at no charge for Helena residents. The dumpsters will be located at the Helena Sports Complex for over-sized Christmas trash that will not fit in your home trash/recycle bins. The dumpsters will be available from Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Sunday, December 29, 2019. Please place all items inside the dumpsters and not outside of them. Thank you! 🎁

The City of Helena will also provide a live Christmas tree drop off site at the Helena Sports Complex from Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020. There will be a separate area for trees to be placed for recycle. πŸŽ„

We have seen a lot of comments about what are the Santa routes so we thought we would explain for those of you new to He...
12/18/2019

We have seen a lot of comments about what are the Santa routes so we thought we would explain for those of you new to Helena. On Christmas Eve afternoon, it's a tradition for the Helena firefighters to take Santa Claus on a ride through the city to scout out his routes for his midnight run. Santa will be on top of a fire truck so he can see where all the children of Helena live. Listen for the sirens and watch for Santa as he starts his run at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

You better watch out, you better not cry! It's almost time for Santa Claus to make his rounds in Helena.
12/16/2019

You better watch out, you better not cry! It's almost time for Santa Claus to make his rounds in Helena.

A friendly reminder....
12/14/2019

A friendly reminder....

Flags will fly at half-staff today in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day.
12/07/2019

Flags will fly at half-staff today in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day.

We are happy to act as the drop off point and be a small part of this program. It's amazing to see the amount of needs t...
12/03/2019
Neighborhood Bridges Program helps Helena identify and fill needs for students

We are happy to act as the drop off point and be a small part of this program. It's amazing to see the amount of needs that our community fullfils for students in need.

A new program is helping to meet the needs of children across central Alabama, whether it be shoes, a warm jacket or a notebook for school. Caroline Kidd is the counselor at Helena High School. She and teachers in Helena's schools are on the lookout for students' needs. That could be a hygiene kit,....

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. We hope everyone has a wonderful day!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. We hope everyone has a wonderful day!

If your turkey isn't thawed you better get busy. A single drop of water will expand 1,700 times its size when it comes i...
11/28/2019

If your turkey isn't thawed you better get busy. A single drop of water will expand 1,700 times its size when it comes in contact with hot oil. Take precautions with all your Thanksgiving cooking. Should there be a fire in your oven(you know who you are, the one who always has sweet potato casserole all over the oven) turn your oven off and leave the door closed. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday and we will be here if you need us.

11/25/2019
Good Morning America

This is a great story done by Good Morning America with the folks at Underwriters Laboratories. It shows why you have less time to get out of a modern burning home along with the importance of smoke detectors and closing bedroom doors at night.
#closebeforeyoudose #smokedetectorssavelives

The holidays are prime time for house fires. So Matt Gutman suited up in protective gear to demonstrate life saving tips to keep YOUR family safe if your house catches fire. https://gma.abc/2ZzRteQ

11/12/2019

Cold temperatures mean everyone is looking for a way to stay warm. Remember these safety tips when heating your home especially if you're using space heaters.

Happy Veterans day to all those who served!
11/10/2019

Happy Veterans day to all those who served!

11/08/2019
Los Angeles County Fire Department

Yesterday a reporter asked how old someone needed to be before they took CPR training. Apparently 3 years old is a place to start.

#repost @cbsla
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ADORABLE LITTLE FIREFIGHTER IN TRAINING: Watch as this 3-year-old proves it’s never too early to learn about fire safety and CPR.

What did your child do this weekend? Here's what the World Famous Helena Fire Explorer Post 60 did. A lot of fun and gre...
11/04/2019

What did your child do this weekend? Here's what the World Famous Helena Fire Explorer Post 60 did. A lot of fun and great training took place this weekend at the 10th Annual Fire Explorer Weekend hosted by the Alabama Fire College.

Don't forget.......
11/03/2019

Don't forget.......

The World Famous Helena Fire Explorer Post 60 is attending Fire Explorer weekend at the Alabama Fire College this weeken...
11/02/2019

The World Famous Helena Fire Explorer Post 60 is attending Fire Explorer weekend at the Alabama Fire College this weekend. Great training for our future Firefighters and Paramedics.

Here are a few Halloween safety tips. Make sure your trick or treaters are visible to those driving and if you're drivin...
10/31/2019

Here are a few Halloween safety tips. Make sure your trick or treaters are visible to those driving and if you're driving this evening slow down and be extra aware of ghouls and goblins that are on the prowl.

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, th...
10/17/2019

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, the United States Flags will fly at Half-Staff Immediately through Friday, October 18, 2019 by order of The President of the United States.

Truck 62 and The World Famous Helena Fire Explorers had a great morning at the Montevallo Fire Department Fire Preventio...
10/12/2019

Truck 62 and The World Famous Helena Fire Explorers had a great morning at the Montevallo Fire Department Fire Prevention parade.

10/10/2019
Sparky The Fire Dog

Do you have an escape plan should there be a fire in your house? With modern building construction and the amount of plastics used in products today you have less time to get out of a burning home. Make a plan and practice it with your family.
#everysecondcounts
#closebeforeyoudoze

Every second counts in a home fire! In a typical home fire, you may have as little as 1-2 minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. This video highlights critical elements of home escape planning and practice that can ensure a safe escape, as well as missteps that waste precious time and jeopardize safety. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2miDkjB #FirePreventionWeek

We had a great time talking about fire safety with the kids at The Day School at Cahaba Bend. #stopdropandroll
10/09/2019

We had a great time talking about fire safety with the kids at The Day School at Cahaba Bend. #stopdropandroll

Fire Prevention Week Day 2! Do you know how to escape from your home should there be a fire? Have you planned a secondar...
10/08/2019

Fire Prevention Week Day 2! Do you know how to escape from your home should there be a fire? Have you planned a secondary route in case the first is blocked? You may have as little as 2 minutes to make your escape.

10/07/2019
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

It's Fire Prevention Week and we are going to kick it off with Close Before You Doze. By closing your bedroom doors at night you give yourself valuable minutes should there be a fire. #closebeforeyoudoze #firepreventionweek

Nearly half of Americans believe it’s safer to sleep with the door closed in the event of a fire, yet only 26% always sleep with their bedroom door completely shut. Watch this chilling, real-life example from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department showing how a closed door can make a life-saving difference. Encourage your friends and family to #CloseBeforeYouDoze β€” it could save a life. #FirePreventionWeek

Flags will fly at half-staff today honor of National Fallen Firefighters day.  The picture on the right is the National ...
10/06/2019

Flags will fly at half-staff today honor of National Fallen Firefighters day. The picture on the right is the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

10/02/2019

The Helena Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applicants should possess Firefighter I/II certification and a current Alabama Paramedic license. Applications can be obtained at Helena Fire Station 1 located at 222 Tucker Rd Helena,AL 35080 between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Applications should be returned with a resume by October 23rd, 2019.

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce had there annual Public Safety Recognition luncheon today. Helena Fire Lieutenant ...
09/26/2019

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce had there annual Public Safety Recognition luncheon today. Helena Fire Lieutenant Heath Bartlett and Helena Police Officer Adam Sample were selected as our officers of the year. Lieutenant Bartlett was recognized for his work with the Helena Fire Explorer Post. The post allows young men and woman to learn about the fire service and gain first hand knowledge of what it's like to provide fire and EMS services to our city. Explorer Post 60 has over a dozen alumni who now work in the Emergency Services field. We would like to thank Mayor Mark Hall for joining us today as we recognize our Public Safety employees.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the TPD family and the family of Officer Cousette.
09/17/2019

Our sincerest condolences go out to the TPD family and the family of Officer Cousette.

Helena, Alabama Fire Department
09/12/2019

Helena, Alabama Fire Department

Please take a moment to remember all those lost on September 11, 2001. On that day, hundreds of firefighters, police off...
09/11/2019

Please take a moment to remember all those lost on September 11, 2001. On that day, hundreds of firefighters, police officers and Paramedics made the ultimate sacrifice performing actions they would simply state as "doing my job".

Helena, Alabama Fire Department
09/11/2019

Helena, Alabama Fire Department

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816 Highway 52 E
Helena, AL
35080

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The Helena Fire Department was founded in 1960 by a group of local residents who volunteered their time to serve the city.The Helena Fire Department has grown considerably since its inception, adapting to the ever-growing city's needs and the needs of its residents. The Helena Fire Department takes great pride in serving the community by protecting the lives, and the property of the residents and the visitors to the City of Helena. Through the use of effective fire prevention, code enforcement, public education, and progressive emergency response techniques, the Helena Fire Department continually strives to maintain the highest level of service to the City of Helena. **** This site is not monitored. If you are requesting immediate Fire or Medical assistance, please call 9-1-1. *****

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