Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue This page is for Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. Chief -Eric Wilson Asst Chief -Jason Picklesimer---Board members are President Alan Picklesimer, Clifford Lawley, James Seagle, Linda Boothe, Marshall Goggins, Jon Parker, Scott Able
We go in when you come out.

Savin Lives Voluntarily

Mission: To serve and assist the Pea Ridge community.


Summer Burn Restriction
issued by Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

Under ADEM regulations, non-agricultural burns are not allowed during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October. Counties include Baldwin, Dekalb, Etowah, Jefferson*, Lawrence, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, and Talladega. In an effort to uphold these restrictions, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) does not issue burn permits for miscellaneous burns or for land clearing in these counties in these months. Burn permits may only be issued for: (1) wildlife, (2) hardwood control, (3) other understory, (4) piled debris (for silvicultural site prep only), (5) scattered debris, and (6) agriculture.

For more information contact Don Barron, ADEM, 334-271-7879.


Chief Clifford Lawley’s arrangements are as follows:
Wednesday January 15 @ Rocko’s funeral home in Montevallo 5-6pm family and 6-8pm friends. Thursday January 16 @ Rocko’s @ 10:30 then leaving for burial at 11:30 to go to national cemetery. The family has asked instead of flowers send monitory donations to PeaRidge Volunteer Fire Dept
PO Box 177
Montevallo AL, 35115


It’s with heavy hearts we have to share the passing of past Chief Clifford Lawley this morning. Clifford was one of the great people who help build and start our department in 1972. He also served on the departments board as president and Vice President for many yrs. All in all Clifford served his community and department for over 47 yrs. Clifford was Chief in 1992 when I Chief Wilson joined the department and got to watch me grow in the department to becoming Chief almost 8 yrs ago. We would like to send our prayers and condolences to his family, friends and Fire Dept family at this time. Arrangements will be posted as soon as they are arranged.

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Weather service is predicting bad weather tomorrow from 12 noon till 6pm. If it’s looking to get bad the storm shelter behind West Shelby station 1 in dogwood on Hwy 22 will be open. We may experience power outages and possible downed trees. If it gets bad in our area we will do our best to get roads clear for emergencies but ask for people to please stay off the roads if we do have storm damage. Down power lines can still be charged and be a very potential danger. If you have to travel take precautions and slow down and heed to first responders that maybe working in the area. We have families that would like us to come home and take care of them also. We will be working with the Shelby County EMA and the Highway Dept along with the other Fire agencies in our area to make sure everyone is safe and our community is safe also.


Alabama Forestry Commission has put all counties under a high fire advisory until further notice. We as in Shelby County are under a no burn per ADEM until November 1st but do to lack of rain fall and very dry conditions we advise you to not burn garbage or any type vegetation or brush piles at this time. If in the event you do you may will possibly be fined by the state and be billed if we have to come and extinguish any fires at this time. Please be respectful and not start any fires and endanger anyone in our community. Thanks Chief

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Today starts the ADEM no burn ban for Shelby county. This last from May 1st - Oct 31st. This is not due to drought conditions but is in place cause of the air quality in our county. Please be safe and do your part during this time.


Today marks the 25th anniversary of losing one my best friends, brother and classmate to one of the worst nightmares to a small volunteer fire dept. On the evening of April 2, 1994 we lost Joseph “Jay” Boothe in a tanker roll over while responding to a brush fire endangering homes in our community. To this day I remember it like it was yesterday and not a day goes by that I don’t have a thought bout where he would be or what he would be doing today standing by me at the station or on a call. You made me strive everyday for what I do for our community and our dept. We miss you my brother until we meet again fly high and watch over and protect us. Chief!

Alabama Forestry Commission

If you must burn please use caution and as of May 1st there will be a burn ban in effect until November 1st by ADEM

Caution Urged with All Burning

With limited amounts of rain predicted for Monday, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) is advising people to use extreme caution with all debris burning and outdoor fires. For the remainder of the week, drier conditions are expected to return, with no significant precipitation in the weather forecast. At this time of year with lower humidity and March winds, fires can quickly spread out of control, not only threatening lives, but also endangering homes and property, as well as resulting in damage to Alabama’s forests.
Both number and size of wildfire occurrences have already increased, according to fire officials with the AFC. Over the last three days, 89 wildfires have burned more than 1,265 acres of forestland across the state.
“The existence of dryer conditions, combined with lower humidity and gusty winds, could potentially contribute to hazardous wildfire behavior,” said State Forester Rick Oates. “Although no burn restrictions have been issued, the Forestry Commission encourages everyone to be very cautious with fire until conditions improve.”
It is Alabama state law to obtain a burn permit before burning any woodland, grassland, field, or wood debris greater than one quarter acre or within 25 feet of flammable material. All necessary safety precautions should be exercised when doing any type burning. Be sure to clear down to mineral soil around the area to be burned. Have enough tools, equipment, and manpower to safely control any fire. Once started, stay with the fire until it is completely out. To obtain a burn permit or for more information, call the Alabama Forestry Commission at 1(800) 392-5679.

Thanks to DHgrants for our AFG grant air packs

Thanks to DHgrants for our AFG grant air packs


Our Board member , Scott Abel, lost his father, Tom Abel, Sunday. His arrangements are Thursday, Sept. 21, viewing from 10-11, Service 11-12. At Rocko Funeral Home and internment at Veterans Cemetery . Mr. Abel was a veteran, loving father, husband, and grandfather. He will be missed by his family.


I'd like to thank everyone that came and celebrated FF Cliff Boothe's life yesterday. The family was well pleased with the ceremony. Thanks to the City of Pelham Fire Dept for their honor guard, Montevallo Fire & Rescue for there service and especially Little Red at the last minute. Thanks to Sean Kendrick and Calera Fire for Quint 22 set up and personnel. Also to Alabaster Fire, Cahaba Valley Fire, and the whole Shelby County's 1st Battalion for services and personnel yesterday. Would also like to thank Chief Spruce McRee for his hard work and dedication to put all this together. It's an honor to work with all of you. Thanks Chief Wilson


It is with great sadness that FF Clifford Boothe has lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday Sept 12. He was one of the original firefighters to help start this Dept and served his community for many yrs as a firefighter and board member. Please lift our dept family and his family as we celebrate his life. He was also the father to the late Joseph Jay Boothe which was a LODD in April of 1994. Services will be Sunday Sept 17th at Rockos funeral home in Montevallo with viewing at noon and funeral starting at 2pm. There will be a fire apperatus precession from Rockos to Macedonia cemetery in PeaRidge for graveside. Any dept wishing to join the services are welcomed to attend. Please come celebrate Cliff's life as he has gone home to be with his son and the rest of his family that's gone on before him.

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Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue Board of Directors meeting Sun., Feb.12 3:00pm. All Fire Personnel are needed to be at this meeting to discuss Workman's Comp for those members who are actively participating in our department. To qualify for these benefits you must attend this meeting to discuss your responsibilities as a member of our fire service.


UPDATE on Chief Wilson: Going into surgery to have broken leg repaired with plate and screws. Please keep him in your prayers today . Please continue to support the chief through your thoughts and prayers. This is going to take a long time to recover.


Chief Eric Wilson was injured in the brush fire turned forest fire Sunday, Oct.9. He broke his leg at a well site when he was fighting flames that were threatening the well. He got entangled in a piece of equipment at the site causing him to fall and break his leg. He is home recuperating with splint on leg waiting for swelling to go down. Drs. will check break to make sure bones are not seperating which will call for surgery if necessary. Please keep Chief in prayers at this time and give him all your support with calls that come in to the station. Our jobs must go on when our leader is off duty temporarily.

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Pea Ridge Fire personnel continuing there training today with Norfolk Southern Railroad 101 class! We keep training to b...

Pea Ridge Fire personnel continuing there training today with Norfolk Southern Railroad 101 class! We keep training to better serve our community!

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue's cover photo

Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue's cover photo

Thanks to Shane Caton and Wesley Lash for the live fire training today with West Shelby Fire and Montevallo Fire. Thanks...

Thanks to Shane Caton and Wesley Lash for the live fire training today with West Shelby Fire and Montevallo Fire. Thanks for all who came and had a great and safe training.


Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue board members for this year were elected by community. Alan Picklesimer is President of board, Clifford Lawley is V.President, Linda Boothe is secretary/treasurer, Board members that will serve this year will be Mary Ross, Marshall Goggins, Jim Seagles, Scott Abel, Clifford Boothe, Butch Pickett, J.D. Fletcher.


Community Meeting to be held Sun. Feb. 21 at 2pm at Senior Center. All fire personnel is asked to come to show community support for fire dept. This meeting is for election of board members and president. Please plan to attend.


In the event of severe weather in our area in the next 24-48 hours, the nearest storm shelter is at West Shelby Fire station 1, which is located behind the dogwood community center on Highway 22. The storm shelter is open at this time and will remain open until the weather is clear.


We would like to inform all our friends and our community that Pea Ridge Fire & Rescue has a new ISO rating of class 4. We work hard to keep this number as low as possible and would like to thank everyone that is involved. Let's keep up the good work and show pride in our community and our department.


Active volunteers of Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue please fill out insurance forms to be mailed in by December 14. Only those members who fill out forms in timely manner will be covered for next year.

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This group is in NO way associated with the Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue Department! This group has already been in surroun...

This group is in NO way associated with the Pea Ridge Fire and Rescue Department! This group has already been in surrounding jurisdictions so it is only a matter of time before they are in ours. If you come in contact with them please notify the Shelby County Sheriffs office at 205-669-4181

To anyone that comes in contact with these people trying to solict money, they are not in anyway associated with West Shelby Fire qnd Rescue. We have received word they have already been in our District asking for donations. If you encounter these people, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

CPR and first aid refresher sponsored by the Pelham fire department at the training facility in Calera!

CPR and first aid refresher sponsored by the Pelham fire department at the training facility in Calera!

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6161 Hwy 10 , PO Box 177
Montevallo, AL


(205) 296-6480


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