Fire Department

Helicon, Arley and Addison fire departments form joint agreement


The new automatic aid agreement between Helicon, Arley and Addison fire departments means the three agencies must participate together in 16 hours of training per year. That training started Saturday, Feb. 22. Firefighters are using the Jaws of Life in a mock wreck at the Arley Fire station.
WINSTON COUNTY - Three local departments are now operating as one single department on structure fire calls under a new automatic aid agreement, which affects qualifications for their training.

First responders receive prestigious award


A lot of teamwork goes a long way. Back row, from left, Arley Fire Chief James Rickett, Arley Firefighter Brian Kuntz, Central Fire Assistant Chief Rick Moody, Winston EMA Director Jimmy Madison, Winston E-911 Director Tim Webb and Tim Brown, county operations manager for RPS. Front, from left, E-911 Dispatchers Deborah Hardy and Brenda Aldridge, RPS paramedic Kamee Morgan and Arley Firefighter George Gibson.
WINSTON COUNTY - The largest single mass casualty incident in Winston County has resulted in a special award.

Fire department responds to call at Lakeland hospital


Firefighters load up their equipment to leave the scene after the situation was brought under control.
HALEYVILLE - Smoke in the equipment room on the third floor of Lakeland Community Hospital brought response Thursday afternoon, Nov. 1, from the Haleyville Fire Department, to find smoke but no flames, according to Acting Chief Terrell Baccus.