Fire Department

Fire departments receive state funds


Back row from left: James Rickett, Arley; Code Wakefield, Lynn; Brandon Lewis, Double Springs; Jeff Marksberry, Central; Mike Crooks, Addison and Casey Hammack, Alabama Forestry Commission. Front row, Terry Tidwell, Black Pond; Roger Watts, Ashridge; Wade Hess, Haleyville and Ray Cantrell, Delmar. Kneeling are Estes and Wadsworth. Not shown are representatives from Helicon and Pebble fire departments.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - The Winston County Fire Fighters Association met at the Double Springs Municipal Building Tuesday, July 28, for their monthly meeting. Before the business meeting, State Representatives Tracy Estes and Tim Wadsworth distributed checks to each 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.