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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018
By February 14, 2018 Read More →

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018

February 18-24, 2018 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama! Advance planning and increased awareness are vital to keeping you and your family safe during the storm.  One of the first steps in being prepared for severe weather is by knowing the difference between important weather terms. A thunderstorm/tornado WATCH means that conditions are favorable […]

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Helpful Phone Numbers
By February 2, 2018 Read More →

Helpful Phone Numbers

Local Government Tuscaloosa County – 205-349-3870 City of Tuscaloosa – 205-349-2010 City of Northport – 205-339-7000 City of Tuscaloosa Non-Emergency Inquiries – 311   Emergency Services      Ambulance/Fire/Police – 911      Poison Control – 800-292-6678      Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office – 205-752-0616      Tuscaloosa Police Department – 205-349-2121      Northport […]

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Tuscaloosa LEPC to Host Semi-Annual Meeting
By January 12, 2018 Read More →

Tuscaloosa LEPC to Host Semi-Annual Meeting

Tuscaloosa County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will host its first semi-annual meeting of 2018 at McAbee Construction on January 18, 2018. The LEPC is a federally required organization that is tasked with organizing hazardous materials response plans. The committee is made up of local businesses and companies that work with chemicals, local first reponder […]

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Cold Weather Safety
By January 3, 2018 Read More →

Cold Weather Safety

Temperatures have plummeted in Alabama this week, and Tuscaloosa County has been under a hard freeze warning for several days. Cold like this comes every winter and affects millions of people across the United States each year, but it isn’t as common in Tuscaloosa, so you may not know what to do.    Remember the […]

Preparing for Fall Severe Weather Season
By November 8, 2017 Read More →

Preparing for Fall Severe Weather Season

Though Alabama can see severe weather, including tornadoes and straight-line winds, year-round and at all hours of the day, there are two points in the year that stand out: primary severe weather season (March-May) and secondary severe weather season (November-December). The secondary season takes place during a busy time of year, when everyone is distracted […]

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Awareness Week Family Activities
By October 4, 2017 Read More →

Awareness Week Family Activities

The week of October 8-14 is an important one to remember – it is both Fire Prevention Week and Community Policing Week here in Tuscaloosa County. Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service and the Tuscaloosa Police Department have worked hard to create several community events fun for the whole family for that week. Read below to […]

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief

During times of disaster, one of the first questions that people ask is “How can I help?” In late August and early September 2017, areas in Southeastern Texas and Florida were inundated with floodwaters thanks to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and many people have been displaced from their homes. The people that reside in Tuscaloosa […]

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Solar Eclipse Safety
By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Solar Eclipse Safety

Are you prepared for the solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21?   The Great American Solar Eclipse A solar eclipse happens when something (usually the moon) gets in between the sun and Earth, thus blocking the sun’s light from shining on the earth’s surface. This is the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse to […]

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CERT+ Training
By August 10, 2017 Read More →

CERT+ Training

Tuscaloosa County EMA and the Alabama Fire College are coming together to host a Community Emergency Response Team Plus (CERT+) program this fall. A number of local first responder groups will be offering their expertise as instructors for the program, including Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.  The CERT program is designed […]

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TuscALERT Tips and Tricks
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

TuscALERT Tips and Tricks

TuscALERT was a system designed to give you the information you want the way you want it. Everything in the system is able to be fully customized to your specific needs. If you only want messages during certain times of day, that can be set up. Don’t want flash flood watches but you do want […]

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