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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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Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks
By June 30, 2017 Read More →

Stay Safe While Enjoying Fireworks

The Fourth of July is approaching, and for many people, that means barbecue and fireworks. Lots of people like to see the colors fly through the night air, but it is important to keep in mind that fireworks are explosives and they can cause injuries if not used correctly!  According to a new report by […]

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Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Flash Flood Threat

Yes, it’s true – even if you’re inland, you can still face threats from hurricanes and tropical storms. One of the largest threats we face from tropical systems in Tuscaloosa County is the risk of flooding. There are different types of flooding, but they are all deadly if you don’t take precautions to keep yourself […]

Public Training Opportunities in Tuscaloosa
By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Public Training Opportunities in Tuscaloosa

CERT+ Are you interested in severe storms, firefighting, police work, or emergency response? Tuscaloosa County EMA and the Alabama Fire College will be conducting CERT+ classes again this fall. In this class you will learn basic fire safety, first aid, disaster response, and much more. Registration is now closed for this session. If you would […]

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Carroll’s Creek VFD Opens Brand New Facility
By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Carroll’s Creek VFD Opens Brand New Facility

The Carroll’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department opened its brand new facility on Saturday, May 20th. The station features a large vehicle bay and onsite facilities including bunk rooms, a kitchen, storage space, and a state of the art storm shelter. The opening was celebrated by a number of members of the community who came out […]

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