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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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Tuscaloosa Hazardous Waste Disposal Day – June 3, 2017
By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Tuscaloosa Hazardous Waste Disposal Day – June 3, 2017

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. until noon at the City of Tuscaloosa Public Safety Logistics building located at 3311 Kauloosa Avenue. Household hazardous waste is the discarded, unused or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. Many hazardous wastes […]

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TuscALERT Sign Up Opens for Tuscaloosa County
By March 27, 2017 Read More →

TuscALERT Sign Up Opens for Tuscaloosa County

A new, public mass-notification system named TuscALERT, or the Tuscaloosa Area Local Alert System, is now available in Tuscaloosa County. This mass notification system will allow citizens of  Tuscaloosa County, the City of Tuscaloosa, and the City of Northport a single registration profile to receive both emergency and non-emergency notifications from their area(s) of choice. Weather […]

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Tier II Electronic Submission Process
By March 7, 2017 Read More →

Tier II Electronic Submission Process

If you operate a facility in Tuscaloosa County and are required to submit a Tier II report, The following will help you route your filings correctly. Where to File Tuscaloosa County Tier II reports must be filed with three places: Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC – [email protected]) Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)  The fire department […]

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: February 19-25, 2017

February 19-25 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 for […]

Burn Ban Lifted for Tuscaloosa County
By December 5, 2016 Read More →

Burn Ban Lifted for Tuscaloosa County

The no-burn notice that was put into effect on November 7, 2016 was repealed today, thanks to a few storm systems in late November and early December dropping several inches of rainfall over the state. What this means for Tuscaloosa County is that outdoor burning is allowed again, but residents still need to take caution. […]

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Alabama Drought Leads to Fire Danger
By October 10, 2016 Read More →

Alabama Drought Leads to Fire Danger

Update: October 12, 2016, 4:45 PM –  Governor Robert Bentley has issued a Drought Emergency Declaration for 46 Alabama counties, which includes Tuscaloosa County.  This declaration, also known as a burn ban, prohibits any person to set fires to any forests or grasses, build a campfire or bonfire, or to burn trash or other material that […]

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Public Training Opportunities in Tuscaloosa
By October 7, 2016 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 are hosting a National Weather Service storm spotter class and a Career and Volunteer Opportunities in Emergency Response night this November as part of the CERT+ program.  Registration is now closed for this session. […]

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SBP Disaster Preparedness Training
By September 7, 2016 Read More →

SBP Disaster Preparedness Training

SBP offers one-hour training programs, provided free of charge, that give participants practical training and tools they can use to protect their homes and businesses against severe weather or disasters. The actions recommended by the training can help save lives, homes, property, and businesses, as well as shorten the process of recovery. This training is coordinated […]

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