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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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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 […]