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Daylight Savings Reminder: Check Your Life Safety Batteries!
By November 4, 2017 Read More →

Daylight Savings Reminder: Check Your Life Safety Batteries!

It’s that time of year again – time to “fall back” for the end of Daylight Savings Time. Clocks are turned backward one hour on Sunday, November 5, at 2 AM. The ending of Daylight Savings Time is also a great reminder to check on the batteries in your emergency devices, like smoke detectors, flashlights, […]

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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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Hurricane Irma Evacuee Resources
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

Hurricane Irma Evacuee Resources

Many evacuees from Hurricane Irma have found refuge in Tuscaloosa County and other parts of Alabama. Up to 500,000 vehicles carrying evacuees are expected to return to Flordia and Georgia through some part of Alabama, either from sheltering in north or central Alabama or even further north, or as far west as Mississippi. The following […]

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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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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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Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday
By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The Alabama Department of Revenue will be holding its sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday in conjunction with Alabama Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The sales tax holiday will give shoppers the ability to purchase pre-identified preparedness items from 12:01 AM on Friday, February 24, until midnight on Sunday, February 26, 2017 free of […]

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Tuscaloosa LEPC to Host Semi-Annual Meeting
By January 13, 2017 Read More →

Tuscaloosa LEPC to Host Semi-Annual Meeting

Tuscaloosa County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will host its first semi-annual meeting of 2017 at the Alabama Fire College on January 19, 2017. 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 […]

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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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National Preparedness Month 2016
By September 7, 2016 Read More →

National Preparedness Month 2016

September is National Preparedness Month! During the month of September, you are encouraged to focus on preparing yourself, your family, and your friends for disasters and emergencies. This way, no matter when a disaster or emergency situation arises, you and your family are ready. However, you can take steps to prepare you and your family at any […]

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HazMat by Rail Exercise 2016
By August 29, 2016 Read More →

HazMat by Rail Exercise 2016

Representatives from 58 different entities from around central Alabama participated in a 3-day tabletop HazMat exercise held in Hoover, AL August 23-25, 2016. This combined exercise was funded by a US DOT Emergency Planning grant program administered by Alabama EMA. The exercise focused on the derailment of a train carrying hazardous material, specifically crude oil, […]

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