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Alabama Fire Departments Recognized

Twenty-two Report – No Fire Deaths for 2002

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal

334-241-4166

10/2/2003

Twenty-two fire departments in Alabama reported no fire related deaths for 2002.  “Some are paid departments and others are volunteer, but all have the same common goal – No Fire Related Deaths”, said State Fire Marshal John Robison.

Fire departments who report no fire deaths for the past year are recognized annually when they receive the Life Safety Achievement Award from the Residential Fire Safety Institute.  Alabama fire departments recognized this year are –

Center Point Fire Department; Birmingham

Central Volunteer Fire Department; Florence

Chelsea Fire & Rescue Department; Chelsea

Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department; Cottonwood

Flomaton Fire Rescue; Flomaton

Hay Valley Fire Rescue; Parrish

Mountain Brook Fire Department; Mountain Brook

Palmerdale Fire District; Palmerdale

Pell City Fire Rescue Service; Pell City

Poarch Volunteer Fire Department; Atmore

Prattville Fire Department; Prattville

Rocky Ridge Fire District; Birmingham

Saraland Fire Rescue Department; Saraland

Scottsboro Fire Department; Scottsboro

Scyrene/Chance Volunteer Fire Department; Lower Peach Tree

Spanish Fort Fire Rescue Department; Spanish Fort

Springville Fire & Rescue; Springville

St. Elmo Irvington Volunteer Fire Department; St. Elmo

Stewartville Volunteer Fire Department; Sylacauga

Titus Volunteer Fire Department; Titus

Troy Fire Department; Troy

Vestavia Hills Fire Department; Vestavia Hills

Fire Marshal Robison went on to say, “We know there are many more of the 1,200 plus fire departments in Alabama that did not have any fire deaths in 2002, as we experienced less than 90 deaths last year.  However, hundreds of departments did not apply for the awards and without them applying it is virtually impossible, for us and the institute, to know they deserve the recognition.  We are very proud of those that applied and received these awards, and we encourage all department who are eligible to apply this coming year.”