Hurricane Preparedness for Semmes Alabama

When a Hurricane Strikes …

When a Hurricane Strikes, Prepare for Fire and Other Dangers
SEMMES, ALABAMA 6/1/17

Are you prepared? The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. Make a plan now to keep your family safe (www .ready .gov/hurricanes ). Fire safety should be a key part of every household hurricane safety plan, says Chief Kevin Brooks, Semmes Fire Rescure. Follow this advice from Semmes Fire Rescue to minimize risks associated with severe weather:

Older adults may need help in severe weather.

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

When setting your clock ahead one hour on Sunday, March 12, make sure your smoke alarms are working, and check that the batteries have plenty of charge. It is also a great time to check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies. A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer instructions, and follow these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:

Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery – Test the alarm monthly. Replace the batteries at least once every year.

Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Today's Training Ground

Cardiovascular & Chemical Exposure to Firefighters

Hazards to firefighters on the fireground have changed in the past 30 years as households contain more furnishings made of plastics and synthetic materials. These not only increase the speed of the fire but also create much more dangerous smoke and gases, exposing firefighters to even more related health issues. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is hosting a webinar focusing on the Illinois Fire Safety Institute’s (ISFS) recent research on cardiovascular and chemical exposure risk. It will give an overview of recent studies conducted at IFSI Research, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Underwriters Laboratories and focus on some leading health risks on today’s fireground and training ground. This webinar will describe studies and initial results, such as the “Interim Report: Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting” (PDF, 6.69 Mb).

Joseph Carter

MCSO is looking for a murder suspect, JOSEPH CARTER

MCSO is looking for a murder suspect, JOSEPH CARTER
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 11:00 AM PST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Today, November 10, 2016 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Creola Police Department to assist in the investigation of a murder.  MCSO was contacted approximately 2:19 am and responded to I-65 North just south of the General W.K. Wilson Jr. Bridge.  When MCSO Deputies arrived they found Joe Nathan Thomas with gunshot wound to the back of his head.  A female witness on the scene stated that she had been in the vehicle with Thomas and Carter earlier that evening.  She also stated that she and Thomas were outside the vehicle when she heard a gun shot and saw Thomas fall to the ground.