Semmes Fire Chief Kevin Brooks Takes New Fire Trucks For A Few Laps at Daytona International Speedway

Semmes Fire Rescue To Purchase Two New Pumpers

Semmes Fire Rescue received city council approval to purchase two new fire trucks at last night’s City Council meeting. The funding request passed with all council members voting for approval. Delivery of the new trucks is anticipated in sixty days or less. In early February, Mayor David Baker encouraged Fire Chief Kevin Brooks to accelerate his fire vehicle replacement plan due to continued growth of the city’s residential and business areas and the city’s ongoing efforts to further improve the city’s ISO rating. Chief Brooks located two suitable fire engines available for purchase on fire-fighting duty at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida.

Semmes Firefighters Respond to House Fire in Pretty Branch Estates

Semmes firefighters responded to a dwelling fire midday Saturday, February 3, 2018, in the Pretty Branch subdivision off Moffett Road. The single-story, single-family home was occupied at the time of the fire and the homeowner stated, “we were watching TV and heard crackling that sounded like something cooking on the stove. I got up to see what was going on and saw smoke coming out of the air conditioning vents in the kitchen. About then water started coming from the ceiling and the ceiling fell in. We only had time to grab my cellphone and run out.”

Robbery At Game Stop in Semmes

Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an armed robbery at the Game Stop, 7941 Moffett Road, yesterday evening. The store manager reported the suspect was a 6’1″ B/M, had his face covered with a shirt and was armed with a black pistol. The subject made the manager and two guest in the store go into the bathroom. Cash was taken and a Playstation 4. MCSO continues the investigation.

Semmes Fire & Rescue Receives $10,000 Grant

Semmes Fire & Rescue Receives $10,000 From Gulf Coast RC&D

Semmes Fire & Rescue received a $10,000 grant from Gulf Coast Resource, Conservation and Development Council .The funds will be used to purchase additional life saving equipment for the department. Gulf Coast RC&D Executive Director Janice Godwin presented the $10,000 check to Fire Chief Kevin Brooks at an event at the Semmes Training Complex on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.  Chief Brooks said the City Of Semmes and his department are “extremely grateful” to be given the opportunity to purchase equipment that increases safety and saves time extricating accident victims. 

State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, and state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, as well various city officials attended the event. Among other goals, the Gulf Coast RC&D supports community development projects in Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile Counties.  

Family Escapes Flaming Home

A Sullivan Road family fled their burning home some time shortly after 7:00 p.m. last night, Friday, March 3, 2017. Chief Kevin Brooks of Semmes Fire Rescue stated that upon arrival, fire fighters found the home’s occupants safely outside the home which sustained heavy fire damage. Semmes Fire Rescue had the flames beat down within 4 minutes and no calls were made for assistance. The state fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the fire.