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.”