AFD. Atmore Fire Department

Afternoon fire damages S. Presley St. home
A Wednesday afternoon (March 21) structure fire caused moderate fire damage and heavy smoke damage to a South Presley Street home. City firefighters were sent to the residence, about a block north of Escambia County High School, shortly before 2 p.m. AFD Capt. Daniel Love said at the scene that the blaze was contained to the back room of the house, and that it was “electrical in nature.”
Despite cut in calls, firefighters have ‘plenty to do’
Despite a new dispatch protocol that has dramatically reduced the number of medical incidents to which they are dispatched, Atmore firefighters won’t be spending their days sitting around the station and waiting for their next emergency callout. “We’ve still got plenty to do,” said Fire Chief Ron Peebles. “We’re still going to stay busy. We do a lot of things that people don’t even know we do.” In fact, the…
Everyday heroes
Ice-slick roads in the Mobile-Pensacola area prevented a group of costumed comic book heroes and heroines from showing up to help, but Atmore firefighters braved the cold and worked in shifts outside Walmart Saturday (Dec. 9) to conduct their annual toy drive. The cold and the absence of the costumed characters resulted in donations of “a little more than half” of what the group collected last year for a local…
Fire safety tips – AFD gearing for busiest time of year
City firefighters are getting ready for a busy Christmas season, preparing for the spike in fire calls that traditionally accompanies the holiday period. “This time of the year is usually our busiest,” said Atmore Fire Chief Ron Peebles. “When the weather turns off cold for any length of time, that’s when we start getting calls. Plus, with the holidays there are a lot of extra things that could happen, with…
AFD toy drive Saturday
For the 10th successive year Atmore Fire Department personnel will collect donated toys to help make Christmas a little brighter for children of local families in need. For the second successive year, they will have help from a cadre of costumed comic book characters. The annual AFD toy drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or thereabouts) this Saturday, December 9, at Walmart. “We say nine to…