AFD. Atmore Fire Department

Where there’s smoke …
Firefighter Dee Guy sprays water on the engine compartment of a 1984 Subaru that caught fire last Wednesday, March 20, along East Sunset Drive in Atmore. AFD reports show that the driver told firemen he was driving the car when it “started smoking real bad.” When he pulled over, flames erupted and spread quickly through the vehicle, which was a total loss.
HIPPY visits AFD
The HIPPY class and parents held their group meeting at the Atmore Fire Department recently. Members of the class shown are Ava Johnson, Ethan Hadley, Jameson Sanks, Deagan Buck, Rebecca Lister, Cameron Combs, Jamie Quinley, Wil Copenhaver, Noah Copenhaver, Sandie and Cadence Cruz. HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters.
AFD tackles simultaneous house fires
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Sirens were a constant sound across the city around daylight last Wednesday, January 30, as firefighters from Atmore, Walnut Hill and Poarch battled two structure fires that erupted just minutes apart. Flames danced inside a mobile home as Atmore Fire Department units arrived at the intersection of South Road and Cross Road, about two miles south of downtown, around 5:50 a.m. Just as AFD…
AFD battles McRae, car fires
Dinner interrupted By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Fire Department personnel almost missed a good meal last Thursday, January 3, when separate blazes broke out at apartment complexes on opposite ends of the city just as firefighters were getting ready to join their volunteer peers for a catered dinner. The second alarm came in just as firemen were returning from the first fire-suppression effort. Three AFD fire engines and…
Smoke-fire detectors save lives in most home blazes
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The arrival of 2019 will also mark the onset of the three-month period during which Lower Alabama usually experiences its coldest weather. And the arrival of cold weather increases the odds of a devastating or fatal fire inside the home. Although surveys indicate that most Americans believe otherwise, fire experts agree that in most cases individuals have as little as two minutes to escape…