AFD. Atmore Fire Department

Firefighters contain mobile home blaze
Usually, when firefighters are dispatched to a mobile home fire, hopes of actually saving the fast-burning dwelling are not all that high. Their main points of focus are on making sure no one is still inside the structure and preventing the usually destructive blaze from spreading to adjoining structures. That wasn’t the case, though, on January 5, when Atmore firemen arrived around 1 p.m. at a single-wide Liberty Street house…
Liberty St. mobile home damaged by fire
Atmore firefighters and police officers, along with Alabama Power technicians, were wrapping things up around 1:45 p.m. at the scene of a fire that significantly damaged a Liberty Street mobile home. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. AFD units responded to find thick smoke and some flames coming from the single-wide residence. Firefighters were able to contain the major fire damage to the bedroom where the blaze broke out,…
Smoke alarm saves life
As Atmore’s top fire official, Ron Peebles has for years preached the importance of smoke alarms in minimizing the devastating effects of house fires and helping to save lives. A Union Street resident is now a firm believer. The unidentified woman was awakened during the predawn hours of December 29 by the screeching of the battery-powered device and was able to escape without harm when fire broke out in her…
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…