AFD. Atmore Fire Department

AFD installing new safety apparatuses
Capt. Daniel Love checks to make sure the SCBAs are firmly attached. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Fire Department personnel moved a step closer this week to assuring that firefighters are safer when fighting a fire of any magnitude by installing new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) on fire suppression units and command vehicles. City council members approved in January a bid of $80,448 for 24 packs (48 bottles)…
Monday fire destroys Marshall Ave. home
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Marshall Avenue home was declared a total loss after a Monday morning (March 9) fire that started in a car parked in the garage was fanned by stiff winds and quickly spread throughout the home’s attic. The destructive blaze was reported to emergency dispatchers at 9:31 a.m. as a vehicle fire. City firefighters were conducting an inspection at a school just two blocks…
Fire survivor’s story
If in another room, whole family might have been lost By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Six people were asleep inside a Martinville Loop home when a fire raged through the dwelling on February 15. Only through fate or divine intervention did five of them make it out of the inferno. Christina “Crissy” Atkins lost her life in the blaze, which sent flames high enough that they were seen from…
Fatal fire
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Martinville Loop resident lost her life early Saturday, February 15, and a 9-month-old child was severely blistered by the heat as a swift-moving blaze consumed the wooden home in which she resided with her parents and her four children. Investigators with the office of State Fire Marshal Scott Pilgreen were still conducting at midweek their investigation into the deadly fire that claimed the…
Earning their pay
City firemen tackle 3 structure fires, wreck in short period By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer If Atmore firefighters were looking for a break in the tedium of assisting ambulance crews and doing other mundane tasks, they got it over the past few days. Most of the activity occurred last Friday, February 7, when AFD crews fought a destructive house fire, responded to a four-vehicle wreck and assisted with a…