Are you ready for an emergency? Use these tools to help you prepare. If you are interested in taking a CPR class, need safety information or for any other safety related questions, please use the form below.
Fast Fire Facts from the US Fire Administration
There is little time!
Fire is hot!
Heat is more threatening than flames.A
Fire is Dark!
Fire isn’t bright, it’s pitch black. Fire
Fire is Deadly
Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.Fire
Be Tornado Ready!
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado, a tornado warning means one has been spotted or picked up on radar.
Severe Weather Alerts
A NOAA weather radio is a great tool to have in the event of severe weather but many people prefer to rely on smart phones. For a list of weather apps click here. Never rely on tornado sirens indoors, they are meant to alert those outdoors.
You may also sign up for TuscALERT, which sends text, emails, or calls for emergency alerts in Tuscaloosa county.
ADEM Summer Burning Restrictions:
Under ADEM regulations, non-agricultural burns are not allowed during the months of May, June, July, August, September, and October. Counties include Baldwin, Dekalb, Etowah, Jefferson*, Lawrence, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, and Talladega. In an effort to uphold these restrictions, the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) does not issue burn permits for miscellaneous burns or for land clearing in these counties in these months. Burn permits may only be issued for: (1) wildlife, (2) hardwood control, (3) other understory, (4) piled debris (for silvicultural site prep only), (5) scattered debris, and (6) agriculture. For more information contact Don Barron, ADEM, 334-271-7879.