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New Waverly Firefighters Place Newest Rescue Unit Into Service

Combination rig replaces a 1997 model that has served the community for well over 20 years by Jimmy Williams As the number of 911 calls for service continues to increase in Walker County Emergency Services District #2, New Waverly Firefighters and District officials have been working to meet those demands, ...

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New Generation of Firefighters stepping up to the plate

New Waverly Fire Department’s latest crop of recruits keeping up the department’s long-standing tradition as a starting point for a career in the fire service. by Jimmy Williams ON THE SAME DAY that he received notification that he had passed his certification test, the State’s newest certified firefighter and New ...

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New Waverly Firefighters Deploying to California

At least 25 have died in wind-stoked wildfires, prompting California Officials to request the activation of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. by Jimmy Williams, NWFD Early Monday morning, a crew of specially trained New Waverly Firefighters will depart with their fire engine headed for a rendezvous with 49 ...

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Firehouse Subs Awards Grant to City

by City of Huntsville staff The City of Huntsville’s Fire Department was recently awarded a generous grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment. The Foundation contributed $13,765.46 to purchase 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs); one set of rescue struts; four swift water rescuer vests; a 15′ ...

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Greg Mathis named Chief of HFD

Newly appointed Fire Chief Greg Mathis isn’t new to the role of firefighting. He has a little over 27 years of employment with the Huntsville Fire Department, with his most recent job title including Captain and Fire Inspector. Chief Mathis began his career by chance when he “buddied up” with ...

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Fire Chief Tom Grisham: Honoring a Lifetime of Service

The City of Huntsville is celebrating the career of hometown hero Fire Chief Tom Grisham, who is retiring on February 28. A retirement celebration will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, at City Hall, 1212 Avenue M.Grisham, 65, reflected on his long service to the ...

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New Police/Fire Station on 11th Street?

by Walker County News Today staff At its regular meeting last week, the Huntsville City Council began a process that could result in the City building its proposed new combined police and fire station at the site of the old City Hospital on 11th Street across from the Wynne Home. ...

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Huntsville Fire Dept Captain Completes Executive Management Training

HFD Capt. Greg Mathis completes Executive Training The City of Huntsville Fire Department’s Captain Greg Mathis recently graduated from the Fire Executive Management Training Program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), located on the campus of Sam Houston State University, the first class of its kind in ...

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Star Of Texas Nominations Open

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year’s awards must be ...

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NWFD Responds to Fire in Phelps Community

Workshop next to home catches fire Wednesday afternoon, threatens to spread to nearby home, but is doused by first arriving crews A resident on Main Street in the Phelps Community was sitting on his front porch Wednesday evening when a neighbor stopped in the street and alerted him to a ...

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