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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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New Waverly FD – Weekly Blotter

New Waverly Firefighters responded to 35 calls for service this week, including two house fires and numerous motor vehicle accidents. Sunday, March 19th A pickup truck rolled over on FM 2296 ejecting one victim, Firefighters and EMS treated victim and transported him to the hospital New Waverly Firefighters and EMS ...

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New Waverly Independence Day Celebration Draws Thousands of Spectators and Participants

Day-long celebration raises over $35,000 to support the youth of New Waverly, capped off by expanded fireworks show Members of the New Waverly Volunteer Fire Department and the New Waverly 4-H Community Club came together July 4th to host a full day of fun activities, continuing what has become a ...

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Forest Service to Reduce Wildfire Threat Around Elkins Lake Subdivision

U.S. Forest Service fire professionals in the Sam Houston National Forest will soon begin a project designed to reduce the possibility of catastrophic wildfire in Elkins Lake subdivision in Walker County. As part of the Walker County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the $105,000 project will restore and maintain 45 acres ...

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