TFD responds to 11 calls last week
by Chris Norwood
Jan 02, 2014 | 610 views |  0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talladega firefighters responded to a total of 11 calls during the past week, from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2.

The first two calls were both to assist paramedics. The first was a lift assist for RPS, the second was from North Star involving a 1-month-old baby who had stopped breathing. The baby resumed breathing on the way to the hospital.

They also responded to two traffic accidents Dec. 27, including one involving a truck going air borne after colliding with a log truck and landing on an unoccupied vehicle on Alabama 77 North. One person was hospitalized as a result of that accident.

The second accident that day was a minor vehicle accident near T&M Cars on Alabama 21.

On Dec. 28, there were alarm calls on Howell’s Cove Road and McAlpine Street, but both were ultimately unfounded.

There were two more traffic accidents, neither one serious, on Shocco Springs Road and the 275 Bypass and Renfroe Road, both on Dec. 29.

A total of three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on the bypass and Jackson Trace Road, including a male driver from one vehicle (taken to Citizens Baptist Medical Center in Talladega) and two females from the other car (taken to Coosa Valley Hospital in Sylacauga).

The same day, firefighters also responded to a house fire on Nimitz Avenue. The resident and a 6-year-old were able to get out on their own, but two puppies were trapped inside.

One of the puppies had succumbed to smoke inhalation, but a firefighter was able to revive the second by giving it oxygen. NorthStar Paramedics also helped revive the puppy.

There was a single vehicle accident on Howell’s Cove New Year’s Eve, but no calls on New Year’s Day or Jan. 2 as of late afternoon.

The Talladega Fire Department answered a total of 58 calls for the month of December.

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