The first call during the period was for a car fire near Sloan and East Streets Jan. 2. The following day was the first traffic accident, at the intersection of Alabama 77 and the 275 Bypass, with two people sustaining injuries serious enough that they were taken to the emergency room.
On Jan. 5, firefighters responded to another accident at 77 and the bypass (no injuries this time), a car fire at Taylor’s Mill Road, a hay fire on Eastaboga Road and alarm calls on Debbie Street and at the Hallmark Apartments. The following day saw a grass fire on Alabama 21, an accident on Pulliam Street with one transported and a structure fire on Stockdale Road. Firefighters were here for just under an hour, and reported to damage to a barn and the wooden area around a heater. Munford Volunteer Fire Department also responded.
Things slowed down on Jan. 7, with a minor accident in front of the Rite Aid store on Battle Street and a call to Plant Road that was cancelled en route.
By Jan. 8, the department responded to alarm calls on Alabama 77 North, Ashland Highway, Debbie Street (different address) and Coosa Valley Electrical Cooperative, as well as a smoking car in the Wal-Mart parking lot, a cancelled call to Angel Lynne Mobile Home Park, a heater malfunction on Stockdale Road, power pole issues behind Griffin’s Jewelers and a grass fire at Thornton and the bypass.
The next structure fire was Jan. 9 on 18th Street, resulting in heavy smoke damage. The fire was out in just over an hour. The same day, firefighters also responded to an EMS assistance request on Green Valley Road, an alarm call on Ashland Highway, a grass fire on 21 South and motor vehicle accidents on Stone Ave. and Ironaton Road. One person was injured in the former.
Jan. 10 saw two car fires, on Landmark and Roland roads, an Alarm call on Ashland Highway and a stove fire on Shocco Road that was out when firefighters arrived.
The next two days were nothing but alarm calls, on East Battle Street, Seasons Way, West Battle Street, and Alabama 77 South.
The next day, Jan. 13, calls included a heater motor short circuited on Cloverdale Circle, a wreck in the Wal-Mart parking lot with no injuries and a car fire on Lawler Circle.
Jan. 14 the calls were for a grass fire at Thornton and the bypass and a gas leak on Broome Street, and alarm calls from Pulliam Street and Elbert Davis Street rounded out the first half of the month.