Posts tagged with "Decatur Fire Department"

Decatur Fire Department holding 9/11 ‘Memorial Stair Climb’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2016

The Decatur Fire Department is planning a 9/11 observance that’s a little more physical than some of the other ceremonies being planned in the Decatur area. On Sept. 11, at 9:59 a.m., Decatur firefighters will ascend the stairs at station No. 1 training tower at 230 East Trinity Place 35 times, for a total of 2,071 […]

Decatur Fire Department reports increase in pedestrians hit by drivers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 23, 2015

The Decatur Fire Department has noticed a sharp increase in the number of pedestrians hit by drivers. According to Fire Chief Toni Washington, since January the city has received an average of one to two reports of drivers hitting pedestrians each month. “In September, we responded to four incidents and in October we had eight,” […]

Fire destroys home on West Benson in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 30, 2014

The Decatur Fire Department is still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 123 W. Benson Street over the weekend. Fire Chief Toni Washington said, “At 12:09 am on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, Decatur Fire received a structure fire notification at 123 W. Benson. Upon arrival there were visible flames from […]

Decatur has new deputy fire chief

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 15, 2014

Decatur recently announced that Stephanie Burton has become the city’s new deputy fire chief. The promotion was announced during the city commission’s Sept. 2 meeting. Burton’s promotion was effective at the beginning of September. Her previous title was Fire Marshal, and Chief Toni Washington told commissioners she will still have those duties, in addition to […]

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