Madison firefighters respond to 2 fires

MADISON – Despite the blazing outside temperature, firefighters with Madison Fire and Rescue Department responded to two fires during the week of July 10.

“The first fire was located at a residence off Palmer Road on Saturday, July 9 around 12 p.m. The fire caused extensive damage to the home and was ruled unintentional in nature,” Captain Ryan Gentry said. Gentry works as a paramedic and as Community Outreach Representative and Public Information Officer for Madison Fire and Rescue Department.

“The second fire was at the Red Roof Inn at 8781 Madison Blvd. on Wednesday, July 13 around 2 a.m. and was caused by lightning. The damage to this building was minor and located in the roof area of one the extended-stay buildings,” Gentry said.

“C shift crews (were working) the past couple of shifts. Great job by our crews for their quick and hard work on their two fires in two shifts,” Gentry said.

“C shift” is one of the shifts for Madison firefighters. “As we work 24 hours on duty and then are off duty for 48 hours, we have A, B and C shift, which all work 24 hours and then are off for 48 hours,” Gentry said.

“Reminder – It’s always important to have working smoke detectors in our homes,” he said.

To report a fire or other emergency, call 911 and give the dispatcher all requested information. To reach Madison Fire Department about a situation that is not an emergency, call 256-772-3326. For more information, visit www.madisonal.gov, hover on “Departments” in the dropdown menus, and click “Fire.”

Madison

Rocket City Federal Credit Union establishes the “Detective Josh Moseley Fund” for assistance

Business

Stores, parents gearing up for sales-tax holiday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

FCA Sports Camps- Faith And Sports

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – July 17, 2024

Madison

Madison Senior Center assists in TARCOG’s ‘Live and Live Well’ launch announcement

Madison

Canine officer, Bear, joins Madison Police force to detect devices, offer therapy

Bob Jones High School

Tosha Swearingen now serving as Rainbow Assistant Principal

James Clemens High School

Holmes accepts Assistant Principal position at Midtown

Madison

Nedjra Russell named Administrator of West Madison Pre-Kindergarten Center

Huntsville

Space & Rocket Center CEO to speak at chamber’s ‘Business Over Breakfast’

Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

Main Street Alabama presents revitalization potential for downtown Madison

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Sparkman Grad Picked By Kansas City Royals In Major League Baseball Draft

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

“I’m Meant To Be Here”- Dell Pettus Signs With New England Patriots- Former Sparkman Player Goes Pro

Lifestyles

Get those pumpkins planted: Halloween starts in July

Events

CAFY Back to School event to be held Saturday at Calhoun’s Huntsville campus

Bob Jones High School

Teachers support DIAL Scholarship program at UAH

Events

Joe Davis Stadium to host UNA vs. Jax State collegiate soccer match Aug. 18

Huntsville

UAH announces search for a master developer to enhance college-town experience

Events

Huntsville Parks & Recreation to host inaugural Color Jam Family Fun Run & Walk

Madison

Fernandez named Assistant Coordinator of Accountability and Innovative Programs

Madison

ALEA reports 9 traffic deaths, 3 drownings over July Fourth travel period

Madison

Management institute awards scholarship to Michelle Epling

Madison

Sarah Crouch’s debut novel, ‘Middletide,’ sets whodunnit in Puget Sound

Liberty Middle School

White named Secondary Instructional Technology Specialist

x