7:19 PM Fire Alarm Bruner Mill RoadRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 03 2019 7:46 PM
ASHFORD: Houston County Sheriff 911 dispatched Ashford Fire and Ashford Police at 7:04 PM to the 600 block of Bruner Mill Road to a Fire Alarm.
Sheriff 911 reported upstairs smoke detector sounding.
When Ashford Fire Chief Jimmy Posey arrived he reported there was some active fire. The fireman rolled to the scene.
By 7:18 PM Chief Posey reported "under control and mopping up".
Ashford Fire was quick in response. The fire alarm did it's job. And all is well.
A COUPLE OF THINGS
1. If you do not have a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm or burglar alarm, Call the Clark's at DSI in Dothan. 334-793-5720 . They are good honest people who are in the security business. They will look at your needs and are fair and reasonable.
2. If you have alarm systems make sure your information is correct in the Computer Aided Dispatch Center. The information is confidential and not broadcast on the radio. It gives emergency responders gate codes if a gate is in place to obtain access to the property. Also is key access is available it will be listed in the Computer Aided Dispatch Center and is again confidential. It might save you from replacing a door.
3. In the City of Dothan they require boxes mounted on the side of the commercial structure with a key. But the key is not always a up to date key.
A little information about the boxes: (1) in the fire trucks and Batallion Chief truck certain codes are required to be entered and are recorded entry and who made the entry into the mox just to get the key that allows access to the master key to the box where facility key is kept. So accurate records are kept. (2) The fireman are required to announce to the communications center they are using the KNOX BOX KEY to enter the facility. The problem is the facility owners do not keep current keys.
When you contact the 911 center to have the information placed into the Computer Information Center, make sure your contact numbers are accurate. Ask for what numbers normally call you in the event of an emergency. If you see the numbers calling you, even in church, answer and step out because a good chance the alarm has sounded and the 911 Center is calling you.
Make sure 911 has any important information listed. That includes someone in the house is older and hard to move, bedridden, in a hospital bed. Where they are located in the residence. The reason is in the event of an emergency the responders can be told, told of any special medical history, and prepared for attack to that room when someone is bedridden or know medical history.
CITY OF DOTHAN - HOUSTON COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER PHONE NUMBER IS 334-615-3685 OR EMAIL: [email protected]
The law requires a certain size reflective number on your residence and place of business. Very important when responding to an emergency. The responding emergency units need to quickly locate the emergency location.
PHOTO 1 - Knox box inside a Dothan Fire Engine. See the light on top which sounds when box open, the numeric key pad that certain codes have to be input in order to be used.
PHOTO 2 - Knox box in the back of Dothan Fire Batallion Chief unit that has same Knox Box system as inside the fire engine.
PHOTO 3 - Knox box, secure, mounted on buildings with items to get fireman into locations in emergencies.