9:42 PM. Fadette Structure FireRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 10 2019 10:15 PM
FADETTE: 9:42 PM. Geneva County 911 dispatched Fadette Volunteer Fire, Slocomb Fire and Malvern Volunteer Fire along with Slocomb Rescue to 10107 South County Road 49 to a structure fire.
The time of dispatch was 8:38 PM.
When Fadette Fire Chief Kyle Hovey and members of Fadette Fire arrived it was reported as a “working structure fire”.
The east end of Geneva County fire departments all have a “automatic aid” agreement. When one department is dispatched to a structure fire all three departments, Fadette, Slocomb and Malvern along with a ambulance from Slocomb Rescue rolls.
The structure was an old abandoned structure with no electricity. So probably someone set the structure on fire.
Fadette Fire Chief Kyle Hovey is a retired Dothan Fire Captain. He has been with Fadette Fire Department all of his life. Chief Hovey managed the fire the right way in managing a fire scene command. Chief Hovey kept up with all fireman, fire units, trucks pumping water from one truck to the primary fire engine.
This area of South County Road 49, ten miles from Highway 52, has fire hydrants because the City of Slocomb did a loop of water lines towards Fadette.
The fire was under control in a short period of time.
Hours away from the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Hard to beleive that 8 paramedics, 343 firefighters and 60 law enforcement officers lost their life in the attack of the United States of America. Over 411 brave men and women lost their lives in order to save others.
In our emergency services in our area, the Tri-State area of Georgia - Florida - Alabama, we have dedicated men and women who work side by side, not worrying about the egos or credit, in an effort to save lives and property.
Tonight as the clock ticks toward 9/11 hour let this Geneva County Fire be an example of the men and women you have working together. All agencies united together as one to serve their community. While this was an abandoned structure these men and women, combined with Slocomb Police and Geneva County Sheriff Department, combined with some fireman from neighboring Houston County, together, side by side, working to stop the fire.
And the training and years experience of Retired Dothan Fire Captain Kyle Hovey, managing the scene command “the right way”. Making sure each fireman and EMS operated safely, was accounted fire, and each of them returned home.
And as always, the emergencies begin with often times one or two people in the 911 Center. Tonight the 911 call, hours away from 9/11, started in the Geneva County 911 Center, From that call the connections started to those emergency responders.
Perhaps the least recognized but the most important element of the emergency services cycle, the Communications Center. The connection from the public to emergency services, to accountability of those emergency services in checking on them, and getting information to roll what is needed, and to gain information not to send the emergency responders into a dangerous violent encounter.
When this call came to me tonight I was at Hunt’s. Almost did not roll but I am glad that I did. Because I got to see a group of fine men and women, working together in one accord. It did me good to see the multi department response and working as one.
THANKS FOR ALL EACH YOU DO.