Trussville Fire Department

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

Business and housing development, population growth, new technologies, Parks and Recreation additions, infrastructure improvements and the opening of an entertainment district are likely to dominate the year’s happenings. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Trussville City Schools.

Hewitt-Trussville High School students collected more than 2,700 canned goods for Trussville Fire & Rescue’s Food Bank for Christmas. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Trussville City Schools has launched the Neighborhood Bridges program. The program is an “opportunity for kindness” and matches student/family needs in the Trussville school system with donors. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Trussville Police Department.

The annual National Night Out campaign, begun in 1984, promotes positive relationships between communities and police and other first responders. Read more

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Fire Chief Tim Shotts

Photo by Ron Burkett.

After a personnel matter within the Trussville Fire Department, everyone began looking toward the man they knew they could count on: Assistant Fire Chief Tim Shotts. Read more


Although being a firefighter isn’t new to Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter after almost four decades of public service, he does have a new title with the Alabama Fire College. Read more


Cody Wilcox, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Hewitt-Trussville High School, is one of eight students in the first class of the school’s firefighter training program. He said he wants a career in fire service. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.


swift water rescue

Photo courtesy of Matt Panepento.

“There is a certain amount of satisfaction of being able to go out and help people when nobody else can,” said Darren Dukes, head of the swift water rescue unit. “You wouldn’t be in this profession if you didn’t enjoy helping people.” Read more


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