The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System continues to provide assistance to areas of southern Louisiana that were hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. Athens Fire/Rescue deployed initial TIFMAS resources Monday, Aug. 30. Over the past couple of weeks, Assistant Fire Chief Paul Crayton, Fire Driver Ricky Harris, and Firefighter Justin Miller have provided 911 coverage, worked and managed points of distribution, handing out water, ice, food, and cleaning supplies, and assisting with municipal cleanup. A second team comprised of Captain Aaron Munn and Firefighter Eugene Lattis (pictured) deployed Sept. 13 to relieve the first team. Their mission is to continue with the recovery process in Jean Lafitte, a town on Bayou Barataria to the south of New Orleans. In addition to the deployed team members, personnel from Athens Fire/Rescue have been working extra shifts to support the overall operation.
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WEATHERFORD — When Hurricane Ida hit the coast of Louisiana this week, it was all hands on deck. In true first responder fashion, emergency cr…
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would deploy emergency resources to Louisiana to aid in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts.
Ryan Dunn has been named the new Mineral Wells Fire and EMS Department chief following the retirement of Mike Pool.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — A large fire burned early Wednesday at a Texas factory where trash bags and other plastics are produced.
Emergency Services District 1 firefighters extinguished a large blaze south of Aledo during the Sunday night thunderstorms.