Vestavia Hills Fire Department


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Vestavia Hills fire Chief Marvin Green said the department does see more electrical fires in the colder months because people are using heaters, chimneys and fireplaces more. Read more



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The Vestavia Hills Fire Department will once again demonstrate fire safety to children in Vestavia Hills schools, explaining how to escape in the event of a fire. Read more

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After years of discussing the potential of having a joint training facility for the Vestavia Hills Fire Department and the Rocky Ridge Fire District, the Jefferson County Commission approved the plan in August. Read more


This past month we honored our senior citizens by celebrating “National Senior Citizens Day.” It was created to recognize the contributions that senior citizens make to their respective communities. Read more

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Community Night Out will once again return to Vestavia Hills City Hall on Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in an effort to continually improve police and community relations. Read more


Our “Phoenix Program” became operational on July 1. As you may have read in last month’s submission, this substance abuse intervention program provides an opportunity for individuals to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

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Vestavia Hills is committed to assisting individuals that are struggling with addiction, and this intervention program would provide an opportunity for individuals that realize their addiction to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

Mayor's Minute

Phoenix Program

Karim Shamsi-Basha

With the help of volunteers and first responders, the city of Vestavia Hills hopes to offer those suffering from drug addiction the same chance to rise out of their situation and create a new beginning. Read more



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If the state of Alabama doesn’t update state law regarding the public employees retirement system, it may end up having a negative impact years down the road for the Vestavia Hills Police and Fire departments. Read more



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In October, Ana Ruzevic placed 11th at the Scott Firefighter Combat World Challenge. Read more


The Vestavia Hills Fire Department was awarded a $5,000 Cawaco RC&D grant, in partnership with the Alabama Legislature, to purchase equipment. Read more



Sydney Cromwell

The smoke house comes to Vestavia elementary schools once a year to teach fire safety lessons. Read more

Cahaba Heights

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Hundreds of residents came out in support of the annual Community Night Out, which took place on Oct. 2. Read more



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Since 2004, the Vestavia Hills Fire Department has traveled around the city teaching children about fire safety. Read more


Man killed during early-morning house fire in Cahaba Heights Read more



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Planet Fitness staff, Vestavia Hills firefighters honored by American Heart Association. Read more


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Kristin Williams

As spring transitions into summer and the days turn warmer, Vestavia Hills first responders hope all Vestavia Hills residents, but especially senior citizens, will pay attention to their health and safety. Read more


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Lexi Coon.

Wills for Heroes is a program that offers free living wills, wills and powers of attorney to first responders by partnering with volunteer lawyers. Read more


The driver only had minor injuries and no one else was injured. Read more


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Ryan Farrell

One adult victim was pulled from the home and transported by ambulance for treatment, Farrell said, adding that he was unsure of their condition. Read more


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