• Woman Escapes Serious Injury

    Evelyn Logan, 88, escaped serious injuries when her Kia Sportage overturned in a ditch on Highway 13 North at 5:40 Wednesday afternoon. A witness stated it appeared Logan was attempting to turn off Highway 13 onto 9th Avenue and misjudged where the intersection was located. She was extracted upside down vehicle by members of the Haleyville Fire Department with the help of Haleyville Police Sergeant Rodney Shirley and transported to the Lakeland ER by ambulance.

  • Overturned Tractor Traps Man

    The Haleyville and Craft Fire Departments were called to extract a man trapped under his overturned tractor on Highway 129, at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday. L.V. McCarley, age 88, was using a box attachment and clearing an area in his backyard when the tractor overturned. Mr. McCarley was transported to the UAB hospital in Birmingham by Air Evac Helicopter. According to witnesses, his injuries were not life-threatening. Continue reading

  • Local Fireman/Medic Recognized

    Craig Thomas, a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Haleyville Fire Department was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years of National EMS Certification. This distinction is an honor held by few EMS professionals.

    To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Craig completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for EMS professionals in America.

    By maintaining his National EMS Certification and completing regular continuing education courses, Craig has demonstrated his commitment to providing exceptional prehospital emergency medical care.

    Craig was National Registered as a Paramedic in 1997 and has been serving Haleyville and Winston County since 1994. Craig is also a Firefighter/Paramedic for United States Steel Fairfield Works Emergency Services and a Paramedic for Regional Paramedical Services.

    The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the National EMS Certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.