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North Shelby Fire District puts fire prevention grant to use

Published 10:44am Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff WriterThe North Shelby Fire District, with the help of two local businesses, made life safer for a number of residents.


The North Shelby Fire District was recently given a $1,000 fire prevention grant from the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Valleydale Road, which was used to purchase 83 smoke detectors with 10-year lithium ion batteries from the Lowes on U.S. 280.

“They really cut us a deal,” North Shelby Fire District Chief Buddy Tyler said.

On Saturday, July 25, firefighters went door to door in the King’s Mobile Home Park on Cahaba Valley Road and the Cahaba Valley Mobile Home Park on Lee Street Drive offering to install free smoke detectors.

“Everyone that answered the door allowed us to install a smoke detector in their mobile home,” Tyler said.

Firefighters were able to install new smoke detectors in 70 homes.

Smoke detectors are key to fire safety, especially since many modern household items are made from flammable material, Tyler explained.

“You only have about three minutes before the fire reaches the flashover stage,” Tyler said. “Immediate notification is a must, three minutes is not a long time.”

Although crucial to fire safety, many homes either do not have smoke detectors or do not have working smoke detectors, Tyler said, noting they are often “not high on the priority list.” The short battery life of many smoke detectors is a primary factor in non-functioning smoke detectors.

“People remove the battery and never put one in,” Tyler said. “We decided to go with the 10-year (lithium ion batteries) because it takes out the human element.”

The remaining smoke detectors purchased with the grant were installed at firehouses throughout the North Shelby Fire District, but Tyler said the North Shelby Fire District is happy to help anyone install smoke detectors in their homes.

Thanks to Shelby County Health Foundation North Shelby receives new Polaris all terrain vehicle for Heardmont Park and stadium.

North Shelby updates Rescue 72 with a new wrap. Great job RadioActive in Pelham, Alabama.

Always striving to provide the best equipment possible to the residents and visitors of the Fire Districit. Rescue 73 has been refurbished.

Striving to provide the best service to the citizens of North Shelby County by maintaining the best in personnel and equipment. North Shelby Fire is happy to announce the arrival of our new command vehical Battalion 78

North Shelby Fire would like to congratulate Bobby King on a well deserved retirement. Thank you Bobby for 42 years in the fire service with 36 years to the citizens of North Shelby County. We would also like to thank Bobby for continuing to helping the district by sticking around on a part-time bases and sharing all that good knowledge with some of our younger members. Thanks Bobby! 

North Shelby Fire would like to congratulate and thank Battalion Chief Bart Wilkerson for 35 years of service to the citizens of North Shelby County. Thanks Chief.


North Shelby Fire would like to welcome it's newest Board Member. Mr. Greg Pack.



North Shelby Fire District is proud to announce the purchase of a new pumper for the fire district. The new pumper is now in service at Fire Station # 1 on Valleydale Road. The apparatus was purchased from Pierce Manufacturing at a cost of $448,000. This new pumper was custom built for the needs of the area we serve and should have a life span of at least 15 years of front line service. The pumper has a water pumping capacity of 1500 gallons per minute, an onboard 500 gallon water tank, and a 35 gallon class "A" foam tank. Class "A" foam is very beneficial since it provides superior fire suppression when compared to using water alone. The pumper also has an abundance of storage compartments to house not only firefighting equipment but also the advance life support medical equipment that is used on medical responses. Please feel free to come by Fire Station # 1 to take a look at your new fire truck.


These are videos of the visits that NSFD made with the pink fire truck to our area schools on C-shift.  We had a great time with Eddie and Sam from the Orange Beach FD and Steve Pegues who is retired from the Birmingham FD

Unwanted Drug Disposal Box
North Shelby Fire District in cooperation with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department has installed an “unwanted drug disposal box” at Fire Station 1.  The box allows the public to dispose of unwanted drugs from their home in a safe manner that is not harmful to the environment.  The box is similar to a postal drop box and is secured with a locking device so that disposed medications cannot be assessed by the public. 

North Shelby Fire donates truck to Kingdom Fire

Published 9:59am Monday, August 4, 2014

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Special to the Reporter

NORTH SHELBY – The North Shelby Fire Department has three stations covering 26 square miles: Station 1 at 4617 Valleydale Road; Station 2 at 4996 Caldwell Mill Lane at the crossroads of Caldwell Mill and Highway 119 and Station 3 at 400 Scotch Road near U.S. 280 and Meadowbrook.

Fire Chief Eugene “Buddy” Tyler, his team of firemen and paramedics and the board of directors are dedicated to providing the best quality fire and emergency medical service possible.

To provide the best service possible, North Shelby Fire recently purchased a new Pierce Velocity pumper at a cost of $448,000 which will be housed at Station 1.

Tyler, who has been fire chief at North Shelby since March 2012, has been a fireman for 29 years. He is also chairman of the Shelby County Fire and EMS Association, which consists of volunteer and paid fire chiefs in Shelby County. At a recent meeting, he mentioned that North Shelby was getting the new Pierce pumper and asked if anyone needed their old one.

“We are blessed at North Shelby Fire Department by our resources and in turn we wanted to bless someone else,” said Tyler.

Kingdom Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tony Miller was at that meeting and said Kingdom sure could use an upgrade. Kingdom services parts of South Shelby County including areas of Wilsonville, Columbiana and the Kingdom area, a rural area near County Road 28 and Highway 145. North Shelby blessed Kingdom donating their recently serviced 1987 Pierce Dash reserve engine.

“This new engine that is in great condition will replace our 1976 Pierce,” said Miller. “We have already stripped it and are ready to install the equipment as soon as we get this home.”

Miller has been a volunteer fireman since he was 18, and has been Kingdom’s Fire Chief for the last 15 years. There are 20 volunteer firemen at Kingdom. It is the “mission of the Kingdom Fire Department to protect life and property from the adverse effects of fires or exposure to dangerous conditions through fire suppression, rescue, disaster preparedness, fire prevention and community education.”


It has come to our attention there may be a scammer calling North Shelby Fire District Customers identifying themselves as a collection agency calling for us and claiming a balance is due on your account.  They are asking that you pay it immediately to them by phone.  Please DO NOT give out any of your information!  We will NEVER call you and ask for any of your information.  We cannot process checks over the phone and will only process credit cards if you initiate the call.  If you receive one of these calls, please report it to your Sheriff’s Office as this is considered fraud.
If you have any other questions you may call our business office during regular office hours.
Glenda Jones
Office Manager
North Shelby Fire District
205-991-6439, Ext 1

***Important notice***


As of July 22, 2014, the regular monthly Board of Directors Meeting has been changed from the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm to the 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:00 pm at Fire Station 1 until further notice.


Striving to provide the best service to the citizens of North Shelby County by maintaining the best in personnel and equipment. North Shelby Fire is happy to announce the arrival of our new fire truck.

The Alabama fire service is adopting a new fire prevention slogan due to the increased fire deaths and burn victims this year. The North Shelby Fire Department is proud to participate.

North Shelby Fire regrets the loss of one of our founding and long time Board Members. Martha Geyer, passed away Thursday May the 21st. in Tuscaloosa.  Mrs. Geyerwas instrumental in helping to get the fire district established and was a Board member for 20 plus years.  Mrs. Geyer’s service will be held this Friday at Sunset Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa.  Viewing is at 10:00 with funeral at 11:00.  Bobby King and myself will be attending the service.  If anyone else would like to go, please let me know.
Sunset Funeral Home
3802 Watermelon Road
Northport, AL, 35473

North Shelby Fire helps neighboring Cahaba Valley Fire provide the best possible service to the North Shelby community.