Brierfield Fire and Rescue, Inc. recently obtained a new EMS response vehicle that has been purposely outfitted to respond to EMS non-transport calls. This unit also includes $24,000 in state-of-the-art extrication tools, provided by a grant from Firehouse Subs.
Our old EMS unit has been donated to the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit (HCRU), based in Huntsville, Alabama. HCRU is an entirely volunteer organization specializing in cave, cliff, high-angle and rough terrain search and rescue operations in north Alabama and surrounding states.
Both Brierfield and Huntsville are members of The Alabama Association of Rescue Squads (AARS). This association is made up of 111 rescue units with over 3,000 members located throughout the state of Alabama.
According to board president, Jimmy Latham, Brierfield’s policy is to “pass on” any unneeded vehicles to other organizations thru the Terry Farrell Firefighter’s Fund of Alabama. The Terry Fund is a firefighter charity established after the World Trade Center attacks on 9-11. Terry Farrell was serving for the FDNY on Rescue 4 when he was killed during these attacks. Brierfield Fire Chief Spruce McRee is the Alabama director for the fund.
For additional information contact:
Brierfield Fire and Rescue
P.O. Box 1
18567 Highway 139
Brierfield, AL 35035