Fire and EMS
Fire / EMS Personnel
- Fire Chief Eric Lawrence
- 2 Captains
- 5 Full Time Employees
- 2 Firefighter / Paramedics
- 31 Part-Time Employees trained in Firefighting and EMS
- 2 National Registered Paramedics always on duty
Fire / EMS Equipment
- 3 Advanced Life Support Ambulances
- 2 Class A Fire Engines
In 1908, The City Fathers of Headland saw a need for the organization of a volunteer fire brigade to protect the young town’s new businesses and citizens. This Department was all volunteer and truly the proverbial bucket brigade. The Fire department progressed through the twentieth century as did the town. With advances in technology there also came advances in fire equipment and the department evolved from a bucket brigade to firefighters in trucks and some of the familiar equipment, that with some upgrades, we still use today. With all these technological changes, the structure of the department remained unchanged, strictly volunteer. In 1998 Mayor Donnie Smith and the City Council saw the need for a change in this structure. This was the beginning of the current Headland Fire Rescue.
Code RED Warning Subscription
From Henry County EMS:
Our community has raised the bar in public safety by taking extra steps to safeguard lives and property in Henry County. As a public safety service our community has elected to provide residents with a limited Code RED Weather Warning subscription at no cost. You will receive Henry County weather and emergency warning notifications (tornado, flash flood or severe weather) to your home or cell phone.
Abbeville residents can login to www.cityofabbeville.org to register. Registering is free and easy! For those residents who would like to register, but don't have internet access can call 334-585-1911.
Headland residents can contact the City Clerks office by calling 334-785-5600 or click here for online contact.to register.
The emergency website for Henry County is http://e911.henrycountyalabama.org/.