Huntsville Fire Department Nostalgia

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When I joined the fire department in 1985, it was one of the proudest moments in my life.  Over the years, with the support of Randy Shinn, Terry Long, and a host of others, I worked hard to transform us into an interior attack team.  I can only hope the next generation of HFD members love her as much as we did.

Lee Wall fire

Burnhouses are excellent forms of experience for a firefighter.

Ridgeway Apartments Fire

Jeremy, myself and Kristyn surveying the aftermath of the fire.

Battling the Ridgeway Apartment Fire

On the surveillance video, the fire had been burning for at least 30 minutes before we were notified. The fire had breeched into the common attic space and spread across all of the upstairs apartments.

MVA on 23 South

Driver was entrapped but received minor injuries.

AFA Rough Terrain & Mountain Rescue Class

This was my first of the three AFA classes.

A future firefighter in the making

My daughter Kristyn riding with myself and Jimmy Dean Vaughan during a parade.

Dimestore Cafe fire

Our department made a valiant stand to stop the spread of the fire to the rest of the square.

The Long and the Shinn of it.

High level discussion during a training fire.

The first married couple to serve on the HFD

My daughter Kristyn and her husband Darren.

Arkansas Fire Academy

Jimmy Dean Vaughan and I at the academy in 1985.

Dimestore Cafe Fire

In less than a few minutes of our arrival, we were forced out of the store and into a defensive position.

Graduation Night

My son Adam and I on the night of his graduation from the fire academy.

Pulling line at the Fischer BBQ fire.

Huntsville Fire Department 3954

2017 Swift Water Rescue

Huntsville firefighters Lt Kristyn Shinn Clark, Lucas Myer and Kevin Patrick conducting a water rescue of three people and their canine in April of 2017.