Addison VFD Located in Winston Co. Alabama, consist of Volunteers dedicated to helping our community, serving the Town of Addison and the community.
Operating as usual
The Addison volunteer fire Department regrets to announce the passing of fire fighter Leeray Beasley father.￼
Obituary for Sherlon Beasley at Nichols Funeral Home- Addison Location Sherlon Beasley, 83 of Cullman, formerly of Addison, entered into rest on Monday, August 22, 2022 at his residence. Sherlon was born on June 20, 1939 in Addison, Alabama to Elbert Beasley and Jewel Hood Beasley. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10-11am at Nichols Funeral
Another area 4th of July event - this weekend. This one is OFF WATER, but in the lake area, in the town of Addison AL:
WHAT: Annual 4th of July Fireworks
WHO: Addison Volunteer Fire Department and The Town of Addison
SPONSORS: Bill Smith Buick GMC, Addison Agra Builders, Powell Building Supply, Addison Ladies Club Events Page, The Storage Place
TIME: beginning during the day with a parade at 10am, music festival at 5pm, fireworks at 9pm
WHERE: Alexander Park, Addison AL
*See flyer for more info
Big thank you to our 4th of July sponsors so far. Powell Building supply, Addison Agra Builder’s , Bill Smith GMC, Addison ladies club￼.
Hope to see everyone come out for Addison Fourth of July celebration parade starts at 10 AM lineup at 9 AM music show at Alexander Park 5 PM fireworks show at 9 PM always a big show for a small town! ￼￼
It’s that time of year again! Looking for sponsors for the annual Fourth of July celebration and music festival. This year we will celebrate on Monday, July 4 with a parade starting at 10 AM and music show starting around 5 PM with a awesome fireworks display at 9 PM. Anyone wishing to become a sponsor of our music show please contact Darrell Smith 256-338-2583 Kyle Woodard 256-339-4117 Mark Wilson 256-347-2811 Thanks
Santa Claus came early to the Addison volunteer fire department!
This is some of the new equipment that we were able to purchase through a FEMA grant over $50,000. In new equipment to better serve our community.
Thanks to everyone that has been spending ￼countless hours filling out the paperwork to receive these grants and to our community for supporting us by paying their fire dues this helps us apply for these matching￼ grants.￼￼
New Holmatro rescue tool (Jaws of life)￼
Stop by Station 1 beside Alexander Park any Monday night at 6 PM￼￼ to visit our professional volunteers that serves our community. ￼ we would also welcome any men or women to join our department.￼
Storm shelters are open in Addison & Upshaw- straight line winds can be just as bad as tornadoes! Everyone be safe! Up to 70 mph winds!!!! You need to start your weather plans now!!
Wide spread power outages down power lines & trees.
If you encounter a down power line on highway do not attempt to cross them!!!
The best advice go to your safe place don’t be out riding around this could delay first responders & power company!!!
Again we ask get to a safe place until this storm passes!!￼￼￼￼￼￼
Photos from James Spann's post
As always, the shelter is open for your safety.
Stay weather alert tomorrow 🌪🌪
Everyone stay weather alert make sure roads are safe before traveling￼
This is worth reposting. It could be the best $15 you spend in the new year. You may think your mail box is well marked, you do after all get your mail. We may be coming from the other direction, on a dark and rainy night when minutes count. If we can’t read your address, we can’t find you.
Arley fire dept says: You can stop by town hall they have the flyers and will collect the $15.00 or mail to to the Fire Dpt at P.O. Box 104 Arley 35541
Thanks Doris Ponder & Kim Wright for preparing Christmas dinner tonight for Addison Vol Fire Department! Was great for all the volunteer ￼firefighters & spouse to get together for the holidays!!￼￼￼
Photos from Helicon Vol Fire and Rescue's post
Storm shelters are open Addison & Upshaw!! Strong straight line winds & possible tornadoes within the next few hours. Stay weather alert! Remember straight line winds can be just as damaging as a tornado!! Everyone please have your weather plans in place!! ￼￼
Photos from Cullman County EMA's post
Photos from Helicon Vol Fire and Rescue's post
Photos from Helicon Vol Fire and Rescue's post
Clifford stoped by Addison Fire department tonight
Much needed grant to better serve our community. We are working hard to better our town. Thanks FEMA & our Grant writer!!￼￼
Photos from Addison Volunteer Fire Department's post
Don’t cook for the July 3rd celebration. We have you covered!! Lots of great food venders. Just added roasted corn and watermelon vender to show🍉🌽￼
If you thought last year show was awesome. You haven’t seen anything yet! Bigger show scheduled for this year!
Small Town Big Show
Welcome aboard food vendors for our Independence￼ day celebration. Saturday, July 3 Addison Alabama. KC Nutrition drinks.￼￼ shelia’s Hawaiian shaved ice. and Poes Family food trucks.￼￼ Witt’s produce Roasted Corn & watermelon.￼
OK finally time for our Independence day celebration! This year event will take place on Saturday, July 3rd starting at 10 AM with the parade downtown, then move to Alexander Park were music festival ￼will ￼start at 5 PM. Firework show at 9 PM.
Music festival will resume after the fireworks so do not leave after the firework show.
This year‘s event will start off with an American Indian demonstration we have Indian dancing, kids dancing and tribute to our American military, past present and future military servicemen and women. This year’s host Drum Will be provided by the White￼ Horse￼ singers￼￼￼￼￼￼. Awesome American Indian band. Starting around 7 PM our Headliner country music band Sipsey Falls will take over the stage to perform the rest of the afternoon￼
Like to thank our sponsors so far Bill Smith GMC stage sponsor this year. Addison ladies club. Powell building supply.￼￼￼￼￼Addison Agri Builders, Keller Williams Realty- Jan King, The Storage Place- Johnny & Sherry Porter, Carroll’s Contemporary design. ￼Also a big shout out to the Mayor and Council￼ for providing awesome fireworks show.￼
(Small Town Big Show)
Well thanks to this years Corporate stage sponsor Bill Smith GMC . & Addison Ladies Club, Powell Building Supply, Kimbrough land surveying. ￼for your sponsorship. Still looking for more sponsors. We have a whole new music show lined up it is going to be great. ￼remember Small Town with Big Show!! This year event will be held on July 3 Saturday night. More announcements to come. And band lineup.￼￼￼
Our new patriotic look. God bless America!￼
Still looking for sponsors for 4th of July celebration. ￼
Training with Extraction Tools Today !
We had a good day weather wise and good training !
These tools were being demonstrated for our department to try them out before purchasing a set ! We wanted Hands on to try them !
Special Thank You to Richard Aderholt at Aderholt Towing for donating some junk cars for us to cut up !
Thanks to the Guys from NAFECO for coming out and doing the Training !
Addison volunteer fire department is seeking event sponsorship for independence day music celebration. This year event will be on Saturday July 3, 2021￼ Due to Covid was unable to have event last year, but we’re back better and stronger. If you would like to consider being a sponsor of our show please contact Darrell Smith 256-338-2583 or Kyle Woodard 256 339-4117. Thanks in advance￼￼￼
Under bullseye!!! Please have a safe plan in effect for you and your family!!
Please be weather alert tomorrow. Storm shelters will be open at Addison and Upshaw￼
New output from the 3km NAM shows elevated STP (Significant Tornado Parameter) values across Alabama and Mississippi (valid at 7p CT Wednesday)… severe storms are likely with potential for a few strong/violent tornadoes Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.
Please see the blog for details on what to expect: https://www.alabamawx.com/?p=224776
Be weather alert this week!! Also tonight is time change, remember to change your batteries in your smoke detector and weather alert radio.￼
TO EVERYONE UNAWARE: A large-scale, potentially significant severe weather event is possible across the majority of Alabama this coming Wednesday. Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are within the realm of possibility with this feature. Mid-range guidance continues to portray a concerning scenario unfolding, so it's important for everyone across the state to periodically check up on the latest distributed weather information throughout the rest of the weekend into this next coming week.
As time continues to advance, mesoscale features concerning storm type & specific timing will be able to be deciphered, as well as a full areal breakdown regarding potential areas of relative greater convective potential. The Storm Prediction Center has officially delineated a 15% "Slight [SLGT] Risk" for much of Alabama, and this outlook will continue to be refined & potentially upgraded [or not] in subsequent outlooks barring the caliber of spatiotemporal differentiation amongst guidance.
In essence, Alabama [Dixie Alley] spring tornado season is here, and it is wise to start checking up on the weather in the extended range more & more now. Repeating.. an organized, potentially significant severe weather event is becoming more likely across most of the state on Wednesday. It is still too early to hash out the specific information.
PREVIOUS SCIENTIFICALLY-BASED SYNOPSIS [3/12]: Guidance has accelerated into noteworthy agreement concerning the return of meaningful convective generation/preservation capable of tornadoes across the model-portrayed parameter space [MS, AL, TN, GA] this coming Wednesday. General guidance across the heart of the mid-range spectrum continues to depict a very unstable environment (warm sector axis) evolving & spatially expanding into the Deep South in correspondence to a very respectable influx of low-level moisture as another large-scale storm system propagates eastward. Solutions suggest SBCAPE (instability) will exceed 2000J/kg at times across portions of the state with complementary steepening lapse rates aloft exceeding 7°C/km per sounding.. which is very impressive for this time of year.
Guidance depicts deepening cyclogenesis well to the northwest of the area during this timeframe.. such caliber of cyclogenesis & adequate full-scale synoptic evolution contributes to the robust kinematic space portrayed from the data & also stimulates the notable caliber of organizing vertical & low-level wind shear. Most guidance suggests that deep layer shear will start off weaker, however increase as the day progresses. Effective bulk shear is to eventually climb into the 50-60kt range, supporting updraft generation, intensification, and sustainability as complementary forecast soundings project conducive directional, vertical wind shear.. AND where 0-1km wind shear becomes augmented (magnitude of SRH appears to occasionally approach & exceed 300J/kg where hodographs are sufficiently-oriented) across the warm sector which overspreads a significant portion of Alabama. This data suggests that all modes of severe weather (possibly significant) could be derived from supercells as the contemporaneous kinematic & thermodynamic parameter space intensifies/matures.
However, residual uncertainty persists with respect to the modest caliber of predictability, derived from usual model variability/differentiation concerning full-scale trough evolution, surface low trajectory (which can greatly influence the areal extent of the convective initiating space), synoptic forcing, unabridged destabilization, deep layer ascent, etc. In addition, mesoscale features cannot yet be outlined due to the forecasting operating range we are working in. As time moves forward, we will be able to grasp a much better understanding of the working system & decipher the small-scale information as we strive to continuously re-assess the rolling data while it establishes a more-defined prognosticated medium. In essence, more atmospheric science needs to be completed prior to diving into the specifics.
MY PARTING WORDS [AGAIN]:
- Some things change.
- Some things don't.
- Yes, tornadoes & severe weather scare people.
- That will always be a given, and that's completely okay!
- At the end of the day, my job is to keep you safe by informing you about what could be near based on careful model extrapolation & analysis, substantiating my findings.
- Guidance has clearly trended towards a stormy future for our state next week unfortunately, but it is not quite a done deal.
- Whether there is severe weather or not..
- As long as you know you've done everything you can to protect yourself.. in 99.9% of all cases, you will be fine.
- So, while this might be scary for some, just think back to all of our past severe weather days.
- You're still here, you're still fine, and will be as long as you continue taking the same precaution.
- And hey... I'M STILL ALIVE TOO! 😁
Continue to anticipate pending updates being released to this page over the next several days as they will mostly likely be required. Have a peaceful night, Alabama! 🙂