Sometimes we concentrate too much on the big cities or the more urban areas in the videos we show on this site. Today, I came across a pair of recently posted helmet-cam videos from some smaller communities in the South.
Above is a house fire shot by a member of the Flippin Fire Department on a mutual aid run. There is no indication when the fire occurred. It is labeled "Summit Fire". Flippin, Arkansas, population 1357 (2000 Census), is in Marion County in the Ozarks. Here's a description of Flippin FD from the department website.
The department is currently a volunteer department with a Full Time Paid Fire Chief. Department personnel currently consists of 16 personnel, which include men and women trained in Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Haz-Mat. The personnel of the department not only respond to emergency calls but also assist with community events and public services.
The video below is from a shed fire on Saturday handled by the Florala Fire Department. Florala, Alabama is in Covington County and, according to the 2000 Census, has a population of 1964. I didn't find a website, but Florala FD is on Facebook where I found this description:
The Florala Fire Department is a fully volunteer fire department in extreme south Alabama. We have 24 active volunteers and run out of one station. We have two engines (Engine 5: 2010 Crimson Rescue Pumper and Engine 2: 1988 FMC/Ford Pumper), one mini-pumper (Truck 4: 1991 E-One/Ford Mini Rescue Pumper), and one chief's car (2004 Chevrolet Impala). We have around 2500 people that we protect in our district, which is approximately 81 square miles. We average around 100-150 calls per year.