Brookside Fire Department

Coming Home to Brookside

BROOKSIDE, Alabama – Senior Airman James Adam Reaves enlisted the help of the Brookside Fire Department to surprise his friends and family after he returned home from deployment.

Reaves’ family was enjoying a cookout Saturday afternoon when firefighters arrived claiming they needed to investigate a noise complaint. That’s when Reaves appeared.

The entire ruse was caught on video.

Watch the You Tube video:


Brookside Fire Department received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA in the amount of $233,700 for a new firetruck.

If you want to see the new truck, come visit the fire department.


The new fire station has been completed.  The facility houses 3 fire engines and the paramedic unit..  Under the station is a tornado shelter that can hold up to 300 residents.  Currently the department has 21 firefighters including 7 Boy Scout Explorers.  The current ISO rating is 7.  The new facility and additional training classes should help lower the rating.


Firehouse Subs in Homewood awarded a $4000 oximeter to the towns fire department in December 2009. The donation was made through the restaurant chain’s non-profit Public Safety Commission.  Brookside Fire Chief Donnie Huey will use the oximeter on the general public to check blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels as well as an aid to firefighters.

Stop in at 429 Green Springs Highway and say Thank you to Firehouse Subs!