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Cahaba Valley Fire & EMR District “Service with Pride” Home Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies

    Station 181 is the primary station responding to Businesses located along Highway 280 from Cahaba Park Circle to Eagle Point Parkway.  In addition Station 181 is the primary response station for: Riverside Parc, Kenley Apartments, Colonial Village at Inverness, Cahaba Lakes, The Meadows of Brookhighland, Eagle Ridge, Brook Highland Subdivision, Magnolia Subdivision, Stone Brook Subdivision, Calumet Meadow, Turtle Lake Apartments, Stone Crest Apartments, River Hills Business Park, Eagle Point Subdivision, and Greystone Plaza.


Units at Station 181 include:


Battalion-188 - 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe.  This truck serves as a command vehicle for the shift Battalion Chief on duty.  Battalion-188 is equipped with all advanced life support equipment for medical calls. Battalion-188 also has on onboard computer system that links to Shelby County 911 and relays information regarding calls within the district.  This assists with locating addresses and reduces response times.  Battalion-188 responds to all calls within Cahaba Valley's district.


Rescue 181 - 2015 Dodge four door 4500 rescue / transport unit. R181 is fully equipped with all all state required ALS equipment; including a Zoll X Series Heart Monitor, and a Stryker Power-PRO stretcher.


Engine-181 - 2013 Pierce Custom Cab Engine with a 1500 gallons per minute pump.  This engine responds to both fire and medical calls within the areas listed above.  Engine-181 is equipped with 1200 feet of 5 inch diameter supply hose, 500 feet of 1 3/4 inch diameter attack hose and all advanced life support equipment for medical calls.  E-181 is also equipped with a Mobile Data Terminal that provides a direct link to Shelby County 9-1-1, which increases efficiency in response times.


Engine-181 Reserve-  2004 Ferrara Engine with a 1250 gallons per minute pump. Engine-181R is equipped with 1200 feet of 5 inch diameter supply hose, 500 feet of 1 3/4 inch diameter attack hose and all advanced life support equipment for medical calls.  E-181R is placed in service when any of the department’s engine go out of service for maintenance or a mechanical issue.


Quint-181 - 1998 E-One ladder truck with a 75 ft rear mounted aerial ladder.  This truck is first to respond to all structure fires within Cahaba Valley's district. Ladder-181 is equipped with a 1500 gallons per minute pump and 1000 feet of 5 inch supply hose and 400 feet of 1 3/4 inch diameter attack hose.  Ladder 181 carries a Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera. Ladder 181 also equipped with BLS (Basic Life Support) medical equipment


SU-1- 2008 Chevrolet 2500 / Support trailer.  SU-1 contains an on board air compressor, used for refilling empty SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) cylinders. The on board compressor is also capable of providing supplied air to personnel working at events in which respiratory protection is warranted, such has Hazardous Materials events.  SU-1 also has a generator and lighting equipment in order to provide scene lighting.  In addition, the trailer is equipped with basic rehabilitation supplies for personnel that may be working on the scene of a protracted event.


Support 181-   2008 Chevrolet Tahoe.  Support 181 serves as a reserve command vehicle.  Equipment can be moved from Battalion 188 to this vehicle to ensure shift commander can reach an incident within the district in the event that Battalion 188 is out of service.  

Station 181

5487 Highway 280

Birmingham, AL 35242