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Tonight's E-911 tour is NOW CANCELED. The Center just called and said they cannot do the tour tonight. We are sorry for this late notice. We will let you know when they can reschedule....

If you're available Friday, PAR will be working again in the Decatur area (at least until the rain comes in). Please let Danny Walker know by email or text. Walkerdanny@bellsouth.net or 256-683-0482 Thank you to those who are lending physical help, and thank you to those who are praying! Both kinds of help are important....

PAR is needed again after last night's storms in our area. Several people have requested our help with tree work and roof tarping. If you're available for a few hours this afternoon and/or tomorrow, please let Danny Walker know ASAP, either by email or text. Walkerdanny@bellsouth.net or 256-683-0482 We appreciate your willingness to help!...

We will NOT have our warehouse workday this Saturday, March 24, as originally scheduled due to our activity this week in the field. Watch for a rescheduled date in the future. Thanks to those who had already signed up to help. Sign up now for our tour of the E-911 Center on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30pm.This will substitute for our April monthly meeting. Get details and sign up here for the E-911 Tour. The Center needs to know how many will attend....

We will be meeting again tomorrow, Thursday morning, at Wooley Springs Baptist Church, to do more cleanup. Join us if you can. Thursday, March 22 8:00 a.m. Wooley Springs Baptist Church 28025 Bethel Road, Toney, AL Thanks very much to those who have been able to help so far! You've accomplished a lot....

Our PAR volunteers were prepared and they responded. Their hard work made a difference in the lives of those affected by the tornadoes that came through Alabama on March 19, 2018. See more photos on our Facebook page. Near Ardmore, Alabama, March 20, 2018 (photo credit Bob Gathany)  ...

Volunteers are needed for storm cleanup Tuesday, March 20! Meet at the PAR warehouse by 7:00am Tuesday morning, March 20, to leave at 7:15, 3401 Holmes Avenue NW, Huntsville, AL. Or meet at Wooley Springs Baptist Church by 8:00am, 28025 Bethel Road, Toney, AL 35773. Thanks to those who came today to the warehouse to get us prepared. Your work paid off. Continue to pray for those affected by today's storms....

All PAR volunteers are invited to tour the Huntsville-Madison County E-911 Center on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30-7:30pm. (This will replace our regular monthly meeting for April.) We'll learn how they operate as well as listen to interesting and historic 911 calls they have received. Please sign up here to attend. There will be NO parking at the E-911 Center itself. Instead, please park across the street at Westminster Presbyterian Church between 6:20-6:20pm. We'll walk or carpool from Westminster to the Center. Westminster Presbyterian Church 5744 Oakwood Rd NW, Huntsville, AL E-911 Center 5827 Oakwood Rd, NW, Huntsville, AL During natural disasters (as well as other times), frequent calls are made to our local 911 Center. They are the first, first responders. The Huntsville-Madison County E-911 Center, the largest in Alabama, receives 600 calls on a normal day. During our tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011, it handled 1,200 calls in a single hour. The E-911 Center is the call-taking and emergency/non-emergency radio dispatch facility for Madison County and the city limits of both Huntsville and Madison (including Limestone County). It coordinates all emergency requests using advanced technology and highly trained staff. It connects citizen requests with the appropriate response for emergency services. Agencies currently housed in the communication facility include: Madison County...

It's time for spring cleaning! We'd appreciate your help Saturday morning, March 24, at the PAR warehouse. We want to get better organized and get our equipment deployment-ready for any upcoming spring storms. Please sign up here. We'll get started at 8 a.m. at 3401 Holmes Avenue NW. It's the gray warehouse next to the baseball field behind The Rock Family Worship Center's new campus (formerly Butler High School). Also see our sign-up to tour the Huntsville-Madison County 911 CenterĀ on April 5, 2018, to learn how they respond during emergencies....