At the request of Shades Valley High School principal, Mary Beth Blankenship, the City of Irondale is funding a "Fire Science Academy," and providing instruction for Shades Valley students interested in becoming a firefighter. The class is taught by veteran Irondale firefighter and paramedic, David Brasher. Students who complete the program become certified volunteer firefighters at age 18, and can then take a five-week course in the Alabama Fire College to become a full-fledged firefighter.
You can watch a full video report here on WBRC Fox6 about the program.
Looking for an affordable, dependable Irondale print source? Look no further!
From now through October 31, Markham Bailey is offering a 10% discount on custom printed signage to Irondale Chamber members (on first orders up to $500).
Visit their website here and give them a call at 205-533-7130 for more information!
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve announces the First Annual Marty's Hike on Sunday, October 16 (rain date a week later), at 4:30 PM.
In addition to a wine-and-cheese event, you can follow Marty Schulman - one of RMNP's long time champions and beloved naturalist - as he guides you to one of his favorite spots on Ruffner Mountain where you can enjoy the beautiful view together.
Space is limited. Sign up at ruffnermountain.org.
Sertoma is a service organization with a chapter in the metro Birmingham area. They invite you to participate in their 14th annual golf tournament next Friday, October 14.
Sertoma is excited to hold the tournament in support of local charities like Still Serving Veterans, Alabama School for the Deaf, Alzheimer's Foundation, Children's Hospital, UAB Cancer Center, Children's Harbor, Mitchell's Place, Samford University Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Big Oak Ranch.
The entry fee donation of $150 entitles you to breakfast, lunch, beverages, door prizes, and a chance for the hole-in-one contest. For more information or to register, download their brochure here.
The Greater Irondale Chamber of Commerce, along with several community faith leaders, is pleased to present the City of Irondale Prayer Walk 2016 on Saturday, October 8, at 9 AM.