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January 23rd Tornado (2012)
The Center Point Fire District was struck by an EF-3 tornado on the morning of January 23. The tornado cut a diagonal path through the fire district 10.5 miles long. At least 30 business were destroyed and numbers of homes significantly damaged are nearing 500. Dozens were injured in the early morning storm and sadly one 16 year old young lady was killed when her house was destroyed. The Fire District went into a search and rescue mode immediately but we were soon overwhelmed with calls for help. Many neighboring departments sent resources to help in the rescue effort. Most of our off duty firefighters returned to work and by early afternoon we had accomplished the task of searching and confirming that survivors were accounted for. It was a huge effort and so many people played roles in that mornings operation.
Since that time many agencies, fire departments, government resources and volunteers have been in the area offering help. Not only in the clean up effort but also long term help. The fire district would like to sincerely thank everyone who has offered their help and support.
The Center Point Fire District is headed by Fire Chief Donnie P. West Jr. He oversees the total operations of the Fire, Medical Rescue, and Transport aspects of the department. The District is staffed by approximately 100 employees, who staff four fire stations, with four engine companies, and four advanced life support transport units. Fire/Medics staff the department in a three platoon system, employees work 24 hour shifts with each shift supervised by a Battalion Chief.
The fire district provides service for the cities of Center Point, Clay, and Pinson. We also provide service for unincorporated areas of Northeastern Jefferson County with stations in Center Point, Pinson, Clay, and Chalkville, we are responsible for these areas as well as Grayson Valley, Robinwood, Pawnee, and Ketona. Our communications center is located inside of Fire Administration building on Center Point Parkway, they receive and dispatch all calls for emergency services within the district. All residents and businesses within the district are covered by Enhanced 911 service with these calls being first routed through the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The department can also be contacted through our Emergency Number 853-5050.