The Talladega Fire Department responded to a total of 11 calls during the week between July 10 and July 17.

The first of these calls was an alarm at the First United Methodist Church on East Street, which had been tripped unintentionally. There was no fire.

The following day, firefighters answered another false alarm at the old Crown Textile Building on Alabama 21 South, which belongs to the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. Another false alarm from the same location came in Thursday.

Assistant Fire Chief Mark McKleroy said false alarms are fairly common in buildings with older fire suppression systems. Because there are no backflow preventers in the fire lines, any movement of water in the lines can trigger an alarm. 

The only call on Saturday was to a motor vehicle accident on Fort Lashley Avenue, and there were no calls on Sunday.

There was another vehicle accident Monday morning on the 275 Bypass, and a trash truck knocked down a power line near the Spring Street Recreation Center the same morning. Firefighters also responded to a dumpster fire on Hobson Avenue and a gas leak on Stephen J. White Memorial Boulevard on Monday.

There was another motor vehicle accident with minor injuries on Tuesday at the intersection of the bypass and Renfroe Road, and an unintentional alarm call at Citizens BMC hospital. 

There was another traffic accident on Alabama 21 Thursday around lunch time, McKleroy said.