FOLEY, AL- Foley is one of Baldwin County’s fastest growing cities. Families continue to move here, commercial development is on the rise and new visitors arrive daily.
Recent growth could put a strain on some public safety resources in the future.
Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby has increased his staff from 15 full-time employees in 2009 to more than 60 full-time, part-time and volunteer firefighters.
Darby says calls for service have increased 25% since 2013. The chief says fire calls haven’t increased, but emergency calls including requests to respond to highway accidents, have.
New commercial and residential development, particularly on the east side of the city, is expected to continue.