Thursday, May 28, 2015
We are excited to announce that we have used Scott Airpacks (SCBA) for sale! With our new Scott 5.5 Airpacks now in service, we are selling our old Scott 4.5 Airpacks.Special attention to Fire Departments in need or fire schools in need. Unfortunately, we CANNOT sell Airpacks to an individual person.AIRPACKS: All are Scott 4.5, AP50 airpacks. All are 2002 compliant with pass / RIC / Heads up display. For $700 each you get the airpack, an AB2000 mask and a cylinder. All airpacks were closely maintained over the years by Scott certified airpack technicians.MASKS: We are also selling individual AB2000 masks for $40 each.CYLINDERS: We are also selling Scott cylinders (we have over 90 cylinders for sale), Cylinders are being sold at $40 per year. On cylinders typically have a 15 year life span. Example: A 2002 cylinder would only have 2 years left in service...so that cylinder would cost $80.Please contact Deputy Chief Jim Dotoli for more details or to purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 8, 2015
Today Station 2 visited Barnette Elementary School to celebrate the
final days of the school year. We're trying to figure out who had more fun
today...the kids or our crew? #BlackOverRed #OneTownOneTeam Click below for more pictures.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Another, brand new #BlackOverRed is headed to the
Ville. Our new Tanker chassis has arrived at US Tanker (SMEAL). Check out the
NEW Tanker 2, arriving in the Ville --> Fall 2015Click below for more pictures.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Not long after we cleared
the first accident and made it back to the Station...we were sent back to the
scene for a second accident near the first one. Luckily NCSHP (who were still
on scene from the first accident) were not injured in the second accident. This
second accident also involved a tractor trailer, which rear ended a box truck, which
had slowed for the first accident. The tractor trailer dumped engine oil along
the roadway. E-1 Crew worked hard for close to an hour putting down oil dry and
cleaning up the scene.
on scene: Huntersville Engine 1; North Meck Rescue 7; Huntersville Police and
NC State Highway Patrol.
This was the 9th accident we responded to in Huntersville...this
shift.Click below for more pictures.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
At 11:08pm Station 1, NorthMeck
Rescue & Cornelius Fire Department were dispatched to a serious MVA on I77
involving two tractor trailers. A tractor-trailer traveling southbound on I77
struck a car, an SUV and another tractor-trailer that had slowed for
construction traffic. The occupant of the car had to be extricated and suffered
serious injuries. All other drivers refused medical treatment. I77SB was closed for over an hour while crews
worked on the scene. Debris was scattered all over the interstate requiring
Engine 1's crew to cleanup and wash down the roadway.
on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 2, Squad 8;
North Meck Rescue 7; Huntersville Police and NC State Highway Patrol. Click below for more pictures.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
An annual tradition - Station 2’s duty crew visited The Glen’s and had lunch with the residents. E-2
helped serve beverages, food and mingled with the residents. It was a great
time and the residents are so friendly. We are very fortunate to have The
Glen’s in the first due area of station 2. Thank you for your hospitality! Click below for more pictures.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Rarely do we, as first responders, get
to see an incident full circle. Often we respond, mitigate the emergency and
head home. Rarely do we get to see the victims again, after recovery or know if
they were able to get back on their feet and move forward.The Build Betty A House project was
different, we were able to see and be part of this tragic incident from the
beginning, through the recovery and to end - and the end was amazing. As the HFD Public Information Officer said today
"We were there when she lost her home to fire and we were still here today
at the end - when we handed her keys to her new home".We were also able to see how wonderful
our community is and the very definition of what has become our mantra
"OneTownOneTeam".Thank you to all who took
the time to come out and represent this fantastic Huntersville Community and
celebrate with us! We really appreciate those that supported us and Betty
today. Click below for more pictures.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yesterday was a tough, busy day for us. As you know, one incident we
responded to Tuesday was a drowning near Latta Plantation. At around
2:42pm we were requested to assist the Long Creek Fire Department with a
missing swimmer in the waters of Mt Island Lake, just off Latta
Plantation. Huntersville Engine 2 immediately responded for manpower as
did Marine 1 (our fire boat) and our Public Information Officer. Our
boat conducted multiple passes of the area (near the swimmer's last
know sighting) along with Charlotte Fire Boat Dive-38. Our manpower
assisted shore crews with readying divers while our PIO worked with
command and the media to keep all informed on progress. Following an
exhaustive, methodical search using advanced SONAR, the victim was found
by Marine 1 (on SONAR) and confirmed by CFD Fireboat Dive-38's SONAR.
Charlotte Fire Department Divers then recovered the victim. Once
recovery was made, the incident was turned over to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for investigation.
The victim was identified as Marcos Hernandez who was a 17 yr old
student and stand out Rugby player at North Meck High School here in
Huntersville. The Huntersville Fire Department sends it's condolences
and prayers to Marcos' family, friends and classmates. We are so very
sorry for your loss.Click below for more pictures.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
With the nice Spring weather bringing out the grills...here's a safety tip on how to discard charcoal & fire pit ashes. Empty ash into a bucket,
fill the bucket with water & allow it to cool for days. THEN discard
after several days of cooling. NEVER place hot ashes into the
roll-out trash bins. Ashes can hold heat for days & we've had a few
large home fires as a result. Ash (that was not allowed proper time to
cool) was placed into the Town roll-out trash cans - the cans were
stored against the houses. The ashes smoldered for hours, even days and
the can eventually caught fire and melted. Fire climbed the walls of the
homes and burned the roof off the homes. #BeFireSmart
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Your Fire & Police Departments supporting the 'Let Me Run 5k' on Saturday. A warm day, but the kids did great!
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