Monday, April 18, 2016
Beginning this week and continuing over the next few Months (April-June) all Huntersville Fire Stations will begin the annual maintenance of fire hydrants throughout the Town. Firefighters will be checking each hydrant; perform light maintenance, test and flow hydrants (flowing water from the hydrant to flush out any sediment). This maintenance is completed annually, prior to summer, and ensures that all the hydrants are in good working order. Firefighters will also be checking and clearing around hydrants for accessibility (no shrubs, flower boxes, mail boxes or yard decorations may block access to the hydrant).
Friday, April 22, 2016
This morning, we (along with North Mecklenburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Medic and the James Funeral Home assisted the Huntersville Police Department with their 'No Second Chances' program at Hopewell High School, ahead of their Prom. #BoozeItLoseItClick below for more pictures.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Earlier this morning (around 2am) Station 1 worked an MVA with North Mecklenburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Huntersville Police Department on Statesville Rd near Compass St. A car struck a telephone pole, breaking the pole in half leaving it, along with the power lines hanging freely.
EnergyUnited worked hard and quickly to repair the pole and wires, restoring power to the area at 4:30am.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Just after 2pm stations 1, 3 (with additional support from Charlotte Fire stations 31 and 28) responded to a working house fire on McGinnis Lane (just off Eastfield Rd). Engine 3 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the roof and immediately stretched a line inside the home, to the second floor. Once they made it to the attic they found heavy fire in the attic and began fire attack with a single 1 3/4" line.
The Fire started on the exterior of the home, at an outside corner, near some trash cans and climbed the outside wall of the home & quickly translating into the attic. Crews were able to knock the fire down in about 15 minutes. All residents escaped without injury and will be displaced. One firefighter found the family cat hiding in a room, unharmed. Major damage to the home's attic, roof and water damage to the second floor will require extensive repairs.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Station 2 ran a 2 car MVA on Beatties Ford Rd just North of McIllwaine Rd just before 6pm. Both cars had significant damage, however the drivers were relatively ok and refused treatment. The accident created quite a bit if traffic issues during the evening commute.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
At around 4pm, Stations 1, 3 and Cornelius FD responded to a Working Structure Fire at 13739 Cinnabar Place in the Vermillion neighborhood. Engine 1 & Ladder 1 arrived on scene within 3 minutes to find heavy fire showing at the rear of a 2 story, attached Town Home. Crews split and moved quickly to the attic space, stopping the fire while also quickly knocking down the fire at the rear of the town homes. The fire appears to have started at the rea...r of one home, on the stairs leading to the back door. The fire quickly climbed the outside wall into the attic, compromising several windows, the soffit and spread into two town homes before being stopped by our crews. The fire was reported by a Huntersville Police Officer working off duty in the neighborhood. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire. The residents of two Town Homes were displaced by the fire.Click below for more photos from the scene.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
This year's attendees of Huntersville 101, a 9 week session learning all about the Town and Departments, stopped by for a few hours to learn all about our Town & our Fire Department. Very happy to see such packed sessions and we enjoyed meeting you! #OneTownOneTeam
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Engine 1 responded to 17300 Block of Cambridge Grove Dr for a vehicle fire just before 7pm. Upon arrival, the fire was already extinguished, however the Fire Marshals Office was contacted to respond and determine fire cause and origin..fire was confined to the rear truck bed of a pick-up truck.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Multicar MVA on I77NB at Exit 25 in the Toll construction zone. The accident shut down I77NB for a bit, until the roadway could be cleared. Although the interstate is the NCSHP jurisdiction, HPD has lent a hand quite a bit in clearing and reopening the road since the Toll construction started.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
This week our firefighters completed their annual fitness test. Each must complete the test, annually, in order to remain employees and/or volunteer firefighters with HFD. It's not a walk in the park and it must be completed in full turn out gear, while breathing air from an SCBA.This evening Mayor John Aneralla & Town Commissioner Mark Gibbons stopped by and also took the test. They did pretty darn good and we applaud them for taking it. Here are pics of them taking the test.Click below for more pictures from the event.
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