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MONTHLY TRAINING IN THE VILLE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  This month’s training is on RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) and Firefighter down procedures. We are again using the donated house off Gilead Rd for training. Huntersville members trained for 3 days this week. The training house was filled with smoke as crews of four entered, searching for a downed firefighter who declared a mayday somewhere in the house. Crews found the firefighter, fixed whatever SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) failure the firefighter had (lost SCBA mask, low air etc.) and then removed the downed firefighter from the structure. Excellent hands on training.

We train on firefighter operations 3 days of each month and EMS continuing education 1 day of every month. Training to keep you (our customer) safe.

     



 

SENIOR FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY AT HFFA

Wednesday, October 15, 2014  Captain B. Ewart spent time Wednesday morning with members of Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics center’s SOULS group(Seniors.Older.United.Living.Stronger.) discussing fire prevention & safety for our senior residents. An informative and informal discussion with some very good questions from the residents. #FirePreventionWeek #FirePreventionMonth

   


 

STATION 1 RUNS A DUMPSTER FIRE

Sunday, October 12, 2014  Stations 1, 2 and Cornelius Fire were dispatched on a dumpster fire, next to a building, at American Mattress off Knockando Lane today. Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a working dumpster fire. Engine 1’s crew had a quick knockdown & control time releasing the other stations & units. Pictures from the scene below.

     



 

CREWS RUN A TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE ON THE INTERSTATE

Friday, October 10, 2014  Early into the afternoon commute Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to I77NB prior to exit 23 for a reported tractor trailer fire. Long Creek arrived on scene first to find the cab of a tractor trailer fully involved with fire. Huntersville Engine 1 arrived shortly thereafter and controlled a diesel fuel leak while Long Creek extinguished the fire. Charlotte Fire also arrived on scene and provided additional water to Long Creek.

The truck blew an engine as it drove north on I77, spreading oil all over the interstate; also causing diesel fuel to leak from the saddle tanks which led to the subsequent fire. Afternoon Northbound traffic was a mess during the incident.  
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Long Creek Engine 1, Charlotte Engine 28 & Tanker 28.

Pictures from the scene.

     



 

KITCHEN FIRE PREVENTION AT HOPEWELL

Wednesday, October 8, 2014  We spent some quality time this week with cooking classes at Hopewell High discussing kitchen fire safety and using portable fire extinguishers. Great students and great participation! #FirePreventionWeek

     



 

FIRE PREVENTION MONTH

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  October is Fire Prevention Month. All three stations will be spending quite a bit of time this month with our youth; discussing fire prevention, fire safety topics and visiting schools.

     



 

THE FIRST OF THE TRIPLETS ARRIVES IN THE VILLE

Saturday, October 4, 2014  The first of our three new Engine companies arrived in the Ville. In the coming weeks the remaining two engines (E1, E2) will arrive. The ‘Triplets’ will be outfitted with equipment, striped and lettered. We can’t wait to put the ‘Triplets’ into service.

   


 

HUNTERSVILLE PARTICIPATES IN THE 4TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTE STAIRCLIMB

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Huntersville participated in the 4th Annual Charlotte Memorial Stair climb. This is the 4th year that we’ve had a team participate in the climb.

Early on the morning of September 11 – the Department PIO climbed with the stair climb committee. On September 12 a climb team made up of Huntersville Fire fighters accompanied by FF wives and one tough little boy – (son of an HFD firefighter) climbed 110 stories to honor the first responders lost in the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
Click below for more pictures from the climb.

     



 

FATAL TRACTOR TRAILER MVA ON I77

Saturday, September 13, 2014  Early in the morning Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to I77 at the West Moreland overpass to assist Cornelius Fire for a serious accident. Units arriving on scene found a tractor trailer off the road, into the woods with heavy damage to the tractor cab. Crews worked to make access to the driver pinned inside the cab. Eventually crews were able to determine that the driver was killed during the accident. Due to heavy rain and excessive damage to the cab, a heavy wrecker crew had to assist in removing the truck from the woods so extrication of the driver could begin. The driver was removed at first daylight. Cornelius Crews remained on scene for hours supervising the removal of the driver and scene cleanup. This affected traffic on I77 for bulk of the morning.

Pictures from the scene. (Courtesy of Cornelius Fire)

     



 

ST1 RUNS AN MVA WITH ENTRAPMENT ON I77

Friday, September 12, 2014 21:38pm Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to I77NB prior to exit 25 for an MVA with entrapment. Huntersville Engine 1 and North Meck Rescue responded and arrived to find a pick-up truck down by the woods with 4 patients. One patient was trapped inside the truck and with some quick work; the patient was freed from the truck. A total of four patients were transported by MEDIC. Huntersville Fire units cleared the scene within 30 mins due to high call volume from a heavy downpour in the area. Picture from the scene. (Courtesy of North Meck Rescue)

   


 
 
 

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