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HUNTERSVILLE FIRE BEGINS ANNUAL HYDRANT MAINTENANCE

Thursday, April 10, 2014  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 Huntersville service district. Firefighters will be checking each hydrant, performing light maintenance, testing and flowing 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).

On occasion when a hydrant is flushed, water discoloration may occur in a resident’s water line. Extra care should be considered when washing clothes immediately after a hydrant flush. Simply running the water in your sink for a few minutes prior will help ensure your water is clear.

If residents have any questions or concerns, they are requested to please contact the officer on duty at their closest Huntersville Fire Station right away.

   


 

STATION 2 RUNS AN MVA ON HWY 73

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  At 12:25pm Station 2 was dispatched to a reported vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 73 and Beatties Ford Rd. Engine 2 quickly checked in route, arriving to find a two car MVA. Engine 2 assisted MEDIC in assessing the patients and packaging them for transport. Both patients were transported with minor injuries. Engine 2 remained on scene for a few additional minutes, cleaning up vehicle fluids.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 2; MEDIC and Huntersville Police Department.

All units were cleared from the call by 1:00pm.  

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STATION 3 RUNS A FIRE ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE STATION

Friday, April 11, 2014  At 3:24pm Station 3’s crew noticed a column of black smoke rising out of the neighborhood directly across the street from the station (located in the City of Charlotte jurisdiction). The crew immediately jumped on the truck and drove into the neighborhood finding a working outside fire spreading to a house. Station 3 immediately advanced a hose line to the fire and knocked it down quickly as Charlotte station 31 arrived on scene.

Crews checked for extension, the fire had cracked one of the front windows of the house and had climbed the brick wall melting some of the attic soffit. Crews did not find any extension and assisting in ventilating the structure of smoke. Scene was turned over to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 3; Charlotte Ladder 31, Brush 31 and Battalion 6. .

All units were cleared from the call by 4:30pm.  

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STATION 2 RUNS A TRUCK ON ITS SIDE ON THE BFR

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  At 10:41am while Station 2’s crew was washing the Engine, a passerby drove up and reported a truck overturned on Beatties Ford Rd near Stephens Rd. The duty crew immediately climbed aboard Engine 2 and responded. Engine 2 arrived to find a truck on its side and immediately had Central put a call for service into the CAD system.  

The crew found no injuries and turned the scene over to Huntersville Police. The truck was headed to the Scottish Festival at Rural Hill with rented tables and chairs when its left wheels dropped off the road the driver lost control, created a large rut in several yards and throwing mud and debris out into the road way. Engine 2 responded back out to the scene later at the request of Police to wash off the roadway.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 2; Huntersville Police Department.

All units were cleared from the call by 11:00am.  

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STATION 1 RUNS A TRAILER FIRE ON OLD STATESVILLE

Wednesday, April 2, 2014  At 5:45pm as Station 1 was clearing an MVA on the interstate – they were hit for a structure fire on Old Statesville Rd, near Main St. Stations 2, 3 and Cornelius Fire were also added to the call due to the extended response distance for Station 1. Station 11 from Station 1 quickly checked in route, arriving to find a working fire with some fire venting through the roof of the trailer. Cornelius Engine 3 also arrived on scene, reversing out for a water supply and its crew helping to advance an 1 ¾” line in to the trailer. Crews found a working Kitchen fire that had self vented through the roof. Crews quickly knocked the fire down. Engine 1 arrived and opened the rood up to check for hidden fire extension. Stations 2, 3 were quickly placed back into service.

Station 1 and Cornelius crews remained on scene, checking for extension and controlled all utilities. Fire appeared to originate on the stove, the Red Cross responded to the scene to assist the residents with temporary housing. No injuries were reported.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 11, 1; Cornelius Engine 3; Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal; MEDIC; Huntersville Police Department.

All units were cleared from the call by 6:30pm.  

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HFD RUNS AN MVA ON THE INTERSTATE WITH AN OVERTURN

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  At 10:38am Station 1, North Meck Rescue and Long Creek Fire were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the Interstate. Callers were reporting an overturned car with a possible ejection on I77 Northbound just south of Gilead Road (near mile marker 22). Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1 as well as North Meck Rescue and Long Creek Fire checked in route. Units arrived shortly thereafter to find a multi vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and passenger car and an SUV. The SUV was in the median and it appeared to have rolled over several times with the occupants from all the vehicles self extricated. All 3 departments quickly transitioned to patient care. Fortunately no serious injuries resulted from the wreck.

With crashed vehicles on both sides of the Interstate, traffic in the area was a mess for some time, into the early afternoon hours. Once all patients were identified and treated, emergency units took up and cleared; turning the scene over to Police.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1; North Meck Rescue 1, 2 and Heavy Rescue 7; Long Creek Engine 3; MEDIC and NC State Highway Patrol.

All units were cleared from the call by 11:05am.  

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STATION 1 RUNS AN MVA INVOLVING A BUS

Monday, March 31, 2014  At 8:45am Huntersville Station 1 & North Meck Rescue was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 10330blk of Mt Holly-Huntersville Road. Engine 1 and North Meck Rescue 7 quickly checked in route. Engine 1 arrived to find an accident involving a Char-Meck school bus which was rear-ended by a passenger car. Crews packaged one person for transport by MEDIC with minor injuries.

Crews stood-by until Police arrived on scene. All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 9:30am.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1; North Meck Rescue 7; MEDIC and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

     



 

A CELEBRATION IN THE LIFE OF CARTER DANG

Saturday, March 29, 2014  Today the parents of Carter Dang (#SuperCarter) held a ‘Celebration of Life’ in his honor at the James Funeral home in Huntersville. Since Carter was an honorary Huntersville firefighter (See ‘Huntersville Newest Firefighter’ from February 8th) we made sure to attend. Prior to the start of the service we arranged for multiple public safety agencies to attend, we also took Ladder 1 and set up a large American Flag over the entrance to the Funeral Home. It was a packed house, with many family and friends attending. It was very clear to us that Carter and his family touched many people throughout the community. Rest in peace little guy – we have the watch from here. We will NEVER forget you and you are our brother for life. #RFB (Remember Fallen Brothers).

We would like to thank the following agencies for supporting us and for attending the celebration: Huntersville Police Department, Cornelius Fire Department, North Meck Rescue and MedCenter Air.

     



 

STATION 1 RUNS AN RV FIRE AT STORAGE LOT

Thursday, March 27, 2014  At 6:07pm Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at the Storage Central facility located at 16008 Old Statesville Rd. Engine 1 checked in route as additional callers reported multiple RVs on fire. Tanker was added to the call for water supply. Due to a large column of smoke showing as units responded, Engine 1 added Cornelius Fore to the call and Cornelius Engine 5 quickly checked in route. Huntersville Engine 1 marked on scene, reporting one mobile home fully involved and two adjacent RVs also burning. As Engine 1 initiated fire attack with the front jump line, Tanker 1 arrived and hooked up to Engine 1. Cornelius Engine 5 arrived and advanced a second attack line to the RV exposures.

The fire was controlled in about 10 mins with the mobile home of origin completely destroyed, almost unrecognizable. The adjacent trailers suffered significant damage as well. All 3 were complete losses.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 7pm.
 
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Tanker 1; Cornelius Engine 5; Huntersville Police and the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office.

     



 

STATION 1 RUNS AN MVA WITH ONE OVERTURNED

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  At 3:02am Station 1 and North Meck Rescue was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned in the 11010blk of Alexanderana Rd. Engine 1 and North Meck Rescue 7 quickly checked in route. Engine 1 arrived shortly thereafter to find a passenger car on its roof in the middle of the road with the door open and no occupants. Rescue 7 also arrived on scene and set up scene lights as crews searched the scene for patients / occupants of the vehicle. Crews searched the entire area for some time using lights and thermal imaging cameras; never finding any occupants. The scene was turned to the Police Department for investigation.
 
All Huntersville units were clear of the scene and back in service by 4:30am.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1; North Meck Heavy Rescue 7; and the Huntersville Police Department.

   


 
 
 

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