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SCOTT AIRPACKS FOR SALE

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:  jdotoli@huntersvillefd.com


   


 

CELEBRATING THE SCHOOL YEAR AT BARNETTE

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


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THE NEW TANKER 2 IS MAKING PROGRESS

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 2015

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HUNTERSVILLESTATION 1 RESPONDS TO A SECOND MVA ON THE INTERSTATE

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.



Units 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.


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HUNTERSVILLE STATION 1 RESPONDS TO AN MVA ON THE INTERSTATE

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.



Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 2, Squad 8; North Meck Rescue 7; Huntersville Police and NC State Highway Patrol.

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HUNTERSVILLE STATION 2 VISITS THE GLENS

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!

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BUILD BETTY A HOME DEDICATION

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. 



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DROWNING ON MT ISLAND LAKE

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.

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DISCARDING HOT ASHES

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

     



 

LET ME RUN 5K

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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