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2014 RECAP FOR THE VILLE

2014 CALL STATISTICS RELEASED:

3,166 total calls in 2014. That's an increase of 267 calls over 2013. On average, all calls were responded to in just over 5 mins (from dispatch to arrival, including non emergency calls). Total property dollars saved in 2014 was $5,486,000.

We currently have a total of 88 part time firefighters on staff; of which 76 are full time career firefighters or medics in another emergency service agency.

The busiest months for us were January followed by May. Our highest call volume occurs between 1pm and 6pm.

Top volunteer (off duty response) call responders were:
-  Mark Auten 208 calls
-  Bill Suthard 176 calls
-  Brent Irvin    155 calls





   


 

BRUSH 1 RESPONDS TO CORNELIUS FOR BRUSH FIRE

Friday, March 13, 2015  At 6:30pm, our Brush 1 responded to Cornelius to assist them with a large brush fire off Coachman's Trace Lane; in the Glen Oak Green Park. Brush 1 operated on scene, in Cornelius,  for just over an hour.


Pictures are courtesy of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue. The Cornelius Police Department is investigating the cause; which is suspicious. Cornelius PD asks that you call 704-892-7773 if you have any information related to the cause of this fire.


     



 

'SPRING FORWARD' THIS WEEKEND

Friday, March 6, 2015  This weekend is daylight savings time! Early Sunday morning, we will 'Spring Forward'. When you change your clocks - we ask that you also change the batteries on your detectors (both smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors). --> Also check the manufacturing date (stamped on bottom of detectors). We recommend replacing any smoke detectors that are 10 years old or older and Co detectors that are 6 years or older. ‪#‎BeFireSmart‬ ‪#‎KeepingYouSafe‬

   


 

STATIONS 1, 2 RUN A STRUCTURE FIRE ON HAMBRIGHT RD

Monday, March 2, 2015  At 1:28pm Huntersville Stations 1, 2 and Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to a structure fire at 7211 Hambright Road on the west side of Town. Engines 1, 2 and Long Creek immediately checked in route. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire and smoke showing from a single family residence. Long Creek stretched an attack line to the front door, while a Huntersville member stretched a bumper line to an adjacent exposure (another home) that was smoking from the heat of the fire. Huntersville Engine 2 arrived and pulled a second line off of Long Creek’s Engine while Huntersville Engine 1 arrived and reverse laid to a hydrant on Hambright at Beatties Ford Rd. Crews were able to control the fire within 10 minutes. Extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home, causing a total loss. Red Cross was summoned to the scene to assist the displaced residents. No injuries occurred on scene Huntersville Police have reopened Hambright road and traffic is now flowing in that area. Coincidentally and unfortunately, this house is located 3 doors down from the Build Betty a house which burned 3 years ago. Units remained on scene for some time conducting overhaul and salvage. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. All Huntersville Units were clear of the scene by 4pm.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2 and Tanker 1; Long Creek Engine 3; MEDIC; Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office and the Huntersville Police Department.

Click below for additional pictures from the scene.



     



 

STATIONS 1, 3 RUN A STRUCTURE FIRE ON CUMBERLAND CREST DR

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  At 10:54am, the 911 center started receiving calls for a possible structure fire on Cumberland Crest Drive. Callers were reporting smoke coming from the attic and eaves of the house in the 12400 Block. Huntersville stations 1, 3 and Cornelius Fire were alerted and quickly checked in route. Huntersville Engine 1 arrived on scene first, reporting smoke issuing from the house and confirmed a working fire on a single family, single story house. E-1 crew quickly forced the front door and stretched a 1-3/4" attack line inside searching for the fire.  Huntersville Ladder 1 arrived and was immediately assigned primary search (due to cars in driveway and neighbors saying 2 dogs were inside the home). E-1 found and knocked the fire, in the kitchen, quickly with only tank water. Cornelius, originally assigned water supply, performed a secondary search as Huntersville E-3 performed salvage. Crews were able to find and remove 1 dog alive; however the second dog unfortunately did not make it.



The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire. The kitchen suffered extensive fire damage. The rest of the home suffered heavy smoke & heat damage. E-1’s crew was able to get a quick stop on the fire thanks to aggressive tactics and quick reporting, via 911, by passersby.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 1:15pm.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 3, Ladder 1; Cornelius Engine 3, Squad 8; North Meck Rescue 7; The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office; 1 MEDIC Unit and the Huntersville Police Department.

Click below for pictures.



     



 

COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE VILLE DRIVES CALLS

Saturday, February 14, 2015  A cold front ahead of a winter storm rolled through the area around 6:30pm. As the front passed through; heavy, sustained winds hit the area. Within a few minutes, all stations started receiving calls. As the calls started flooding in, it quickly became apparent that the wind was wreaking havoc. Off duty volunteers immediately reported to the stations (despite that many were out for Valentines Day) to start handling the multiple, simultaneous calls. Numerous calls came in for trees down, power lines down, a brush fire (following a blown transformer), small fires and a truck fire on the interstate. A total of 22 calls for service were answered.


We’re happy to report that EVERY call was answered and answered quickly. Many thanks to all the off duty volunteers that came in and helped with the calls. Also a very special thank you to the wives that allowed our members to leave and help. Many of those volunteers left dinners, dates or special evenings with their family on Valentine's Day to help protect this great community. We also want to give a shout out to the Huntersville Public Works Department and the Police Department who worked right alongside us.


As of 1am all crews and members were back in quarters and the majority of the power outages in Town were rectified.



     



 

A BUSY VALENTINES DAY

Saturday, February 14, 2015  Valentines Day turned out to be a busy day for us a total of 22 calls for service was answered. From car accidents, outside fires, medical calls to a suspicious fire in the bathroom of the Goodwill store. We’re also appreciative of a visit by Lake Norman Preschool that dropped off some Valentine goodies for the duty crews!



     



 

STATION 2 TRAINING

Thursday, February 12, 2015  What do you do on a Carolina Blue sky day at the Two House? You take advantage of the clear day and train. Former Chief and long time member Gary Reagan stopped by and conducted some drafting training. Always training, always prepared. #TrainLikeYouFight #BlackOverRed


   


 

STATION 2 RUNS AN MVA ON STEPHENS ROAD

Thursday, February 12, 2015  Engine 2 ran an MVA earlier this morning on Stephens Rd, west of Beatties Ford Rd. Initially reported to be on Beatties Ford Rd at Stephens Road...crews searched the area and found the accident further west on Stephens Road. Engine 2 arrived to find a single vehicle, a jeep, rollover accident. Only one patient with non-life threatening injuries was found. She was treated, packaged and handed over to MEDIC for transport.

   


 

STATION 2 RESPONDS TO LINCOLN COUNTY - MUTUAL AID

Sunday, February 8, 2015  At 4:21pm Station 2 responded, Mutual Aid, to Lincoln County to help cover the East Lincoln FD response area as they worked a large fire in their first due at an Industrial Rubber Plant. Experts are calling it a 9 Alarm Fire with 19 fire departments from 4 counties and a box plus assignment (5 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker, 1 Foam Engine, 2 Chiefs and 2 Hazmats) from the city of Charlotte responding.


The fire was an outside fire that grew out of control (as many experts warned could happen) and spread to a rubber plant (Universal Rubber Products) and burned the property, vehicles, trailers and building. Many of you saw the smoke this evening from across the lake.

Many Fire agencies warned about outside fires on Sunday (including us) but none of us fathomed that someone would have an outside fire that would eventually spread to a Rubber Plant like this. #ThinkBeforeYouBurn

     



 
 
 

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