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MVA ON BUD HENDERSON ROAD

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Engine 22 ran an MVA around midnight Saturday. Callers in the area of Bud Henderson Rd at Henderson Park Rd reported hearing a loud crash. Additionally on-duty Police Officers along Gilead Road also heard the crash and began looking. As Huntersville crews arrived in the area of Henderson Park Rd, no accident could be located so crews began driving around the entire area, eventually finding a crashed vehicle near Glenwyck Ln. A single passenger car attempting to navigate a turn on Bud Henderson, departed the right side of the road, struck a tree and spun across the front grassy area landing just short of a cul-de-sac off of Glencreek Ln. 


Three occupants were in the vehicle and all three were able to self extricate. All had minor injuries and were very lucky. Patients were evaluated and transferred to MEDIC for additional evaluations. Huntersville Police are investigating the cause of the accident. 

     



 

NGINE 3 RUNS A KITCHEN FIRE

Thursday, April 30, 2015  Just after 9pm, Stations 1, 3 were dispatched for a structure fire in the 11750 Block of Trails End Lane. The 911 caller was reporting a kitchen fire. All units quickly checked enroute. Engine 3 arrived on scene first to find a working kitchen fire. Engine 3's crew quickly knocked the fire down with a water can and kept the fire damage to the Kitchen. Command declared a quick control time and held with Engine 3 only, releasing Engine 1 and Ladder 1 from the call. Engine 3 remained on scene conducting overhaul and assisting the resident.


No injuries were reported and the cause appears to be accidental - food on the stove.

All units were clear of the scene by 10pm. Units responding: Engines 1, 3; Ladder 1 and CMPD.


     



 

STATION 1 RUNS A SERIOUS MVA ON THE INTERSTATE

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Just after 10am Huntersville Station 1, North Meck Rescue, Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue and MEDIC responded to a Motor vehicle accident on I-77SB just North of exit 23.


Cornelius FD (Brush 6) arrived on scene first, assumed command and reported a single vehicle off the right shoulder of I77SB and into the woods. As North Meck Rescue, Huntersville and additional Cornelius FD crews arrived on scene, it was determined that one person was entrapped in the vehicle and command requested MedCenter Air to the scene, establishing a landing zone on I77SB at exit 23. Crews worked to gain access to the vehicle (using chainsaws to remove trees and limbs) and worked to stabilize the vehicle using struts. Once the car was stabilized, the driver was extricated from the vehicle and transferred to MEDIC for transport to Carolinas Medical Center in Uptown. MEDIC cancelled MedCenter Air prior to their arrival on scene.


Witnesses reported the vehicle, a passenger car, was traveling Northbound on I77 near exit 23, when it suddenly sped up, drove off the left shoulder of I77NB, left the roadway, crossed over the entire median, then crossed over both lanes of I77SB and departed the roadway again and into the woods on the right side of I77SB. Luckily the vehicle was not struck by any other vehicle that were traveling Southbound on I77 and witnesses on the Northbound side stated that the vehicle never appeared to brake or slow down.


Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1; North Meck Heavy Rescue 7, Cornelius Brush 6, Engine 4 and Heavy Rescue 4; MEDIC, MEDIC supervisor and NC State Highway Patrol.


All fire and rescue crews cleared the scene by 11am; turning the scene over to NCSHP to investigate.


     



 

KILAHPALOOZA 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015  Engine 1 and duty crew attended the 2015 KilahPalooza held on the CPCC Merancas campus off Verheoff Drive here in Huntersville. A day of family fun - the festival was dedicated to the education and prevention of child abuse. There was something for just about everyone in the family. There were bounce houses, live music, a car show, food vendors, face painting and the Charlotte Fire Pink Lady Fire Truck as well as Engine 1 were on hand. Members of Kilah's family were also on hand.


The event was named in honor of Kilah Davenport. Kilah, 4, past away in March 2014 from injuries sustained at the hands of her stepfather. The Kilah Davenport foundation helped push lawmakers to sign Kilah's Law that increases time behind bars for convicted child abusers. Davenport is beginning to work with other states to do the same.


Her grandfather is a Fire Captain in the City of Charlotte and we stand with him and the family. We will continue to support the Foundation and memory of such a beautiful, innocent young lady.


‪#‎KilahsLaw‬ ‪#‎KilahDavenportFoundation‬.

     



 

WHAT IF EVERYONE VISITS THE STATIONS

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Once again, 'What If Everyone' dropped off fire station goodie baskets to our stations (as well as fire stations across Charlotte) as part of their ‪#‎7DaysOfService‬ We are so appreciative of their continued support and recognition each year. It means a lot to us and our Department. Of course, when you stop by the Stations - you must try out the Fire Trucks and the Fire Pole! ‪#‎WIE‬ ‪#‎WhatIfEveryone‬ ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬

     



 

2015 MEMBERSHIP AND APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

The 2015 Membership / Application process for the Huntersville Fire Department is now CLOSED.


We want to thank everyone for coming out and testing (Physical Agility Testing) this month to begin their application process. 

Those that successfully passed the physical agility test will proceed through the other phases of the process (formal application, back ground check, drug test, panel review etc) and if successful may be on one of our ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬s by July - serving the Ville.

--> THE 2016 MEMBERSHIP PROCESS WILL OPEN AGAIN IN JANUARY 2016

   


 

TANKER AND WATER SHUTTLE TRAINING

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  For three nights this month (April 20, 21, 22) we trained with adjacent Departments on tanker & water shuttle operations. Training was held all three nights in the Huntersville Business Park off Reese Blvd from 7-9pm. It was excellent training and we appreciate all those that came out and participated.


Departments Participating: Huntersville Fire Department, Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue, Mt Mourne Fire Department, Odell Fire Department, Long Creek Fire Department & the East Lincoln Fire Department.


     



 

WITH WARMER WEATHER COMES OUTSIDE FIRES

Sunday, April 12, 2015  As the weather warms up, our calls for ‘outside fires’ increase. This weekend we responded to a few, all were man made and not necessarily legal…


So what is legal here in Mecklenburg County?  ‘Recreational’ fires are the only fires allowed. Recreational fires are defined as outdoor fire burning materials OTHER than rubbish (trash and/or debris). The total fuel area (size of the fire) must be 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height. The recreational fire should be used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. A recreational fire can be considered a small camp fire or a fire pit.

The recreational fire MUST be attended to 100% of the time and cannot be closer than 25 feet to a structure or other combustible material. The person assigned to attend the fire must have something on hand to extinguish the fire, should an emergency arise, which could include: a 4-A rated fire extinguisher, a garden hose, sand, a water bucket etc.  

NO OPEN BURNING IS PERMITTED IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY. Open burning can be considered: Brush, trees, fields, trash piles, debris piles, stumps etc.

Link to Mecklenburg County Code:  HERE 




   


 

OUTSIDE FIRE IN CARRINGTON RIDGE

Saturday, April 11, 2015  Station 2 worked a small fire in the woods off Colonial Garden Dr (6600 Blk) in the Carrington Ridge Community this morning.


At 9am a small fire was located by a resident off an access road in the Carrington Ridge neighborhood. Engine 2, Brush 2 & Brush 22 responded to the scene. Brush 22 was able to access the fire and pull the tree down. The fire apparently involved a 10 foot area, as well as a tall, dead tree and appeared to be burning for some time. The cause of the fire is undetermined - however we did locate a firework at the base of the tree.


Good to see Brush 22 still doing work!

     



 

CONTROLLED BURN OFF RAMAH CHURCH RD

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  A very special thank you to the neighbors on Fred Brown Rd and Heritage Vista Dr for your patience and understanding this morning while we culminated our training on a donated house with a complete burn down of the structure.


It was also nice to see all the residents and kids out watching the process. Maany of the firefighters brought along their kids as well since it was Spring Break this week. 

     



 
 
 

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