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2016 RECRUITMENT PROCESS ANNOUNCED

As we continue to grow, the Huntersville Fire Department is seeking new volunteer and part-time (paid) members. Our annual membership process will begin with our physical agility test in March 2016. To be considered for membership with the Department you MUST reside in or within two miles of the Huntersville Fire District.


Agility test dates are as follows: March 21, 22 & 23 from 9am-7 pm. No appointment is necessary. Prior to attending the test, send an email to: mauten@huntersvillefd.com   to obtain the two forms that need to be completed and turned in at time of testing (a Health Information form & an HFD Test Waiver form). Complete the two forms and show up at Huntersville Fire Station 1 on the dates and times listed to take the agility test. Allow about 1.5 hours to complete the testing process. Successful candidates may then be invited to participate and complete the remaining steps of the membership process (formal application, drug test, credit check, background check and final membership approval by the board of directors). 


For more details on our recruiting process and requirements for membership; please visit the recruiting portion of this webpage:


     



 

WINTER WEATHER HITS THE VILLE

Friday, January 22, 2016  Engine 1 out in the snow on a call for service this evening. It's been relatively quiet for us...only 9 runs in the books and 7 of those were for accidents. ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬ ‪#‎cltwx‬

   


 

STATIONS 1, 2 RESPOND TO A FATAL MVA

Tuesday, January 19, 2016  NC Hwy 73 was CLOSED for hours this evening near the McGuire Nuclear Power Plant while Police investigated a serious Motor Vehicle Accident involving a fatality. A total of 5 patients, 4 of which were transported to CMC-Main. All were priority patients, one of which passed away on scene. Both East & West bound lanes were CLOSED for hours while CMPD investigated. 

The call came in around 7:26pm and Engine 2 arrived on scene first to find a near head-on collision involving a Toyota Scion and a Pick up truck with heavy damage to the vehicles. Engine 2 immediately split its crew with one team removing the driver's door of the car using their edraulic tools; finding the driver unresponsive. The second crew removed the front seat passenger, who was also unresponsive but also pulseless and immediately initiated CPR on her. Additional crews began to arrive on scene and removed a 16 month old child from a car seat in the rear of the car, while the initial crew quickly packaged the driver of the car for rapid transport by MEDIC to CMC-Main in Uptown. A second MEDIC crew arrived on scene, terminated CPR and pronounced the passenger of the car deceased on scene. Crews then shifted their focus to the pick-up truck and began extricating and packaging those occupants (two) for transport to CMC Main. A third ambulance arrived on scene, this one from Lincoln County, and transported both occupants from the truck to CMC-Main. 2 firefighters rode into the hospital, one with the child and one with the driver of the car and a Huntersville Police Officer drove the Lincoln County Ambulance in, while their crew attended to the two truck occupants.

The car's driver remains in critical condition, the toddler suffered cuts and bruises and was released to relatives.



Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2 and Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 3; MEDIC; Lincoln County EMS; Huntersville Police Department and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. 




   


 

STATION 1 RUNS A VEHICLE FIRE

Monday, January 18, 2016  Engine 1 responded to a Vehicle Fire at the Shell Fast Track, 502 Gilead Rd and arrived quickly to find a truck hauling hay on fire with heavy fire showing on arrival. Crews quickly stretched a bumper line to the fire as Tanker 3 was added to the call. Crews were able to extinguish the stubborn fire in about an hour. Unfortunately Gilead Rd was temporarily closed during the incident. Coincidentally this was the first run for the new Tanker (Tanker 3).

Units on scene: Engine 1, Tankers 1, 3 and Huntersville Police

VIDEO from the scene



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ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LETTER

Tuesday, January 12, 2016  Our annual fundraising letters went out this week to residents and businesses in Huntersville. 

They're sent by a third party company (Choice Marketing); however your donations go straight to the Department and directly assist our operating budget. Your donation is tax deductible and is the ONLY fundraising that we do each year. 


Thank you for your support of the Huntersville Fire Department!

   


 

STATIONS 1, 2 WORK AN APARTMENT FIRE

Friday, January 8, 2016  At around 1:45am Stations 1, 2 and Cornelius Fire Station 2 responded to a working apartment fire in the 8500 Block of Streamview Dr, off Birkdale Commons Parkway. 911 callers were reporting 2 balconies and the roof on fire at the Fairways at Birkdale Apartments. E2 arrived on scene first to find 2 apartment balconies with heavy fire and fire in the attic beginning to show through the roof. As additional crews arrived, E2 knocked the fire on the balcony while another crew went to the 3rd floor and began hitting the fire in the attic. Residents were located on the 2nd & 3rd floors and firefighters helped them escape via the stairwell. The fire was controlled in less than 45 mins; crews remained on scene for hours. Nine Apartments received damage and 20 residents were displaced, the Red Cross of the Carolinas assisted the displaced residents on scene. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause, it appears the fire started on a 1st floor balcony and quickly spread to the 2nd floor, making its way into the attic. Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 2, 11, Ladders 1, 2 and Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 4; MEDIC and Huntersville Police Department

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HUNTERSVILLE HOSTS EMT CON-ED AGAIN IN 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016  Happy to announce that in 2016, Huntersville will again host EMT Con-ED in partnership with CPCC. We will be offering day and night options each month. See the included schedule.

For a .PDF version of the Mecklenburg County schedule, click HERE


   


 

HUNTERSVILLE FIRE RELEASES 2016 CALL STATISTICS

Wednesday, January 6, 2016  In 2015 your Huntersville Fire Department responded to 3,417 calls for service. That averages out to a little more than 9 calls a day.

Call Statistics:
- 2014: 3,166
- 2013: 2,899
- 2012: 2,260

   


 

ICS 300 IS COMING TO HUNTERSVILLE

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  Thanks to Char-Meck Emergency Management -  a NIMS ICS-300 (Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents) class is coming to Huntersville in February!

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 0830-1700 
Friday     Feb 19, 2016 0830-1700 
Friday     Feb 26, 2016 0830-1700 


Register on NCTERMS here: https://terms.ncem.org/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=95327


ALL are welcome, register now via NCTERMS to reserve your spot and attend!

   


 

NEWEST MEMBER OF THE HFD FAMILY

Saturday, January 2, 2016  The newest member of our HFD family, a new 2000 gallon Tanker, stopped by Station 2 for a bit today. ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬ ‪#‎Ville‬


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