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HUNTERSVILLE'S INSURANCE RATING IMPROVES AFTER INSPECTION

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  We're excited to announce that we received the results from our recent State ISO inspection and we're proud to report that the Huntersville Fire Service District Insurance rating (Public Protection Classification) improved to a Class 4. Previously we were rated a 6/9 (6 inside the Town Limits and a 9 outside the Town Limits in the ETJ - Extra Territorial Jurisdiction). This improvement to a straight Class 4 Public Protection Classification means homeowners and businesses alike will benefit on their insurance premiums.The greatest benefit will be felt in the ETJ area where before the insurance premiums were largely calculated if the residence was within 1000' of a fire hydrant. Due to substantial work and improvement by the Department, regardless of whether the residence is within a 1000’ of a hydrant or not - the residence will receive a ISO Class 4 as long as they are within five miles of the fire station.

“This is a huge accomplishment by the fire department and we are proud to continue to give back to the community,” said Fire Chief Larry Irvin. “A ISO Class 4 throughout the entire Huntersville Fire District will ultimately put money back in the citizen’s pockets,” said Irvin. “The Huntersville Fire Department, with the support of our town and its citizens, will continue to work hard to improve and provide quality fire and rescue services.”


Read More at the following LINK:   Huntersville's NEW Public Protection Classification






   


 

HFD ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF FIRE CHIEF (Ret.) ALLEN IRVIN.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  THE HUNTERSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF FIRE CHIEF (Retired) ALLEN IRVIN.

Chief (Ret.) Spencer “Allen” Irvin, 83, of Huntersville, NC passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Huntersville Oaks. Chief Irvin served the Huntersville community as Fire Chief for 39 years.

Chief Irvin was born on June 7, 1932 in Huntersville. He was the son of the late Edna Irvin and was married to the late Janice Tilson Irvin for 61 years. He lived in Huntersville all his life. He served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954 and received a Purple Heart. He was the owner of Irvin’s Body Shop from 1960 to present. Allen was an excellent fabricator, welder and expert painter. He enjoyed building fire trucks for local fire departments. He was the Fire Chief of the Huntersville Fire Department for 39 years, where he was President of the Mecklenburg County Fireman’s Association for 3 terms. He served 3 terms as Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Fire Commission. Allen organized the North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad and was the first Chief of North Meck Rescue in 1959. He was also a Reserve Police Officer with the Huntersville Police Department and coached the Huntersville Pony League baseball team for 8 years.

Survivors include son, Larry Irvin (Current Huntersville Fire Chief and an Engineer for the Charlotte Fire Department) and wife Judy of Huntersville; daughter, Gina Irvin Ewart of Huntersville; 4 grandchildren, Kendall Irvin (a Huntersville Firefighter/EMT) and wife Holly, Brent Irvin (a Huntersville Firefighter/EMT & also a Firefighter II with the Charlotte Fire Department), Blake Ewart (a Huntersville Fire Captain & also a Firefighter II with the Charlotte Fire Department) and wife Mary Catherine and Lydia Ewart; one great-granddaughter, Kenley Irvin.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 11:00 AM, at First Baptist Church of Huntersville. Burial will follow at Gilead ARP Church Cemetery. (15303 Beatties Ford Rd, Huntersville NC).

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at James Funeral Home (10520 Arahova Dr, Huntersville NC).

Memorials can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Please keep Chief Larry Irvin and his family in your thoughts and prayers.





   


 

HFD SPONSORS 3 FLOORS FOR THE 9/11 MEMORIAL STAIRCLIMB

Sunday, August 30, 2015  Proud to sponsor three floors this year at the Charlotte 9/11 stair climb. HFD has been participants and supporters of this event since it began 5 years ago. We love everything that it stands for - the Climb is not a race; but an opportunity to honor and remember the 343 FDNY, 60 Law Enforcement and 10 EMS members who selflessly gave their lives at the World Trade Center that fateful September day so that others could live.

We plan to sponsor the following floors: Floor #8 (Former Station # for the original Huntersville VFD station). Floor #7 (Former Station # for Gilead VFD station) and Floor #11 (Former Station # for Mallard Creek VFD station). ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬

   


 

STATION 2 WORKS AN OUTSIDE FIRE ON THE BFR

Thursday, August 27, 2015  Station 2 and Long Creek Fire Department responded to an outside fire back in the woods just off Beatties Ford Road near Sample Road. Crews arrived to find a large debris pile on fire. Crews had to lay a large hose across the road (BFR) for water supply. In order to use 'Big Water' to reach and fully extinguish the fire.


The Huntersville Police Department responded to the scene and established detours at McCoy & Hambright Roads.


Crews kept the school system informed so as not to disrupt any bus routing while the BFR was closed.


     



 

STATIONS 1, 2 RESPOND ON A LIGHTNING STRIKE

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  Just after 7:30pm, Stations 1, 2 & North Meck Rescue responded on a lightning strike to a residence, with injuries, in the 8700 Block of Taunton Dr (Wynfield Creek neighborhood). Crews arrived to find heavy damage to the home and an injured resident. The lightning struck the chimney of the home, literally blowing apart the chimney with parts of it piercing the roof and the deck. The home owner was injured, seriously, by the flying debris and broken glass from a skylight. Fortunately no signs of fire were found within the home. We placed tarps over the holes in the roof and removed some chimney debris to prevent further damage from the winds. The resident was transported to the hospital by MEDIC.

     



 

STATION 1 RUNS AN MVA ON RAMAH CHURCH RD

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  At 5:40pm as the rain storm was arriving here in the Ville - we (along with North Meck Rescue and Huntersville Police) were dispatched to an MVA on Ramah Church Rd near Glendale Dr. On arrival we found one vehicle on it's side. We also found one priority patient, an additional MEDIC unit was requested as our crews worked quickly to get the priority patient packaged for transport. A second patient was also transported by MEDIC. Police are investigating the cause.


     



 

STATION 1 RUNS A FIRE AT RANDY MARION

Tuesday, August 18, 2015  At 7:20am, Huntersville Stations 1, 2 & Cornelius VFD were dispatched on an automatic fire alarm activation at the Randy Marion Buick GMC dealership at 13702 Statesville Road. Upon arrival Engine 1 entered the service bays of the dealership and encountered heavy smoke conditions. Station 3 was added to the call, as Engine 1's crew advanced a hand line inside. Fortunately the automatic sprinkler system stopped the fire, which started near a work bench in the service bay. A control time was quickly declared and crews worked to remove the smoke from the building. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene to investigate fire cause.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, 3 and Cornelius Engine 5;


     



 

AUGUST TRAINING IN THE VILLE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015  This Month's training topic is Forcible Entry. For three nights this week our crews are working on forcible entry techniques, tactics, scenarios and also working with tool familiarization - even using cutting torches.


     



 

STATION 1 RESPONDS TO A PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

Monday, August 17, 2015  At 11:27pm, Station 1, North Meck Rescue, Huntersville Police and MEDIC responded to the area of Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd and Old Statesville Rd for a reported Pedestrian Struck. Upon arrival in the area, a driver reported that she struck something along the roadway between I485 and Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd. The driver reported that she believed it could have been a person but was unsure of the exact location where she struck the object. Evidence located on the vehicle indicated it was most likely a person and crews immediately fanned out along Old Statesville Rd searching for a victim. After searching for 30 minutes, Engine 1 found an unconscious, seriously injured patient laying in the grass off Old Statesville Rd near Holbrooks Rd. Crews immediately packaged the patient for transport to CMC-Main with Life Threatening injuries. Engine 1 remained on scene for some time assisting Police with scene lighting as they investigated the accident, North Meck assisted MEDIC with patient care enroute to CMC.

   


 

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY

Sunday, August 16, 2015  With the end of summer quickly approaching and the new school year beginning for our various school systems - here are some Back To School Safety Tips from the Ville! ‪#‎KeepingYouSafe‬ ‪#‎WatchForKids‬ ‪#‎OneTownOneTeam‬

     



 
 
 

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