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COMPANY PRIDE

Friday, May 15, 2015  Every Friday is outside maintenance day in the Ville. Today Station 1's crew is also laying pine straw. ‪#‎CompanyPride‬

     



 

DUTY CREWS CONDUCT A TRAINING BURN

Thursday, May 14, 2015  Duty crews conducted a training burn today on a donated trailer just off Ewart Rd. Here are some pictures from the burn; including a picture taken by ‪#‎Snoopy‬ (courtesy of CMPD who flew by to check things out.).

     



 

CORNELIUS BUILDING FIRE

Sunday, May 10, 2015  Early Sunday morning, just after 1 am, Huntersville Stations 1, 2 as well as Cornelius & Davidson Fire Departments responded into Cornelius for a working building fire in the 21910 Block of Torrence Chapel Rd. Cornelius arrived on scene first with heavy fire showing from the front door. Cornelius crews quickly knocked the fire down, turning around Huntersville E1 before they arrived.


Huntersville E2 remained on scene and helped with mop up. All Huntersville crews were released quickly by command and were back in the Ville by 2:30.

     



 

ANNUAL HELLO HUNTERSVILLE FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 9, 2015  The 'Hello Huntersville Festival' was a huge success again. We had a big turnout for a lot of fun, family events who enjoyed the annual spring arts festival.


ALSO - to kick off the Huntersville Growers Market for the year - we hosted the Growers Market INSIDE Fire Station 1 during the Festival.

For the remainder of the 215 season, the Huntersville Growers Market will be located at Huntersville Elementary from 8a-12p each Saturday,






     



 

TANKER 1 RESPONDS TO A BARN FIRE

Friday, May 8, 2015  Last night, just before sunset, Tanker 1 responded to a Barn Fire in the Town of Davidson, just off East Rocky River Road. A total of 6 Fire Departments responded to assist Davidson Fire. Pictures are courtesy of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue who were first-in on the fire. They reported Heavy fire on arrival. Aerial Pics are courtesy of CMPD Helicopter "Snoopy". Tanker 1 was released relatively soon after arrival.


The Barn was a total loss.


     



 

ISO EVALUATION BY THE NCSFMO AND DOI

Thursday, May 7, 2015  We have been working very hard on our ISO rating evaluation. Our water shuttle evaluation culminated the evaluation with OSFM / DOI. The shuttle evaluation went very well yesterday, thank-you to all the local agencies that participated: Long Creek Vol. Fire Dept., Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue, Mt Mourne VFD, Odell VFD and the East Lincoln FD!

     



 

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.

     



 
 
 

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