Monday, February 2, 2015
At 2:15am Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched
to a structure fire at 7929 Horseshoe Creek Drive (in the Stephens Grove
neighborhood). As units responded, multiple 911 callers were reporting fire on
the second floor of the home and the call was upgraded to a working house fire.
Engine 2 arrived shortly thereafter to find heavy fire showing from a room over
the garage. The 5 residents were found outside the home, reporting that one pet
(a cat) missing. While Engine 2’s crew advanced an attack line into the house,
additional arriving personnel along with 2 Huntersville Police Officers
advanced 5” LHD approximately 300’ and secured a water supply. Ladder 2 arrived
shortly thereafter and placed the aerial outside the window of the fire room.
Crews inside made the stairs finding heavy fire in the room of origin,
beginning to enter the hallway. Crews entered the room and quickly knocked the
fire down as Engine 1 and Heavy Rescue 1 arrived on scene. Engine 1 and Rescue 1 conducted a primary search
of the residence, finding the cat in the master bedroom under a bed. The search
team quickly removed the cat and attempted resuscitation in the yard with the
assistance of MEDIC. Unfortunately the cat could not be resuscitated.
Fortunately the fire was kept to the
room of origin, which the residents reported was the ‘Media Room. The
Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Huntersville crews remained on scene for some time as they
conducted overhaul operations and assisted the Fire Marshal with investigation.
All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 6:10am.Units
on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2, Heavy Rescue 1, MEDIC,
Huntersville Police and Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
At 11:51pm Station 2 responded to Lincoln
County, mutual aid, for a structure fire with explosion in the 7770 Block of
Caswell Rd. Engine 2 arrived on scene, just behind East Lincoln Engine 33 to a
working fire with heavy fire showing from the structure. Engine 2 supplied
water to East Lincoln Engine 33 and assisted with suppression efforts as
additional East Lincoln and Denver Fire crews arrived and went to work. Engine
2 remained on scene for an hour before returning to Huntersville. East Lincoln
and Denver fire crews remained on scene for some time, conducting salvage and
on scene: Huntersville Engine 2; East Lincoln Engines 33, 35 and 34 and Denver.
Friday, January 30, 2015
At 4:35pm Huntersville
Stations 1, 2 and Long Creek Fire were hit for a structure fire in the 9300
Block of Hambright Road. Numerous 911 callers were reporting a trailer home on
fire. Engines 1, 22 and Long Creek Fire quickly checked in route. Off Duty
Captain R Wilson arrived on scene first at 9320 Hambright Road to find a working
fire, upgraded the assignment and assumed command. Huntersville Engine 1
arrived next and advanced an 1 ¾” attack line to the structure. Huntersville
Engine 22 arrived, provided water to Engine 1 and advanced a second line
off Engine 1 to the structure. Long Creek Fire arrived and conducted a primary
of the structure. Very quick work by the responding crews to control the fire -
everything worked out well and 50% of the home was saved. The proximity of the home resulted
in the closing of Hambright Road for some time. North Mecklenburg Rescue and
MEDIC responded to the scene and provided medical standby; luckily no injuries
were reported. It appears the fire began in the kitchen of the structure and
was reported quickly by passersby. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office
is investigating the cause. The home suffered considerable damage but crews were
able to save approximately 50% of the home.
All crews cleared the scene
Click below for pictures
from the scene.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
We've been training all week on our hose advancement techniques with the new Engine Companies...So, what happens when a mother & her young son
walk up while you're training? You absolutely drop what you're doing & let
them explore the truck! #MakingMemories
Monday, January 26, 2015
Children from St Marks Catholic
Church stopped by ALL 3 Stations today with baked goods and helped decorate the
Community Pride Board at the 2-House.
Thank you! #Community #TheVille #Neighbors
Click below for pictures.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
At 3:43pm Huntersville
Station 1 and North Meck Rescue were dispatched for a motor vehicle accident on
Sam Furr Road at Willow Breeze Lane. Huntersville Engine 1, Rescue 1 along with
North Meck Rescue quickly checked in route.
Units arrived on scene to find a two vehicle accident with one
overturned. The passenger in the overturned had self extricated and had a
serious leg injury. The occupants of the second vehicle only suffered minor
injuries. Patients were assessed, treated and turned over to MEDIC.
The accident caused some
serious traffic issues in the area for some time. The scene was turned over to
Huntersville Police and all Huntersville Fire units were clear of the scene by
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1; North Meck Rescues
2 & 7; 3 MEDIC Units and the Huntersville Police Department.
Click below for pictures.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
At 2:30pm Huntersville
Station 1 and North Meck Rescue were dispatched for a School Bus accident on
Hambright Road, just south of Mt Holly-Huntersville Road. Huntersville Engine
1, Rescue 1 along with North Meck Rescue quickly checked in route. Units
arrived on scene to find a three vehicle accident with a CMS School bus
involved. At the time of the accident, an SUV
was passing the bus as another vehicle pulled out of a driveway and into the
roadway. This vehicle struck the left side of the SUV, which in turn struck the
side of the bus. Patients were assessed, treated and turned
over to MEDIC. Only 2 patients were transported and all 15 kids on the bus were
fine and turned over to parents.
The accident caused some traffic issues on Hambright Road.
The scene was turned over to Huntersville Police and all Huntersville Fire units
were clear of the scene by 3:00pm.
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Rescue 1; North
Meck Rescues 2 & 7, 8; 2 MEDIC Units a MEDIC Supervisor and the
Huntersville Police Department.
Click below for pictures.
Friday, January 16, 2015
On Friday night we held our annual awards banquet at the NorthStone Country Club. We had a great evening of fellowship celebrating 2014. Our Town leaders attended as did two leaders from the Huntersville Police Department. We recognized our 2014 top off-duty call runners (volunteer off-duty calls) Mark Auten 208 calls, Bill Suthard 178 calls and Brent Irvin 155 calls. We also named our 2014 Firefighter of the year – Chad Dunn and 2014 Fire Officer of the year – John Welty. This year we also recognized one of our firefighter wives for her dedication and volunteerism over the last few years. Leanne Costello has been a consistent, dedicated support for our many community events, blood drives and fundraisers. She, like many of our FF wives, is the solid rock behind the scenes that support our firefighters and our Department every day. We would like to also thank several sponsors who provide continued support for our department everyday: Next Level Readiness of Huntersville, Municipal Emergency Services (MES), Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse as well as the NorthStone Country Club which always eagerly hosts us each year and provides unbelievable service, food and attention.
Friday, January 16, 2015
On Friday afternoon, the Blue Heel Sock Company of Huntersville stopped by the 2-House and dropped off a $750 check for the North Carolina Firefighter's Burned Childrens Fund and pledged 10% of all future sales from their 'Thin Blue and Thin Red Line' tactical socks to the FFBCF.We've seen first hand the good that the FFBCF does and are extremely excited to help even more. We already have the most successful FFBCF can trailers in Mecklenburg County, now we have another venue for generating funds for them! Check out Blue Heel HERE Thank you Blue Heel!!We had representatives from Charlotte Fire, along with our Public Information Officer on hand to accept the check. Fore more information on the North Carolina Firefighter's Burned Childrens Fund CLICK HERE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
We are happy to announce that starting
tomorrow (the 15th) the Huntersville Fire Department will once again be providing EMT Con-Ed twice a
month with day and night options! Please check out the updated EMT
training schedule on our webpage as well as the attached .jpeg of the
schedule included with this post. ALL EMTs are welcome - you do not need
to be a Huntersville Member to attend...we welcome all.
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