Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Heavy rain fell throughout the day causing flooding throughout the day. The floodimg caused road closures on Gilead Rd, Beatties Ford Rd, Hambright Rd, Kerns Rd and Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd. Click below for more pictures.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Just before 3:30pm, Station 3 ran an MVA, assisting Charlotte Fire Station 31 with a serious MVA on Eastfield Rd just down from our fire station. The driver of one vehicle was ejected and suffered serious injuries. Crews quickly packaged the patient for transport to CMC-Main. We learned later that the patient did not survive. Police are investigating the accident.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Just before 9am this morning, Stations 1, 2 & North Meck Rescue worked a single vehicle MVA, rollover w/ 2 trapped. The accident occurred on McCoy Rd at Windy Lea Ln. The vehicle departed the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert, overturning. The vehicle had major damage to the front end and we had to remove all 4 doors to successfully remove the occupants. One patient had serious injuries but all patients were non life threatening. McCoy Road remained closed for an hour while Police investigated and cleaned up the scene. Police detained one for suspicion of driving under the influence.Units on scene: Engines 1, 2 Heavy Rescue 1; North Meck Heavy Rescue 7, Rescue 2 and Rescue 8. Click below for more pictures.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Returning back to work this week? Remember, kids are still on Winter break & playing with their new toys! #KeepThemSafe Speed down, devices down and eyes up! #ItCanWait
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Just before 10:30am Stations 1, 3 & Cornelius FD responded on a working kitchen fire at 15815 Poplar Tent Rd. E-1's crew arrived first and had a quick knockdown. The fire was contained to the room of origin (the kitchen). Crews remained on scene for an hour mopping up. Two adult residents were displaced and the American Red Cross assisted them with temporary housing.Click below for more pictures.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Our community is awesome! Some special Christmas Eve deliveries at our fire stations all day today! One of our most cherished and loved supporters, Lisa Ross, dropped off Christmas Eve dinner for our crews on duty! Pork stew & cornbread - the crews reported it was delicious! We serve such a fantastic community! #OneTownOneTeam #Ville
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
It's was a busy Monday for us. We ran 5 motor vehicle accidents
today. One accident was a car versus a tree, in Station 3's area. On Eastfield Rd (pictured) resulted in only minor injuries. SLOW DOWN, stay alert and Stay safe out there!Click below for more pictures.
Monday, December 21, 2015
This morning, at 6:10am, Station 1 was dispatched to a serious MVA in
the 12200 Block of Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd (near the Huntersville DMV
Office). At the time of the accident, an empty tractor trailer was
pulling out of the SAERTEX parking lot when it was struck by a 2009
Volkswagen EOS convertible traveling North towards Town. The VW crashed
into and under the trailer and became wedged against the rear wheel
carriage of the trailer. Engine 1 arrived on scene within minutes
and the driver of the VW was pronounced deceased on scene. Mt
Holly-Huntersville Rd remained closed for well over 4 hrs while the
Huntersville Police Department investigated the accident. Our Ladder 1
assisted the Police Department with their investigation.
Today we responded to a total of 5 MVAs...with 4 of them occurring in a
2 hour period (6am-8am). With the Holiday travel period among us, we
encourage everyone to slow down, be alert, be courteous, stay off the
mobile devices and always be a defensive driver!Click below for more pictures.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The AAA estimates over 98mil people will be traveling for the
Holidays. Today marks the start of the Christmas Travel period...expect
more cars on the roads this weekend - especially near shopping centers. As always we at HFD ask that you keep the mobile devices out of your hands while driving - NO texting & driving (#ItCanWait). If you've had alcohol, call a cab. Driving under the influence is not acceptable. AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident.
* Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up
to date, have your car and tires inspected before you take a long
drive. * Map your route in advance and be prepared for busy roads
during the most popular times of the year. If possible, consider leaving
earlier or later to avoid heavy traffic. * Keep anything of value in the trunk or covered storage area. If you’re traveling with children, remind them not to talk to strangers and go with them on bathroom breaks. * Have roadside assistance contact information on hand, in case an incident occurs on the road.
* In case of an emergency, keep a cell phone and charger with you at
all times. AAA and many other companies offer smartphone applications
that enable motorists to request help without making a phone call.
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