Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Today our buddy, FF Jeff Reid retired from the Charlotte Fire
Department. He retires after 24 yrs of dedicated and
faithful service. He retired slightly earlier than intended so he could
focus on his recovery and his grandsons - we all know that's a fun, full
time job as well! As Jeff gets better his intention is to also
return to the Huntersville Fire for some part time work - which of
course we're excited about! Today was his retirement drop-in at Charlotte Fire
Station 33. So - we rotated through our work crews and stopped in to
wish Jeff & Vickie well! Many other stations in Charlotte also
stopped by and we had a line of fire trucks up Mt Holly-Huntersville
Road today with firefighters, Chiefs, family, retirees and even the
Sheriff of Mecklenburg County stopping by to see and hug on Jeff! Congratulations buddy! Strong work and Great job!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Your Huntersville FD at work on I77 earlier today...a small dump truck
fire on the interstate (I77NB at mm 20). Some before & after pics of
the scene courtesy of passerby & the DOT traffic cameras.
Friday, March 13, 2015
At 6:30pm, our Brush 1 responded to Cornelius to assist them with a
large brush fire off Coachman's Trace Lane; in the Glen Oak Green Park. Brush 1 operated on scene, in Cornelius, for
just over an hour. Pictures are courtesy of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue. The Cornelius Police Department is investigating the cause; which is suspicious. Cornelius PD asks that you call 704-892-7773 if you have any information related to the cause of this fire.
Friday, March 6, 2015
This weekend is daylight savings time! Early Sunday morning, we will
'Spring Forward'. When you change your clocks - we ask that you also
change the batteries on your detectors (both smoke and Carbon Monoxide
Detectors). --> Also check the manufacturing date (stamped on bottom
of detectors). We recommend replacing any smoke detectors that are 10
years old or older and Co detectors that are 6 years or older. #BeFireSmart #KeepingYouSafe
Monday, March 2, 2015
At 1:28pm Huntersville Stations 1, 2 and Long
Creek Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to a structure fire at 7211
Hambright Road on the west side of Town. Engines 1, 2 and Long Creek
immediately checked in route. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire and
smoke showing from a single family residence. Long Creek stretched an attack
line to the front door, while a Huntersville member stretched a bumper line to
an adjacent exposure (another home) that was smoking from the heat of the fire.
Huntersville Engine 2 arrived and pulled a second line off of Long Creek’s
Engine while Huntersville Engine 1 arrived and reverse laid to a hydrant on
Hambright at Beatties Ford Rd. Crews were able to control the fire within 10
minutes. Extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home, causing a total
loss. Red Cross was summoned to the scene to assist the displaced residents. No
injuries occurred on scene Huntersville Police have reopened Hambright road and
traffic is now flowing in that area. Coincidentally and unfortunately, this
house is located 3 doors down from the Build Betty a house which burned 3 years
ago. Units remained on scene for some time conducting overhaul and salvage. The
Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause and origin
of the fire. All Huntersville Units were clear of the scene by 4pm.
Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2 and Tanker
1; Long Creek Engine 3; MEDIC; Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office and the
Huntersville Police Department.
Click below for additional
pictures from the scene.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
At 10:54am, the 911 center started receiving calls for a possible
structure fire on Cumberland Crest Drive. Callers were reporting smoke coming
from the attic and eaves of the house in the 12400 Block. Huntersville stations
1, 3 and Cornelius Fire were alerted and quickly checked in route. Huntersville
Engine 1 arrived on scene first, reporting smoke issuing from the house and
confirmed a working fire on a single family, single story house. E-1 crew
quickly forced the front door and stretched a 1-3/4" attack line inside
searching for the fire. Huntersville
Ladder 1 arrived and was immediately assigned primary search (due to cars in
driveway and neighbors saying 2 dogs were inside the home). E-1 found and
knocked the fire, in the kitchen, quickly with only tank water. Cornelius,
originally assigned water supply, performed a secondary search as Huntersville
E-3 performed salvage. Crews were able to find and remove 1 dog alive; however the
second dog unfortunately did not make it.
The Mecklenburg County Fire
Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire. The kitchen suffered extensive
fire damage. The rest of the home suffered heavy smoke & heat damage. E-1’s
crew was able to get a quick stop on the fire thanks to aggressive tactics and
quick reporting, via 911, by passersby.
All Huntersville units were
clear of the scene by 1:15pm.
Units on scene: Huntersville
Engines 1, 3, Ladder 1; Cornelius Engine 3, Squad 8; North Meck Rescue 7; The
Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office; 1 MEDIC Unit and the Huntersville
Click below for pictures.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
A cold front ahead of a winter storm rolled through the
area around 6:30pm. As the front passed through; heavy, sustained winds hit the area.
Within a few minutes, all stations started receiving calls. As the calls
started flooding in, it quickly became apparent that the wind was wreaking
havoc. Off duty volunteers immediately reported to the stations (despite that
many were out for Valentines Day) to start handling the multiple, simultaneous
calls. Numerous calls came in for trees down, power lines down, a brush fire
(following a blown transformer), small fires and a truck fire on the
interstate. A total of 22 calls for service were
answered. We’re happy to report that EVERY call was answered and
answered quickly. Many thanks to all the off duty volunteers that came in and
helped with the calls. Also a very special thank you to the wives that allowed
our members to leave and help. Many of those
volunteers left dinners, dates or special evenings with their family on
Valentine's Day to help protect this great community. We also want to give a
shout out to the Huntersville Public Works Department and the Police Department
who worked right alongside us. As of 1am all crews and
members were back in quarters and the majority of the power outages in Town
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Valentines Day turned out to be a busy day for us a total
of 22 calls for service was answered. From car accidents, outside fires, medical
calls to a suspicious fire in the bathroom of the Goodwill store. We’re also
appreciative of a visit by Lake Norman Preschool that dropped off some
Valentine goodies for the duty crews!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
What do you do on a Carolina Blue sky day at the Two House? You take advantage of the clear day and train. Former Chief and long time member Gary Reagan stopped by and conducted some drafting training. Always training, always prepared. #TrainLikeYouFight #BlackOverRed
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Engine 2 ran an MVA earlier this morning on
Stephens Rd, west of Beatties Ford Rd. Initially reported to be on Beatties Ford Rd at Stephens Road...crews searched the area and found the accident further west on Stephens Road. Engine 2 arrived to find a single vehicle, a jeep, rollover accident. Only
one patient with non-life threatening injuries was found. She was treated, packaged and
handed over to MEDIC for transport.
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