Friday, September 12, 2014
Huntersville Station 2 was dispatched to Hopewell High School for a Traumatic Injury. Upon arrival Engine 22 discovered it actually was an MVA, involving a car that hit a gate – with a portion of the gate penetrating the car and impaling the driver. As Engine 22’s crew checked the driver for injuries; they determined the driver was no longer impaled and worked quickly to package (during a downpour) the patient for transport by MEDIC. Huntersville Police assisted by holding tarps over the patient as HFD crews prepared the patient for MEDIC’s arrival. MEDIC arrived shortly thereafter and the patient was quickly transferred to MEDIC for quick transport to CMC-Main.
Additional investigation determined the patient was exiting the school’s stadium when the vehicle struck the gate. The pole broke off, passed through the vehicles headlight, engine compartment, fire all and into the passenger compartment, impaling the driver on the right side, just above the hip.
Click below for more pictures from the scene.
Friday, September 12, 2014
A representative from the Huntersville Fire Department attended a breakfast and
service today at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center. First Responders
(Huntersville Fire, Police, Cornelius Police & Davidson Police) were honored with a light breakfast and a recognition service (with a
choir too!). It was a wonderful & thoughtful event. Thank you for
Friday, September 5, 2014
1998 Spartan / Marion Rescue
Mileage: 99,800 - Pump Hours: 310 - Asking Price: $85,000
Sale of this apparatus includes the
Thursday, September 4, 2014
1993 Spartan / Quality Engine
Mileage: 56,178 - Pump Hours: 522 - Asking Price: $60,000
Sale of this apparatus includes the
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Just after 2am, Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched for a
report of a serious motor vehicle accident on McCoy Road, west of Hambright
Road. Engine 1 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle accident, sitting on
its passenger side with the driver already out of the vehicle (after being
ejected), standing in the roadway. The Passenger was still seat belted inside
the car. Engine 1’s crew immediately went to work; stretching bumper mounted
hydraulic Combination tool to the car as other firefighters removed the
windshield using a glass master. MEDIC arrived on scene as Huntersville crews
worked to access the patient. MEDIC quickly determined that the passenger was
deceased as a result of injuries received during the rollover accident.
Huntersville Fire immediately ceased extrication and allowed Huntersville
Police to begin investigation of the scene. Huntersville Fire remained on scene
for several hours assisting the Huntersville Police with the investigation and
providing scene lighting.
Huntersville Fire crews were released from the scene at
5:30am. We are sad to report that the deceased passenger, Caleb William Reid (20
yrs of age), was the nephew of one of our veteran firefighters; bringing the
tragedy even closer to home. The driver, Evan Matthew Purtill (23 yrs of age), was
arrested and charged with Felony Death by Vehicle. www.wbtv.com/story/26410287/deadly-crash-in-huntersville
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:17pm
Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to assist Cornelius Fire and Davidson Fire with a reported Garage Fire in the 9600 block of Bailey Rd in Cornelius. Crews responding reported a large column of smoke off in the distance and upgraded the call to working while enroute. Cornelius Fire arrived on scene first with heavy fire showing from the rear of a three story town home and quickly climbing the three stories to the attic. Cornelius immediately stretched an attack line to the rear and began fire attack while additional lines were taken inside to the second and third floors. Cornelius Ladder 4 made the roof and opened it up as interior crews made the attic to stop the fire. Due to the aggressive attack the fire was stopped at the town home of origin. However an actively gas leak at the rear of the home kept firefighters busy until the gas company could arrive and stop the leak. The fire appears to have started at the rear of the home, near the garage and some vehicles. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating.
The town home of origin suffered significant damage and is close to a total loss. Crews remained on scene assisting the fire marshal and mopping up hot spots.
Huntersville crews remained on scene until 3:08pm.
Click below for more pictures from the scene (courtesy of Cornelius Fire and local news networks)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9:00am
While our PIO and the Police Department were discussing back to school safety, Station 1 was hit for a serious accident involving local school students. A pick-up truck carrying 7 students (in the truck bed) collided with a car on Verhoeff Drive; overturned and dumped the students in the roadway. A total of 4 Medic units were used to transport all the patients.
Units on scene: Engine 1, North Meck Rescue 1, MEDIC, MEDIC Supervisor and Huntersville Police.
Picture provided by North Meck Rescue.
Huntersville Fire reminds you to DO YOUR PART to be safe, make the right decisions out there.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Huntersville Fire Department partnered with the Huntersville Police Department and FOX46 Carolinas this morning on the Good Day Carolinas Show to talk about Back to School safety. We discussed parking lot safety, bus stop safety and crosswalk safety.
Please DO YOUR PART to keep our kids safe.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
With the summer ending and school starting
this week we are providing some Back to School Safety Tips.
According to NC Department of Public
Instruction Transportation Services The most dangerous part of a students day
is "when students are boarding and exiting the bus". For the past
four years (during the state's one day stop arm count), North Carolina school
bus drivers reported that over 3,000 vehicles illegally passed their stopped
buses on A SINGLE DAY. In the most troubling cases, drivers reported (83
instances in 2013-14) that motorists passed the bus on the right side – where
students are loading and unloading. Since 1999, 13 students have been killed
while boarding or exiting a school bus; and four of those deaths occurred in
the 2012-13 school year alone. North Carolina law requires motorists to stop
and remain stopped while the bus has its stop sign and flashing red lights
With the driver behavior mentioned previously
coupled with the amount of drivers rushing to and from work - also distracted
by smart phones; we want to get the word out to raise awareness and protect our
little residents of the Ville as they head off to school.
Did you know that 82% of all adults admit to
using their smart phone while driving and that 1.6 Million accidents are caused
by distracted driving each year? Some scary statistics. Please do your part to
keep our kids safe this year. Please read and share our safety tips.
As always - if you need us this year - we
WILL be there!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Station 1 assisted the Huntersville Family
Fitness & Aquatic Center (HFFA) with refilling their large pool following a
re-plaster. Owned by the Town, HFFA paid Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities for hydrant water and Station 1 ran hose lines from the nearest hydrant to the pool, provided the appropriate appliances and voila the pool is filled. 600' of fire hose and 995,000 gallons of water.
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