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STATION 1 ASSISTS POLICE WITH CONCRETE ON ROADWAY

Saturday, March 22, 2014  At 11:48am as Station 1 was clearing the fire alarm at Novant Hospital they were dispatched to assist Police on Old Statesville Rd at the I485 off ramp. Police reported finding concrete spilled along the roadway. Engine 1 and Tanker 1 checked in route. Engine 1 arrived first to find a long line of concrete spilled down the left lane of Old Statesville Rd, the concrete was hardening and had been there for some time. Engine 1’s crew quickly began working with shovels to remove the concrete. Tanker 1 arrived shortly thereafter and using the remote bumper nozzle to hose down the roadway while Engine 1’s crew continued to shoveling the concrete off the roadway.  

All of the concrete was removed in around 30 minutes. All Huntersville units were clear of the scene back into service by 1pm. Units on scene never did determine where the concrete came from.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Tanker 1; and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

     



 

ICE CAUSES SEVERAL ACCIDENTS

Monday, March 17, 2014 23:01pm At 11:01pm Station 1, Long Creek Fire and North Meck Rescue were dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the freeway. The accident was reported on the I485 on-ramp from I77 South. Engine 1 checked on scene on the I485 fly over, reporting heavy ice conditions and a multiple car accident. Due to the heavy ice, Engine 1 returned all of the companies responding and closed the flyover. No injuries resulted from accident and the fly over remained closed until DOT arrived with a sand truck.

 All Huntersville units were clear of the scene and back in service by midnight.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1; Long Creek Engine 3 and North Meck Rescue 7.

     



 

ENGINE 3 RUNS A HEAD-ON IN CABARRUS COUNTY

Monday, March 17, 2014  At 1:48pm Station 3 responded, Mutual Aid, to assist Odell Fire and Cabarrus EMS with a head-on MVA in the 15700blk of Poplar Tent Rd. Engine 3 arrived on scene to find two trucks on a head-on collision with 2 patients. Engine 3 assisted Cabarrus County with patient care and prepared the patients for transport.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene and back in service by 2:30pm.
 
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 3; Odell Fire Department and Cabarrus EMS.

   


 

STATION 2 RUNS AN MVA, OVERTURNED

Saturday, March 15, 2014  At 11:24pm Station 2 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with one vehicle overturned on Bud Henderson Rd near Glenwyck Lane. Engine 22 and Heavy Rescue 1 quickly checked in route. Engine 22 arrived shortly thereafter finding a Honda Pilot on its side. The driver was standing alongside the car and had self-extricated. Once E22’s crews determined that no one was trapped inside the vehicle, Rescue 1 was returned to service. The driver was treated for a minor abrasion to the head by E22’s crew until MEDIC arrived and evaluated him. The driver refused additional medical treatment and the scene was turned over to Police.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene back into service by midnight.
 
Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 1, Heavy Rescue 1; and the Huntersville Police Department.

     



 

STATION 1 RUNS A TRACTOR TRAILER FIRE

Monday, March 10, 2014  At 1:04pm Huntersville Station 1 was hit for a vehicle fire at the intersection of Boren St and Gilead Rd. Multiple callers were reporting a vehicle fire near Earthfare as Engine 1 checked in route. Engine 1 quickly arrived on scene to find a tractor trailer on Boren Street with fire and heavy showing at the rear of the trailer. Engine’1’s crew stretched the 1 ¾” bumper line to the fire and quickly knocked it down.


It appeared as though the fire was concentrated along the rear axle and tires, causing extensive damage to all 8 tires, wheels and undercarriage of the trailer. The outer portion of the trailer also had significant heat damage with puddles of aluminum forming on the road beside the trailer. Heavy Rescue 1 also responded to the scene to help remove some of the outer skin on the trailer to check for fire extension. Crews used an air chisel to facilitate this. Once it was determined that all of the fire was out, crews took up and turned the scene over to the Police Department.


All Huntersville Units were clear of the scene by 2pm.


Click below for pictures from the scene.



     



 

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES

Saturday, March 8, 2014  Its the time of year when we 'SPRING FORWARD' tonight. As you prepare to change your clocks, please remember to change your Smoke & CO detector batteries - regardless if your detector is also hard wired for power. ONLY WORKING smoke detectors save lives! According to NFPA 61% of people say the most annoying thing about smoke detectors is the low battery chirp. If you change the battery; the chirp goes away!


SOME SMOKE DETECTOR FACTS:


  • A properly installed and maintained smoke and carbon monoxide detector is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working detector is constantly on alert, scanning the air for smoke or CO.
  • According to NFPA almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
  • Smoke alarms must be maintained! A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all.
  • NEVER disable a detector while cooking. If a detector sounds while you’re cooking or taking a shower with lots of steam, do not remove the battery - it's doing it's job! You should: Open a window or door and press the “hush” button and a towel at the alarm to clear the air. If this happens frequently during cooking or showers - you may want to permanently move the detector several more feet away from the area.
  • For Detectors with 9-volt batteries: Test the detector monthly and change the batteries once a year. The entire detector should be replaced every 8-10 years (they do expire - the manufacture date is on the back of each unit)
  • For Detectors that are hard wired with a battery back-up: Test the detector monthly and change the back-up batteries once a year. The entire detector should be replaced every 8-10 years (they do expire - the manufacture date is on the back of each unit)
  • For Detectors that are powered by a 10 year Lithium Battery: Test the detector monthly. Since you should not replace a Lithium battery - replace the entire detector according the manufacturer specifications (they do expire - the manufacture date is on the back of each unit).
Remember - ONLY WORKING DETECTORS SAVE LIVES!

   


 

STATIONS 1, 3 RUN FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Saturday, March 1, 2014  At 3:17pm Huntersville Station 3 was dispatched to a serious motor vehicle accident in the 16700 Block of Huntersville-Concord Rd, near the Metrolina Greenhouses, involving a motorcycle. Callers were reporting the motorcyclist’s injuries to be of serious nature so MEDIC ordered a MedCenter Air helicopter to the scene; which added Station 1 to the call as well. Huntersville Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a motorcycle versus SUV collision and determined the motorcyclist to be deceased. MEDIC arrived shortly thereafter and determined the motorcyclist suffered non-survivable injuries and declared the patient deceased on scene and cancelled MedCenter Air. Engine 1 and additional responding emergency units were returned to service as Police arrived to investigate.


Police determined that the motorcyclist was headed northeast on Huntersville-Concord Road on his Kawasaki motorcycle when a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer headed in the opposite direction and turned in the path of the approaching motorcycle. Police say the motorcyclist tried to brake and laid down the motorcycle on its right side, but separated from the vehicle and slid along the pavement, striking the SUV. The driver of the SUV was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.


All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 4pm.


Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 3; MEDIC and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

   


 

STATION 1 WORKS A SERIOUS MVA WITH FLY OUT

Saturday, March 1, 2014  At 1:49am Huntersville Station 1 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 9400 Block of McCoy Rd near Beatties Ford Rd to assist Long Creek Fire and North Meck Rescue with a serious Motor Vehicle Accident. Engines 1 quickly checked en route to the scene to establish a landing zone for Med Center Air. Arriving units found a single vehicle off the road fully involved with fire. Two patients were found in the field, outside the vehicle. It was determined later that the vehicle rolled several times after leaving the roadway. North Meck Rescue assumed patient care while Long Creek initiated suppression efforts. Long Creek Fire called for additional water, bringing Huntersville Tanker 1 to the scene as well.


One patient was flown out by MedCenter Air with life threatening injuries and one patient was transported by MEDIC to CMC Main with serious injuries. Units remained on scene for an extended period of time and all Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 3am.


Units on scene: Long Creek Engine 3; Huntersville Engine 1, Tanker 1; North Meck Rescue 7; MEDIC and the Huntersville Police Department.

     



 

STATION 2 RUNS AN MVA WITH ONE ON ITS ROOF

Monday, February 24, 2014  At 3:24pm Huntersville Station 2 was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Beatties Ford Rd and McIllwaine Rd. Engines 1, 2 quickly checked en route and arrived on scene to find a two car MVA with one car overturned. All occupants self-extricated prior to our arrival. A total of four patients were identified on scene; luckily there were no serious injuries.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 4pm.   

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 2, MEDIC and the Huntersville Police Department.

     



 

GREAT NEWS FF REID HAS A TRANSPLANT DATE

Friday, February 21, 2014  GREAT NEWS FROM THE VILLE!

FF/EMT Jeff Reid has received a date for his potential life-saving Marrow transplant. Jeff will officially be admitted on March 6th in Chapel Hill. Jeff’s donor will donate on March 11th and Be The Match will transport the bone marrow/stem cells overnight and bring them to Jeff the next day. Then the journey begins to grow new stem cells. Jeff will be in the hospital for the first 30 days and then will live in Chapel Hill for 100 more days. Attached is a picture of Jeff and his new quilt.  Each quilt square was made by a family member or friend (including fellow firemen and neighbors). The idea was to surround Jeff with love while he was at the hospital.  Last night was the first time Vickie and Jeff have seen it (Jeff didn't know anything about it).  It was put together, stitched and then put away until the timing was right.  Last night the timing was right! As you can imagine we are extremely excited for Jeff and Vickie. We are also THANKFUL for the donor – without him or her; Jeff would not be on this journey to wellness. Please keep Jeff and Vickie in your daily thoughts and prayers. We will continue to keep everyone updated on Jeff’s progress!

   


 
 
 

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