Sunday, May 31, 2015
Rarely do we, as first responders, get
to see an incident full circle. Often we respond, mitigate the emergency and
head home. Rarely do we get to see the victims again, after recovery or know if
they were able to get back on their feet and move forward.The Build Betty A House project was
different, we were able to see and be part of this tragic incident from the
beginning, through the recovery and to end - and the end was amazing. As the HFD Public Information Officer said today
"We were there when she lost her home to fire and we were still here today
at the end - when we handed her keys to her new home".We were also able to see how wonderful
our community is and the very definition of what has become our mantra
"OneTownOneTeam".Thank you to all who took
the time to come out and represent this fantastic Huntersville Community and
celebrate with us! We really appreciate those that supported us and Betty
today. Click below for more pictures.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
We are excited to announce that we have used Scott Airpacks (SCBA) for sale! With our new Scott 5.5 Airpacks now in service, we are selling our old Scott 4.5 Airpacks.Special attention to Fire Departments in need or fire schools in need. Unfortunately, we CANNOT sell Airpacks to an individual person.AIRPACKS: All are Scott 4.5, AP50 airpacks. All are 2002 compliant with pass / RIC / Heads up display. For $700 each you get the airpack, an AB2000 mask and a cylinder. All airpacks were closely maintained over the years by Scott certified airpack technicians.MASKS: We are also selling individual AB2000 masks for $40 each.CYLINDERS: We are also selling Scott cylinders (we have over 90 cylinders for sale), Cylinders are being sold at $40 per year. On cylinders typically have a 15 year life span. Example: A 2002 cylinder would only have 2 years left in service...so that cylinder would cost $80.Please contact Deputy Chief Jim Dotoli for more details or to purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Yesterday was a tough, busy day for us. As you know, one incident we
responded to Tuesday was a drowning near Latta Plantation. At around
2:42pm we were requested to assist the Long Creek Fire Department with a
missing swimmer in the waters of Mt Island Lake, just off Latta
Plantation. Huntersville Engine 2 immediately responded for manpower as
did Marine 1 (our fire boat) and our Public Information Officer. Our
boat conducted multiple passes of the area (near the swimmer's last
know sighting) along with Charlotte Fire Boat Dive-38. Our manpower
assisted shore crews with readying divers while our PIO worked with
command and the media to keep all informed on progress. Following an
exhaustive, methodical search using advanced SONAR, the victim was found
by Marine 1 (on SONAR) and confirmed by CFD Fireboat Dive-38's SONAR.
Charlotte Fire Department Divers then recovered the victim. Once
recovery was made, the incident was turned over to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for investigation.
The victim was identified as Marcos Hernandez who was a 17 yr old
student and stand out Rugby player at North Meck High School here in
Huntersville. The Huntersville Fire Department sends it's condolences
and prayers to Marcos' family, friends and classmates. We are so very
sorry for your loss.Click below for more pictures.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
With the nice Spring weather bringing out the grills...here's a safety tip on how to discard charcoal & fire pit ashes. Empty ash into a bucket,
fill the bucket with water & allow it to cool for days. THEN discard
after several days of cooling. NEVER place hot ashes into the
roll-out trash bins. Ashes can hold heat for days & we've had a few
large home fires as a result. Ash (that was not allowed proper time to
cool) was placed into the Town roll-out trash cans - the cans were
stored against the houses. The ashes smoldered for hours, even days and
the can eventually caught fire and melted. Fire climbed the walls of the
homes and burned the roof off the homes. #BeFireSmart
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Your Fire & Police Departments supporting the 'Let Me Run 5k' on Saturday. A warm day, but the kids did great!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Every Friday is outside maintenance day in the Ville. Today Station 1's crew is also laying pine straw. #CompanyPride
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Duty crews conducted a training burn today on a donated trailer just off Ewart Rd. Here are some pictures from the burn; including a picture taken by #Snoopy (courtesy of CMPD who flew by to check things out.).
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Early Sunday morning, just after 1 am, Huntersville Stations 1, 2 as well as Cornelius
& Davidson Fire Departments responded into Cornelius for a working
building fire in the 21910 Block of Torrence Chapel Rd. Cornelius arrived on scene first with heavy fire showing from the front door.
Cornelius crews quickly knocked the fire down, turning around
Huntersville E1 before they arrived. Huntersville E2 remained on scene and helped
with mop up. All Huntersville crews were released quickly by command and
were back in the Ville by 2:30.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
'Hello Huntersville Festival' was a huge success again. We had a big turnout for a lot of fun, family events who enjoyed the annual spring arts festival. ALSO - to kick off the Huntersville
Growers Market for the year - we hosted the Growers Market INSIDE
Fire Station 1 during the Festival.
For the remainder of the 215 season, the Huntersville Growers Market will be located at Huntersville
Elementary from 8a-12p each Saturday,
Friday, May 8, 2015
Last night, just before sunset, Tanker 1 responded to a Barn Fire in the Town of Davidson, just off East Rocky River Road. A total of 6 Fire Departments responded to assist Davidson Fire. Pictures are courtesy of Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue
who were first-in on the fire. They reported Heavy fire on arrival. Aerial Pics
are courtesy of CMPD Helicopter "Snoopy". Tanker 1 was released relatively soon after arrival. The Barn was a total loss.
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