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KILAHPALOOZA 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015  Engine 1 and duty crew attended the 2015 KilahPalooza held on the CPCC Merancas campus off Verheoff Drive here in Huntersville. A day of family fun - the festival was dedicated to the education and prevention of child abuse. There was something for just about everyone in the family. There were bounce houses, live music, a car show, food vendors, face painting and the Charlotte Fire Pink Lady Fire Truck as well as Engine 1 were on hand. Members of Kilah's family were also on hand.


The event was named in honor of Kilah Davenport. Kilah, 4, past away in March 2014 from injuries sustained at the hands of her stepfather. The Kilah Davenport foundation helped push lawmakers to sign Kilah's Law that increases time behind bars for convicted child abusers. Davenport is beginning to work with other states to do the same.


Her grandfather is a Fire Captain in the City of Charlotte and we stand with him and the family. We will continue to support the Foundation and memory of such a beautiful, innocent young lady.


‪#‎KilahsLaw‬ ‪#‎KilahDavenportFoundation‬.

     



 

WHAT IF EVERYONE VISITS THE STATIONS

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Once again, 'What If Everyone' dropped off fire station goodie baskets to our stations (as well as fire stations across Charlotte) as part of their ‪#‎7DaysOfService‬ We are so appreciative of their continued support and recognition each year. It means a lot to us and our Department. Of course, when you stop by the Stations - you must try out the Fire Trucks and the Fire Pole! ‪#‎WIE‬ ‪#‎WhatIfEveryone‬ ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬

     



 

2015 MEMBERSHIP AND APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

The 2015 Membership / Application process for the Huntersville Fire Department is now CLOSED.


We want to thank everyone for coming out and testing (Physical Agility Testing) this month to begin their application process. 

Those that successfully passed the physical agility test will proceed through the other phases of the process (formal application, back ground check, drug test, panel review etc) and if successful may be on one of our ‪#‎BlackOverRed‬s by July - serving the Ville.

--> THE 2016 MEMBERSHIP PROCESS WILL OPEN AGAIN IN JANUARY 2016

   


 

TANKER AND WATER SHUTTLE TRAINING

Tuesday, April 21, 2015  For three nights this month (April 20, 21, 22) we trained with adjacent Departments on tanker & water shuttle operations. Training was held all three nights in the Huntersville Business Park off Reese Blvd from 7-9pm. It was excellent training and we appreciate all those that came out and participated.


Departments Participating: Huntersville Fire Department, Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue, Mt Mourne Fire Department, Odell Fire Department, Long Creek Fire Department & the East Lincoln Fire Department.


     



 

WITH WARMER WEATHER COMES OUTSIDE FIRES

Sunday, April 12, 2015  As the weather warms up, our calls for ‘outside fires’ increase. This weekend we responded to a few, all were man made and not necessarily legal…


So what is legal here in Mecklenburg County?  ‘Recreational’ fires are the only fires allowed. Recreational fires are defined as outdoor fire burning materials OTHER than rubbish (trash and/or debris). The total fuel area (size of the fire) must be 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height. The recreational fire should be used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purpose. A recreational fire can be considered a small camp fire or a fire pit.

The recreational fire MUST be attended to 100% of the time and cannot be closer than 25 feet to a structure or other combustible material. The person assigned to attend the fire must have something on hand to extinguish the fire, should an emergency arise, which could include: a 4-A rated fire extinguisher, a garden hose, sand, a water bucket etc.  

NO OPEN BURNING IS PERMITTED IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY. Open burning can be considered: Brush, trees, fields, trash piles, debris piles, stumps etc.

Link to Mecklenburg County Code:  HERE 




   


 

OUTSIDE FIRE IN CARRINGTON RIDGE

Saturday, April 11, 2015  Station 2 worked a small fire in the woods off Colonial Garden Dr (6600 Blk) in the Carrington Ridge Community this morning.


At 9am a small fire was located by a resident off an access road in the Carrington Ridge neighborhood. Engine 2, Brush 2 & Brush 22 responded to the scene. Brush 22 was able to access the fire and pull the tree down. The fire apparently involved a 10 foot area, as well as a tall, dead tree and appeared to be burning for some time. The cause of the fire is undetermined - however we did locate a firework at the base of the tree.


Good to see Brush 22 still doing work!

     



 

CONTROLLED BURN OFF RAMAH CHURCH RD

Wednesday, April 8, 2015  A very special thank you to the neighbors on Fred Brown Rd and Heritage Vista Dr for your patience and understanding this morning while we culminated our training on a donated house with a complete burn down of the structure.


It was also nice to see all the residents and kids out watching the process. Maany of the firefighters brought along their kids as well since it was Spring Break this week. 

     



 

WESTONS WARRIORS STOP BY THE VILLE

Friday, April 3, 2015  Station 1 received some goodies from a Ville resident in honor of Weston Keeton & @Westonswarriors


So Thankful for the food and the recognition!

RIP Little Guy! ‪#‎feedthefire‬ ‪#‎NeverForgetYourImpact‬


     



 

HUNTERSVILLE 101 - VISITS STATION 1

Friday, April 3, 2015  On Thursday, 34 residents participating in the Huntersville-101 program stopped by Station #1 for the AM & PM session to learn all about Fire & Rescue services in Town. They were hosted by our Fire Chief who gave them a 'hands-on' tour of what we do, including having them try on his turnout gear and one of our new SCBA packs. Unfortunately Engine 1 and crew could not attend due to a heavy call volume...they stayed busy. Thank you for coming out! ‪ #‎OneTownOneTeam‬


Huntersville 101: http://www.huntersville.org/Residents/Huntersville101.aspx


Huntersville 101 is open to Huntersville residents and space is limited to approximately 20 participants in a morning class and 20 participants in an evening class. If needed, a selection process will be used to balance the class. There is no cost. Huntersville 101 participants receive a detailed snapshot of the Town, its staff and major projects that are underway.  Each weekly session focuses on a different department or area of town government, including: town history, administration, finance and budget, planning, transportation, engineering & public works, police, fire, parks & recreation and Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics.

     



 

ANNUAL HYDRANT MAINTENANCE BEGINS IN THE VILLE

Friday, April 3, 2015  Beginning this week and continuing over the next few Months (April-June) all three of our Fire Stations will begin the annual maintenance of fire hydrants throughout the Huntersville service district. Firefighters will be checking each hydrant, performing light maintenance, testing and flowing hydrants (flowing water from the hydrant to flush out any sediment). This maintenance is completed annually, prior to summer and ensures that all the hydrants are in good working order. Firefighters will also be checking and clearing around hydrants for accessibility (no shrubs, flower boxes, mail boxes or yard decorations may block access to the hydrant).

On occasion when a hydrant is flushed, water discoloration may occur in a resident’s water line. Extra care should be considered when washing clothes immediately after a hydrant flush. Simply running the water in your sink for a few minutes prior will help ensure your water is clear.

If residents have any questions or concerns, they are requested to please contact the officer on duty at their closest Huntersville Fire Station right away.



   


 
 
 

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