February was another exciting month in the Huntersville Fire Department. Our crews ran a total of 405 emergency calls and had some awesome training on our refurbished Rescue 1 and its new equipment. Thank you too all of the residents that brought cookies to the Stations, the Firefighters are loving the snacks. Below is a rundown of our responses throughout the month:
Fire Alarm Activations: 57
Citizen Assist Related Responses: 8
Traffic Accidents: 46
Brush Fires: 18
Smoke/Odor Investigations (Indoor/Outdoor): 11
Structure Fire Responses: 8
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Activations: 10
Vehicle Fires: 3
EMS related responses: 244
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This month our Crews along with Mount Mourne, Cornelius Fire, and Davidson Fire battled a large fast moving brush fire on Mayes Rd.

 

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During that brush fire Huntersville Fire responded to a report of a Structure Fire in the Hamptons Neighborhood off Statesville Rd. When the trucks arrived they called a working fire and went to work. Assistant Chief Harwell and his crew made quick work of an attic fire and obtained a quick control time.
Solid work by all on the trucks that day and a HUGE THANK YOU to East Lincoln Fire for standing by in our Station #2 and running this call with us!
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Earlier in the month, Station #1 also responded to a pretty bad wreck out on Interstate 77 Northbound just past Exit 23 where a Pickup truck had flipped over into the trees. Surprisingly, no one was in the truck when we arrived and after an extensive search we could not find any victims.
Eventually, HPD found the driver about a mile away. A passerby picked him up on the shoulder HPD was able to identify him and get him Medical care.
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As you can see, our day to day can be pretty exciting so we train for the worst. We have some of the best equipment out there thanks to our Town Residents and the Town Board. We took some time this month to train on our refurbished Rescue 1 and the new equipment we have on it.
Thank you to Bowman’s Trucking for the use of their property and equipment to set this amazing training up. This type of training allows our Firefighters to train for the worst so they can perform at their best when YOU need them!
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Along with all of the calls and amazing training, on February 12th our first Full-Time Town Firefighters started their shifts and we are happy to announce the process is going well. We now have 1 Full-Time Town Staffed Engine and Station #1 and 1 at Station #4. These crews are working along side our part-Time staff seamlessly to respond to any emergency the Town throws at them. We are very excited for what the future holds for the Huntersville Fire Department! Thank you to our administration and the staff at Town Hall for their tireless work these past few months working through process of hiring these 18 new Firefighters. It has been challenging at times but we are all so very excited to see what the future holds!