Monday, February 24, 2014
Back in the fall of 2013, we received a grant for smoke detectors from NC-OSFM. Today, we just got the news that we also got the approval for another fire and life safety grant from NC-OSFM. This grant will include more detectors, educational materials and various equipment to assist with installing fire safety equipment in our district. We would like to thank Memorial Baptist Church for their assistance in this program, and our Fire and Life Safety Officer, Bob Patterson for taking this and the many other projects under his wing to ensure we can educate and save as many lives as possible.
Friday, February 21, 2014
In what appeared to be a normal rain storm event, Buies Creek got a little more than we bargained for. Along with the rain, came strong winds and heavy lightning as the storm rolled into our area. During the course of about 5 minutes, we received three incidents. A fire alarm at the local Post Office (254 Main St.), followed by a dispatched structure fire/lightning strike on a house (325 Anna St.) and while operating on the lightning strike we got hit for another structure fire/lightning strike at The Kids Zone Daycare (307 Main St.) With all this going on, we had sirens coming from all directions, getting assistance from Angier-Black River Fire, Coats-Grove Fire, Lillington Fire and Summerville-Bunnlevel Fire. Engine 822 found the incident on Anna St. to be more structural damage and was able to cut the power to the structure and being this incident down to a single engine response, diverting all units to other calls. 806 (Captain Lewis) arrived at the daycare to find that the phone lines and a wall outlet received damage from the lightning and the Post Office was due to the lightning hitting the daycare across the street and causing a short power failure to the alarm panel. We would like to give a special thanks to all the members that came from their college classes and some from work to handle these calls, and to also include our mutual aid companies and the help they always are willing to provide.
Friday, February 14, 2014 0900
After the snow finally started to melt and everyone was thinking that it was safe to go back home and take it easy, Buies Creek Fire and EMS got the call for a house fire at 197 Judge Taylor Road. Upon arrival of Engine 822, units found light smoke showing from a single wide mobile home and the door to same laid in the front yard. After investigating, it was found the front door was on fire and the owner had removed the door from the house and crews located another small fire in the ceiling area, quickly containing the fire. Command, 808 (Lt. Schlieman) was able to cancel all other units responding and held Engine 822 and Ladder 848 to assist with smoke removal and basic overall.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
During our February business meeting, we received a special guest that wanted to come by and thank everyone for what we do. If you remember back to November 10th of last year, Buies Creek Fire and EMS, along with various other emergency services departments responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with subjects trapped and the vehicle on fire. Sadly, three of the five subjects involved in this accident died, with the other two being transported by Buies Creek's 1st and 2nd Duty EMS trucks to a level one trauma center. Not knowing how these patients would turn out, all we had was hope and prayer. Well, Marina Troyano decided to pay us a visit and let us know how well she has done since that cold November morning. She was able to take a few pictures with some of the ones that responded and assisted in her care.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Buies Creek Fire and EMS got the alart for a reported MVA with injuries at US 421 and Russ Drive just after 3:00pm on this date. While responding, Rescue 881 had information that the incident would be in a different location and took the longer route to arrive and find a two vehcile accident with heavy damage to one, still in the roadway blacking traffic. After a quick sizeup, it was determined that the driver was having a medical emergency that caused the accident. During the course of all of these events, the driver struck another car, road signs and Campbell's event reader board by the football field. Units on scene controlled traffic and hazards, along with treating three patients for injuires resulting from the accident.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
During the month of January members responded to 193 emergency incidents out of our single little station. Calls ranged from simple EMS calls to as much as a fire alarm turned apartment fire. Good work to all of our members and the M/A departments that assist us in carrying out these duties each and everyday. If you want to join us in all the action and be part of something more, stop by today and talk to us about what it takes to become a member.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Around 1915hours Coats Grove was alerted to 530 E Stewart street for a possible structure fire with explosions. 604(Pope) arrived with a 1 story SFD with fire showing from the rear. Engine 642 arrived and made an aggressive attack until they were blown from the structure due to multiple propane tanks exploding in the rear of the structure. Engine 842 with 4 arrived onscene 3rd due and provided primary searches and opened up on the interior with the handline from Coats. With heavy fire in Division 1 crews operated for approx 8 mins before the fire was knocked down. 1 family pet was located inside but all occupants out and primary search negative. 842 operated for approx 1 hour assisting with overhaul before being cleared by command.Units responding on initial E642, E641, E842, R681, EMS 6, and FM 3E543 was special called into the scene to provide manpower
Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2100
Buies Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a reported fire alarm at 260 Leslie Campbell Ave. for the 12th alarm at this building already this year. Chief 800 (Riewestahl) arrived to find a four story apartment building with nothing showing (as usual). Upon investigation it was confirmed by Campbell Public Safety on scene that this was a kitchen fire on the third floor. Command advised Engine 822 of the fire and directed them to deploy the high rise hose packs and normal equipment. Ladder 848 was directed to setup the aerial for deployment on the south end of the building and ladder the building on each side of the fire apartment. Engine 842 arrived and began to assist with fire attack and ventilation group. Before the ladder could deploy, the first arriving crews called back and advised that the fire was contained to the stove and cooking area. Fire attack group advised that we could handle the scene with two units and all others returned to service. This is a good reminder not fall into the rut and be sure to treat your fire alarms as fires until you can confirm otherwise.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
During the early morning hours on Sunday, Harnett County 911 got the call for a bomb threat at the Waffle House. This put Lillington Police Department on the road with Harnett County's SRT response units, along with Lillington Fire Department and Buies Creek EMS staging until the building and parking lots had been cleared. After all of this, it was determined to be a false alarm and the Waffle House is still safe and sound.
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