Local departments are selling raffle tickets in an effort to raise funds for one of our own. Brad Capps has accrued a significant amount of medical bills due to recent health problems. Brad has served at Buies Creek Fire Department and Coats-Grove Fire Department for many years and we would appreciate your support. Three raffle drawing prizes are as follows: Holland Grill, 65 Qt. Yeti Cooler, and a 54 Qt. Coleman Cooler. Please contact or stop by BCFD or Coats-Grove Station to purchase tickets. $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Thank you for your support! Contact information:Buies Creek Fire Department112 Marshbanks Street, Buies Creek NC 27506910-893-4327Coats Grove Fire-Rescue 91 N. McKinley Street, Coats NC 27521910-897-7575
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1530hrs
District 8 was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with rollover on Boykin Rd. 822, 851/Medic 8 responded and found a single vehicle overturned with the subject already out of the vehicle. Thankfully, there were no injuries. Crews remained on scene until NCSHP arrived. All District 8 was cleared around 1630hrs. Units on scene: 800,802,822,851,862 Harnett County Ems Medic 8, NCSHP.
Friday, August 26, 2016
District 8 members began their morning being alerted to the normal bells and smells on campus. Members ran two commercial fire alarms on campus and cleared within thirty minutes of both. On Thursday evening, members were participating in training when another fire alarm was dispatched at a local apartment complex. 822 and 848 responded and found nothing showing from exterior, and same was caused to be set off from faulty smoke detectors. While currently operating on scene of the fire alarm, two members noticed a strong odor of natural gas coming from the Campus Grill at the Corner of Marshbanks and Leslie Campbell Ave. 848 and 822 responded and found the odor to be caused from the pilot light become unlit at the grill which caused the odor in the adjacent Short Stop. Members worked diligently to shut off the meter, as well as ventilate the structure. While units were wrapping up, tones were dropped for an MVA rollover on Leslie Campbell Ave. 822's crew and 851 responded and found one vehicle off the roadway overturned. 822 was positioned for a safe work environment while crews checked for injuries. Thankfully there were no injuries. Around 0600 the next morning District 8 was dispatched to assist District 9 with a residential structure fire. Crews assisted in fire suppression as well as overhaul. While operating on scene, District 9 was dispatched to a Commercial Structure fire in their district and requested 842's crew to respond. Crews responded to the fire, and found the same to be in Northwest Harnett's district. 842 arrived on scene to find a storage facility of chicken waste with smoke showing. Crews assisted in putting the fire out, and the scene was turned over to Northwest Harnett. Thank you to all the members who responded to the calls the past few days!
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Buies Creek Fire Department welcomes back all Campbell University students! Here are a few quick fire safety tips to remember while staying on campus:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
District 8 had started the morning off with a few calls before being requested by District 15 (Dunn) to respond around noon to a commercial structure fire. 848 responded and provided manpower as well as flowed master streams to help suppress the fire. 848 operated for several hours before being released by command and returned back to service. If you didn't know, 848 is a 1988 Pierce Arrow Ladder that Buies Creek acquired from Cary Fire Department, that was refurbished in 2007.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Part-Time Firefighter/EMT Mason poses for a picture with a future firefighter at Buies Creek Elementary School on Saturday! Members traveled to the Elementary School to show Engine 842 to the children, and also speak to them about fire safety. If you would like to have a fire engine and personnel visit your school, daycare, or other community event please feel free and call the station at 910-893-4327 to schedule your visit.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This past weekend the sun was out ,no rain was in sight, and members took full advantage of the nice weather. Volunteers and Paid Staff participated in station pride and began to wax some of the apparatus. Pictured below are Firefighter/EMT Sorrell and Firefighter Walden waxing first out Engine 822. Thank you to all the members who participated in waxing the trucks!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
The creek was busy on Saturday by starting off the day running mutual aid to Coats for a possible structure fire which turned out to be a live burn Erwin was conducting. Around 1700hrs. District 8 was dispatched to Maddox Hall on campus reference a commercial structure fire. 822 arrived on scene to find a 4 story commercial structure with nothing showing from exterior. 822's crew entered the building and found smoke inside of the basement. Other crews then conducted a search of the floors above the basement but found no on else occupying the building. 822's crew determined the smoke inside of the building came from a compressor that was faulty. Smoke was then cleared out of the building. Mutual aid was released, and all District 8 units were assignment complete and building was turned over to Campbell University. We want to say a special thanks to all the members that responded as well as assistance from Coats, Lillington, and Summerville Fire Departments.
Units on Scene: 800, 822, 842, 848, 851/Med. 8, 643, 721, and 1143.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Reserve Engine 821 is first out engine for the week while 822 is OOS for maintenance. 821 has been around since the 1990's and still runs like a champ. So if you see 821 around campus this week, you're not seeing things!
Thursday, March 31, 2016 1320hrs
Around 1320hrs the tones were dropped for District 8 to respond to the 1700 block of Brick Mill Rd reference a residential structure fire. Dispatch had alerted incoming units that it would be a detached garage on fire. 800 (Riewestahl) arrived on scene and advised it would be a working garage fire to find a detached garage with two vehicles inside with one vehicle being involved and fire coming out of the AB corner from the truck below. Units from Buies Creek, Coats, and Erwin assisted with fire attack and had the fire under control in about twenty minutes. Engine 842 (3rd due) caught the hydrant at Country Meadow Ln. and extended 1000ft. of 5" supply line to Engine 822 and Engine 643. Crews also checked the adjacent house to see if the fire had extended to the structure, which turned out it did not. Crews remained on scene until about 1600hrs to assist the Harnett County Fire Marshall's Office. Thank you to all the members who responded as well as all of the agencies who assisted. Units on Scene: 800, 822, 842, 848, 871, 881, 643, 651, 543 Harnett County Medic 6, HCSO, and NCSHP.
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