Buies Creek Fire Department

Important Post Storm Websites

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  Below are important websites regarding information on power outages across our area, as well as information on how to contact FEMA for disaster related assistance.


https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ (FEMA link)




60th Anniversary Celebration Postponed

Wednesday, October 5, 2016   Our 60th Anniversary Celebration was originally scheduled for this Sunday October 9th, but due to the upcoming hurricane we have decided to postpone until a later date. We will have more info once a new date has been chosen.



Buies Creek Extends their Condolences to the Strickland family

Wednesday, September 28, 2016  The membership of Buies Creek Fire Department would like to extend their sincere condolences to the Strickland family. Mr. Ivan Strickland was a charter member of Buies Creek Fire Department. Please keep the Strickland family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Obituary for: Ivan C. Strickland, Sr.Ivan C. Strickland, 89 of Buies Creek, Died Monday, September 26, 2016 at Greenleaf Care Center.

Ivan was born July 21, 1927 in Sampson Co. to the late Mary Alice Taylor and Isaac Columbus Strickland. Ivan was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 1 brother.

Ivan was raised on a farm in Sampson Co and went int the Army at the end of WWII. After being discharged from the Army he met his wife Doris. He worked for 41 years at Campbell University as Superintendent of the Motor Pool as the head mechanic. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Palmyra Lodge 147 in Dunn, NC. His love was traveling with his wife to the beach and the mountains. His family and friends meant everything to him and he enjoyed spending time with them.

Ivan is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Dixon Strickland; a son, Ivan Strickland, Jr. "Butch" and wife Connie of Coats; a daughter, Linda Strickland Welborn and husband Darren of Buies Creek; a brother, Ray Strickland and wife Helen of Raleigh; a sister, Rosalie Mozingo of Mt. Olive; 4 grandchildren, Angela James, David Strickland, Tony Jackson and Brittany Jackson; 4 great-grandchildren; Tahjme Strickland, Geonnie Strickland, Dylan Payne and Niyah Nichols.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon till 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 30, 2016 at O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Gary Tew officiating. Burial will follow at Buies Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. 

Funeral arrangement by O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory, Lillington, NC



MVA Rollover

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.



Busy last 24 hours for District 8

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!



Welcome Back CU Students!

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:

  • If you hear a fire alarm go off, exit the building immediately.
  • Do not go back inside for any items you may have forgotten. 
  • If cooking in an apartment make sure to turn on the stove vent, and open the closest window. 
  • Remember to add water to food items that require water to be added. 
  • Never light candles inside the dorms. 
  • If you see smoke, stay down low.
  • Practice fire safety and be safe!
If you have any questions about fire safety feel free to stop by the station! 



848 Responds Mutual Aid to Dunn

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. 



Members Attend Community Event

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. 



8 House Station Pride

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!



Commercial Structure Fire

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.



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