FEB 10, 2017 – STRUCTURE FIRE AT 5301 LOUISBURG RD (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 1652, New Hope Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 5301 Louisburg Rd, in Station 1’s primary response district.  Crews from both stations responded, with Engine 1 arriving first, reporting a working fire from a 10×10 shed, with extension to 6 surrounding cars.  Engine 1’s crew stretched a 250 ft 1 1/2 attack line and began knocking down the fire. Tanker 11 arrived and began supplying Engine 1, as the area was a non-hydranted area.  Crews pulled a second line to knock down any extension.   New Hope Engine 4, Rescue 14, Tanker 9 & Tanker 10 responded from Station 2, and provided provided additional water supply and handled other tasks as assigned by the Incident Commander.  Wake Forrest Engine 2, Rolesville Pumper 153 and Raleigh Engine 19 (as the closest engine) were also on scene, and assisted with overhaul.  New Hope Car 1 was command, and all units returned to service in under 90 minutes.

JAN 10, 2016 – ENGINE 1 RESPONDS TO FATAL MVA ON NEW HOPE RD

At 2012, Raleigh FD Engine 21 & Wake County EMS 5 were dispatched to an MVA at North New Hope Rd & Marsh Creek. While they were enroute, Raleigh Police arrived on scene, reporting two people were trapped, with one person in cardiac arrest.  Engine 21 arrived at the scene and requested New Hope Engine 1 and Ladder 2 to respond to the scene.  RW911 then updated the call to a rescue assignment, adding Rescue 1, & Squad 7, as well as an EMS Box Alarm, bringing EMS2, DIST1, DIST9, MEDIC92, EMS3 & DIST3.

New Hope Engine 1’s crew arrived and immediately received their assignment to extricate one of the trapped victims, while Ladder 2 worked on extricating the other.  One victim was pronounced as DOA at the scene by EMS, while the second was transported to WakeMed Raleigh as a Trauma alert.

Engine 1 returned to service in under an hour.

JAN 1, 2017 – WORKING FIRE 1613 HONEYSUCKLE RD (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 1750, RW911 dispatched a residential structure fire at 1613 Honeysuckle Rd, in Station 1’s primary response area.  New Hope Engine 1 responded immediately, arriving a minute behind Raleigh Engine 15.  Crews reported a working fire with heavy smoke and fire from division 1, on both the B & C sides.  Engine 15’s crew stretched an attack line to the front door, encountering heavy fire in the kitchen, while Engine 1 & New Hope Tanker 11’s crew assisted with setting up a water supply and checking for extension.   The fire was marked quickly under control, and crews remained on location for the investigation.  Once the investigation was completed, New Hope Rescue 14 handled salvage and overhaul duties.  With New Hope Car 1 as the incident commander, all crews returned to service in 2 hours.

 

At 2151, units were called back to 1613 Honeysuckle Rd.  First arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor of the C side of the structure.  Crews again made entry, and found two room and contents fires.  With the fire knocked down, New Hope Car 1 reduced the working fire assignment to Raleigh Engine 15, New Hope Engine 1, Engine 4, Tanker 11, Tanker 10, & Rescue 14. The cause is being investigated by the Wake County Fire Marshals office, and units returned to service in under 3 hours.

DEC 17, 2016 – ICY ROADS RESULT IN 5 CRASHES & 2 ROLLOVERS IN 7 HOURS

0700hrs – A night of freezing rain brought icy conditions on the road across Wake County and the rest of the Triangle. Crews from Engine 1, Engine 4, and Rescue 14 were running most of the night to multiple crashes on I-540, including two separate overturned vehicles by Capital Blvd & I 540.

Thankfully, there were no serious injuries.  The slick roads will remain until at least 9am, so if you can stay off the roads until the ice melts, please do so. According to WRAL, the weather forecast for today is a high of 58 degrees, which should result in all the ice melting by noon.

DEC 8 – BUSY TRAINING NIGHT AT STATION 2

Thursday night was a busy training night for the crews at Station 2. FF/EMT Green ran a training class for our 6 Junior Firefighters. The night started with the Juniors practicing some basic hole rolls, and ended the night with a game of Rescue Tool Jenga.  We use Rescue Tool Jenga to practice controlled movement with the large hydraulic spreaders, where participants remove a 4×4 from the box crib and and place it on the top of the stack

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After we cleaned up from the game of Jenga, Captain Peed set up Billy Goldfeder’s FDIC presentation entitled “They Are Us: Fireground SizeUp, Command, Control, Accountability, and Survival” on the training room projector.  We all agreed that it was a great presentation, with a great message: The lessons learned are taught with the resolve to honor those involved (who lost their life) by not repeating fireground history.

NOV 18, 2016 – NEW HOPE FIREFIGHTERS JOIN WILDFIRE STRIKE FORCE

This morning, a crew of firefighters left Wake County to relieve the Wildfire Strike Force that departed last Monday for Western North Carolina. Captain Rigda, Firefighter/EMT Martinez, and Firefighter/EMT Green joined firefighters from all over the county for the trip out west, using a bus provided by the Raleigh Fire Department. They will be assisting in structural fire protection, in hopes of minimizing any damage to homes threatened by all the fires that have been affecting the western section of the state. The firefighters who are joining the task force will be working 15 hour days, and will be returning next Wednesday from their deployment. We hope all those who are assisting out west make it home safe and sound.

Captain Rigda, Firefighter Green, & Firefighter Martinez preparing to depart with the task force

 

NOV 13, 2014 – KITCHEN FIRE AT 3061 OLD CREWS RD (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 1546, New Hope Station 2 was dispatched to 2061 Old Crews Rd for a reported structure fire.  New Hope Engine 4 and Car 2 responded on the initial assignment, as did Engine 1 from Station 1.  Car 2 arrived first, reporting a 1200 Square Foot residence with smoke showing, as well as requested EMS to expedite due to 1 occupant who was burned.  Upon further investigation, he reported a working kitchen fire, and had Engine 4 lay in and stretch an attack line to knock down the fire. Wendell Engine 115 arrived next and assisted with the extinguishment, while crews from New Hope Rescue 14 & Tanker 10 ventilated the structure.  Rolesville Pumper 153 and Eastern Wake Pumper 2 performed salvage and overhaul.

Although there was severe smoke damage to the kitchen, the bulk of the fire was contained to the area above the stove.  New Hope units returned to service in under 2 hours.

NOV 11, 2016 – E4, T10, & C2 SECOND DUE TO WENDELL STRUCTURE FIRE

At 1235hrs, New Hope Station 2 was dispatched into Wendell for a reported structure fire in Dail Ridge Rd.  Car 2, Engine 4 & Tanker 10 all responded to the scene, and were advised by the Wendell units that they had fire showing from a single wide mobile home.  While the first arriving engine knocked down the bulk of the fire, New Hope’s crew arrived and were assigned to salvage any of the homeowners property, as well as to minimize any unburned further smoke or water damage to the property.  Crews also rescued two dogs from the residence.

 

OCT 24, 2016 – ENGINE 4 3RD DUE TO ROLESVILLE STRUCTURE FIRE

At 0855hrs, RWCC received a report of a mobile home fire in Rolesville. First arriving units reported heavy fire, with the structure 50% involved in flames. Wake New Hope Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) arrived second due and Engine 4 & Wendell 115 arrived third due, with Engine 4’s crew stretching a back up line to C/D corner of the house to knock down the heavy flames.

There were no reported injuries, and New Hope units operated on scene for 1 hour before returning to service.

OCT 23, 2016 – ENGINE 4, RESCUE 14, & ENGINE 1 RUN DOUBLE ENTRAPMENT AT ROLESVILLE RD & OLD MILBURNIE

At 0300hr, RWCC dispatched New Hope Station 2 for an MVA with a reported entrapment.  New Hope Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) arrived first, reporting a single car MVA, car into a tree with 2 people heavily pinned.  In addition to Engine 4 & Rescue 14 from station 2, Chief Price special called New Hope Engine 1, Rolesville Rescue 15 & Wendell Rescue 115 to respond directly to the scene.

All the units worked together to free the injured parties, who were transported by Eastern Wake EMS to the hospital with serious injuries.  It was a great example of teamwork by all who assisted with the extrication.

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