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.

THE WAKE-NEW HOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT INC. IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER

Employment Opening

  The Wake-New Hope Fire Department Inc. has opened an application process for full-time firefighters working rotating 24 hr shifts.

Salary: $36,962.00/ annually

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Performs firefighting suppression and prevention of fires; rescue victims, answer calls, medical emergencies, operates/maintains all department equipment and station facilities; participates in ongoing training programs; works under close supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures. Performs duties as directed; may be required to perform other assigned related duties. Must be in good physical condition to be able to enter dangerous situations and perform under strenuous conditions for extended periods.

APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Qualified applicants must complete a written exam, physical assessment and an oral interview.
  • Complete background investigation
  • Pass an established drug screening

All of the following are Mandatory:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

21 years of age

NC Certified Haz-Mat Level I (operations level)

NC Certified EMT or Higher

NC Firefighter Level II (NFPA 1001)

Completion of NIMS ICS 100,200,700 & 800

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

Possess a valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License

 

Application deadline: January 13, 2017

Application can be downloaded here, and available for pickup at:

Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 1                       Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 2

4415 St. James Church Road                                     4909 Watkins Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27604                                   Wendell, North Carolina 27591

 

Additional information about he position can be found in the formal job posting, which is located here.  

 

Completed applications can be either hand delivered or mailed to the address below.

Address applications to: Chief James McCauley

Application for Employment

Wake-New Hope Fire Department

4909 Watkins Rd

Wendell, NC 27591

 

 

 

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.

THE WAKE-NEW HOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT INC. IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL-TIME CAREER FIRE LIEUTENANT

 Employment Opening

  The Wake-New Hope Fire Department Inc. has began the hiring process

for a full-time Career Fire Lieutenant working rotating 24 hr shifts.

 

Salary: $41,440 – $43,500 per year – 24 hour rotating shift work

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this position is to provide rapid fire-suppression response to protect life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires. This position supervises and provides necessary administrative personnel support to Fire Station staff; assists in developing operational guidelines and procedures; maintains firefighting equipment; and responds to medical emergencies and after-effects of hazardous weather. Persons in this position perform difficult protective service directing and supervising a fire company.

 

APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Qualified applicants must complete a written exam, physical assessment and an oral interview
  • Complete background investigation
  • Pass an established drug screening

 

All of the following are Mandatory:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

21 years of age

Graduation from high school or possess a G.E.D. Copy of Diploma must be provided.
NC Firefighter Level I and II certification
NC Hazardous Materials Responder I certification
NC Emergency Vehicle Driver certification
NC Driver/Operator Pumps certification
NC Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification
NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800

Possess a valid NC Class B License

 

Application deadline: November 18, 2016.

Application package are available online or at:

Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 1                       Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 2

4415 St. James Church Road                                   4909 Watkins Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27604                                  Wendell, North Carolina 27591

 

APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE MAILED OR ACCEPTED BY MAIL

The complete job posting can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format here

Application are available in Microsoft Word format here

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.

 

THE WAKE-NEW HOPE FIRE DEPARTMENT INC. IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A FULL-TIME CAREER FIRE CAPTAIN

Employment Opening

  The Wake-New Hope Fire Department Inc. has began the hiring process

for a full-time Career Fire Captain working rotating 24 hr shifts.

 

Salary: $48,355 – $51,500 per year/ annually

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this position is to provide rapid fire-suppression response to protect life and property by controlling and extinguishing fires. This position supervises and provides necessary administrative personnel support to Fire Station staff; assists in developing operational guidelines and procedures; maintains firefighting equipment; and responds to medical emergencies and after-effects of hazardous weather. Persons in this position perform difficult protective service directing and supervising a fire company.

 

APPLICANT SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Qualified applicants must complete a written exam, physical assessment and an oral interview
  • Complete background investigation
  • Pass an established drug screening

 

All of the following are Mandatory:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

21 years of age

Graduation from high school or possess a G.E.D. Copy of Diploma must be provided.
NC Firefighter Level I and II certification
NC Hazardous Materials Responder I certification
NC Emergency Vehicle Driver certification
NC Driver/Operator Pumps certification
NC Instructor I certification
NC Fire Officer I certification
NC Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification
NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800

Possess a valid NC Class B License

 

Application deadline: November 18, 2016.

Application package are available online or at:

Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 1                       Wake-New Hope Fire Dept. Station 2

4415 St. James Church Road                                     4909 Watkins Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27604                                   Wendell, North Carolina 27591

 

APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE MAILED OR ACCEPTED BY MAIL

The complete job posting can be downloaded in PDF format here

Application are available via PDF format here and in Microsoft Word format here

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