Nov 8, 2017 – 3 NEW DRIVER/OPERATORS STARTING WITH WNHFD

Wake New Hope Fire Department recently completed our hiring process, and would like to welcome Driver/Operators Christopher Pendergrass, John Long, and Nolan Rigda. All three come with years of experience; D/O Pendergrass previously worked as a Captain with the Henderson Fire Department, D/O Long worked with the Ferrals Fire Department, and D/O Rigda was a volunteer with the Wake New Hope Fire department, and was previously a firefighter with the Raleigh Fire Department. All three have been assigned to Station 2 along with the existing career Captains

NOV 4, 2017 – ENGINE 3, RESCUE 6, AND TANKER 10 ATTEND LIVE FIRE TRAINING IN ROLESVILLE

On an early Saturday morning, crews from Station 1 and 2 were invited to join the Rolesville Fire Department for a live fire training at an acquired structure. New Hope’s crews joined firefighters from Wake Forest Fire, Bunn, Youngsville, Northern Wake, Brassfield, Zebulon, Wendell, and Hopkins, and were able to able to get over 50 live burns from the house. We also took some readings with a small thermal imaging camera to see how hot it was inside (several readings were noted as being over 700 degrees). Our thanks to Rolesville and for allowing us to attend, and for Deputy Chief Price and Captain Webster for serving and instructors at the live burn.



SEPT 26, 2017 – OVERTURNED DUMP TRUCK WITH ENTRAPMENT ON BEAGLE RETREAT DR, DRIVER PINNED

At 1852, New Hope Station 2 was dispatched to the area of Old Watkins Rd and Beagle Retreat Dr for a reported overturned tractor trailer with the driver entrapped. Engine 4, Rescue 14 and Car 2 immediately responded. Engine 1 was at Station 2 for a meeting, so they added themselves to the call and responded as well. Rolesville E151 was also in the area, and offered to assist, which was much appreciated.

New Hope Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) was first on scene, reporting an overturned dump truck at the end of Beagle Retreat Dr, with the driver still in the cab. Engine 4, Rescue 14 and Engine 1 arrived at the same time, with Engine 1’s crew assigned gaining access and assessing the patient, Engine 4’s crew assigned to mitigate the oil spill and pull a charged line, and Rescue 14 assigned to further stabilize the cab using their struts. Once the patient was assessed, the decision was made to extricate them via the front windshield of the cab.

Engine 4’s crew and Rolesville E151 removed both windshields, and cut the center support bar with our electric Hurst cutter, while Engine 1’s crew applied a KED. The patient was extricated shortly thereafter, and turned over to Wake EMS to transport to the hospital.

 

SEPT 3, 2017 – OVERTURNED TRUCK AND TRAILER ON I-540

At 1912hr, RW911 dispatched New Hope Stations 1 & 2, and RFD Engine 27 as the closest engine, for an overturned truck and trailer.  Engine 1, Rescue 6, and Car 1 responded from Station 1, and Rescue 14 and Car 3 responded from station 2.  When the units arrived on scene, they found a pickup truck on its side, with the trailer it had been pulling also overturned, and all the landscaping equipment it had been carrying on the ground.

 Crews assessed the occupants, and found no entrapment and minor injuries.  WNHFD units remained on scene for over two hours providing scene control while the NCSHP conducted their investigation, and as well as the tow companies to upright and remove the vehicles.

AUGUST 10, 2107 – ENGINE 1 FIRST DUE TO HOUSE FIRE ON TIMBERLAKE DR (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 2050, Raleigh-Wake County 911​ dispatched Wake New Hope Station 1, Eastern Wake Fire – Rescue Department​, Northern Wake Fire Department​ Engine 56, and Garner Fire Rescue​ Rescue 1 to a reported structure fire at 2122 Timberlake Dr, which is unincorporated Wake County surrounded by the City of Raleigh, in New Hope’s Fire District. Engine 1 responded with C-shift under Captain Bradshaw, and due to multiple calls being received by RW911 (and it being within the New Hope Fire District), a full response was initiated from New Hope Station 2 as well. Additional information provided by RW911 to the responding units were that heavy flames were being reported, and NH101 (Deputy Chief Price) requested an Eastern County Tanker Task Force to be dispatched, and requested Garner Rescue 1 be cancelled and replaced with New Hope Rescue 14.

Wake County EMS​ 7 arrived first, reporting heavy fire visible from the garage with extension to the first floor, and requested an EMS box alarm, bringing Eastern Wake EMS​ units to the scene as well. Wake New Hope Engine 1 arrived shortly after, and reported a 2500 sq foot structure fully involved, with heavy fire in the garage, first floor and roof. Based on this sizeup by Captain Bradshaw, DC Price requested an additional two engines to respond to the scene, bringing Raleigh Fire Department​ Engine 11 and Knightdale Fire Department​ 134. Engine 1’s crew immediately stretched two inch and a half attack lines, and attempted to knock down the heavy fire. As additional units arrived, the Engine 1 crew initiated entry into the structure, but was forced to back out due the heavy fire conditions and structural stability concerns, as well as water supply issues and hearing explosions coming from the garage area.

The tanker task force established a water supply using droptanks, under the supervision of Chief McCaully. New Hope Tanker 11, New Hope Tanker 10, New Hope Tanker 9, Eastern Wake Tanker 3, Wendell Fire Department​ Tanker 117, Rolesville Fire Department​ Tanker 157, Garner Tanker 7, Zebulon Fire Department​ Tanker 98, and Hopkins Fire Department ​Tanker 227 all shuttled water from the nearest hydrants to the drop tanks, which were then pumped by New Hope Engine 4 to the attack engine,ensuring the crews fighting with the fire didn’t run out of water.

New Hope units on scene included Engine 1, Tanker 11, Car 1, Engine 4, Rescue 14, Tanker 10, Tanker 9, Car 20, Car 2, and Car 3.

After approximately two hours of fighting this fire, the fire was placed under control, however crews spent several additional hours knocking down hotspots within the garage.
Deputy Chief Price, Captain Bradshaw, and all the firefighters at Wake New Hope FD would like to give a tremendous thank you to all the responders and the ECC staff for their assistance at the fire last night.

for additional photos and videos, check out http://www.wral.com/firefighters-respond-to-working-fire-on-timberlake-drive-in-raleigh/16872307/ and http://wncn.com/2017/08/10/firefighters-battle-blaze-near-i-440/

Photos courtesy of http://interactives.wncn.com/photomojo/gallery/44350/1

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