MAY 17, 2017 – WORKING FIRE 4728 FORESTVILLE RD

At 2004, RW911 dispatched New Hope Stations 1 & 2 for a reported structure fire in the area of Forestville Rd & Buffaloe Rd, in Station 2’s primary response area. As units were calling enroute, the 911 center began to receive multiple calls for a fire, at the address of 4728 Forestville Rd. NH Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) was on scene 3 minute after the dispatch, reporting a working fire, New Hope Engine 4 and Raleigh Fire Department Engine 27 (responding as closest engine) arrived next, establishing a water supply and stretching attack lines into the building. Due to the amount of smoke showing from the gables, Chief Price requested engines from Rolesville and Wake Forrest to respond directly to the scene. Chief McCauley(NH Car 1) arrived shortly afterwards, and assuming the role of accountability officer.

New Hope Engine 1 arrived soon after, and it’s crew was directed to check the attic for any extension and to open up the structure. Wendell Engine 115 was directed to ladder the roof, in case vertical ventilation was needed Crews from New Hope Rescue 14, Tanker 9, Tanker 10, Tanker 11, & Brush 7 arrived shortly afterwards, and reported to the manpower pool. Interior crews were able to knock down the fire, and it was placed under control at 2023 hrs.

Chief Price would like to thank all the Wake New Hope firefighters, as well as all of the mutual aid companies (Wake Forrest Engine 3, Rolesville 151, Wendell Engine 115, Raleigh FD Engine 27, Eastern Wake Pumper 2, and Eastern Wake EMS 68, 63 and EMS District Chief 9), who assisted at this fire.

MAY 15TH, 2017 – WORKING FIRE 3021 ALLENBY DR (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 2304, RW911 dispatched the New Hope Fire Department for a reported structure fire, in Station 1’s primary response area. NH100 (Chief McCauley) and Raleigh FD Engine 27 (dispatched as the closest engine) were first on scene, reporting a working fire in the rear of the house. New Hope Engine 1 arrived next, and crews stretched an attack line to the rear, finding a gazebo attached to the rear deck that was full involved.

New Hope Engine 4 arrived next, supplied Engine 27 with additional water, and stretched a second attack line to the rear of the house. Crews from Engine 27 used chainsaws to cut the deck, allowing access to the fire that was burning under the deck. The fire was quickly knocked down, and crews prevented any extension to the house. Total units on scene included New Hope Rescue 14, Tanker 10, Tanker 11, Tanker 9, Car 2, and Eastern Wake Pumpers 1 & 2.

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.

 

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