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, 2016 – 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.

OCT 8, 2016 – HURRICANE MATHEW FLOODS MUCH OF RALEIGH

With Hurricane Mathew dumping up to 16 inches of inches of rain over parts of NC, Raleigh and Wake County was flooded with 9 inches of rain and strong winds, resulting in multiple calls for wires down, drivers stuck in flooded roadways, and trees down over the roadway.

As the winds increased, so did the call volume throughout the county.  Wake New Hope Fire Department answered 18 calls for service between noon and 11pm, including one for a tree that had crashed into an occupied house on Wedgewood Dr.

During the storm, Station 1 maintained staffing for Engine 1 & Rescue 6, and Station 2 had crews staffing Engine 4, Rescue 14, Brush 7, Car 20 & Car 3.  Deputy Chief Price set up a mini Emergency Operations Center at station 2, coordinating all the calls in our fire district, as well as updating the County EOC and emergency management with updates regarding roads that were blocked by downed wires or flooded out roadways.

Thankfully, no major injuries were reported by any of our residents, and Duke energy crews are working diligently to restore electricity to those who are without power.

 

AUGUST 25, 2016 – WORKING FIRE ON MANLY FARM RD (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 5:19pm, RWCC dispatched New Hope Stations 1 & 2 to a reported structure fire at 3628 Manly Farm Rd. New Hope Engine 4 arrived first, with New Hope Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) right behind them, reporting a working fire in the rear of the structure, stretching an attack line to the reach of the structure.. Tanker 10 arrived next and established a water supply with Roseville E151 & Tanker 9.

Due to the quick knockdown by E4’s crew, Chief Price marked the fire under control, returning all 3 EMS units and all FD units not on scene, holding with 2 engines and 2 tankers.

Crews remained on scene for under 90 minutes completing overhaul before returning to service.

AUGUST 22, 2016 – ENGINE 1 RESPONDS TO WENDELL FOR HOUSE FIRE

1755hr – Shortly after clearing from a medical emergency, New Hope Engine 1 was dispatched into Wendell for a reported structure fire.  Wendell &  Eastern Wake units arrived on scene, reporting heavy fire from the structure.  A tanker task force was requested from Johnston county, bringing units from Archer Lodge & Corinth Holders to the scene.  Engine 1’s crew assisted the first arriving units with an aggressive fire attack, before the Wendell Fire Chief evacuated the structure and all units initiated defensive operations.  Engine 1’s crew operated for under 2 hours before returning to service.

Photos courtesy of @RaleighScan

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