Firefighters chased a variety of fire alarms and carbon monoxide detector activations over the past week, but no hazards were found. Police reported an auto wreck after finding a vehicle off East Rocky River Road in some trees, but emergency crews were canceled after it was determined the accident occurred overnight and nobody was hurt. Details on these stories and a tally of the week’s medical calls may be found below.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 12:10 a.m., 905 Lake Park Drive – Engine 1 investigated a carbon monoxide alarm activation and found that the sound coming from the alarm was actually the unit’s low battery indicator. Firefighters checked the residence’s CO and smoke detectors to ensure that they were working properly and inspected the area with a gas monitor.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 7:17 a.m., 15103 East Rocky River Road – Engine 1 was canceled while responding to a report of a vehicle in the woods. Police officers on the scene told responding units that they could cancel their response because the accident occurred overnight and there were no patients.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2:47 p.m., 400 Avinger Lane, The Pines at Davidson - Engine 1 and Rescue 14 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a smoke detector had been triggered by steam. Firefighters quickly reset the alarm system and cleared the scene without incident.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 4:54 p.m., 408 Ridge Road, Davidson College Apartments – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that smoke from cooking had triggered a smoke detectore. No hazards were found and the alarm was quickly reset.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 9:56 a.m., 116 Patterson Court Circle, Warner Hall Eating House – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a smoke detector had been triggered by dust from a shop vacuum. No hazards were present and firefighters quickly reset the alarm.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1:48 p.m., 103 Martin Court Drive, Davidson College Apartments – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 investigated a heat detector activation in an elevator but were unable to determine the cause of the alarm. No hazards were present and firefighters reset the alarm.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 5:38 p.m., I-77 at Exit 31 – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 were canceled while responding to a motor vehicle collision on the interstate.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 8:38 p.m., 172 Lilac Mist Loop, Davidson Pointe – Engine 1 inspected a residence with a gas meter after responding to a carbon monoxide detector activation. No hazards were found.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 1:14 a.m., 18807 Parting Oaks Lane, River Run – Engine 1 was canceled by Cornelius firefighters, who were first on scene at a fire alarm activation.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 3:59 a.m., 19023 Wildcat Trail, River Run – Engine 1 inspected a residence with a gas meter after the homeowner told firefighters that a carbon monoxide detector beeped once. No hazards were found.
MEDICAL CALLS, JUNE 11-18
Following are the medical calls Davidson Fire Department responded to last week. The department says patient privacy laws prohibit public release of addresses or other details.
- Abdominal pain: 1
- Allergies: 1
- Breathing problem: 1
- Choking: 1
- Fall victim: 3
- Heart problems: 1
- Senior welfare check: 1
- Traffic accident: 2
- Traumatic injury: 3
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