Davidson firefighters this week assisted Iredell County emergency personnel and Cornelius firefighters with reports of structure fires, as well as a number of vehicle accidents on I-77 and Davidson-Concord Road. One passenger was injured on the interstate, but refused to be transported to the hospital.
Also this week, a tree in the roadway briefly blocked traffic near the Community School of Davidson, and a malfunctioning elevator trapped two passengers in the Davidson College Baker Sports Complex. Read below for details on of these and other incidents, along with a tally of the week’s medical calls.
MONDAY, JULY 9, 5:51 p.m., Interstate-77 at Exit 31 – Engine 1 was cancelled by the Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department while responding to a medical call on the interstate.
TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2:10 a.m., Interstate-77 at Exit 33 - Engine 1 was cancelled by the Mount Mourne incident commander while responding to a vehicle fire on the interstate.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 7:28 a.m., 404 Armour Street, Community School of Davidson – Engine 3 and Ladder 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found no hazards present. Firefighters quickly reset the alarm system and cleared the scene without incident.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 6 p.m., 19300 block of Pocono Lane, Cornelius – Engine 1 and Rescue 14 were cancelled while responding to a fire alarm with the Cornelius Fire Department.
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2:46 p.m., 200 Baker Drive, Davidson College Baker Sports Complex – Engine 1, Ladder 1, and Rescue 14 responded to an elevator entrapment. Firefighters used an elevator key to free two passengers after resetting the elevator’s power supply. No injuries were reported, and emergency personnel secured the elevator until it could be repaired.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 5:57 p.m., 16200 block of Davidson Concord Road – Engine 1 responded to a traffic accident with North Meck Rescue. Engine 1 left the scene with North Meck units after being dispatched to a working structure fire in Iredell County.
FRIDAY, JULY 13, 6 p.m., 200 block of Whippoowill Road, Mooresville – Engine 1 and Rescue 14 were released by the Iredell County incident commander soon after arriving on the scene of a working structure fire. Responding Cornelius Fire Department units were also released, and all Mecklenburg County units returned to their respective districts.
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1:02 p.m., Interstate-77 North – Engine 1 responded to an accident on the interstate involving three vehicles. One passenger sustained a minor injury, but did not wish to be treated or transported to the hospital. Firefighters placed absorbent materials on fluids leaking out of one of the vehicles and blocked traffic until highway patrol units assumed control of the scene.
SATURDAY, JULY 14, 8:56 p.m., 404 Armour Street, Community School of Davidson – Engine 1 responded to a report of a tree in the road. Firefighters cut the tree into smaller sections and removed it from the roadway.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 11:45 a.m., 125 Harbour Place Drive, Homewood Suites – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a small child had triggered a pull station on the third floor. Firefighters quickly reset the alarm system after verifying that no hazards were present.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 6:47 p.m., Davidson-Concord Road at McAuley Road – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 were cancelled by units from North Meck Rescue while responding to a motor vehicle collision.
SUNDAY, JULY 15, 8:23 p.m., 19400 block of Smithville Lane, Cornelius – Engine 1 was cancelled by the Cornelius incident commander while responding to a report of a structure fire.
MEDICAL CALLS, JULY 10-15
Following are the medical calls that the Davidson Fire Department responded to last week. The release of addresses and other details related to these calls has been restricted in order to ensure patients’ privacy.
- Abdominal pain: 1
- Cardiac arrest: 1
- Fall victim: 3
- Psychiatric problem: 3
- Sick person: 2
- Traffic accident: 1
- Traumatic injury: 2
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