Last week, firefighters once again helped remove a tree that had fallen across South Main Street. Emergency personnel used chainsaws to cut the tree into manageable pieces before dragging it out of the roadway, opening both lanes of travel. Personnel from Duke Energy also responded to repair power lines that were damaged when the tree fell. Also last week, a vehicle overturned at the foot of the I-77 Exit 30 ramp. The lone occupant of the vehicle was found walking around outside of the vehicle and was not injured. Details on these stories and a tally of the week’s medical calls may be found below.
MONDAY, JULY 30, 9:02 a.m., 9606 Bailey Road, Cornelius – Engine 3 was canceled by the Cornelius Fire Department while responding to a fire alarm activation.
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 3:44 p.m., 791 Peninsula Drive, Exit 30 area – Firefighters helped a citizen change the battery in her home’s smoke detector.
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 6:56 p.m., South Main Street at Eugenia Street – Engine 3 responded to a report of a fallen tree that was blocking South Main Street, where firefighters used chainsaws to cut the tree into manageable pieces before dragging it out of the roadway. Personnel from Duke Energy also responded to repair power lines that were damaged when the tree fell. See our July 31 report.
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 9:59 p.m., I-77 at Exit 30 – Engine 3 and Rescue 14 responded to a traffic accident on the interstate involving one vehicle that had overturned. Firefighters found the vehicle sitting at the bottom of the Exit 30 ramp, but the vehicle did appear to have overturned prior to righting itself. The lone passenger denied any injuries, and firefighters turned the scene over to the Highway Patrol after ensuring that no hazards were present.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 8:40 a.m., 21126 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius Elementary School – Engine 3 assisted Cornelius firefighters with a fire alarm activation. No hazards were found.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 9:37 a.m., 705 Griffith Street at Harbour Place Drive, The Davidson Clinic – Engine 3, Ladder 1, and Rescue 14 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a smoke detector in an air duct had been triggered. Firefighters found no hazards, however, and reset the alarm without incident.
MEDICAL CALLS, JULY 30-AUG. 6
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: 2
- Assist physically disabled citizen: 1
- Fall victim: 2
- Ingestion/Poisoning: 1
- Sick person: 1
- Stroke/CVA: 1
- Unknown problem: 2
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