<img src="http://davidsonnews.net/files/2012/10/102912Filltheboot.jpg" alt="davidson firefighters filled the boot" title="102912Filltheboot" width= Tips How Your Ex Girl Friend Back “590″ height=”277″ class=”size-full wp-image-66537″ /> Davidson firefighters asked drivers for donations Oct. 20 at the annual “Fill the Boot” drive on Main Street. The campaign raised more than $800 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)Firefighters responded to a number of vehicle collisions over the past 10 days, including an accident on I-77 at Exit 30 in which a passenger had to be extricated with hydraulic tools by emergency workers and flown by helicopter to a hospital in downtown Charlotte.
See the original story here: “Woman hurt in wreck at I-77 Exit 30, car overturns on Davidson-Concord”
Also this week, emergency workers collected fuel that was spilling from a passenger vehicle at the Rushco Davidson Market off Exit 30. And they received a tour of the Lake Norman Christian School after investigating an odor of smoke in a classroom. The school’s principal showed firefighters the location of the building’s fire alarm panel and other areas of note in the event of an emergency. Details on these stories and more (including a vehicle fire and an illegal rubbish fire) may be found below.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 4:45 p.m., I-77 at Exit 30 – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 were canceled by a state highway patrol officer while responding to a motor vehicle collision on the interstate.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 8:03 p.m., 131 Woodlawn School Loop, Mount Mourne, Woodlawn School – Engine 1 and Engine 3 were canceled by the incident commander while responding to a fire alarm activation.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 8:56 p.m., 207 McConnell Drive – Engine 1 and Rescue 14 investigated an odor of smoke in a residence and determined that the odor was coming from the HVAC system. Firefighters disconnected the HVAC system’s power supply and checked the area for hazards before advising the homeowner to have the system serviced before using it again.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 7:37 a.m., 644 Davidson Gateway Drive, Rushco Davidson – Engine 1 investigated a fuel spill and found that a passenger vehicle was leaking fuel. Firefighters placed an inflatable collection pool under the vehicle, and the leak was contained once the level of gas in the fuel tank leaked below the level of the crack in the tank.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Main Street at Concord Road – Firefighters raised money for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “fill the boot” fundraiser. $859.39 was collected from drivers stopping at the intersection, pedestrians, and attendees of the festival on the town green.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 1:42 p.m., Interstate-77 at Exit 28 – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 responded to a motor vehicle collision on the interstate in which a passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer. Engine 1 charged a hose line in case of fire and assisted Cornelius firefighters with extricating one patient from the passenger vehicle, who had to be airlifted to a hospital in downtown Charlotte. Davidson firefighters stopped traffic on the interstate and prepared a landing zone for the medical helicopter. See the original report here: “Woman hurt in wreck at I-77 Exit 30; car overturns on Davidson-Concord”
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 12:29 a.m., 133 Glasgow Street, Tomlinson Dormitory, Davidson College – Engine 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that burnt food in a microwave had triggered a smoke detector. Firefighters reset the alarm system and cleared the scene without incident.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2:19 p.m., 18124 River Ford Drive – Engine 1 investigated a residential fire alarm activation and found that smoke from cooking on the kitchen stove had triggered a smoke detector.
MONDAY, OCT. 22, 10:27 a.m., 251 South Street, Lake Norman Christian School – Engine 1 investigated an odor of smoke in a classroom and found that a light ballast had burned out, becoming extremely hot. No fire or damage was noted, however, and the school’s principal advised that the fixture would be repaired by maintenance personnel. The school’s principal also gave firefighters a tour of the building so that they would know the location of the alarm panel and other areas of note in the event of an emergency.
MONDAY, OCT. 22, 19125 Davidson-Concord Road – Engine 3 and Davidson police officers investigated a report of an outside fire and found that a homeowner was burning a large stack of books, magazines, and other paper rubbish in a fire pit that was contained with cinder blocks. The fire was unattended, however, and firefighters informed the homeowner’s mother that burning rubbish is illegal in Mecklenburg County. Emergency personnel used a garden hose and a metal rake to extinguish the fire.
MONDAY, OCT. 22, 6:48 p.m., 19904 North Ferry Street, Cornelius – Engine 3 was cancelled while responding to a report of a structure fire. The Cornelius incident commander reported light smoke showing from outside upon arriving at the single family residence, but the fire had been contained to a cooking container and was extinguished prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 8:32 a.m., Catawba Avenue, Cornelius – Engine 1 responded to a report of a vehicle fire. Dispatchers advised responding firefighters that the fire was out, but Engine 1 continued in to investigate and found that a small fire under the hood of a black sedan had been extinguished by police officers on the scene.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 5:27 p.m., 101 Martin Court Drive, Flowe Apartments, Davidson College – Engine 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that burnt popcorn had triggered a smoke detector. No hazards were present and firefighters cleared the scene without incident after resetting the alarm system.
MEDICAL CALLS, OCT. 19-25
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.
- Chest pain: 2
- Fall victim: 2
- Headache: 1
- Sick person: 1
- Stroke/CVA: 1
- Traffic accident: 2
- Unconscious/Fainting: 1
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