Alarms over the past two weeks included one at The Pines at Davidson caused by a cut power line and a carbon monoxide alarm triggered by a concrete saw operating in the pool area of the Homewood Suites. A report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle triggered a multi-agency response on Park Drive, but emergency personnel were unable to find any incident. Medical and fire standbys for basketball games and the Chinese New Year rounded out the remaining calls. Details on these incidents and more may be found below.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 7:23 p.m., 400 Avinger Lane, The Pines at Davidson – Engine 1 and Ladder 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a power line had been cut, causing a power outage and an alarm transmission. Firefighters reset the alarm system after finding no hazards. Personnel at The Pines had already reported the electrical problem to Duke Energy.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 5:26 p.m., I-77 at Exit 31 – Engine 1 was canceled while responding to assist Mount Mourne firefighters with a traffic accident on the interstate.
FRIDAY, JAN. 25, 7:04 a.m., 19140 Kanawha Drive, Cornelius – Engine 1 was canceled by the Cornelius incident commander while responding to a fire alarm activation.
MONDAY, JAN. 28, 8:29 p.m., Park Drive at Westside Terrace – Engine 1 was dispatched to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, but firefighters, police officers, and Medic personnel were unable to locate any emergency upon arrival at the address listed after thoroughly searching the surrounding area.
THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson College Baker Sports Complex – Rescue 14 provided an EMS standby for the Davidson College men’s basketball team. The Wildcats defeated the Samford Bulldogs 71-51.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 8:41 a.m., 103 Martin Court Drive, Davidson College Apartments – Engine 3 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a pull station had been triggered on the second floor. Firefighters reset the alarm system upon finding no hazards present.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1, 8:14 p.m., 114 Patterson Court Circle, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House – Engine 1 investigated a smoke detector activation and found that cigarette smoke in the women’s restroom had triggered the alarm. Firefighters ventilated the structure of smoke and reset the alarm system.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 7:39 p.m., 200 D Road, Davidson College Chambers Lawn – Engine 1 provided a fire standby for the fireworks display celebrating the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Snake). The pyrotechnics company was licensed to conduct the display, which was performed without incident. (See our Feb. 4, 2013, story and photos.)
SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2:08 p.m., 20727 Water’s Edge Court, Cornelius – Engine 1 was canceled by the Cornelius incident commander while responding to a fire alarm activation.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 9:16 a.m., 103 Martin Court Drive, Davidson College Apartments – Engine 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that steam from a shower had triggered a smoke detector. Firefighters reset the alarm system upon finding no hazards present.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 11:08 a.m., 131 Potts St. – Engine 1 assisted a homeowner with replacing the battery in her smoke detector.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 12:46 p.m., 305 Pine Road – Engine 1 assisted a driver whose car had broken down in the road. Firefighters called a wrecker for the stranded motorist.
TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 5:13 p.m., 125 Harbour Place Drive, Homewood Suites – Engine 1 investigated a fire alarm activation and found that a construction crew cutting concrete in the pool area had triggered smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with concrete dust and exhaust from the concrete saw. Firefighters enforced an evacuation protocol and ventilated the area with an electric fan before allowing construction personnel to reenter the building.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 1:46 p.m., 1271 Shearers Road, Mooresville – Engine 3 was canceled while responding to assist Mount Mourne firefighters with a structure fire.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 6:37 p.m., 200 Baker Drive, Davidson College Baker Sports Complex – Rescue 14 provided an EMS standby for the Davidson College men’s basketball game versus the Western Carolina Catamounts. The Wildcats won 73-59.
MEDICAL CALLS, JAN. 22 – FEB. 7
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.
- Breathing problem: 2
- Chest pain: 1
- Convulsions/Seizure: 3
- Fall victim: 3
- Ingestion/Poisoning: 6
- Psychiatric problem: 1
- Sick person: 6
- Stroke/CVA: 1
- Traffic accident: 3
- Traumatic injury: 1
- Unconscious/Fainting: 5
- Unknown problem: 1
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