Davidson fire units handled a variety of potentially serious calls over the past week, including another ruptured gas line on the Davidson College campus and a motor crash collision with injuries on I-77 last Friday. Short-circuiting electrical outlets and a smoking computer tower prompted several 911 calls, as well. Davidson firefighters also held a joint training Monday night with the Odell and Mount Mourne fire departments.
Monday’s training, on Shearer Road in the un-built River Run Phase 5 expansion, involved rural water supply operations and required firefighters to shuttle water more than 1/2 mile from a hydrant to a simulated fire. The drill was designed to prepare for fires in outlying residential areas during the hot summer months. Details on these incidents and a tally of the week’s medical calls may be found below.