December 5, 2007 - Around 21:00 hrs. Pineville Fire
Department was alerted to a vehicle fire on I-485 in the
area of Hwy 51. Units arrived on scene to find a older model
pickup truck fully involved. FF's Matt Blanton and Ed Abbott
quickly stretched a line and extinguished the fire. No
injuries were reported and all units cleared at 22:00 hrs.
November 10, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department held their
annual open house. Members performed numerous demonstrations
for the public including a technical rope rescue with Ladder
1 and a vehicle extrication with patient care.
November 3, 2007 - Members from Pineville and Carolina Fire
Departments participated in P.P.E training at the Charlotte
Fire Training Center. Training also included various search
and rescue drills throughout the Tower, The Denver drill -
rescuing down/injured firefighters, and Bail outs.
September 25, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted
to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Stein mart on
Centrum Parkway. Chief Griffin arrived on scene to find a
newer model Ford Expedition with heavy fire showing.
Pineville Engine 2 arrived on scene within a few minutes and
began attacking the fire.
September 9, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to
a vehicle fire in the parking lot between Dillard's and
Sears at Carolina Place Mall. Show was visible from the Fire
Station and units responded. Pineville EMS 12 and Engine 2
arrived on scene to find a vehicle with fire coming from the
trunk. FF's Matt Blanton and Steve Draper made a quick
attack extinguishing the fire as FF Guerry Scott mopped up
the brush fire. The fire was evidently started due to the
owner of the vehicle backing to far in the parking spot and
placing the hot exhaust pipe on to the pine needles.
July 20th, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department took an
afternoon to instruct the staff of Habersham Apartments
how to properly use a fire extinguisher. They were taught
the different types of extinguishers and there effects on on
different types of fires. How to use a fire extinguisher
correctly and affectively and when to use it.
May 1, 2007 - Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were
alerted early Tuesday morning for a Structure Fire at
Courtney's Restaurant on Park Rd. Chief Griffin along with
Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a single story
commercial with smoke showing. Chief Griffin took command
and Engine 3 was assigned to force entry and investigate.
After pulling an 1 3/4" line and entering the building,
Engine 3's crew found a garbage can on fire in the kitchen.
Pineville Engine 2 arrived to assist with ventilation.
Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall was dispatched to
investigate the situation. Carolina was released from the
assignment and cleared. Pineville remained on scene for a
good part of the morning.
April 23, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a
Car Fire on Industrial Dr. late Monday night. Pineville
Engine's 2 and 3 quickly responded and arrived onscene to
find a fully involved Ford Explorer. Engine 3's crew pulled
a line and began to attack the fire while Engine 2's crew
assisted with opening the vehicle. The fire was placed under
control by command at 22:18 hrs. The fire was caused by a
tire blow-out and the rim dragging across the asphalt. No
injuries were reported on scene and all crews cleared
April 22, 2007 - Pineville Fire and EMS were alerted to a
traffic accident with one overturned on the inner loop of
I-485 at South Blvd. Chief Griffin arrived on scene within
several minutes of dispatch to find an overturned work van
on i-485 near the I-77 interchange. All patients had been
removed from the vehicle on the arrival of Pineville Engine
2 and EMS 12 . Units assisted Medic with treatment and
immobilization of 2 patients. Both patient were transported
to Carolinas Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Pineville says Farewell to Life Member Dink Griffin
Family, Friends and Members of the Pineville Fire Department
will say farewell to a 39 year Life Member of the Pineville
Fire Department. Dink Griffin, Father of Chief Bill Griffin,
passed away on Wednesday peacefully at his home surrounded
by his family. Dink will be remembered on Saturday March
31st at Harrison United Methodist Church with visitation of
family and friends at 2 p.m. followed by funeral services at
4 p.m. A procession will proceed after the conclusion of the
service to the Pineville Cemetery where burial services will
Congratulations goes out Captain Michael Gerin and his wife
Kathy for the birth of their daughter
Elizabeth Grace. She was born at 03:55 hrs. Saturday morning
weighing in at 8 lbs. 9 ozs. and 20 1/4 inches long. Both
mother and baby are fine.
March 24, 2007 -
Pineville Fire-EMS along with Medic were alerted to a
traffic accident with overturned vehicle. Assistant Chief
Kevin Boatwright arrived on scene and advised one vehicle
MVA and overturned in the ditch. Pineville Squad 8 and
Engine 2 responded to assist. Pineville assisted Medic with
immobilizing one patient for transport.
March 22, 2007 -
Around 3 a.m. Pineville Fire-EMS and Medic were alerted for
a traffic accident on Main Street in the area of the
railroad tracks. Pineville PD and York County Sheriffs Dept.
were attempting to make a traffic stop on a White Dodge
Magnum when the driver decided to accelerate and lost
control. The driver hit the railroad tracks sending his
vehicle airborne landing and hitting a tree. Pineville Fire
ended up popping and removing the driver's door to remove
him from the vehicle. The driver was placed in spinal and
immobilized and transported to CMC-Pineville Hospital.
March 9, 2007 -
Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were alerted to a
structure fire at the Public Storage at Pineville Rd.
Pineville Engine 2 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke
coming from a room next to the office and bystanders
throwing 5 gallon buckets of water into the room. Chief
Griffin assumed command while Engine 2's crew advanced a
line into the building quickly extinguishing the fire. The
fire had started from a candle left unattended and was
confined to the room which was being used as an office.
Chief Griffin placed the fire under control holding
Pineville Engines 2 and 3. After the County Fire Marshall
investigated, crews proceeded with salvage and overhaul. All
crews cleared the scene after working for 1 1/2 hours.
February 7, 2007
- At 22:41 hrs. Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were
alerted to a possible Structure Fire at Willow Ridge
Apartments. An off-duty Pineville police officer was locking
up the club house when he notice smoke coming from the wall
on the back porch. After contacting 911 the Officer used a
fire extinguisher to try and control the fire. Within 6
minutes Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene and took over
extinguishing the fire and opening the wall to search for
extension. Pineville Engine 2's crew made entry into the
building and ended up pulling a small section of ceiling to
search for smoke and fire conditions in the attic area. The
fire was held in check to a small section of the exterior
wall. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall responded to the
scene for investigation. All Pineville units cleared the
scene at 01:03 hrs.
January 20th - Pineville Fire Department held
their annual Banquet. After eating to much,
Awards were presented to numerous members of the
Pineville Fire Department.
Firefighter or the Year: Matthew Honaker
EMT of the Year: Karen Lever
Rookie of the Year: Matthew Auman
L.R. Osborne Award: Brian McGinley
Most Fire Calls: James Basden
Most EMS Calls: Michael Cox
Most Training Hours: Guerry Scott
Letters of Commendations:
Karen Lever x 2