December 15 - Pineville Fire Department along with Carolina
Fire Department held a live burn training exercise. The
training started in the evening hours of Monday 12/15/2008.
This was a great opportunity for both departments due to the
increased number of new members. The exercise lasted
throughout the night with a lot of runs being made the
house. Thank you to the people of the community that came
out to watch and understand why we do this kind of training.
We greatly appreciate your support.
November 14 - Congratulations goes out to Karen Sherard for
the birth of her daughter Ava McKenzie. She was born at
09:07 at CMC-Pineville weighing in at 6 lb. 12 oz. and 19
inches long. Both mother and daughter are doing well.
November 8 - On Saturday The Pineville Fire Dept. held their
annual Open House. We opened our doors and displayed our
equipment for all to see. Even though the turn out was lower
then normal, the kids and parent that came were very
intrigued with what they had seen. That afternoon we brought
out our rescue equipment and demonstrated the extrication of
victims from a mangled car and an overturned vehicle.
October 25 - Pineville Fire Department and its members help
the 2nd annual fishing tournament at Pineville Park.
Children of all ages participated in attempting to catch the
most fish, the biggest fish, and awards for the youngest
fisher. The winner was a young girl of 10 yrs old catching a
27 inch catfish. The next biggest fish was 15 inch bass. The
link below will take you to the pictures of the event. This
is event is held in the memory of Dink Griffin, a lifetime
member of the Pineville Fire Department.
August 16 - During the early morning hours Pineville Fire
and EMS along with MEDIC were alerted to an overturned
vehicle with possible entrapment on the inner loop of I-485
in the area of the Park Rd. bridge. Units arrived on scene
to find a Land Rover that had lost control and rolled over
through the median. Both patients were out of the vehicle on
arrival of Pineville and MEDIC. The patients were
immobilized and placed in the ambulance for transport to the
August 10 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a
dumpster fire at Outback Steak House just after midnight.
Just after being dispatched Carolina Fire Department was
added to the assignment and upgrade to a structure fire with
persons inside the restaurant. Carolina Engine 3 along with
Pineville Engine 2 and Chief Griffin arrived at the same
time to find a fully involved dumpster extending into the
roof area of the building. Chief Griffin assumed command
with Pineville 2 as suppression and Carolina 3 to assist and
water supply. Crews extended a 1 3/4" line to attack the
fire on the exterior as A.C. T. Jennings and A.C. J. Brod
force entry into the building to find heavy smoke conditions
but no extension of fire into the building. Control time was
given and overhaul operations began. All units cleared the
scene just before 3 am with the County Fire Marshall
July 29 - Pineville Fire Department and EMS responded to
Dormon Rd for a MVC with possible overturned vehicle. Units
arrived on scene to find a Ford F-150 on its roof just
inside the South Carolina Line. Units fro Pleasant Valley
Fire Department and Lancaster EMS responded to handle the
incident. Pineville units cleared after being released by
Pleasant Valley Fire Department.
July 24 - Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were
alerted to a possible apartment fire in Willow Ridge
Apartments. Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene within 10
minutes of being dispatched to find light smoke conditions
coming from the second story balcony. Engine 3's crew
investigated the situation and found a small area of the
wall had been burned out. Control time and given and units
from Pineville remained on scene for the Fire Marshall and
to overhaul the area.
July 22 - The on duty staff took time to teach the staff
from the Habersham Apts how to use a Fire Extinguisher.
July 22 - Early morning hours Pineville Fire Department were
alerted to a vehicle fire on Downs Rd.
Pineville PD arrived on scene to find an abandoned car fully
involved. Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene shortly
afterwards and crews extinguished the fire.
July 5 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a Vehicle
fire at CMC-Pineville. Captain Mike Tobin was enroute for
apparatus advised all unit responding that there was a large
column of smoke from the area. Engine 2 arrived on scene to
find 2 vehicles on fire and the grass and mulch around the
vehicles spreading the fire. Engine 2's crew pulled the jump
line and began to attack the raging fire. Engine 3 arrived
on scene and assisted crews with extinguishing the fire and
overhauling both vehicles. The fire was placed under control
with no injuries or other incidents.
July 4 -
Pineville Fire along with Carolina Fire was dispatched to a
mobile home fire just before 11:30pm on July 4th in Carolina
Fire's First-Due Area. Pineville 17 (Captain Tobin) was
first to arrive on-scene and advised a vacant mobile home
with fire showing and Captain Tobin was establishing
Egglestone Road Command. Shortly thereafter, Carolina 10
(Assistant Chief Passons) arrived and assumed command.
Pineville Engine 2 was the first company to arrive on-scene
and caught their own hydrant and laid approximately 600 feet
of 5" supply line. The crew of Engine 2 pulled an 1 3/4
attack line to the fire and began interior suppression
efforts, this was accomplished by Captain Cox and Captain
Strong. During this time Pineville Chief Griffin assisted
the interior crew with suppression efforts and Captain Tobin
assumed the role of "OVM" (Outside Vent Man) and opened up
all windows to the trailer which provided a great amount of
visibility and relief to the interior crew.
The fire was quickly brought under control with 2 rooms
receiving extensive fire damage and the remainder of the
trailer receiving smoke damage. The trailer which was
unoccupied and had no utility services was determined to be
a total lost. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal's Office
is investigating the fire. Pineville Fire cleared the scene
shortly after 2:00am on July 5th.
Pineville Fire - Engine 2, Engine 3 and Squad 8
Carolina Fire - Engine 3 and Ladder 1
June 12 -
Pineville Fire and EMS picked up a call for a traffic
accident with possible entrapment at Blue Heron Dr. and
Pineville Mathews Rd. Pineville 12 arrived on scene to find
a multiple vehicle accident with one patient unconscious in
his vehicle. After providing initial patient contact and
care, CFD Ladder 24 and Engine 24 arrived on scene to assist
with patient care and entry into the vehicle. Ladder 24
removed the drivers side front door to access the patient
for removal from the vehicle. Pt was transported to
CMC-Pineville for stabilization and then flown to CMC by
June 9 -
Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were alerted to a
possible gas inside the Bank of America on Carolina Place
Parkway. Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a 2
inch high pressure line had been cut when crew were trying
to place a irrigation line. Crews from Engine 3 and Carolina
Ladder 1 began to investigate and monitor the area waiting
for Piedmont Natural Gas to arrive on scene. Charlotte Haz-Mat
team from Station 32 were called in to assist due to the
unknown arrival time of crews from PNG. PNG crews arrived at
the same time as Haz-Mat 3 and began to dig out and clamp
the leak. The incident was placed under control with no
complicating factors and no injuries.
April 20 -
Congratulations goes out to Leanne and Brian Woodard for the
birth of their third son Robert Emerson. Emerson was born
around 10:45 am Sunday morning at CMC Pineville. He weighed
in at 7lbs. and 8 oz. Both baby and mother are doing well
and will be expected home soon.
March 16 -
Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a Tractor-Trailer
fire on I-485 in the area of Hwy. 51. Pineville Engine 2 and
3 responded to find a tractor-trailer with the rear brakes
on fire. The trailer contained a racecar, a utility vehicle,
a lot of mechanical supplies. The fire had extended into the
trailer causing alot of heat and smoke damage to the
equipment. After placing the fire under control, Pineville
assisted Dellinger Wrecker Service with salvaging,
overhauling and removing some of the equipment form the
trailer for transport and storage. The Driver was
transported to the hospital for evaluation due to minor
burns and smoke inhalation. All units cleared the scene
around 00:30 hrs.
March 15 –
Pineville Fire Department conducted a Mayday class that
incorporated classroom education and practical scenarios.
The class was designed to train firefighters to call a
Mayday at the first sign of trouble. After the classroom
portion firefighters drilled with realistic props that
simulated being trapped by ceiling collapses, floor
collapses and entanglements. The firefighters had to follow
a charged hose line and be aware of distance traveled and
direction traveled based on couplings encountered.
March 11 -
Pineville Fire Department was dispatched to a car fire on
Pineville Matthews Rd. under I-485. Pineville Police were on
scene advising heavy fire coming from engine compartment.
Pineville E3 and R12 arrived and began fire attack on the
engine compartment of a late model minivan. E3 crews made a
successful knock down of the fire with no injuries to
civilians or firefighters. The fire was contained to the
engine compartment area with heat and smoke damage being
done to the passenger compartment. The cause of the fire is
believed to be electrical.
March 3 -
Pineville Fire Department were alerted to a possible
Tractor-Trailer fire on the inner loop of I-485 at Hwy 51.
Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a detached trailer with
the brakes on fire. Crews pulled and 1 3/4" hose and quickly
extinguished the fire. The fire was placed under control at
January 18 -
Around 22:40 hrs. Pineville Fire and EMS were alerted to a
MVA with entrapment on Cadillac St. off South Blvd.
Pineville Squad 8 and Engine 3 responded along with Medic to
find a single vehicle accident with one person trapped in
the drivers seat. Crews quickly began the extensive
extrication process after finding a steel gate that tore
through the drivers compartment. While crews were peeling
away parts of the SUV from the patient a second crew was
trying to release the tension of the gate which consisted of
two steel wires running through it. The patient was finally
extricated after about 45 minutes of carefully removing the
roof, windshield, and drivers side front and back doors. The
pt was immobilized and loaded for transport to CMC. Crews
finally cleared that scene around 00:30 hrs.
Units on scene:
Pineville Engine 3, Squad 8, EMS 12, Truck 13 with
approximately 20 members.
Medic, Medic Supervisor.
January 13 -
Around 0100 hrs. Pineville Fire Department was alert to
assist Charlotte Fire Department on the scene of a vehicle
accident with entrapment. Pineville Squad 8 responded with 5
personnel and were given an assignment of stabilizing both
vehicles. After stabilizing both vehicles, CFD units
continued with extrication operations to free one patient
with their leg trapped. The patient was freed and removed
from the vehicle, immobilized and placed in the care of
Med-Center Air and flown to CMC. All Pineville units cleared
a little before 02:30 hrs. In all 7 personnel responded to
the scene with Squad 8 and Car 4.
January 1, 2008
- Pineville Fire Department started off the New Year with a
fairly busy day. From multiple medical calls to a brush
fire, a vehicle fire, and a possible structure fire at
Carolina Place Mall which ended up being a small fire in a