Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News
Kinston leaders welcome teen burn victims heading to camp
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:16:48 -0700
Today law enforcement, firefighters and members of the community gathered to welcome a special group of young people to Kinston. The group gathered to welcome teenagers from around the state who are burn victims taking part in the North Carolina Jaycee's Burn Center After Care Program. They arrived shortly after noon Friday and they were greeted by people cheering and the flashing lights of police cars and fire trucks.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 9:16:48 PM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
Apex arson suspect caught on camera
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:38:22 -0700
An Apex doorbell camera captured what appears to be arson. Police used the surveillance video from the camera to ask for a search warrant, looking for gas cans, combustible materials, clothing and electronics at 5116 Herndon Lane after a fire around the corner, at 8124 Smith Road. According to the warrant application, the video showed a man pull up in front of the Herndon Lane property just before noon on Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:38:22 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh
Crash Sends Two to Hospital in Duplin County
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:55:36 -0700
PHOTOS: Late Friday afternoon, firefighters from Oak Wolfe Fire Department and Duplin County EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of Jim Outlaw Road and Summerlin Crossroad Road. After the intersection collision, one of the vehicles veered off and slammed into a nearby structure causing damage to an old-style farm house.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 5:55:36 AM - SOURCE: Goldsboro Daily News
Lightning strikes Hospital in Southport
Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:04:25 -0700
Southport Fire crews got called to Dosher Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning after it was struck by lightning. Southport Fire Department posted on its Facebook page around 1 a.m. that the hospital was struck by lightning, and that several fire departments and EMS were on their way. Shortly before 2:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 2:04:25 PM - SOURCE: WWAY-TV ABC 3 Wilmington
Durham firefighters using research to understand work-related cancer risks
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The risk for firefighters is far greater than you might think. That risk may not be seen until years after the fire is out. The loss of one of their brothers to work-related cancer is just one of the reasons the Durham Fire Department is trying to change that. “There are a lot more chemicals being given off during the fires that what we saw 15 or 20 years ago when things were more natural fibers so it’s just a lot dirtier fire that’s become a leading exposure to a lot more chemicals that we never saw in the past,” said Battalion Chief Wayne Cheek.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17
Columbus Fire Department launches live real-time feed
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
One fire department in the mountains has launched a new tool to make tracking first responders easier. Columbus Fire Chief Tony Priester said it's a way for the department to be more transparent. When you go to the Columbus Fire and Rescue website, you'll now find a live real-time feed. "All our active 911 shows up on here, so people can actually go there and see where we’re heading," Priester said.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMYA-TV 40
New Fire Station Dedicated in Lenoir
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:00:37 -0700
The City of Lenoir has opened a new fire station, which is the city’s third. Fire Station No. 3 is located at 1015 Wilkesboro Boulevard N.E. in Lenoir. About 100 people gathered on the lawn at the station Monday afternoon (August 12) to dedicate and officially open the new facility. After Fire Chaplain Jason Hines blessed the station, Fire Chief Ken Hair and retired City of Lenoir Fire Chief Bobby Coffey uncoupled a fire hose and officially opened Fire Station No.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:00:37 AM - SOURCE: WHKY-TV 14
Kitten Gets Stuck Under Car, Finds New Home With Greensboro Firefighter Who Saved Him
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:37:18 -0700
Greensboro Firefighters came to the rescue of a kitten that got stuck underneath the body of a car today. A woman named Wilma called News 2 and said she wanted to thank those firefighters for helping her. She said she was on her way home from work when she heard a strange noise coming from her car. Wilma tried getting help from a few people, but no one could free the little guy.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 7:37:18 PM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
17 injured after van rolls over in Henrico crash
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:38:53 -0700
More than a dozen people were hospitalized after a van crash in Northampton County, North Carolina Thursday evening. The Gaston Volunteer Fire Department said in a Facebook post first responders were called to a rollover crash on River Road near Post Office Road shortly before 6:45 p.m. First responders found 17 people injured at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:38:53 AM - SOURCE: WNCN CBS 17
VIDEO: Durham releases firefighter video, 911 calls from fatal gas explosion
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Update: Durham released a series of videos and audio recordings on Thursday related to the April 10 fatal gas explosion on North Duke Street. A video taken from a firefighters helmet-camera shows the immediate aftermath of the explosion – with firefighter pouring water on the rubble. The video shows firefighters go inside a building to the south of the site of the explosion.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17
Fire crews make progress at Marion Warehouse fire, but hot-spots still linger
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
On Thursday, officials with the McDowell County Emergency Management said that overnight crews had made progress fighting the fire at Chamad Warehouse. According to officials, several hot-spots are still present and today, firefighters will transition to monitoring the complex and addressing the hot spots.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHNS FOX 21 CAROLINA
Goldsboro Fire Chief Graduates From New IAFC Program
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:45:49 -0700
Goldsboro Fire Chief Joe Dixon recently graduated from the first Cohort of the International Association of Fire Chiefs International Diversity and Executive Leadership Program. The IAFC Diversity Executive Leadership Program (iDELP) supports individuals from under-represented identity groups and those interested in creating a diverse workforce to advance into the ranks of leadership in the IAFC and fire and emergency service leadership at a national level.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 3:45:49 AM - SOURCE: Goldsboro Daily News
ID sought on person killed in Lumberton house fire
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:42:15 -0700
Investigators are waiting on the positive identity of a person who was found dead inside a home that caught on fire on Monday. The cause of the deadly fire is being investigated. According to police Capt. Terry Parker, Lumberton police and firefighters were called to a home at 1303 East St. that was on fire and found a body inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:42:15 PM - SOURCE: Robesonian
Iredell fire leaves house heavily damaged
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:43:20 -0700
The Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office has not issued a cause for a fire that left a Mooresville home uninhabitable, officials said Tuesday. On Monday afternoon, firefighters with Shepherds, Mooresville, South Iredell, Lake Norman, Wayside and Troutman fire departments responded to a fire on Savannah Crossing Drive.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:43:20 AM - SOURCE: Mooresville Tribune
Storms move away but lots of damage seen, reported in Raleigh
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:36:16 -0700
The system that brought damaging wind, lots of rain and hundreds of lightning strikes is moving away from the WRAL viewing area. Left behind are many areas that lost power, trees that were brought down by strong winds and other damage. WRAL meteorologists Aimee Wilmoth and Kat Campbell report power lines down in Clayton, trees down in Franklin, Halifax and Warren counties and wind damage in many locations.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 8:36:16 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh
Salisbury Fleet receives emergency vehicle technician certification
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:42:04 -0700
The Salisbury Public Services Department has announced that 10 of its fleet division employees are now certified Emergency Vehicle Technicians (EVT). The certification represents the fleet staff has successfully passed the training to maintain, diagnose and repair emergency vehicles used by the Salisbury Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 7:42:04 AM - SOURCE: WBTV-TV Channel 3
Gastonia family nearly dies in arson fire, police investigating
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Gastonia family was almost killed in an overnight arson fire that destroyed their home. "I could have died," a man who was inside the home said. "My daddy could have died." A man who did not want to be identified says he woke up to the smell of smoke only to realize his home was engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46
Developments bringing 1,000 new homes to Zebulon; pubilc safety may be strained
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 13:06:29 -0700
Elected officials voted Aug. 5 to let the proposed development of more than 1,000 new homes in two proposed subdivisions in Zebulon move forward, but recognized that the projects may strain public safety resources. Both rezonings were approved by unanimous vote after the town’s fire and police chiefs discussed how the influx of new citizens would put pressure on the town’s emergency resources.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 1:06:29 PM - SOURCE: Spring Hope Enterprise
Multiple fire departments called to salvage business fire in Onslow County
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:49:35 -0700
Nine fire departments are battling a blaze at an auto salvage business in one Eastern Carolina county. Crews were called out to Foss Auto Salvage on Drummer Kellum Road outside of Jacksonville shortly after 4:00 p.m. Heavy smoke was visible and firefighters were using water tankers to help battle the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 2:49:35 PM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
Update: Supply man wanted on arson charges in Calabash house fire
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:50:03 -0700
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for Kody Devin Medford, 26, of North Tanglewood Drive in Supply, in connection to a fire in Calabash. Medford is facing charges of first- and second-degree arson for the fire that happened Sunday at a home on High Point Avenue in Calabash.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 9:50:03 PM - SOURCE: WECT-TV Channel 6
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