Daily Incident Log - 5/30/2012
North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents
NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Oak Island fire captain resigns from department
Oak Island Fire Department captain David Robinson has resigned following disagreement with the way an internal personnel investigation was handled. Robinson said he resigned Thursday after being told by interim town manager Tom Hogg that he would be suspended, and then demoted, over an issue with how files involving life insurance and benef its for firefighters were stored.
(STATE PORT PILOT)
Gaston County: Homeowners surprised to learn they need to pay fire service tax
Gaston County discovered a mistake that gave some of its residents free fire protection. For years, some homes have been hidden from the tax office, just outside the McAdenville city limits. But Tuesday, many people living in the 87 homes just west of the small town received a notice in the mail, and they weren't happy.
(WSOC-TV ABC 9 CHARLOTTE)
Update: Investigation continues into massive New Bern warehouse fire
It could be days before we know what caused a massive warehouse fire in downtown New Bern. Dozens of people looked on Monday night as crews responded to the 900 block of Craven St. "I'm definitely anxious, you know to see what damage there is. They did say early on that there was some fire on our side, but we don't know how much damag e at this point," said Brent Meadows, who works next door.
(WNCT-TV CHANNEL 9)
SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
2 Lancaster County fire chiefs inducted into SC hall of fame
Two Lancaster County fire chiefs praised for years of service will be inducted into the South Carolina Firefighters Hall of Fame next week. Chief Dennis Cauthen, who died of heart failure last August after battling a blaze in Elgin, will be posthumously inducted into the hall of fame during the South Carolina Firef ighters Conference next Thursday, according to a news release from Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.
(ROCK HILL HERALD)
New emergency-management director in Hilton Head prepping for tropical storm season
Typically, Thomas Dunn is ready at a moment's notice. After all, his job hinges on preparedness. Mother Nature, though, threw him a curve ball. Four days into the job as Hilton Head Island's new emergency management coordinator, Dunn was forced to hit the ground running as Tropical Storm Alberto approached the South Carolina coast. And, now, Tropical Depression Beryl makes its northeastward journey, marking an early start to the hurricane season, which officially begins Friday.
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND PACKET)
Andrews High students excel in school's Firefighter Program
It's a unique nationally recognized program at Andrews High School. The firefighter program is giving students hands on life saving experience. We're in Georgetown county for our last Cool School of the week before the summer break. Students at Andrews High School are training to rescue victims from a fire, training to save lives. It's all a p art of the firefighting program at Andrews High School. Division Chief Terry Skidmore with Georgetown County Fire and EMS teaches the course, which started three years ago, to increase the number of volunteer firefighters. Skidmore says, "This is life saving.
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