Hendersonville Fire Department to provide enhanced medical response services
Today Chief Dorian Flowers of the Hendersonville Fire Department announced that the Department has achieved certification to begin providing enhanced medical response services to the public. In light of the fact that about 70% of the department's calls for service are medical-related, this represents a significant benefit t o the citizens of Hendersonville.
(ASHEVILLE MOUNTAIN EXPRESS)
Wilmington Fire Department purchases thermal imaging cameras
With a donation, the Wilmington Fire Department purchased two thermal imaging cameras to help firefighters find victims trapped in a burning building and spot a fire's origin, among other applications. City fire officials plan on officially announcing the $17,000 donation from the Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation on Tuesday morning at the Fire house Subs restaurant location in front of Independence Mall on Oleander Drive. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
(WILMINGTON MORNING STAR)
SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENTS
Haley Names Shane Ray as New State Fire Marshal
Gov. Nikki Haley has named a new state fire marshal to replace outgoing Adolf Zubia. Haley announced Monday that Shane Ray will take over from Zubia on July 31. Ray has been superintendent of the South Carolina Fire Academy for the last seven months. He has 26 years of experience in fire and emergency services.
(WLTX-TV COLUMBIA 19)
State fire leaders want to see state sprinkler mandate passed
A mandate in the state's building code for sprinklers in new homes is at a stand still. The state's Building Code Council spent hours debating the code adoption two weeks ago, but with no movement or motion to approve. It means South Carolina remains operating under a 2006 building code.
(WCIV-TV ABC 4)
Driver Charged In Big Rig Crash, Roadway Still Closed in Spartanburg Co.
A roadway reopened about 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning following a tractor trailer accident in Spartanburg County. Around 5 p.m. on Monday, Allen Cannon was driving a 1999 freightliner tractor trailer when he lost control and overturned at SC-49 near Horseshoe Falls Road in Cross Anchor.
(WSPA-TV CBS 7)
Firefighters: Kid Playing with Lighter Sparked Columbia Blaze
A fire Monday morning at an apartment complex in Columbia has displaced 15 people. Fire crews were dispatched to The Landings at Forest Acres on Covenant Road around 10:40 a.m. Officers say the fire was contained to one building, but a total of eight units were affected.
(WLTX-TV COLUMBIA 19)