Daily Incident Log - 6/15/2012
North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents
NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Fire breaks out at home in southwest Charlotte
Emergency crews responded to a house fire in southwest Charlotte Thursday afternoon. The fire began around 3 p.m. at a home off Westham Ridge Road near Nations Ford and West Tyvola Roads. It took 11 minutes for firefighters to get the blaze under control, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.
(WCNC-TV NBC 6 CHARLOTTE)
Hickory Fire Dept. Honored for Its Support of Nat'l Guard & Reserve
The City of Hickory Fire Department was recently recognized with the "Pro Patria Award" and a nomination for the "Freedom Award". The "Pro Patria Award" is presented annually to an employer who has provided the most exceptional support of national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support their employees who serve in the National Guard & Reserve. The Cit y of Hickory was chosen from across the state of North Carolina as the best supporter in the Public Sector category. Hickory will represent North Carolina for the national award in September.
(WHKY-AM & TV)
SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Double fires at same Lancaster County property, officials puzzled
Lancaster County investigators said they are looking into a suspicious mobile home fire that happened Friday morning on Old Hillside Drive. Deputies said they went to the property in response to a reported truck fire, but no one was at the home. That call was made around 5:02 a.m.
Related: 'Suspicious' fires destroy mobile home, truck in Lancaster
Follow Up: "Smoke Diver" program launched by Charleston Fire Department
Wednesday the department announced it is launching the South Carolina Firefighter Survival School, in honor of the 5th anniversary of the Sofa Super Store Fire. The program will initially involve City of Charleston members and will quickly progress to the Tri-County area and eventually statewide. Several years ago the South Ca rolina Fire Academy offered a smoke diver course, but was later phased out. A number of smoke diver courses still exist in the United States with the closest located in Georgia.
Related: Firefighters learn how to save themselves from raging fire
The raging fire that killed nine firefighters left an unforgettable mark in the lives of their colleagues. Now, five years later, firefighters are still learning the skills to save themselves if need be. "This is a very intense class. This is for a seasoned firefighter, not for someone brand new on the job," said Randy Carter, deputy director of trai ning for the City of Charleston Fire Department.
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