Daily Incident Log - 7/30/2012

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/30/2012 -


Changes could have saved Asheville firefighter

The Fire Department will add more commanders to handle major emergencies following an office building blaze that killed a department captain one year ago. The additional supervisors will come from a staffing overhaul at the West Asheville Fire Station, taking it from two three-person cr ews to one four-person crew.


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Greensboro Fire Department graduates new diverse class of recruits

Greensboro's Fire Department increased its staff Friday, when it graduated one of the most diverse group of recruits in recent years. Twenty-two men and women make up the department's 63rd recruiting class, and 64 percent are minorities. "We began with twenty-two, we're ending with twenty-two, and that doesn't happen o ften," said Fire Chief Gregory Grayson.


Fire destroys 100-year-old Caldwell County house

A 100-year-old house in Caldwell County was destroyed Saturday morning by a fire that began in a dryer vent, officials said. The couple and two children who live in the two-story, wooden frame house on Temple Hill Church Road, located in the Little River community, were not injured. Caldwell County Fire Marshal Robbie Wilkie said the family was not home at the time . The mother had taken her daughter shopping, and the father and his son were at a neighbor's house.


Charlotte: Firetruck pull to raise money to fight cancer

On Sunday afternoon, firefighters and police officers will lug a firetruck by a rope along an uptown Charlotte street – for fun. And for a cause. It's all part of the "Pink Lady Fire Truck Pull," an event to raise money for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Cops 4 the Cure group and the Charlotte Fire Department's "Fight to Extinguish" campa ign. Both raise awareness about cancer and support people battling the disease.



Greenville County fire station near collapse

A Greenville County fire station is about to fall apart. Friday night, the River Falls community came together to hear how they can, and will, be helping to rebuild. The fire department is made up of all volunteers, and they serve one of the most spread out areas in the county. Fire Chief David Embry said wh en they converted an old church into their station in 1995, it checked out just fine with the building inspector. He said this wasn't anything they could've known would happen, but now, they're expecting a hefty bill.


Deputies: Masked Men Set Fire To Trooper's Home In Greenville County

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says three masked men tried to break into the home of an Upstate trooper Friday morning, then set it on fire. Homer Rose, a 43-year- veteran of the Highway Patrol, says his wife was home by herself around 8:00 a.m. when the dog began barking loudly. She went to the window in the garage, saw three masked men trying to break in, and immediately called 911.


Charleston fire departments sign mutual aid pact

Fire departments in the Charleston area are lending each other a helping hand. Five fire departments in the area on Monday sign a new agreement under which they will automatically provide assistance during emergencies. The departments include Charleston and North Charleston as well as the Saint Andrews and James Island public service districts and the St. John's Fi re District.


Runaway dog rescued from downtown Beaufort marsh

A runaway dog who evaded Beaufort police offers got trapped in a marsh near Bay Street on Sunday morning and had to be rescued by city firefighters. The dog's capture turned into "quite the community affair," said Ribaut Road resident Jamie Wolf. It started when a Beaufort resident found the small black dog limping on a downtown road and brought it to a Beaufort police officer. The animal didn't weigh more than 25 pounds, said Capt. John Robinson of the Beaufort Fire Department.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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