Daily Incident Log - 8/16/2012

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08/16/2012 -


Vice President Biden Stops At Hillsborough Fire Station For Unexpected Visit

Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade arrived at the Hillsborough Fire Department at 4:12pm, where some firefighters and their families were waiting for his visit standing alongside a fire truck. Vice President Biden, making an unscheduled stop, entered the firehouse at 4:21 wearing a blue and white striped shirt (sleeves rolled) and dress slacks, n o jacket or tie.



Follow-up: Asheville Bridge Now Dedicated To Fallen Fire Captain

An Asheville bridge is now dedicated in the honor of a local fallen firefighter. The Smoky Park Bridge was dedicated at a ceremony Wednesday morning as a memorial to Captain Jeff Bowen, an Asheville firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty in July 2011. Friends, family and emergency workers from across Buncombe County were at the event.


Ex-Bryson Fire Chief, wife charged with embezzling from local funds

A grand jury indicted an ex-fire chief and his wife on charges of embezzlement from two local funds, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced Wednesday. Joseph and Cylena Hughes face numerous charges after a 10-month investigation resulted in accusations they embezzl ed from the Bryson City Fire Department Local Firemen's Relief Fund and the East Swain Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization fund.


Investigators: Camper fire sparked accidentally by refrigerator in New Hanover County

Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department responded to a fire that burned a camper trailer just before lunchtime Wednesday. According to Chief David Hines, the 25 foot, pull-behind trailer was located behind Dorothy's Ruffled Originals in the 6000 block of Market Street. Firefighters worked quickly to put out the flames in an effort to protect nearby campers and trailers.


Wilson Fire/Rescue earns reaccreditation

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services has once again earned international accreditation, ranking it among the best agencies in both preventing and responding to emergencies. The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) voted unanimously Aug. 1 to approve Wilson Fire/Rescue's accreditation. That vote followed a lengthy self-assessment process and the visit of an outside assessment team earlier this year.



Fire Heavily Damages Building at Hampton Greene Apartments in Columbia

Columbia firefighters are on the scene of a blaze at an apartment complex Thursday. The fire, which began just after 10 a.m., took place at the Hampton Greene Apartments on Gills Creek Parkway. That residence is just off Garners Ferry Road. More than 50 firefighters responded to the ca ll, sending 3 ladder trucks to the apartments.


Follow-up: Burned Greenville County Tire Business Recently Warned About Fire Hazard

Inspectors say they recently warned a Greenville County business about a mounting pile of tires, before it burned to the ground. Firefighters were called to Williams Tire and Brake on Pendleton Road just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. When they got there, they found flames shooting from the roof of the building. Inves tigators believe the fire started in a pile of tires behind the building, according to Parker Fire Chief Richard Jones. "When we got here it quickly moved up to the ceiling, and our guys had to take a defensive approach," says Jones.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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