Daily Incident Log - 8/17/2012
North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents
NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Washington Fire Rescue EMS hitting the ropes
It was no accident that Firefighter Chris Brock hovered in mid-air, several stories above the ground. He deliberately stepped off the edge of the water tower, dangling by a rope, before steadily lowering himself to the ground. Next came Engineer Josh Ingram; after him, Firefighter Matt Van Nortwick.
WASHINGTON DAILY NEWS
Moore commissioners discuss fire district study, veterans memorial
The commissioners on Thursday held one of their occasional meetings in the Seven Lakes community at the Seven Lakes West Community Center, where residents heard county plans for fire insurance ratings, the controversial veterans memorial issue and the county budget, among other things.
Apartment fire in Matthews, no one hurt
No one was hurt after an apartment unit caught fire on Main Street in Matthews late Thursday night. The building holds six units, but only one was affected by the fire. Firefighters were not able to bust down the door to get into the unit so they had to take the door off it's hinges.
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SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Clover firefighter impersonates officer, conducts traffic stop
A volunteer firefighter with the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department in Clover was arrested early Thursday after deputies say he illegally conducted a traffic stop on a driver he said was speeding. A deputy responded to the area of Ridge Road near Glenn Road in Clover and found David Charles Williams, 29, of Clover, standing with a large white truck with flashing red and white lights on the side. The vehicle was parked behind a small white Chevrolet Cobalt, according to a York County Sheriff's report.
Pickens in danger of losing City Fire Department
The Pickens City Fire Department presented a variety of scenarios to the City on what it will need to do in order to keep the department in the city on Monday. Three of the scenarios leave the city's fire protection under the authority of a city fire department while cutting spending on operations. Three others turn fire p rotection of the city over to a county department with a variety of spending and funding options under consideration.
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