West Iredell Fire Department


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2021 Incidents
Call Type Fire EMS
Jan 20 47
Feb 17 37
Mar 33 58
Apr 0 0
May 0 0
Jun 0 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sept 0 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
Total
Total 70 142  

2020 Incidents
Call Type Fire Ems
Jan 42 47
Feb 24 32
Mar 21 42
Apr 31 30
May 23 40
Jun 23 43
Jul 30 60
Aug 25 40
Sept 20 35
Oct 42 43
Nov 26 48
Dec 24 44
Total 331 504

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**RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT**

Member Almurray Connor III, April 21

**RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT**
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of the state. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create dangerous fire behavior. Open burning is NOT advised during a red flag warning.... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Most home fires result from five general causes!

Member Almurray Connor III, January 14

It may be hard to believe, but NFPA's latest report on Home Structure Fires shows that during the years 2014-2018, five general fire causes accounted for 86% of reported home fires, 95% of home fire deaths, and 83% of home fire injuries.

Cooking was, by far, the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, and was the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Because cooking is such a routine part ... (Full Story & Photos)

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I-40 WB @ 147MM

Member Almurray Connor III, December 30

On the Day of 12/30/2020 West Iredell Fire Along with Monticello Fire and Iredell Rescue and Iredell EMS were dispatched to a report of a traffic accident involving an overturned straight truck. Units arrived on the scene to find one a truck on its side and two cars involved, there were minor injuries with one person transported by EMS.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Jerry Houston, December 23

The I-40 Bermuda triangle struck again yesterday . West Iredell, Catawba , Iredell Rescue , Iredell EMS and Med Center Air 3 responded to a vehicle accident with an entrapment. A team effort resulted in an 2 Hour extrication including Ultimate Towing to lift the trailer to finalize freeing the patient. The patient was flown to Atrium Trauma Center. The patient was alert and talking with family members ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Public Education

Member Morgan McCoy, October 15

With the events going on with 2020, it has been very hard to teach children about fire safety. We have been asked by many people wondering when we might go around to the school’s. With the Covid-19 pandemic going on, many counties are not allowing the fire departments to visit schools. We love to visit the four school within our fire distrust but it did not happen this year. We hope to be able to ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Almurray Connor III, October 08

The young man that was pulled form this burning home continues to improve at Baptist Hospital. Our recent update advised that he had completed some surgery and had been removed from the ventilator. Please continue to remember this family in the days ahead!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Please Move Over!!!!!!

Member Almurray Connor III, September 01

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as NC Fire Marshal, reminds everyone about the Move Over Law which requires drivers to move over and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers, firefighters, ambulances, utility workers, and in some cases, tow-truck drivers and disabled vehicles. There have been a few cases of North Carolina first responders injured due to people ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Almurray Connor III, August 12

At 11:00 pm Monday night West Iredell FD was dispatched to a vehicle fire on I-40. After dispatch it was changed to a tractor trailer off the roadway and fully involved. Engine 2 arrived to find the tractor trailer overturned with the tractor fully involved and the front part of the trailer involved. Multiple departments were added to assist with water supply. Skeets Wrecker service assisted with ... (Full Story & Photos)

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West Iredell Fire is dedicated to protecting this community From all life safety and property loss hazards. We will accomplish this by training our members in the latest Techniques and methods in the latest techniques and methods in fire suppression and emergency medical care, while updating our technology and growing with our community in an efficient and professional manner. We understand that the best method of fire suppression is prevention and will educate our community of hazards in the home and business.

 

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