West Iredell Fire Department


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Jan 20 47
Feb 17 37
Mar 33 58
Apr 29 54
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Jun 36 67
Jul 32 40
Aug 25 54
Sept 20 52
Oct 31 57
Nov 0 0
Dec 0 0
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Member Almurray Connor III, November 29

Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide effective at 5 p.m. today until further notice.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Outside Fire Danger

Member Almurray Connor III, November 29

"Use Extreme Caution" with burning our area has already seen several outdoor fires that have gotten out of control!!!!!!!!


From the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
706 PM EST Sun Nov 28 2021
INCREASED FIRE DANGER FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...
Dry conditions will continue and lead to an increased risk of dangerous ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Almurray Connor III, May 03

At 15:00 Hrs. on the above date West Iredell Fire along with Iredell Rescue, Catawba Fire, Iredell EMS, NCSHP were dispatched to I-40 EB at the 142 MM in reference to a traffic accident reported as a tractor trailer rollover possible pin in. West Iredell Engine 1 arrived on location to find a tractor trailer overturned on the driver side and the patient out walking around. It was than determined ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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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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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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