Today we keep Ed and Michael Kennedy in our hearts and in our thoughts. May people never forget the sacrifice they made and all that they gave up helping others. And to honor them, today I’m starting a “$5 for 5 years” campaign and I think that a $500 goal is fitting. Money raised through this fundraiser will be split with the Last Call Foundation in Memory of Fallen Firefighter Michael Kennedy to help support the amazing work that Kathy Crosby-Bell has been doing to protect fire fighters and to prevent another tragedy like the Back Bay Fire of 3/26/14.
Thank you for helping us keep their memories alive and allowing us to continue their legacies of helping others. ... See MoreSee Less
At 04:20 Cornelius and Huntersville firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the Admirals Quarters Condominium Complex. Upon arrival Cornelius Engine 4 found a three story condo with heavy fire visible from the 3rd floor and roof. The call was upgraded to a Working Fire and additional units were requested from Davidson Stations 1 & 2 and Huntersville Station 1. Due to the close proximity to Lake Norman Denver Fire Boat 13 was requested.
Cornelius Engine 4 personnel were able to secure their own water supply and begin fire suppression. Crews advanced a 2” attack line to the third floor and began hitting the fire. Huntersville Engine 2 began a primary search. Cornelius Engine 6 arrived and assisted with suppression, H&L44 arrived and set up the aerial for master stream operations. Davidson Engine 3 arrived and established a water supply to H&L44.
Due to the size of the structure and the amount of fire upon arrival a box alarm was also requested from Charlotte Fire Department.
All in all there were 18 condos in the building and all of them suffered fire and or water damage. All primary searches proved to be negative. There were two aerial master streams used and two large diameter handlines used to control the fire.
Units Responding: Cornelius – E4, E6, H&L44, R4 Huntersville – E2, L1 Davidson – E2, E3 Charlotte – E28, L28, Batt 6, Car 8 Denver – FireBoat 13 Medic – 2ALS Units, EMS Supervisor Meck Co FMO 1100, 1104 ... See MoreSee Less
Given the fire volume on arrival - you all made some pivotal command and tactical decisions that made one heck of a difference....and you arrived on scene quick. Proud to run with you all. Strong work!
So grateful for our well trained, experienced and committed CORNELIUS Fire Dept! Please know you are appreciated in these moments of need in our town. Prayers are with the victims and firefighters.
Thankful for your good work this day and everyday!
WOW! Nice work! Thankful ALL are safe.
Molly McClure Taylor McClure Alan Kerns
Thank you all for all you do! Ashley
Some of thoses structures have been there a long time now...I'm sure the insides have been updated but roofs are old and would certainly go up in flames very quick. I grew up in the area in the 70s and 80s when they were built. Hope no one got hurt.
Aw man. Hope all residents got out safely
Some friends lived there, thank you for saving their snakes too.
Matthew F. Booth Hagan Thornton
Thank you for your speedy professionalism. It’s a miracle no one or pets were hurt n that size of a fire. And glad none of you were hurt either.
Fine job well done!
Thank you for all your hard work to helping all people firemen, medical all first responders. God bless.
Great job guys!
Sounds and looks like an awesome attack great job.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you 🙏
Thanks again for everything y'all do. Very glad there were no injuries!
Good job fellas. Glad all are ok.
Im glad you guys are okay...looks likke one hell of an inferno.
Shortly after 5am this morning Cornelius & Huntersville Station 2 were dispatched to a reported working fire in an apartment in Station 2’s first due. Upon Engine 2’s arrival the call was upgraded to a working fire after crews found fire on the rear balconies of floor 2 & 3. The fire was quickly knocked down with no extension into the condos. Primary searches were conducted and negative. The cause is still under investigation. #corntown @ Cornelius, North Carolina ... See MoreSee Less
All, Chief Adam Snyder was involved in a devastating accident at Wintergreen Ski Resort yesterday. We want to make sure he and his family are financially taken care of through this heartbreaking ordeal. Chief Snyder is a huge advocate for and component of North Carolina Peer Support. He live...
Around 6 this morning Cornelius and Davidson firefighters were alerted to a possible structure fire in the area of Mulberry St and Catawba Ave in Station 1’s area. As Engine 6 exited Station 1 they upgraded the call to a working fire due to the plume of smoke visible from the firehouse. E6 arrived to find a detached garage fully involved upon arrival. The Mecklenburg County FMO is currently on scene investigating. ... See MoreSee Less
Today members of Cornelius Fire conducted RIT drills in honor of Josh Earley. Firefighter Earley was tragically killed in a house fire that occurred on March 4, 2002 in Harrisburg, NC. Please keep the families and fireman of the Harrisburg Fire Dept in your thoughts on this day. Harrisburg NC Fire Department... See MoreSee Less
At 2000hrs Cornelius Station 1 responded to downtown Huntersville for a reported structure fire. Huntersville Fire arrived on scene and advised they had a working fire in a one story strip mall. Cornelius E6 assisted with a second attack line while R4 assisted with manpower. All Cornelius units cleared and returned home at 2218hrs. ... See MoreSee Less
Members got to check out the NASCAR Monster Energy Championship trophy today. Champion Tire & Wheel, Inc. is one of our local businesses that supplies wheels and tires to the series. ... See MoreSee Less
Cornelius and Davidson Fire Departments responded to reports of an explosion in the Bailey Rd / River Run area this evening. The cause was found to be a construction company blasting rock in the Bailey’s Glen subdivision. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating to ensure all proper permits were in place and procedures were followed. There was no damage to life or property. ... See MoreSee Less
Around 2:30 this morning Station 1 was alerted to an unknown medical in Station 1’s first due. While enroute the call was changed to a possible structure fire adding Station 2 and Davidson Fire Dept. Engine 6 arrived to find a fully involved car fire. Engine 6 handled the call and cancelled the remaining units. ... See MoreSee Less
On January 28th Cornelius Stations 1&2 and Huntersville Fire Department were alerted to a house fire on Rainbow Circle in Station 2’s first due. Engine 4 arrived to find fire from the roof of a single family dwelling. Davidson Fire and Denver FireBoat 13 were added to the call after the working fire was declared. The bulk of the fire was located in the garage area of the home.
All units worked together to extinguish the fire and conduct a primary search of the home. The primary search was negative and Companies remained on scene for approximately four hours. The cause is under investigation by the Meck Co. Fire Marshal’s Office. ... See MoreSee Less
The Cornelius Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in connection with a vehicle breaking and entering that occurred around 8:20am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Raw Fitness, 18047 West Catawba Ave. The suspects broke the window of a vehicle to gain entry and removed valuables from the vehicle. The suspects then used the victim’s credit card(s) to purchase gift cards at CVS and Publix in Cornelius. The vehicle that the suspects were driving is a white in color four door Chevrolet Colorado that is registered to a rental company. Cornelius Police were able to gain the following images of the suspects from surveillance video footage. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773 and ask for Detective Waltman. You may also contact North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867. You can remain anonymous.