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Units are currently operating in Huntersville on a working structure fire.

Units are currently operating in Huntersville on a working structure fire.*Structure Fire* Stations 1, 3 & Cornelius Fire are on scene of a working house fire, 18018 Block of Sulton Trail, a 2 story home with smoke showing on arrival. Car 2 with command. Requesting HPD to the scene. Use caution in the area & #MoveOver for responding units. #WorkingFire ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome job, be safe out there.

God bless them and keep all of them safe. #FDDAD

As #HurricaneIan closes in on our area, we ask that you be alert tomorrow and going into the weekend. Prepare for a substantial amount of rain and damaging winds.  If you don’t have to go out, don’t. Starting tomorrow morning, we are adding additional staffing to help handle incidents quicker and more efficiently.  We’ll be here if you need us!  Stay safe #CORNTOWNImage attachment

As #HurricaneIan closes in on our area, we ask that you be alert tomorrow and going into the weekend. Prepare for a substantial amount of rain and damaging winds. If you don’t have to go out, don’t. Starting tomorrow morning, we are adding additional staffing to help handle incidents quicker and more efficiently. We’ll be here if you need us! Stay safe #CORNTOWN ... See MoreSee Less

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I hope people stay home and I also know people love to explore, especially in 3 ft of snow and 2 inches of ice. I’m hoping they listen!!

Stay safe brothers and sisters….

Stay safe.

We would like to thank the Shein family for their generous donation. You can bet we are going to use this for football Sundays! #corntown

We would like to thank the Shein family for their generous donation. You can bet we are going to use this for football Sundays! #corntown ... See MoreSee Less

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Our entire family is grateful to all the members of the department. Thank you for your service. We hope you enjoy the smoker. Stay safe.

Well deserved

Beautiful

Excellent

We’ve had a busy day! So far, we’ve answered 13 calls for service including:

2 Structure Fires
1 Vehicle Fire
Multiple Fire Alarms
Multiple EMS calls
1 Natural Gas Leak and
1 MVC with Pin In

Units worked to free the driver of this vehicle on Knox Road near West Catawba Avenue around 5pm this evening.

#CORNTOWN
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How’s does a car end up there

Busy busy day boys ... be safe fellas.

Well done all. Thank you. Thank you everyday

Sandy Stilwell

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Jobs

God bless all you boys, and keep you safe always!

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2 weeks ago
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue
We would like to welcome our three newest full time firefighters! Joseph Barbagallo, Kevin Coryell and Jason Fistick all completed their two week orientation with live scenarios today at South Iredell Fire Rescue’s training facility.

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We would like to welcome our three newest full time firefighters! Joseph Barbagallo, Kevin Coryell and Jason Fistick all completed their two week orientation with live scenarios today at South Iredell Fire Rescue’s training facility.

Welcome to CORNTOWN fellas!
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Welcome Aboard!

Very happy to have you on our Cornelius team!

Probies! Congrats....this is the best part of your career. You have some great mentors!!

Welcome!!! Looking forward to meeting you all. We are glad your part of the team

Congratulations!

Congratulations gentlemen!

Congratulations Fellas

Welcome to our great little town!

Congratulations and stay safe brothers

Welcome and be safe out there 🤗🤗🔥

Congratulations!

Welcome to Cornelius!!

Congratulations to all!

Welcome aboard !!

Congrats and welcome!!

Congratulations 💕💕

May God go before all of you and keep you all safe. Congratulations. We love our Firefighters! #FDDAD #FDFAMILY

Hubba bubba! Welcome!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all.

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Congratulations Gentlemen 🎉🍻🚒🇺🇸!

Welcome!!

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2 weeks ago
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue

**LARGE GAS LINE STRUCK**

A large gas line has been hit in the area of West Catawba and Westmoreland Rd. Companies are monitoring the immediate area and will advise on evacuations if needed.

-Westmoreland Road between West Catawba and Statesville Road are blocked.

Cornelius Police Department is on scene assisting with traffic control.
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UPDATE: The leak has been contained and Westmoreland Road has reopened. Thank you Huntersville Fire Department and Cornelius Police Department for the assistance.

Please refer to the Cornelius Police Department Facebook page for any information regarding detours and traffic information.

Is there a consistent source to follow for any evacuation directions? ‘We live in Birkdale Village. ‘Can smell gas outside and of course hear the inferno-sounding roar. Hope it doesn’t catch a spark! 😱

Everyone asking for information, PLEASE PLEASE get your evacuations information, IF ANY, from FD or PD sources

anyone knowing elderly people in the area, please check on them and to everyone . Please do not allow just anyone into your home without ID. there may be bad people telling you they want to check your pilot light and do something else. (Sorry for being so skeptical but I have seen and read about situations like this)

Yep, in Huntersville and can definitely smell it between exit 23 and 25. There's neighborhoods around the area being evacuated right now, too

Shook our house, was there in a minute. Not good.

I was there before u. Thanks for running to when the rest of us were running away! Awesome work

Following for updates. Stay safe everyone.

Be safe, everyone!

This has happened in uptown Charlotte at trade and tryon in the middle of the workday before. It’s scary but there’s little they can do until the pressure goes down. It was nerve racking to say the least!

I live right across the street and it sounded like a bomb went off

Smell very badly on Birkdale Village, Formby Rd.

Who needs to evaluate?

I heard it! Scared me! I'm a quarter mile away at most.

This is affecting buses from Bailey middle.

I live downtown Huntersville and can smell it.

Is there an ETA as to when access to the neighborhood’s on Westmorland may be allowed again?

I live in AC and am not home-hopefully the doggo is fine.

Thank you guys! Always on point!!!

Are there any evacuations? For Robbins Park?

Any update?

Any info on when gas will be restored? I would like to have a warm shower and use my stove soon....thanks!!

It has yellow poles saying gasoline all up that powerline. 🤦‍♂️ The last little farm gone. 😞

Wendy Atherton Herndon

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Hiring Three Additional Full-Time Firefighters! Come join a growing, agressive and progressive Fire Department.

Visit www.cornelius.org/jobs to view the job description and apply!

Salaries begin at $37,570 with increases for additional experience, education, and certifications and a guaranteed 5% upon completion of probation.

Excellent Benefits Include:
• Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays
• 100% Health, Dental & Vision for Employees
• Discounted Spouse & Dependent Coverage
• NC State Retirement
• 5% Employer Contribution to 401K
• Tuition/Education Reimbursement

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Lisa Monesmith-Ely

Earlier today, Cornelius was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the Publix shopping center parking lot. Engine 2 arrived quickly after clearing another call and found a working vehicle fire with the driver dumping the load into the parking lot to minimize damage to the truck.  Engine 2 stretched a line and began extinguishing the fire in the truck.  Engine 5 arrived on scene and laid a supply line to Engine 2, ensuring an adequate water supply; knowing this was going to be an extended operation. Personnel worked on scene for approximately 2 hours extinguishing the rubbish pile. Waste Pros is still on scene working to remove the pile.Image attachmentImage attachment

Earlier today, Cornelius was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the Publix shopping center parking lot. Engine 2 arrived quickly after clearing another call and found a working vehicle fire with the driver dumping the load into the parking lot to minimize damage to the truck. Engine 2 stretched a line and began extinguishing the fire in the truck. Engine 5 arrived on scene and laid a supply line to Engine 2, ensuring an adequate water supply; knowing this was going to be an extended operation. Personnel worked on scene for approximately 2 hours extinguishing the rubbish pile. Waste Pros is still on scene working to remove the pile. ... See MoreSee Less

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Curious to know how often this happens. I have never responded to one, but did see one dumping his load for the same reason

Thank you for a job well done.

Honestly that was a good call by the driver because it could have been worse

Wonder if it was a battery that caused the fire.

Woah, smart driver and quick action by fire made for a blessing

God Bless the fire Men !

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🚨 Heads up! 🚨

Prepare for this and expect delays in the area. Detours are in place.
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To bad the road closure signs at Catawba were on the side walks still when i passed d through yet the road was already closed at the tracks. Maybe they should have shut it down at Catawba first.

Yeah I ran into it this morning! There was no warning there we all had to turn around in the road

Could you please post a map?

At 2:07pm today, Cornelius was alerted to the 21000 Block of Townwood Drive for a vehicle into a house. Hook & Ladder 44 arrived to find a UHaul truck that had rolled into the home; causing significant damage to the home. The decision was made to request a rescue assignment from the Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte NC to assist with shoring and stabilization. Battalion 3, Rescue 10, and USAR 1 & 2 responded to assist. The building was assessed and crews began shoring the home to make it stable. Total operational time was about 2.5 hours. Thanks to the companies from Charlotte Fire Stations 10 & 43 for the assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yeah, whoever rented the truck is responsible.

New owners wanted to do a remodel?? 😂😂

Hope they bought the extra insurance

That's a tough move!!

What a team effort!

I know someone who can fix that....

Mike Markle

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Awesome!

Great job !

Thank you for all you do in our community!!

Nice work guys

Solid work!

Great job y'all

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Reminder: this years 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place RAIN OR SHINE at Fire Station 1 this Sunday, September 11th.   If it rains, the ceremony will take place inside.  Ceremony begins at 7:45am. Please join us as we memorialize the lives lost on that somber day.

Reminder: this years 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place RAIN OR SHINE at Fire Station 1 this Sunday, September 11th. If it rains, the ceremony will take place inside. Ceremony begins at 7:45am. Please join us as we memorialize the lives lost on that somber day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Watching 9/11 One Day in America. Never forget.

Michelle Monk

Please join us this coming Sunday, September 11th for our annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 1.   The ceremony will begin at 7:45am and last for just over an hour.

Town of Cornelius
Cornelius Police Department
FDNY Carolinas Retirees Association

Please join us this coming Sunday, September 11th for our annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 1. The ceremony will begin at 7:45am and last for just over an hour.

Town of Cornelius
Cornelius Police Department
FDNY Carolinas Retirees Association
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🚨🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨🚨

Update: Catawba Avenue has reopened for normal travel. 

Update: Dominion Energy is on scene with the leak. It is probable that Catawba Avenue will be closed in this area throughout the night to repair this issue. 

Catawba Avenue between Milling Way and Meridian Street is shutdown due to a natural gas leak at the Cain Center of the Arts. Use Caution in the area and expect detours.

🚨🚨TRAFFIC ALERT🚨🚨

Update: Catawba Avenue has reopened for normal travel.

Update: Dominion Energy is on scene with the leak. It is probable that Catawba Avenue will be closed in this area throughout the night to repair this issue.

Catawba Avenue between Milling Way and Meridian Street is shutdown due to a natural gas leak at the Cain Center of the Arts. Use Caution in the area and expect detours.
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After clearing a call, Hook & Ladder 44 stopped by to support some of our local children with their up and coming business in the Avery Park neighborhood.

After clearing a call, Hook & Ladder 44 stopped by to support some of our local children with their up and coming business in the Avery Park neighborhood. ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s so wonderful you did that! Those kids are amazing!!

Last weekend, several of our members traveled to Lumberton, NC to participate in an advanced extrication class hosted by Robeson Community College. This class taught by Toranze Lee with Premier Extrication focused on advanced techniques using the jaws of life, grip hoists, vehicle stabilization methods, air bags for lifting, power tools and use of heavy wreckers.

We’re always training to better ourselves in our trade to benefit our community members and visitors in their time of need. #Corntown
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Your TEAM did an outstanding job all weekend!!

When your the best you train to be the best. Good job guys.

We appreciate you!

Thanks for all you do!

#throwback August 21, 2003. Around 2:20am Cornelius was alerted to assist Davidson and Mount Mourne with a boating accident on Interstate 77. The boat appeared to have strike the bank on the lake, jump the guardrail, landed on the roadway; hitting another car traveling south 77, and eventually coming to a rest in the median. This was an extended extrication with all occupants of the boat trapped inside. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just imagine being the driver of the vehicle on the interstate. Driving along in the early morning hours, probably a bit sleepy, and then suddenly BAMB a boat drops out of the sky onto the hood of your vehicle! Bet that woke the driver up!

I remember that incident, that there were three people involved. A woman was ejected and was OK. The two males were under the boat, and were transported to a hospital. Does anyone know if they recovered?

Thank you for posting. I moved here after that and wasn't sure if it was a real story or a myth.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE MESSAGE FROM AZIZ AZIZ - it's spam and when I reported it to FB, it returned an Error message on the notification update.

Was second person there and passed the girl walking down the interstate. We thought the boat had fallen off a trailer after dispatch, then when we arrived found out what actually had happened.

Wow this is why all boaters should have to take a boating course just like you do for driving a car

I’ve always wondered if the people who the boat landed on if they have flashbacks? This was a mess by my house. It could have been much worse!!!

Amy, so next time you’re making a “call type” test, add boat wreck on the interstate.

Definitely remember that call and still talk about it sometimes as one of the strangest dispatched calls I had to work

My husband was the Sergeant on call for CMPD Lake Patrol. It was a horrible accident.

I remember this...it was unbelievable!!! I hope they all survived.

Right at exit 30. Where traffic is always backed up “ during the day” . Guess they stop and talk about THAT DAY

I was stuck in traffic for hours that morning. Wow

I remember this. Hard to forget.

I remember this well. Scary!

Dan Zinge, there's a scenario for you...

Remember that’s one for sure

Not the first time for Corntown!

Kellie Brewer remember this.. our cab just missed it..

I believe I spy Jason Welborn in the first pic

Leslye Long this is what I was telling you about

That was a horrific accident. Several members of NASCAR community. Disoriented and some alcohol involved. There was another boat following with more people and luckily they checked up before hitting the rocks.

Lisa Richardson. Remember this?!?

Was something to drive up too and then see evidence of people being under that thing

Kevin J. Ward

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FB2 and R4 assisted Davidson Fire Dept with a sinking vessel and associated fuel leak this evening. Good reminder to boaters to check your bilge pump and batteries often.Image attachment

FB2 and R4 assisted Davidson Fire Dept with a sinking vessel and associated fuel leak this evening. Good reminder to boaters to check your bilge pump and batteries often. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great work CLFR!

Before lunch today, we’ve responded to 2 different serious motor vehicle accidents. 

The first was a vehicle into a house on Bailey Road and the second was an overturned vehicle with Town of Davidson, NC -- Town Hall Fire Station 2 in the Baileys Glen neighborhood. 

Fortunately, no serious injuries were sustained in either accident.  #corntownImage attachment

Before lunch today, we’ve responded to 2 different serious motor vehicle accidents.

The first was a vehicle into a house on Bailey Road and the second was an overturned vehicle with Town of Davidson, NC -- Town Hall Fire Station 2 in the Baileys Glen neighborhood.

Fortunately, no serious injuries were sustained in either accident. #corntown
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Do I want to ask how?

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2 months ago
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue
WE’RE HIRING FULL TIME FIREFIGHTERS! Looking for two additional candidates! 

Visit www.cornelius.org/jobs to view the job description and apply!   

Salaries begin at $37,570 with increases for additional experience, education, and certifications and a guaranteed 5% upon completion of probation. 

Excellent Benefits Include:
• Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays 
• 100% Health, Dental & Vision for Employees 
• Discounted Spouse & Dependent Coverage 
• NC State Retirement 
• 5% Employer Contribution to 401K
• Tuition/Education Reimbursement

Applications submitted via Facebook will not be accepted.

WE’RE HIRING FULL TIME FIREFIGHTERS! Looking for two additional candidates!

Visit www.cornelius.org/jobs to view the job description and apply!

Salaries begin at $37,570 with increases for additional experience, education, and certifications and a guaranteed 5% upon completion of probation.

Excellent Benefits Include:
• Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays
• 100% Health, Dental & Vision for Employees
• Discounted Spouse & Dependent Coverage
• NC State Retirement
• 5% Employer Contribution to 401K
• Tuition/Education Reimbursement

Applications submitted via Facebook will not be accepted.
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Excellent place to work and serve

Work with the BEST!!

Patrick Gragert Thomas Fejes

Awesome department and great guys!

Chris App

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