This afternoon Cornelius Rescue 4, Engine 4 and Davidson Engine 2 and Ladder 1 responded to I77 Southbound for a single vehicle accident with entrapment. E4, R4 and Medic arrived and found one car that had been penetrated by two guardrails with heavy front end damage to the vehicle. All crews worked to provide patient care, remove the guardrails from the vehicle and then begin removing the mangled vehicle from around the patient. Units arrived at 16:06 and the patient was freed at 16:21 - fifteen minutes after arriving. Two Cornelius firemen assisted Mecklenburg EMS Agency - Medic with transport to the hospital. ... See MoreSee Less
Glad the person is ok! But that guard rail should not be penetrating the car like that. Tennessee is facing a big lawsuit because they intentionally wanted to cut cost and left out a single part to prevent guard rails from doing this.
Angelo A Lorusso Jr
I sure hope the driver is going to be ok. By the looks of the impact, he was probably going way too fast on wet roads in a construction zone.
How did someone walk away from this? Hope they are ok? Thank for all you do!
Thank you for all the hard work
Thank you all for what y'all do for us..
Wow....Thank you for doing it so quickly!
Thank you for your service and for helping our community
Oh my gosh!!
Thank you for all you do Cornelius-lemley fire rescue.
Thank you for all you do! Prayers the occupants are okay. Looks like a child in a car seat in the pictures!
Oh my! Praying for all involved!
Nice Job guys!!
Oh my gosh
Prayers for all involved.
Thank you EMS and firefighters for what y'all do and the dedication
Congratulations to Cornelius firefighters George “Obbie” Ross and Jared “prettyboy” Bruce on graduating today and becoming two of the newest members of the Charlotte Fire Department. ... See MoreSee Less
Today Cornelius Fireboat 4, Denver Fire Department and East Lincoln Fire Department conducted a water supply operation evaluation for the NC OSFM. After years of planning our Fire Boat's will be certified by the North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal as a water supply option for land based fire apparatus during structural firefighting. Many of the hydrants along the lake front do not supply adequate gallons per minute for firefighting operations in large lake front homes. Cornelius, Denver and East Lincoln Fire Departments have signed an automatic mutual aid agreement stating that if a structure fire is within 1000 feet of the water front a Fire Boat will be automatically dispatched to supply water. Today's evaluation was a timed event from which East Lincoln E33 and Denver FireBoat 13 arrived, laid a supply line and establish a patent water supply. FB13 and E33 were able to flow 2000gpm during the test. Cornelius FireBoat 4 was able to flow 2600gpm in a separate evolution. This new certified water supply option will be used when calculating needed fire flows during our ISO inspection that was held last week. ... See MoreSee Less
Cornelius firefighters would like to thank the Galway Hooker Irish Pub for providing lunch to the crews today. The food was phenomenal and the ping pong competition was stellar, however, the FD was successful at defending the home turf. Thank you to the owners and staff of “The Hooker”. ... See MoreSee Less
Cornelius firefighters assisted Huntersville and Odell Fire Departments with a working structure on April 18 around 11:30pm. Engine 5 and Rescue 4 responded on the box.At 11:30pm on Wednesday evening our Stations 1, 3,, Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue & Odell Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 16201 Poplar Tent Rd, Odell arrived first reporting fire showing from a 2 story residence. Two lines were quickly stretched into the home and the fire was controlled in 20 minutes. Fire damage was confined to the rear deck, kitchen and attic space above. One resident was displaced & the Red Cross, North Carolina was contacted to assist him. No injuries on scene and the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal is investigating. All crews cleared by 1:30am. ... See MoreSee Less
Your Cornelius firefighters responded to over 18 calls for service in about a two hour period during the storm today. The calls included 2 separate trees down on cars with occupants trapped inside, power lines down on a house, possible structure fire in Davidson, and multiple trees down across roadways and on houses. We had 2 trucks staffed with the part time paid personnel and 4 trucks staffed from our members who responded to the stations from their homes to help protect our town. ... See MoreSee Less
This training let's the firefighters work through some of the problems found in houses with tight floor plans. Cornelius Firefighters could be faced with any house at anytime of the day. This is why you will see firefighters in Cornelius walking through buildings and practicing different skills. Don't be alarmed, come ask questions and we will be happy to explain it to you. Adapting and overcoming issues like these on the fly is what makes your Cornelius Firefighters the best. ... See MoreSee Less
At 0435 Cornelius and Huntersville Fire were dispatched to a wreck southbound 77 before exit 25, on the way to the call our dispatch advised a tractor trailer was involved and on fire. Cornelius E4 arrived and advised the accident/fire was actually at exit 28 southbound. Crews stretched two lines and applied foam due to the diesel fuel that was burning on the roadway and in the saddle tanks. Huntersville Rescue 1 arrived and assisted with manpower. Cornelius Engine 3 arrived and gave E4 their water as there are no hydrants on I77. Command also requested a tanker from Huntersville and Davidson to assist with water supply, which they did. All fire units cleared the scene at 0630 Units on the scene: Cornelius E4, E3, E2 Huntersville R1, Tanker 1 Davidson Engine 3 ... See MoreSee Less
Proud of the area Fire Depts cooperation and working together to protect and take care of emergency situations.
Great job guys! Thank you!
Great work! Thanks for everything you do
Thank you for everything you all!
Glad you all are safe! Thank you!
Is the driver ok? Did I overlook that part?
How is the driver? Did I miss that?
The driver and passenger self-extricated after the wreck and were fine.
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The 2nd and Final day of the Lake Norman Public Safety School has come to an end. Today crews worked through scenarios to find lost boaters, and deal with boat accidents and missing people. All agencies worked together seamlessly today to work through these scenarios. Most of these departments don't work with each other but maybe once or twice a year but training kicks in and the work is completed perfectly. Thanks to all of the participants this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Day 1 of the Lake Norman Public Safety School is compete. 52 students were present from 15 different agencies. Today boats rotated through 6 different stations ( a vessel aground, ems, boat fire, leaking fuel, ROV support, driving course). The morning started off with side scan imaging in class along with large area searches and a tabletop. Tomorrow will kick off at 0800 will a day of scenarios. ... See MoreSee Less
Today Fireboat 4 along with Denver Fire Department, East Lincoln Fire Department, and Sherrills Ford - Terrell Fire & Rescue conducted joint training. Fireboat 4 was used as water supply for the engine companies on land. ... See MoreSee Less
Cornelius Hook & Ladder 44 is featured in this month’s edition of Firehouse.com. The segment "Apparatus Architect" emphasizes the need to carry "a sufficient quantity of straight, roof and extension ladders to safely protect the various types of buildings in your response area". H&L44 carries 341 feet of ground ladders to address the numerous different occupancies in our district. Our district has average sized single family dwellings as well as numerous 8000+ square ft. single family dwellings that can be three or four stories, many of which are Lake Front eliminating aerial access in the rear of the building. There are also numerous three, four and five story multifamily dwellings with five, six story buildings currently being constructed. These buildings coupled with large commercial and industrial buildings emphasized the need to carry multiple ground ladders on our Ladder Company. Please read the article and click on the photo gallery to see Hook & Ladder 44. ... See MoreSee Less
The crews responded for a tug and barge taking on water. Ultimately the barge and excavator on it sunk. The operators were safe and able to cut the tug free in time. Waves on the lake were reaching 4 feet in spots today, something that only happens once or twice a year. This was due to the 30 mph sustained winds gusting to almost 50 mph. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Cornelius Fireman Brandon Halsey on graduating from Charlotte Fire Department rookie school today. Halsey will now be serving the citizens of Cornelius and Charlotte. ... See MoreSee Less
It's official. With the support of the Town of Cornelius Town Board and Staff a new Engine Company has been ordered. The new Engine will replace our 1995 Seagrave Engine with over 105,000 miles which will be placed in reserve. This truck was designed to closely resemble the existing Engine Companies in a continued effort to standardize all of our Engines. Delivery is anticipated in the latter part of 2018. The new Engine 6 will be housed at Station 1 on S. Main St.Seagrave Carolina and Seagrave Fire Apparatus would like to thank the Town of Cornelius, NC and the Cornelius Fire Department for their recent order for a 2018 Seagrave Side Mount Pumper with new Capitol Cab. Expected delivery in Summer 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night Cornelius Firemen attended the Mecklenburg County Firefighters Association banquet. Former Fire Chief Jim Barbee and FF Curtis Eberspacher received Lifetime Memberships to the association after 20 years of service. Congratulations Gentlemen! ... See MoreSee Less
Cornelius Lemley Fire Rescue crews are currently working a House Fire in the 21000 Block of Catawba Ave. The crews faced heavy storage in the attic making it hard to find and suppress the fire. During the offensive attack a Mayday was declared on the 2nd floor. That Firefighter was located and extricated quickly thanks to the efforts of the crews inside. The Firefighter was transported to the hospital for observation and is reported to be in stable condition. Crews will be on scene for several more hours with Catawba Avenue being shut down. Davidson Fire and Huntersville Fire are also on the scene assisting. ... See MoreSee Less