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This week we have had the privilege of honoring a local fallen hero. Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon lost his life in the Line of Duty last weekend.

Wednesday our Engine 6 moved up to Mooresville Station 2 so they could attend a community vigil to remember Officer Sheldon.

Today H&L44 and Engine 2 proudly displayed the United States flag during the procession on the Westmoreland Rd bridge while Rescue 4 and Engine 6 honored the procession over I-77 on the Catawba Ave bridge.

RIP Sir #neverforget
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RIP Officer Sheldon thank you fire and rescue for honoring Officer Sheldon and his service

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONOR AND RESPECT!!! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ–€β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ–€

Thank you. And thank you.

Thank you for all you do for our community. Together we are stronger.

Such a sad occasion but I’m so proud of my former community for showing such honor and respect.

In support of our public service heros! Sad but very proud Day.

Appreciate all you did to honor Officer Sheldon and help the Mooresville PD in their time of need!

The procession for Officer Sheldon gave us pause to show our appreciation to all of those who give so much with so much to lose

Thank you!!!

R.I.P officer Sheldon. Lost but Never forgotten.

Thank you

Thank you!

Thank you for all you do

Mark Tagliaterra Mark P Rutkowski

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On April 29, 2019 Cornelius Fire Rescue attended the funeral of one of our former members, Newton Alexander Smith, III age 54. Alex passed away at his home on April 26. 

Alex became a member of our department in 1985 and served faithfully until moving to Claremont, NC in 2001. Alex was not only a dedicated firefighter but he also served as the committee chairperson for the first Ladder Company to ever serve in the Town of Cornelius. Alex played a monumental role in bringing aerial operations into our department. 

Alex was the older brother of our Fire Chief Neal Smith. To say the two men were close is an understatement. Please keep the entire Smith family in your thoughts prayers. 

http://www.raymerfh.com/obituary/alex-smith

On April 29, 2019 Cornelius Fire Rescue attended the funeral of one of our former members, Newton Alexander Smith, III age 54. Alex passed away at his home on April 26.

Alex became a member of our department in 1985 and served faithfully until moving to Claremont, NC in 2001. Alex was not only a dedicated firefighter but he also served as the committee chairperson for the first Ladder Company to ever serve in the Town of Cornelius. Alex played a monumental role in bringing aerial operations into our department.

Alex was the older brother of our Fire Chief Neal Smith. To say the two men were close is an understatement. Please keep the entire Smith family in your thoughts prayers.

www.raymerfh.com/obituary/alex-smith
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Alex was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Rest in peace my brother

Neal, Mary Lee and Lee, I just read about Alex. I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Praying for his family & friends. Grateful for his service.

Alex was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Sending thoughts and prayers for the Smith family.

Sorry for loss to the Smith family. You all have been in my thoughts and Prayers.

So sorry for your loss. He was too young. Lots of life yet to live I will pray for the Smith family .

Prayers lifted for Neal, the family and the firefighter family. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Prayers for the family

Good bless Alex and all the Smiths in this time of transition. Alex was always an inspiration to me. From the time i first met him in the 3rd grade 1973.

Love and prayers for Smith family β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

Thoughts and prayers sent the Smith family’s wayβ€¦πŸ™πŸ»

Prayers for the family!

Prayers for your family!

Prayers go out to our brother and his family πŸ™πŸ™πŸš’πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

😒so sad. Prayers.

😒Prayers lifted.

Neal.... you know me and Alex where buddies in high school. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Prayers.

So sorry to hear this. Alex was such a great guy. Prayers to you all and his family.

My condolences

prayers

God’s peace

Neal, so sorry to hear this news. Chief, glad to know you are among so many friends and brothers at this difficult time

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3 weeks ago

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Final day of Public Safety Boat Class is a wrap. Today we completed single boat drills as well as large scale incidents involving multiple agencies. Special thanks to Steve Chapmon from Complete Mobile Marine for his donation of a large cabin cruiser. This prop really added some challenges and identified some equipment needs for agencies. Thanks to everyone that came out! Plans are already in the works for next year.Image attachmentImage attachment

Final day of Public Safety Boat Class is a wrap. Today we completed single boat drills as well as large scale incidents involving multiple agencies. Special thanks to Steve Chapmon from Complete Mobile Marine for his donation of a large cabin cruiser. This prop really added some challenges and identified some equipment needs for agencies. Thanks to everyone that came out! Plans are already in the works for next year. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I'm glad you guys had a great training session I'm glad I could help

Day 1 of Public Safety Boat School is complete. Seventeen boats and 55 people attending today. The conditions started great and quickly turned. This made some some challenging drills. The day concluded with the successful rescue of a stranded jet skier in the rough water.Image attachment

Day 1 of Public Safety Boat School is complete. Seventeen boats and 55 people attending today. The conditions started great and quickly turned. This made some some challenging drills. The day concluded with the successful rescue of a stranded jet skier in the rough water. ... See MoreSee Less

Cornelius Firemen stayed busy on Monday running 13 calls and handling this vehicle fire on I-77.Image attachment

Cornelius Firemen stayed busy on Monday running 13 calls and handling this vehicle fire on I-77. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks for all you do to keep us safe. Stay safe out there, we greatly appreciate you

Thank you guys! Y’all are awesome!

Glad to see so many firefighters on scene with packs on. Maybe times are changing for the better!

God BLESS ya'll

2 months ago

Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue

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 β€œ$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.
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***Video from the Nautical Dr fire***

While H&L44 and Huntersville Ladder 1 were setting up for aerial master stream operations Command made the decision to knock the fire back with the deck gun on Engine 4.
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Strong work. Love seeing the deck gun being utilized. Big fire, big water. Great job folks.

Johnny Roseboro

Amazing work

Christopher Lineberry

cause of fire?

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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
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Elizabeth Eddinger Marlowe

Great job guys!

Thank you for all your hard work to helping all people firemen, medical all first responders. God bless.

WOW! Nice work! Thankful ALL are safe.

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!

Sounds and looks like an awesome attack great job.

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!

Thanks again for everything y'all do. Very glad there were no injuries!

Thank you for your service.

Thank you all for all you do! Ashley

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Good job fellas. Glad all are ok.

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! Mayor Washam

Im glad you guys are okay...looks likke one hell of an inferno.

Thank you firemen for all you do ,,,,πŸ‘©β€πŸš’πŸ“›πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸš’

Matthew F. Booth Hagan Thornton

Great job gentleman, I walked past it earlier and I'm glad everyone was safe and no injuries. There was lots of work to be done to extinguish the amount of fire damage I saw

Aw man. Hope all residents got out safely

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.

Some friends lived there, thank you for saving their snakes too.

Pretty scary. Any word on the source of the fire?

Molly McClure Taylor McClure Alan Kerns

Chris Gazaway

Kristina Greenwald

Rachel Archambo

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Cornelius and surrounding Departments are operating at a major condominium fire in Admirals Quarters near the intersection of Westmoreland Rd and Catawba Ave. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for what you do! I heard everyone in the condos were safe, but two firefighters fell through the floor, could you confirm and are they ok? Thank you

Change any smoke detector batteries while you fellas were there?

God will keep them safe

Thank you for the quick response & knocking the fire out so quickly. Thank you for all you all do.

Another apartment fire!

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2 months ago

Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue
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 CarolinaImage attachmentImage attachment

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

 

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First gun shots and now flames...? Got insurance?

Great job! As a resident a few buildings down we appreciate you all!

Great report!

Where was this???

Great job team!!!

Way to go!

Strong work #CornTown

Strong work #CornTown

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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

 

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They family is safe. They just lost a bunch of tools.

All them pretty Seagrave Fire Apparatus

Glad there were no injuries! Stay safe out there.

Thank you guys for helping me and my daughter today!!! I'll forever love you guys for it! If you ever need any help on your homes, I will do it free of labor charges.

I thought it was the house when I drove up on it. The flames were so high!

Glad everyone is safe! Thanks all!

Thank you for all y’all do for this town.

You all did a great job extinguishing the fire.

Seagrave strong

Breena Leone Joshua Cramer Bonni Schuler Leone

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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
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God BLESS him and y'all

Don't drill until you get it right. Drill until you can't get it wrong

Awesome gesture training in Josh’s honor today. #classact

Badass brothers! Thank you

Outstanding!

Thank you

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Melinda Hampton Bercher is this your pizza place

Jeree Current

Jeree Current

Mary Katherine Canipe Dodson

Jean Gill Dove

Rich Large crazy.

Eric Williams

What is laughingbrook?

Was that across from Discover Kids???

Colin Krasen

Eileen Watters Locacius

Kellee Kay

Monica, Bobby

Great job guys!!! Thanks for the help.

Julie Pollard Barnette

Tara Johnson

Were they doing some kind of fire potion in there

How is the fireman who was disoriented in the bldg?

Drove by this. Crazy.

Christopher Smith

Ginny Ingram Shumaker

I saw this

Where is this fire?

Susan Dalrymple Mike Milnes

Matthew Cauble

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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

 

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great job y'all

Glad everyone stayed safe!!! Thanks for all y’all do😊

Stay safe out there!

Strong work brothers

Thanks for the help!

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3 months ago

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Matthew Bass

If you see or smell smoke in the area of station 1 we are doing training over the next 3 days. Members will be taking part in the Gaston College Flashover Simulator.

If you see or smell smoke in the area of station 1 we are doing training over the next 3 days. Members will be taking part in the Gaston College Flashover Simulator. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That is such a great tool. Every county should have one.

There are more photos on my page.

Congratulations to Cornelius Firefighters Anthony Falletti and Oliver Yih on graduating rookie school today and becoming Charlotte Firefighters!

Congratulations to Cornelius Firefighters Anthony Falletti and Oliver Yih on graduating rookie school today and becoming Charlotte Firefighters! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Way to go Yin!

Congratulations fellas!

Yay Ant! So proud of you 🎊🎊🎊

Congratulations Anthony !

Congratulations guys!

Congrats guys!

Congrats Anthony!

Congratulations Anthony Falletti!!

Congratulations and be safe brothers!

Congrats guys! Jim Robinette are you in this pic? I can’t see you! ❀️🀣

Congratulations gentlemen

good luck

Congratulations.

Congrats

Congrats!

Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

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