2007 ARCHIVE

December 5, 2007 - Around 21:00 hrs. Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a vehicle fire on I-485 in the area of Hwy 51. Units arrived on scene to find a older model pickup truck fully involved. FF's Matt Blanton and Ed Abbott quickly stretched a line and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported and all units cleared at 22:00 hrs.

November 10, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department held their annual open house. Members performed numerous demonstrations for the public including a technical rope rescue with Ladder 1 and a vehicle extrication with patient care.

November 3, 2007 - Members from Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments participated in P.P.E training at the Charlotte Fire Training Center. Training also included various search and rescue drills throughout the Tower, The Denver drill - rescuing down/injured firefighters, and Bail outs.

September 25, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Stein mart on Centrum Parkway. Chief Griffin arrived on scene to find a newer model Ford Expedition with heavy fire showing. Pineville Engine 2 arrived on scene within a few minutes and began attacking the fire.     Photos

September 9, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a vehicle fire in the parking lot between Dillard's and Sears at Carolina Place Mall. Show was visible from the Fire Station and units responded. Pineville EMS 12 and Engine 2 arrived on scene to find a vehicle with fire coming from the trunk. FF's Matt Blanton and Steve Draper made a quick attack extinguishing the fire as FF Guerry Scott mopped up the brush fire. The fire was evidently started due to the owner of the vehicle backing to far in the parking spot and placing the hot exhaust pipe on to the pine needles.     Photos

July 20th, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department took an afternoon to instruct the staff of Habersham Apartments  how to properly use a fire extinguisher. They were taught the different types of extinguishers and there effects on on different types of fires. How to use a fire extinguisher correctly and affectively and when to use it.     Photos

May 1, 2007 - Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were alerted early Tuesday morning for a Structure Fire at Courtney's Restaurant on Park Rd. Chief Griffin along with Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene to find a single story commercial with smoke showing. Chief Griffin took command and Engine 3 was assigned to force entry and investigate. After pulling an 1 3/4" line and entering the building, Engine 3's crew found a garbage can on fire in the kitchen. Pineville Engine 2 arrived to assist with ventilation. Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall was dispatched to investigate the situation. Carolina was released from the assignment and cleared. Pineville remained on scene for a good part of the morning.

April 23, 2007 - Pineville Fire Department was alerted to a Car Fire on Industrial Dr. late Monday night. Pineville Engine's 2 and 3 quickly responded and arrived onscene to find a fully involved Ford Explorer. Engine 3's crew pulled a line and began to attack the fire while Engine 2's crew assisted with opening the vehicle. The fire was placed under control by command at 22:18 hrs. The fire was caused by a tire blow-out and the rim dragging across the asphalt. No injuries were reported on scene and all crews cleared without incident.

April 22, 2007 - Pineville Fire and EMS were alerted to a traffic accident with one overturned on the inner loop of I-485 at South Blvd. Chief Griffin arrived on scene within several minutes of dispatch to find an overturned work van on i-485 near the I-77 interchange. All patients had been removed from the vehicle on the arrival of Pineville Engine 2 and EMS 12 . Units assisted Medic with treatment and immobilization of 2 patients. Both patient were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Pineville says Farewell to Life Member Dink Griffin

Family, Friends and Members of the Pineville Fire Department will say farewell to a 39 year Life Member of the Pineville Fire Department. Dink Griffin, Father of Chief Bill Griffin, passed away on Wednesday peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Dink will be remembered on Saturday March 31st at Harrison United Methodist Church with visitation of family and friends at 2 p.m. followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. A procession will proceed after the conclusion of the service to the Pineville Cemetery where burial services will take place.

Congratulations goes out Captain Michael Gerin and his wife Kathy for the birth of their daughter
Elizabeth Grace. She was born at 03:55 hrs. Saturday morning weighing in at 8 lbs. 9 ozs. and 20 1/4 inches long. Both mother and baby are fine.

March 24, 2007 - Pineville Fire-EMS along with Medic were alerted to a traffic accident with overturned vehicle. Assistant Chief Kevin Boatwright arrived on scene and advised one vehicle MVA and overturned in the ditch. Pineville Squad 8 and Engine 2 responded to assist. Pineville assisted Medic with immobilizing one patient for transport.     Photos
March 22, 2007 - Around 3 a.m. Pineville Fire-EMS and Medic were alerted for a traffic accident on Main Street in the area of the railroad tracks. Pineville PD and York County Sheriffs Dept. were attempting to make a traffic stop on a White Dodge Magnum when the driver decided to accelerate and lost control. The driver hit the railroad tracks sending his vehicle airborne landing and hitting a tree. Pineville Fire ended up popping and removing the driver's door to remove him from the vehicle. The driver was placed in spinal and immobilized and transported to CMC-Pineville Hospital.     Photos
March 9, 2007 - Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were alerted to a structure fire at the Public Storage at Pineville Rd. Pineville Engine 2 arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from a room next to the office and bystanders throwing 5 gallon buckets of water into the room. Chief Griffin assumed command while Engine 2's crew advanced a line into the building quickly extinguishing the fire. The fire had started from a candle left unattended and was confined to the room which was being used as an office. Chief Griffin placed the fire under control holding Pineville Engines 2 and 3. After the County Fire Marshall investigated, crews proceeded with salvage and overhaul. All crews cleared the scene after working for 1 1/2 hours.
February 7, 2007 - At 22:41 hrs. Pineville and Carolina Fire Departments were alerted to a possible Structure Fire at Willow Ridge Apartments. An off-duty Pineville police officer was locking up the club house when he notice smoke coming from the wall on the back porch. After contacting 911 the Officer used a fire extinguisher to try and control the fire. Within 6 minutes Pineville Engine 3 arrived on scene and took over extinguishing the fire and opening the wall to search for extension. Pineville Engine 2's crew made entry into the building and ended up pulling a small section of ceiling to search for smoke and fire conditions in the attic area. The fire was held in check to a small section of the exterior wall. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshall responded to the scene for investigation. All Pineville units cleared the scene at 01:03 hrs.

January 20th - Pineville Fire Department held their annual Banquet. After eating to much, Awards were presented to numerous members of the Pineville Fire Department.

Firefighter or the Year: Matthew Honaker
EMT of the Year: Karen Lever
Rookie of the Year: Matthew Auman
L.R. Osborne Award: Brian McGinley
Most Fire Calls: James Basden
Most EMS Calls: Michael Cox
Most Training Hours: Guerry Scott

Letters of Commendations:
Karen Lever x 2
Matthew Honaker
Michael Gerin

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