DHFD sends help to Durham Co Brush Fire Monday 4/16/2012
Durham highway was called by units from the Bethesda FD in Durham County, to assist with bringing a large multi-acre wildfire under control.
Durham Highway sent a pumper and Brush truck to the area of Leesville Rd near Carpenter Pond Rd about 3 PM. Units spent 2 1/2 hours fighting the fire that was being fueled by dry and breezy conditions.
As part of a Mutual Aid agreement counties will send needed resources to each other. This allows for the correct resources to be sent when and where needed. It's a cost effective and useful tool for handling incidence in neighboring jurisdictions.
Rush hour I 540 Car Fire Monday 4/16/2012
Crews again from C shift were dispatched for an auto fire during the morning rush hour. The fire on 540 near Leesville rd was quickly extinguished, but as is the case in most car fires, the car was destroyed.
Ray Rd. Car Accident with driver pinned Saturday 4/14/2012
The crew from Durham Highway C Shift were called out just before 3PM to a car accident with the driver reportedly pinned in the car. The Heavy Rescue truck and Pumper were dispatched along with a unit from Raleigh and numerous EMS units. Once on scene it was determined to indeed be a subject pinned inside. Part of the crew was assigned to taking care of the patient, while another crew began the process of cutting the car from around the patient taking approximately 35 minutes. After removing the roof and both doors, then pushing the dashboard off of the patient, he was removed and handed off to the Wake EMS paramedics and Transported to Wake Med's Trauma unit. Units cleared about 1 1/2 hrs after they were dispatched