Sudden Heavy Rains keep DHFD busy Friday June 7, 2013
Fire Departments from around the county were busy with over 100 calls for service during the peak of the storm. At one point there were over 75 calls queued up to be dispatched. Here Durham Highway was dispatched to a tree down in the roadway on Macon Rd. After clearing the tree we passed this site. As many know, this is normally a minimal flow creek bed that during this 5" in less than 3 hrs caused this raging flood waters.
Reported house fire gets big response Wednesday June 12, 2013
Pumper 1, Pumper 4, & Rescue 5 responded to a fire alarm with reported smoke in the residence. Upon arrival, it was determined that the damper in the fireplace was closed and that resulted in there being smoke in the house. Units proceeded to the roof to check the chimney for extension and then returned to service.
DHFD Saves Lives... Here's Proof
Each year Wake EMS has a ceremony to recognize the EMS, Dispatchers and First Responders that were part of saving a life from a sudden cardiac event. The ceremony is known as the "Code Save" Ceremony and was held in Raleigh a few weeks ago.
Chief Hammerstein of Wake EMS is quick to point out that it's the local first responders that make that possible. He once said in a speech praising the Wake Co Fire Dept first responders.. "When seconds count, we (EMS) are only minutes away" Without the dedicated efforts of the first responders.
A Code Save is, it's when we are dispatched to a cardiac call, upon EMS arrival they find the person in a heart rhythm that is NOT SURVIVABLE. On May 4th at 07:44 Durham Highway was dispatched to a cardiac event In Dominion Park. As the crew entered the house, they quickly determined this patient was in full cardiac arrest and called in a "working code" CPR was immediately initiated while the Wake EMS dept performed the higher level of medical care and transportation.
A Code Save doesn't have to be a working CPR... just a heart rhythm that would not support life. Not only that, but the patient MUST WALK out of the hospital and back to his family.
Congrats to the DHFD crew that received a Code Save