DHFD helps bring "intense" safe driving program to Leesville Rd High School Wednesday 5/23/2012
Members from the Durham Highway FD and other local police, fire and EMS agencies were asked to participate in a safe driving program put on by VIP for a VIP. The program is meant to show that choices made, have direct and sometimes lifelong consequences. Durham Highway was asked to provide our Rescue Truck and personnel to help in the afternoon portion of the program in which a mock vehicle accident at the intersection of Leesville Rd and Strickland Rd claims the life of a teenager. The car is occupied by one of our members in realistic makeup complete with fake blood and protruding bones.
The seniors form Leesville are observing from just a few feet away so that all the sights sounds and smells of a car accident overwhelm their senses. This part of the program follows on the heels of a 1 hr intense presentation in the auditorium complete with real life stories, victim interviews and even sad music videos as a way to reach out to the 17 and 18yo viewer.
The program went off without a hitch and by some of the comments received, the students in attendance were impacted by the programs message.
DHFD crew covers Stony Hill then runs a sick call turned "Working Code" Saturday 5/19/2012
DHFD was asked to provide coverage to the residents of the Stony Hill fire district while their department attended the funeral services of a life long member. A second crew of 6 firefighters was assembled for the task using pumper 4. Shortly after arriving we were dispatched to a 911 call for someone with a medical emergency and unresponsive. Once on scene crews began working with a semi conscience patient. Within just a few moments the patient collapsed in respiratory arrest and then full cardiac arrest. Once EMS arrived, they upgraded the call to a full working code. Crews were able to resuscitate the patient and had a good pulse. EMS requested one of our firefighters to assist them while in route. The patient was transferee to the ER department for what we hope will be a favorable outcome.
North Raleigh News "Angus story" Wednesday 5/16/2012
The folks from the North Raleigh News have done an article on the artwork we received from friends of Angus. You can read the article by clicking here. Angus continues to be a topic of stories, more stories to come, as we finish interviews with other publications.
Code Save for DHFD Friday 5/4/1012
Durham Highway was dispatched this morning to a "Medical Nature Unknown" While in route units were advised that a woman called 911 yelling "HELP !!" and hung up. Once on scene it was determined that a resident had suffered a cardiac arrest. Immediate life saving services were begun including CPR. Once advanced life support arrived and began treatment. After a number of minutes a pulse was restored. The patient was transported. A great job by the the C shift crew and the folks from Wake EMS.
Artists donate Angus Art Thursday 5/3/2012
Artist from near and far have been kind enough to crate these works of art and donate them to the department in honor and memory of Angus. Thursday the artist of this wonderful oil painting Teresa Brown presented the department with this beautiful likeness of Angus, and is now proudly displayed in the training room. Earlier that day A Facebook friend of Durham Highway, Harry "Chip" Dillon III the Blazing Arrow Fire Dept in PA had this amazing pencil drawing commissioned and was unveiled and hung in the training room Thursday as well. Local digital artist Chris NCFireart King created this and is used in our Angus memorial video.
Durham highway is humbled by the kindness of the art community in not only thinking about the department, but taking their time and talent to create such wonderful works of art.
DHFD welcomes 4 new Board of Dir members Friday 5/4/2012
The 2012 Annual Meeting was held at Station #1 Friday evening. One of the points of the meeting was to vote on 4 new members of the Board of Directors. These members would be replacing 4 members that rotate off. Our By-laws dictate members serve 2 year terms. Congratulations to new members.
Thank you Chuck Sannipoli
The members of Durham Highway would like to thank Mr. Chuck Sannipoli for his 14 years of faithful service to the community. As a members of the Board of Directors, Chuck has lead the board as the President for most of those 14 years. Without Chucks guidance, wisdom and knowledge, Durham Highway FD and the residents of the district would not be protected by the world class organization it has become.
Unusual accident sends DHFD Pumper, Rescue to help Wednesday 5/2/2012
This morning units were dispatched from Durham Highway and Raleigh to a car accident with injuries in a local neighborhood sub-division. Upon arrival crews were presented with this scene in which a vehicle lost control and hit two other vehicles in their driveways. After initial patient assessment there were found to be no significant injuries that would have required transportation to the hospital. Crews were able to clear the scene as police investigated.