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Sat. Apr 13th 2013
BBQ Fundraiser for GHFR Firefigher

George Hildebran Fire & Rescue Department will be having a Benefit Fundraiser BBQ on April 13th 11:00 till 7:00 at our de...

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Sat. Jun 23rd 2012
Community Day

1 pm till 5 pm, GHFR will be hosting our first Community Day.  We will be having free hot dogs and drinks, open the...

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Mon. Jun 4th 2012
Blood Drive

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.&nb...

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George Hildebran Fire Rescue will host company operations training on November 25 at 18:00.  

All participants must have formed signed by a Chief confirming you meet NFPA 1403 standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 George Hildebran Fire Rescue will host a flash over simulator class on December 9 and 10 at 18:00 hours.  

All participants must have formed signed by a Chief confirming you meet NFPA 1403 standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toys For Tots
George Hildebran Fire & Rescue is proud to announce it’s continued partnership with Toys For Tots. Together we can make a child's Christmas a little brighter. Toys For Tots containers to be at the dept by Nov 3rd. Toys can be dropped off Monday-Friday 8-5 or call & we will make arrangements to meet you. Thanks of your support as always. 

 

 

 

 

 
                              
                            

 MVA - 18 South & Sugar Loaf Rd.

Station 73 First Responders were dispatched to an MVA at the intersection of NC 18 South and Sugar Loaf Rd.  Station 73 responded Rescue 1 and First Responders to the scene of a 2 vehicle MVA.  Station 57 was also requested for traffic control.  Responding personnel treated 1 patient that was transported to the hospital.  Longview Chief Eric Sheperd was driving by the scene and stopped to assist prior to Station 73’s arrival. Robert Neal from Station 56 was also in the area and assisted with traffic control until Station 57 arrived.  Personnel remained on scene and assisted with cleanup of debris. After both vehicles were removed from the roadway, all units cleared the scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHFR Awarded Smoke Alarm Grant

 George Hildebran Fire Recue to Install Free Smoke Alarms for Residential Homes

RALEIGH — Fire Chief Bobby Craig of the George Hildebran Fire Rescue would like to announce that the department had been initially awarded 54 new smoke alarms from the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. These alarms have been distributed; the Fire Department has received 102 more.

The fire department will be for canvassing at risk communities to insure that homes have working smoke alarms. The goal is to insure that every level of the home has working smoke alarms and to replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

The alarms are being provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance through a federal fire prevention grant that was awarded to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The goal of this program is to properly install long life, battery-powered smoke alarms in homes that do not have working alarms to protect the lives of local citizens.

Each week, staff from the George Hildebran Fire Rescue will go door-to-door to ask residents to allow firefighters into their homes to check their smoke alarms. If any smoke alarms need to be replaced, new alarms will be installed in the proper locations. If no one is home at the time of the visit, a notification tag will be left on the front door to notify the residents that the fire department has stopped by for a courtesy check of their smoke alarms.

For additional information about the smoke alarm installation program, go to www.ghfr.org, or call the fire station at 828-874-4610.

 

 

Structure Fire - Maple Grove Ave.

On 03/27/13, Station 73 was alerted for a structure fire on Maple Grove Avenue, with Stations 56 and 74 alerted as automatic aid.  South Mountains Tanker 1 was the first unit to arrive on the scene of a single story residential structure.  560 arrived on scene and advised smoke showing.  73 Engines 1, 3 and 4 responded to the scene.  The fire was along B-side wall at the floor. It had burned along the floor and wall, where some of the floor joists had been burned.  Personnel extinguished the blaze and a PPV fan was set up at the front door for ventilation.  Crews used a vent saw cut into the flooring to allow for extinguish of hot embers.  Part of the outside siding had to be removed also.  The Fire Marshal’s Office was also requested to the scene.  Fire crews then reported to a rehab area set up and ran by Burke County EMS.  The fire marshal determined that the fire started from the chimney that was in use.  All personnel cleared the scene.

 

Firefighter Taylor Completes Rookie School 

Captain C. Richard Patton during Pinning Ceremony on March 8, 2013.  Firefighter Stephen Taylor completed Cleveland Community Colleges’ Rookie School, Class Number 8. He has certifications in Firefighter Level I and Level II, Rapid Intervention and is Hazardous-Materials Level 1 Responder.  Captain Patton was given the honor during the pinning ceremony by Firefighter Tayor.  Congratulations Firefighter Taylor for this accomplishment.

 

MVA - 18 South

Station 73 FR was dispatched to NC 18 South near Miller Bridge Road for an MVA with roll over.  Units arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle that had ran off the roadway and over turned with two patients.  Both patients were out of the vehicle when crews arrived and both were transported to the hospital.  73 personnel assisted with traffic control until the vehicle was removed from the scene, then all 73 units cleared the scene.

MVA - 18 South

Station 73 was alerted for an MVA at the intersecton of NC 18 South and St. John's Church Avenue.  Units and personnel arrived on the scene to find a two vehicle collision with multiple patients.  Only one patient required transportation to the hospital with minor injuries.  73 personnel assisted with traffic control until both vehicles were removed from the scene, then all 73 units cleared the scene.

 

MVA with Rollover

 Station 73 was alerted for an MVA with entrapment on Sugar Loaf Rd.  Inclement weather was a factor in the crash.  Burke County EMS arrived on the scene first and advised routine traffic, that the patient had self extricated.  Engine 1 arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle MVA.  The vehicle, a Nissan pick up truck, was found resting on the driver's side.  The vehicle had slid on ice, ran off the roadway and overturned.  The driver was uninjured and able to exit the vehicle under their own power.  73 Personnel remained on the scene for traffic control until Burke County REACT arrived.  After they arrived on the scene and set up, all 73 units cleared the scene.

 

 

 

 

GHFR FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

 

 
 

George Hildebran Fire & Rescue First Responder Team receives recognition from Burke County EMS for their performance on a recent call.  Burke County EMS BLS Coordinator , Sgt Major Mike Brown (middle) presents George Hildebran First Responder Team Leader Lieutenant Richard Patton with a certificate of appreciation.  The team was dispatched for a patient that upon their arrival was found breathless.  The team established and maintained an intubated airway and performed rescue breathing until further treatment could be provided when EMS arrived.  Due to the teamwork and effort of the first responders and Burke County EMS, the patient survived and was recently released from the hospital.  Picture left to right, Chief Bobby Craig, Assistant Chief Derek Brittain, EMS Sgt Major Mike Brown, Captain Richard Patton, Firefighter Aaron Hildebran. Also responding but not in the picture Firefighter Kyle Boice.

 

MVA with Rollover

 
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue First Responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Wilkies Grove Church Road.  Station 73 responded to find a singe vehicle accident with two patients.  The A-posts were compromised and the windshield pushed down into the occupant space.  The passenger side door opened but the driver's door was temporarily jambed closed.  Rescue 1 responded but while en route, the driver's door was freed and opened.  Rescue 1 continued on to the scene for scene security and clean-up.  Wilkies Grove Church Road was temporarily closed while patients were loaded, full C-Spine, into the ambulance.  All units cleared the scene.  George Hildebran was assisted by Burke County EMS and North Carolina Highway Patrol.

 

 

Senator Daniel Visits GHFR

On August 24, 2012, NC Senator Warren Daniel visits George Hildebran Fire & Rescue to present the department with a flag that had been flown on the state house.  Senator Daniel was accompanied by his wife Lydia.  Senator Daniel and Chief Craig discussed things such as grant programs, Viper radio system and funding for emergency services training with Community Colleges.  Things also discussed were a new district for Senator Daniel, which includes Burke & Cleveland Counties.

 

Blood Drive a Huge Success!

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue would like to thank all of those who supported our blood drive.  With your help, we were able to collect 40 pints of blood.  With a goal of 20 pints, 40 pints was an overwhelming success.  American Red Cross will be able to support our local hospitals and help save 120 lives with these donations. 
 

Structure Fire:  Kitchen Grease Fire

 
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Scotts Mountain Road off of Walkers Chapel Road.  Station 73 responded along with mutual aid departments and personnel arrived on scene to find a single story structure with smoke showing.  Initial knockdown was performed by the homeowner via a portable fire extinguisher.  Station 73 utilized thermal imaging cameras to search for possible fire extension into adjacent walls and ceiling behind and above the stove.  Fire had extended into a wall and burnt some electrical wiring.  This was extinguished and the homeowner's stove, hood and cabinets above the stove were removed.  Burke County EMS arrived and set up firefighter rehabilitation while a representative from the Burke County Fire Marshall's Office arrived and started their investigation.   The homeowner was advised to contact an electrician to make circuits safe before turning any breakers on.  All units cleared the scene.  George Hildebran was assisted by South Mountain FD, Enola FD, Burke County EMS and Burke County Fire Marshall’s Office.

GHFR Blood Drive a Huge Success!

 

 

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue would like to thank all of those who supported our blood drive.  With your help, we were able to collect 40 pints of blood.  With a goal of 20 pints, 40 pints was an overwhelming success.  Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be able to support our local hospitals and help save 120 lives with these donations.  For any CBCC questions or for more information on sponsoring a blood drive with CBCC, contact Kim Jones, Director of Sponsorship Development at (704) 972-4727.

http://www.cbcc.us/

 

 

GHFR Shows Appreciation to Smokey's Wrecker Service

Captain Rodney Brittain (right) presents Smokey Lail (middle) and Jeff Lail (left) with a plaque to show GHFR's appreciation for all they do for the department and for the community.  Smokey's Wrecker has always provided cars for rescue and vehicle extrication training, allowed the use of their land for this training, towed fire department apparatus, pulled fireman and apparatus when stuck during calls and have always supported the department in fund raising projects.  Thank you Smokey's for all do!

 

Chief Martin Retires as Chief, Stays on Roster as Assistant Chief 

Chief Michael Martin (left) is presented an award in appreciation of being Chief of the department by Captain Derek Brittain.  Michael agreed to stay on as Assistant Chief.  Bobby Craig is the new Chief of George Hildebran Fire & Rescue.

 

 

 

Structure Fire: Working Fire

 

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Sugar Loaf Rd and Horse Whispering Trail.  Engine 1, Engine 3 and Service 1 responded along with mutual aid departments and personnel arrived on scene to find a single story structure with fire and smoke showing.  EOC could not confirm if the structure was occupied so an initial knockdown was performed and a primary search was then completed with negative results.  Lengthy salvage and overhaul was then started while the arriving owners could confirm that all occupants were accounted for.  Burke County EMS arrived and set up firefighter rehabilitation while a representative from the Burke County Fire Marshall's Office arrived and started their investigation.   The fire was ruled accidental and all units cleared the scene.  George Hildebran was assisted by South Mountain FD, Salem FR, Mtn. View FD, Icard Township FR, Lovelady FD, Burke County REACT,  Burke County EMS and Burke County Fire Marshall’s Office.

 

 

On-line Training Calenders for WPCC 

 

Helmet Cam Video of Mayday As It Happens

 

 

There Are NO Valid Excuses!

 

 

 On-line Burning Permits

 Online Burning Permit

 

 

 

George Hildebran Fire Recue to Install Free Smoke Alarms for Residential Homes
 
RALEIGH — Fire Chief Bobby Craig of the George Hildebran Fire Rescue would like to announce that the department had been initially awarded 54 new smoke alarms from the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. These alarms have been distributed; the Fire Department has received 102 more.
The fire department will be for canvassing at risk communities to insure that homes have working smoke alarms. The goal is to insure that every level of the home has working smoke alarms and to replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
The alarms are being provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance through a federal fire prevention grant that was awarded to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The goal of this program is to properly install long life, battery-powered smoke alarms in homes that do not have working alarms to protect the lives of local citizens.
Each week, staff from the George Hildebran Fire Rescue will go door-to-door to ask residents to allow firefighters into their homes to check their smoke alarms. If any smoke alarms need to be replaced, new alarms will be installed in the proper locations. If no one is home at the time of the visit, a notification tag will be left on the front door to notify the residents that the fire department has stopped by for a courtesy check of their smoke alarms.
For additional information about the smoke alarm installation program, go to www.ghfr.org, or call the fire station at 828-874-4610.

 

 

George Hildebran Fire Recue to Install Free Smoke Alarms for Residential Homes

RALEIGH — Fire Chief Bobby Craig of the George Hildebran Fire Rescue would like to announce that the department had been initially awarded 54 new smoke alarms from the North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal. These alarms have been distributed; the Fire Department has received 102 more.
The fire department will be for canvassing at risk communities to insure that homes have working smoke alarms. The goal is to insure that every level of the home has working smoke alarms and to replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.
The alarms are being provided by the North Carolina Department of Insurance through a federal fire prevention grant that was awarded to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The goal of this program is to properly install long life, battery-powered smoke alarms in homes that do not have working alarms to protect the lives of local citizens.
Each week, staff from the George Hildebran Fire Rescue will go door-to-door to ask residents to allow firefighters into their homes to check their smoke alarms. If any smoke alarms need to be replaced, new alarms will be installed in the proper locations. If no one is home at the time of the visit, a notification tag will be left on the front door to notify the residents that the fire department has stopped by for a courtesy check of their smoke alarms.
For additional information about the smoke alarm installation program, go to www.ghfr.org, or call the fire station at 828-874-4610.

 



News Headlines
 
BBQ Fundraiser for GHFR Firefigher
Sat. Apr 13th 2013
George Hildebran Fire & Rescue Department will be having a Benefit Fundraiser BBQ on April 13th 11:00 till 7:00 at our department. All profits from this BBQ will go to a GHFR firefighter that has cancer and is undergoing treatments. We will also be having a 50/50 drawing in which profits will go...

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Community Day
Sat. Jun 23rd 2012
1 pm till 5 pm, GHFR will be hosting our first Community Day.  We will be having free hot dogs and drinks, open the station to the community, have an open house for our new addition, show off our apparatus and equipment, have a bouncing gym for the kids, pictures with Sparky the Fire ...

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Blood Drive
Mon. Jun 4th 2012
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.  The drive will be held Monday, June 4, 2012 from 4 pm until 8 pm.  The promotion for the months of May - July is "Pints for Patriots.  This summer, please j...

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Fall BBQ Fundraiser
Sat. Oct 22nd 2011
George Hildebran Fire & Rescue will be holding its fall BBQ fundraiser on October 22, 2011 from 11:00 AM untill.  Plates will be $7.00 and call in's are welcome.  Contact us at (828) 874-4610.  Come out and help support YOUR department....

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George Hildebran Receives CPS Permanent Checking Station Grant
Sun. Aug 9th 2009
George Hildebran Fire Rescue recently received a grant through the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall to become a permanent child seat checking station. The grant allowed us to acquire materials such as a fold up tent, chairs, scales to weigh the children and other items to aid us during s...

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Recent Calls
 
Structure Fire: Kitchen Grease Fire
Mon. Jul 30th 2012
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Scotts Mountain Road off of Walkers Chapel Road.  Station 73 responded along with mutual aid departments and personnel arrived on scene to find a single story structure with smoke showing. ...

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MVA Rollover on Rogers Rd.
Mon. Dec 26th 2011
George Hildebran Fire Rescue First Responders were dispatched to a MVA on Rogers Road.  730 and First Responders arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle with three occupants had left the roadway, rolling over into a field and coming to rest on ...

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Empty Milk Tanker Truck Rollover
Thu. Dec 8th 2011
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue responded to an overturned tanker truck on Highway 18 South in the early morning hours of December 8, 2011.  The initial dispatch was first responders for medical response and fire/rescue due to being a rollover.  Rescue 1 and Engine 1 responded along...

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Structure Fire with Double Fatality
Mon. Jan 24th 2011
  George Hildebran Fire/Rescue responded to a large fully involved structure fire in the early morning hours of January 24, 2011. The fire department was initially dispatched for a large brush fire then later change to an occupied structure fire. Engine 1 arrived to find two large structures a...

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Mutual Aid to Salem Fire/Rescue For Entrapment And LZ
Sun. Jul 5th 2009
George Hildebran Fire/Rescue received a call to assist Salem Fire/Rescue with a difficult extrication on NC 18 South near our district lines. The initial request was for a 5 person crew to respond to assist with the extrication; this request was then changed to add Rescue Engine 734. Rescue personne...

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Recent Calls

Mon. Jul 30th 2012
Structure Fire: Kitchen Grease Fire

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Scotts Mountain Road off of Walkers Chapel&...

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Mon. Dec 26th 2011
MVA Rollover on Rogers Rd.

George Hildebran Fire Rescue First Responders were dispatched to a MVA on Rogers Road.  730 and Firs...

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Thu. Dec 8th 2011
Empty Milk Tanker Truck Rollover

George Hildebran Fire/Rescue responded to an overturned tanker truck on Highway 18 South in the early morning hours of D...

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