Call history
Commercial Fire with Gastonia Fire Dept.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013

On the Morning of Saturday April 13th 2013 Gastonia Fire units were dispatched to 1925 West Poplar St for a reported smoke coming from a large warehouse. First arriving units reported smoke showing and set up for a offensive attack. Units quickly realized that due to the amount of storage in the facility this was going to be a tough task without more help. The Commanding officer quickly called for a second and a third alarm assignment bringing help from several departments in the county including Union Road VFD with Ladder 51 and QRV 51. Command made the decision to go defensive on the fire due to the age of the building and the quick moving fire. URVFD's crew was sent on an initial assignment to access the roof of the building via GFD Ladder 3 and check conditions. Members climbed to the top and noticed that there was some spots already starting to vent and that the roof was quickly becoming unfit for operations. Our crew made their way down and then was assigned to assist in setting up exterior operations. After an extensive exterior firefighting operation which included 4 ladder trucks with elevated master streams flowing and numerous ground monitors and 2.5 inch hand lines the roof collapsed and the fire was brought to a point to where roof operations could resume and try and stop the spread of fire to a connected warehouse that was not yet effected. After several hours and a long day of work put in by all members and units on the scene the fire was brought under control and all Volunteer units were cleared and returned to service.


Commercial Fire with Gastonia Fire Dept.
Exterior wall collapse
Commercial Fire with Gastonia Fire Dept.
Elevated Master Streams
Commercial Fire with Gastonia Fire Dept.
Making access to check for extension
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43 entries in the Call history
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While on standby for The Lantern Festival at Carolina Speedway a few of the lanterns drifted into the cell tower on the property causing a fire to ignite some of the equipment. 518 on scene requested Ladder 51, Tanker 513, and Tanker 50 from New Hope VFD to respond.
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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On Sunday at around 12:45 pm Station 51 was dispatched to a single vehicle accident with entrapment. 5100 arrived to find a single vehicle with heavy damage. 1 patient out of vehicle and 1 patient entrapped.
Friday, December 12th, 2014
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At 3:25 PM on Tuesday November 25th, 2014 Station 51 along with Station 50 and 55 were dispatched to a house fire on Robinson Rd. First arriving units arrived just minutes after dispatch to find a single story residential structure with heavy smoke showing.
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Station 51 was dispatched to a house fire on Lindsay St at 01:11 AM this morning. 513 arrived on scene to a fully involved house fire. crews made an aggressive attack on the fire which ended in a successful knock down.
Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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At 1230 Saturday afternoon Station 51 received all call to assist the City Of Gastonia Fire Department with a Cessna 172 who's landing gear failed to deploy. 513 responded to the airport where the pilot was circling the runway, with only 1 tire partially deployed, waiting on emergency crew to ge...
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Early Monday morning Station 51 received a call to assist station 55 with a barn fire. Engine 55 arrived to find 2 barns fully involved and a third barn that was partially involved. 513 responded. Upon 513's arrival, 513's crew assisted in suppression efforts and overhaul.
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Around 20:30 Saturday night Station 51 along with Station 50 and Station 55 received a call for an abandoned house on fire. 5502 located the structure at the end of Huffman Rd. He found a well involved abandoned structure, initial units attempted to control the fire, but the fire had already consu...
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Station 51 was dispatched to assist station 55 with an overturned tanker truck on highway 321. 51's crew assisted with controlling the fluid spill and providing man power units were on the scene for about 5 hours.
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On Sunday morning Station 51 received a call to assist Station 55 with a commercial business fire at Valley Protein. Tanker 513, Rescue 519 and QRV-51 were on location. 51"s crews assisted in suppression of a fire inside a hopper.
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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Station 51 was dispatched to a Structure fire involving an outbuilding on Fairgreen Dr. 513, L51, Engine 55 and Tanker 50 responded. 513 arrived to find a working fire in an outbuilding that had collapsed prior to units arrival.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Station 51 responded to a woods fire Thursday afternoon, Arriving units found a 1.5 acre woods fire actively burning. Due to the location of the fire, it was difficult for crews to gain access to it. NC Forestry F1 responded to the scene and assisted with the suppression of the fire.
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Station 51 was requested by Car 3 to responded to a spill in the roadway causing a hazard for drivers. 518 and 513 responded. upon our arrival it was determined that the substance in the roadway was animal by-products and was causing the road to become slick.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Station 51 was dispatched to assist station 55 with a 2 acre brush fire. 518 intially responded to the call. While enroute to their location 55 command requested 513 and engine 8 to respond for water supplies.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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While 513 and 518 were out assisting station 55 with the woods fire, station 51 recieved another call for an MVA with injuries on Union Rd. When Ladder 51 arrived on scene they found a Fed-ex van that had over turned and landed back on its wheels.
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Station 51 was dispatched to assist station 55 with a structure fire. Upon 5500 arrival he witnessed an abandoned mobile home and approximately 5 acres burning. Station 51 already had Tanker 513 en route to their location, they requested that 518 respond also to assist in suppressing the wildland f...
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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On Saturday Station 51 was requested for assistance from 55 command reference a 2 acre brush fire with a barn involved, Tanker 513 and Brush 518 responded
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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On the Morning of Saturday April 13th 2013 Gastonia Fire units were dispatched to 1925 West Poplar St for a reported smoke coming from a large warehouse. First arriving units reported smoke showing and set up for a offensive attack.
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Station 51 was dispatched to a single car MVA rollover. Ladder 51 and squad 519 responded and found 1 vehicle on its roof in the middle of Akinbac RD. There were a total of 2 patients involved and both were free from the vehicle upon ladder 51's arrival.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
The 51 House was dispatched to the intersection of Patrick Rd and Meek Rd in reference to a 2 car MVA with injuries. Ladder 51 and Squad 519 responded to find 1 vehicle with moderate front end damage and the other vehicle on its side.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
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Units were dispatched today to assist New Hope VFD Sta. #50 with an MVA with Injury possible entrapment. L51 checked enroute to the scene and NHVFD Chief 5000 advised that we were the only unit responding at this time due to NHVFD units being tied up on another call.
43 entries in the Call history
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