Have fun this 4th of July and stay safe.
Please be carefull.
The Tramway Rural Fire Department would like to wish you a healthy and happy new year
On 04/22/2017, Tramway Fire Dept along with other departments in the area attended Central Carolina Community College’s Touch-A-Touch Day which was held at the Emergency Services Training Center on Tramway Rd. There was a large crowd that attended and was a very valuable learning experience for children and adults alike. There was food vendors and multiple other vehicles there. From fire trucks to police cars, dump trucks and face painting. It was a large fun fun event for all families. Thank you to CCCC Student Outreach for inviting us., We hope to see everyone next year.
As members of the Tramway Fire Department, we strive to stay up to date with new concepts that are applied in everyday aspect for protecting the citizens of the Tramway Fire Department fire/rescue protection district and surrounding communities.
Whether its a new member joins the department or have been a firefighter for 20+ years. Training is a valuable part of staying vigilant in the fire service.
—-On 04/18/2017, Members of Tramway Fire Department, Lemon Springs Fire Department and Northwest Pocket Fire Department attended a multi-agency training evolution D&H Propane on Center Church Rd.
Below are attached pictures of training evolutions of members.
On 03/21/2017, Rescue Engine 25 and Brush 210 responded to JT’s Auto Mart on US Hwy 1 for a patient suffering from a traumatic injury. Brush 210 arrived on the scene to find a single patient that had fallen approximately 12-15 feet from metal scaffolding and landed on a concrete floor. The patient was treated until EMS arrived on the scene. EMS then determined that the patient needed transport to a trauma center. UNC Air Care was contacted and a landing zone was set up on Rocky Fork Church Rd in an open field. Once air medical transport from UNC Air Care arrived the patient was transported to a local trauma center for further care.
On 03/19/2017, Tramway Fire Dept responded to Pyrant Rd at Henley Rd in reference to a woods fire. Chief 20 and Brush 210 arrived on the scene to find a flat bed trailer carrying eight large hay bails on fire on the side of the road. Engine 26 and Brush 211 also responded to the fire. An initial knockdown was performed by Brush 210. The trailer was pulled to an open field by the owner of the trailer and the hay was off-loaded. With the assistance of the North Carolina Forestry Service, 210, 26 and 211 stood by to prevent the fire from spreading while the hay bails burned themselves out.
Just after 12:00 noon on 03/09/2017, Lemon Springs and Tramway Fire Departments responded to a brush fire along the side of the roadway on US Hwy 1 near Cedar Lane Rd and Sugar Maple Dr. Upon brush units 712 and 210 arriving on the scene it was found that the fire had spread from the northbound lanes of US Hwy 1 to the East crossing over Sugar Maple Dr and into the woods and towards Rocky Fork Church Rd. Mutual aid was requested to respond to assist. Mutual aid apparatus from Carolina Trace Fire Dept, Northwest Pocket Fire Dept and Cypress Point Fire Rescue Dept (Moore County) responded to assist. The North Carolina Forestry Service responded with Rangers and plows from Lee and Moore Counties along with a spotter plane and a helicopter to drop water on areas that were unreachable by ground crews. A total of 20 acres were destroyed from fire. Fortunately all residences in the area were spared from damage from fire.
On 03/04/2017, The Tramway Fire Department responded to Center Church Rd near Henley Rd in reference to a single vehicle MVA. Upon arrival of Captain 23 and Rescue Engine 25, the vehicle was found to be over turned and all occupants were out of the vehicle. Central Carolina EMS responded and transported one patient with minor injuries to Central Carolina Hospital. Rescue 212 also responded to the scene.
On 03/03/2017, Tramway Fire Dept responded to a two vehicle MVC with one vehicle overturned. The collision occurred at the intersection of US Hwy 1 and Chris Cole Rd. The driver of a vehicle was entrapped in the vehicle. Engine 25, Rescue 212 and Brush 210 along with Central Carolina EMS responded. The vehicle was stabilized and roof was removed for EMS personnel to gain access to the driver. The driver was removed and transported to a helicopter landing zone that was set up by Engine 74 of the Lemon Springs Fire Dept. A air medical heipcopter from UNC Air Care arrived and transported the patient to UNC trauma center.
On 02/04/2016, Tramway Fire Department responded to Camelot Ln in reference to an unattended and uncontrolled outside/woods fire. Upon arrival of Captain 23, it was found that the fire had spread to the woods and had now involved an building and a tractor. Mutual aid Station 7 (Lemon Springs Fire Dept) and Station 9 (Northwest Pocket Fire Dept) responded with units and personnel to assist with containing and controlling the fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and units returned to service. The NC Forestry Service also responded to assist with fire control and investigation.
There have been several woods and grass fires over the past week. Many of those fires were caused by residents burning debris and leaving fires unattended. While burning yard debris (naturally grown) is acceptable residents should be mindful of the wind direction and weather. The fire should be continuously monitored and only approved items can be burned. It is never acceptable to burn man made materials, treated lumber, paper, magazines, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes or any other items of that nature.
The Tramway Fire Dept ran several brush fires over the past couple days.
The first being an unattended fire that the owner thought was extinguished that under lying embers caught the surrounding area on fire and spread. The second being a fire that spread over a large area in a residential area. All fires were extinguished with little to no damage to surrounding properties.
On all outside brush/woods related fires the North Carolina Forestry Service responds to assist responding fire departments. They perform fire control and extinguish any fires along with conduct investigations to the cause of the fires.
Always remember…… Only you can prevent wildfires.
On 01/25/2017, Tramway Fire Department Brush 210 and Brush Tanker 29 responded mutual aid with Carolina Trace Fire Department in reference to a fully involved structure fire. Upon the arrival of Carolina Trace Engine 86 it was determined that the fire had spread to the trailer portion of a tractor trailer and was burning across an open field and into the surrounding woods. Through a cooperative multi-agency response the fire was quickly contained and no other structures or vehicles were damaged. Departments responding to the fire included Carolina Trace Fire Dept, Lemon Springs Fire Dept, Cape Fear Fire Dept, Northview Fire Dept, Tramway Fire Department, Benhaven Emergency Services (Harnett County), NC Forestry Service, Lee County Emergency Management and Central Carolina EMS.
Tramway Fire Department would like to welcome Firefighters Erick Deal, Andrew Deal and Jacob Carlyle on obtaining membership with the Tramway Rural Fire Department. Congratulations and welcome to the family.