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New Hanover County Fire Rescue

New Hanover Co. firefighter charged with DWI

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videoA New Hanover County firefighter has been charged with DWI in Brunswick County. A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Brett Pierce was charged Saturday. Full story...
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Lack of hydrants nearby may have doomed house to fire

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videoAs the shell of the home still smolders in Porters Neck, neighbors and firefighters are openly discussing how things could have turned out differently. Despite the fact that the home on Bald Eagle Lane sits just yards from the Intracoastal Waterway, it was a lack of water that ultimately led to its demise. Full story...
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Hundreds gather to say goodbye to fallen firefighter

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video Hundreds of firefighters from across our area came together Saturday to pay tribute to New Hanover County Fire Rescue Capt. David Heath. Full story...
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Memorial services this weekend for firefighter who died during training

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videoTwo memorial services are planned this weekend for a New Hanover County firefighter who died during training this week. New Hanover County Fire Rescue Capt. David Heath, 48, died from an apparent heart attack while participating in a training exercise at the Safety Training Center at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus Monday. Full story...
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Lightning sparks fire in New Hanover County home

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videoWhile most of you may have enjoyed a sunny day on this Labor Day, a stray thunderstorm left one new hanover county home on fire. Full story...
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Firefighters fill their boots for a good cause

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videoNew Hanover County Fire Rescue filled their boots at several locations beginning Friday in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Full story...
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Firefighters kick off 'Fill the Boot' campaign to fight MDA

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videoFirefighters are kicking off their boots this weekend, but they're still working hard. From 8 a.m. till 8 p.m now through Sunday, they are asking you to fill their boots with donations. Full story...
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10-year-old boy honored for saving 5-year-old sister

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video New Hanover County Fire Rescue honored a 10-year-old hometown hero today. Carson Lewis and his five-year-old sister Hailee were swimming in a neighbor's pool last month when he noticed she had slipped out of her tube and had floated to the bottom of the pool. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. wants to explore merging fire service with City of Wilmington

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New Hanover County asked the City of Wilmington to jointly participate in a study as the next step in looking at options for the city and county governing boards to consider in providing fire service to the community. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Firefighter OK after being hit by car

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video A New Hanover County firefighter was injured while responding to a fire this morning, according to New Hanover County Dispatch. Full story...
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