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New Hanover County Fire Department

Crews contain flames on shrimp boat

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Fire crews battled flames last night on a shrimp boat in the Seabreeze community. Full story...
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New Hanover, Wilmington firefighters learn to work together

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Firefighters from both the county and the city are going through special training this week to help them better interact with one another in times of need. Since automatic mutual aid dispatching began more than a year ago, the county and the city have responded to about 100 combined calls. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Chicken wings help rescue workers, causes

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Buffalo Wild Wings donated ten cents from every chicken wing it sold last weekend. The 20,000 wings gobbled up meant $2,000 donated to police and firefighters. Full story...
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Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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School bus rear ends fire truck

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An accident this morning involving a school bus and a fire truck left the bus being towed away. Full story...
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New Hanover County welcomes new firefighters

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It's been a long journey for 21 men and women. Firefighter recruits graduated from a demanding 27-week training academy in the county Monday night. Full story...
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Fire destroys home, kills pets

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The fire destroyed a mobile home off Greenville Loop Road in Wilmington this morning. The two people who lived inside were not home. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fire merger could cost county $250,000

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videoVolunteer firefighters could get hosed, and taxpayers could pick up the $250,000 tab. Tonight New Hanover County Commissioners will meet to discuss consolidating paid and volunteer fire services, but a merger could be expensive. Full story...
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Fire consolidation questions remain

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Commissioners will vote to consolidate fire services throughout New Hanover County. Full story...
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Volunteer firefighters gather petition against merge plan

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video Firefighters have more than 500 signatures on a petition to try and stop the county from consolidating volunteer fire departments to make two districts in the county. Full story...
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UPDATE: County Manager on proposal to take over volunteer fire departments

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video New Hanover County has eight fire departments. Four are run by the county. Four are run by volunteer organizations. Now the county will consider taking control of all eight departments. Full story...
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31-cent ice cream helps firefighters, families

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This year The annual 31-Cent Scoop Night benefits the New Hanover County Firefighter's Association Scholarship Fund. It helps firefighters and their families go back to school and further their education. Full story...
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Firefighters train at CFCC

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video More than 600 firefighters traveled from across the state to CFCC's Safety Training Center on its North Campus to take courses to advance their certification. Full story...
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Senior citizens visited by local fire departments

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Members of local fire departments are getting to know the senior citizens they serve. Wilmington and New Hanover County firefighters, including both departments' chiefs, delivered meals to seniors Tuesday. Full story...
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