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Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations.

Residents recovering from apartment fire

videoResidents are still trying to pick up the pieces from last week's fire at another Wilmington apartment complex. It happened late Thursday night at Canturbury Woods.

New Hanover County gets four new fire trucks

There are four new fire engines in New Hanover County. Wrightsboro Volunteer Fire Department is kicking their 1965 model engine 13 to the curb. It's replacement is a 2007 Pierce Dash fire truck.

Fire damages apartment complex

Fire officials responded to Canterbury Woods around 11:45 p.m. after a resident called police. Officials say none of the apartments were destroyed, but eight of them will need extensive repairs.

Wilmington Fire Department gets new boat

The Wilmington Fire Department has a new addition to its firefighting fleet. The Atlantic Six is the fire department's new multi-use fire boat.

Local business destroyed in fire

videoA fire early Sunday morning left a local business in ruins and investigators trying to figure out how it happened. Business co-owner Corey Heim said, "There's absolutely nothing left. It's completely 100 percent destroyed."

Firefighters get help with salary, training

videoThere's been some controversy surrounding the Wilmington fire department over the last few weeks. Firefighters asked the city council for higher wages and more help, but did they come through? The City says they did grant these requests, giving Wilmington firefighters a salary boost and much-needed trainers to help them do what they do best.

Charleston mourns fallen firefighters

videoThe eyes of the country were on Charleston Friday. Thousands of mourners gathered to honor the nine firemen who died in the line of duty Monday. This official day of mourning in Charleston began with a procession of fire trucks.

Nine firefighters die in Charleston

videoIn Charleston, S.C. nine white crosses signify the presence of nine firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice. They died together Monday night, saving lives -- losing their own in the process.

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