Fire/Rescue

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William “Trey” Mayo Appointed Fire Chief

By Staff   City Manager Lee Garrity announced the appointment of Rocky Mount Fire Chief William “Trey” Mayo as Winston-Salem’s next fire chief on Wednesday morning. Mayo will assume his duties Jan. 12 2015, following the retirement of Chief Antony Farmer on Dec.31st. Mayo, a third-generation firefighter, began his fire-service […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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College Students & Campus Police to Hold Collegiate Trust Talk

By Staff   Students and police representatives from colleges and universities in Winston-Salem will discuss topics of mutual concern during a collegiate “trust talk” being organized by the Winston-Salem Human Relations Department. The trust talk will be held from 4pm to 6pm Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Council Chamber on […]

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Small Fire at Atkins High School Put Out by Teacher

By Staff   On Wednesday, a teacher at Atkins high School put out a fire that began in one of the school’s chemistry labs.  According to a statement to parents by Principle Joe Childers: This is a message from Atkins High School. Everyone is safe, but we had a small […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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Early AM Fire at Patterson Avenue Convenience Store

By Staff     At approximately 9:20am a call came reporting a fire at a convenience store on the 2300 block of Patterson Ave., a location that now houses a Tax Service company.  Within four minutes, the Winston-Salem Fire Department’s Engines 1, 3, 4, and 8 responded along with truck […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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Fire Chief’s Truck Involved in a March Hit & Run

By Staff     According to a press release on Friday, a truck belonging to Winston-Salem Fire Department chief Antony Farmer was involved in a hit and run accident in March. At this time, however, police have been unable to prove who was driving the vehicle at the time of […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Police Blotter, Public Safety
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Two Alarm Fire at WS Lofts

By Staff   According to the WSPD they extinguished a small fire on the roof top deck of the WS Lofts at 6th and Main in downtown Winston-Salem on Wednesday evening. There were no injuries to firefighters or residents, but the building had to be evacuated and the power has […]

by · August 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
Car Flips 25 Feet Down into a Robinhood Rd Storm Water Basin

Car Flips 25 Feet Down into a Robinhood Rd Storm Water Basin

By Staff Friday morning at approximately 9:59am patrol officers with the WSPD responded to 3474 Robinhood Rd (The Robinhood Road Family YMCA) on a report of a vehicle overturned in the storm water catch basin. On arrival officers found 72 year-old Rajakshimi Dubey’s 2000 Honda Accord on its top in […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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Freon Leak Causes Afternoon Situation on Reynolda Road

By Staff A freon gas leak Thursday afternoon caused the temporary lock-down of Independence Village assistants living facility while crews with the Winston-Salem Fire Department and a utility contractor secured the location, evacuated those who needed to be moved, and continue to work on the situation. The leak is contained […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
UPDATED: Reynolda Road Closed Because of Downed Tree

UPDATED: Reynolda Road Closed Because of Downed Tree

  By Staff   According to the WSPD a large tree has fallen and pulled down the power lines in the 1000 Block of Reynolda Road.  this also caused a small grass fire. All lanes of Reynolda Road between Buena Vista Road and West Northwest Boulevard will be closed for […]

by · July 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
UPDATED – Tractor Trailer Overturns Closing Highway 52

UPDATED – Tractor Trailer Overturns Closing Highway 52

by staff   Around 4:30 pm Tuesday, the WSPD and WSFF responded to a report of a traffic accident involving the roll-over of a tractor trailer truck on US-52 at Northbound US-421 (Business 40). Due to the location of the incident, the roadway was rendered impassible. US-52 Southbound is closed […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Police Blotter, Public Safety