Fire/Rescue

Forsyth County Emergency Services receives 2016 Mission: Lifeline Gold Award

Forsyth County Emergency Services receives 2016 Mission: Lifeline Gold Award

By Staff Forsyth County Emergency Services has announced that they received the 2016 Mission: Lifeline Gold Level Award for STEMI & Cardiac Care. In a statement an EMS spokesman said, “This is truly a system award as all 21 of our First Responder Agencies are recognized also. The Gold Level […]

by · May 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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Fire Department Offering CPR Classes in May and June

By Staff Winston-Salem firefighters will offer “hands-only” CPR training to the public through city recreation centers during May and June. “Hands only” CPR uses only chest compressions. The classes last about an hour. Interested citizens should sign up at a participating recreation center. Space is limited. Classes are scheduled at: […]

by · May 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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Fire Safety Competition Encourages Greater Caution on College Campuses

By Kerri Hughes   September is Campus Fire Safety Month and this year, several companies are trying to raise awareness on college campuses. The National Fire Protection Association, The Center for Campus Fire Safety, the University of New Haven Fire Science Club and Domino’s are hosting a national campaign and […]

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UPDATED: Industrial Fire in Winston-Salem Results in Injuries

By Staff According to the Winston-Salem Fire Department, emergency crews are on the scene of a possible chemical fire at 1701 Vargrave Street . Sources have indicated that as many as two people have been taken to the hospital with injuries. Five engines, two hazardous materials units, and two assistant chiefs […]

by · September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
Firefighters Travis Franklin, right, and Christopher Kiestler, talk during the Six-Man Technical Rescue Competition.

Winston-Salem Fire Department Wins Statewide Rescue Competition

By Staff The Winston-Salem Fire Department heavy rescue company took first place in the Six-Man Technical Rescue Competition during the annual N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS Convention, held Aug, 27-29 in Hickory. It was the first year the Fire Department entered the competition. Our Fire Department also won the […]

by · September 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Community, Fire/Rescue, Government Services, Public Safety
Construction Worker Killed on Downtown Job Site

Construction Worker Killed on Downtown Job Site

By Staff On Tuesday at approximately 3:39pm, members of both the WSPD and the Winston-Salem Fire Department responded to the building-construction site located at 525 Vine Street on a report of a worker needing medical attention. The worker, 65 year-old Dennis Michael Laney (From Chester, SC), was located deceased at […]

by · July 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
Southbound Highway 52 & 16th Street Bridge Closed

Southbound Highway 52 & 16th Street Bridge Closed

By Staff Over night the WSPD and Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer on fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 52 under the E. 16th Street Bridge. Southbound Highway 52 has been closed at Liberty Street. Responders were able to extinquish the fire, but this effort left the […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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WSFD Fire Captain’s Family Loses Everything in Early Morning Fire – They Need Our Help

By Chad Nance This morning a terrible tragedy struck one of our friends & neighbors here in Winston-Salem who has dedicated their life and career to protecting the rest of us. In the early hours Winston-Salem Fire Captain Gary Poplin’s home burned. Captain Poplin, his wife, and their son were […]

Holiday Message from Winston-Salem’s Firefighters – Video

Holiday Message from Winston-Salem’s Firefighters – Video

The WSPFFA would like to extend their wishes to Winston-Salem’s families for a fun and safe holiday season. Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Combined with faulty holiday lights or open flames from candles, dry Christmas trees can quickly ignite and burn […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety