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
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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

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

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