Fire and rescue professionals from all over the country are training in Eastern Carolina this week.
Greenville Fire and Rescue is hosting nearly 30 first responders from as far away as California and Tennessee as they prepare to seek accreditation for their agencies.
The Center for Public Safety Excellence chose to present the workshop in Greenville as the Fire and Rescue Department nears the end of their 3 year accrediting process, which wraps up this March.
Less than 300 agencies worldwide have completed the achievement and this workshop prepares participants for the lengthy and challenging process. Greenville Fire Chief Eric Griffin says hosting the training is great for employees and the city as a whole.
Griffin said, "They are able to learn from other people that are visiting from throughout the country as I said. So they get to learn, share different ideas, and also, other people will see Greenville and go back and talk about the great things Greenville is doing."
WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
The American Red Cross is assisting three children and three adults following an apartment fire Thursday morning in west Charlotte, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.
The fire broke out just before 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at an apartment complex located in the 1700 block of West Boulevard.
Firefighters had the fire under control in about 15 minutes, fire officials said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
WJZY Fox 46 Charlotte
A fire in the furnace room of Fairview Baptist Church was quickly extinguished Wednesday night.
Firefighters got the call about 9:15 p.m. and had the the fire under control about 45 minutes later. Authorities said smoke was showing when crews arrived.
It's believe the fire was in the furnace room but the cause is still under investigation.
No injuries were reported.
WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville
Chopper 9 Skyzoom was over the scene of a large police and fire personnel presence in northeast Charlotte. More than a dozen officers and firefighters were called around 10:30 a.m. to TBS Freight off Orr Road, near the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. From Chopper 9 SkyZoom, emergency crews could be seen surrounding a retention pond. Workers told Channel 9 they spotted tire tracks leading to the pond and called 911.
The company said landscapers working nearby noticed what appeared to be a vehicle submerged in the pond behind their storage warehouse. The landscapers said they did not believe the car was there yesterday.
WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte