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Cool Pics!

Just an assortment of pictures from the Colington crew!

Job Well Done.

Firefighters rest after an early morning fire in Kill Devil Hills. Or in this case, their gear takes a break!

Swan View Drive, July 2011.

The first arriving engine crew form CVFD. From left, Cameron Murphy, Mike Allison, Luis Rodriguez and Brian Kerlin. These guys made a great attack on a well involved fire in an attached garage, keeping the fire out of the house and saving a room above the fire as well. Rehab 15 kept an eye on firefighters throughout the incident.

CVFD Lends A Hand At The Pains Bay Fire In Stumpy Point. May 2011.

Colington VFD, along with many other Dare County fire departments, responded multiple times to assist state and federal fire crews at a 45,000 acre wildland fire in Stumpy Point. The top photo shows the smoke from over a mile away. The second is of highway 264, which fire jumped multiple times.

Foxx Grape Structure Fire. February 2011.

Colington and Kill Devil Hills firefighters responded to this garage fire on Foxx Grape in the Baum Bay Harbor subdivision. Fire traveled through the attic into some knee wall areas before it was stopped. Nags Head FD also assisted.

Beaufort County Marina Fire. January 2011.

CVFD Boat 15 was dispatched for assistance at McCotters Marina in Beaufort County for a large marina fire. Close to 30 boats, some up to 60 feet in length, were destroyed. Boat 15 was used to access areas that hoselines weren't able to reach from the shore or docks.

Colington Trailer Fire, December 2010. Awesome Work!

A fast knockdown made a difference in the outcome of this trailer fire. Most often, trailers are destroyed by fire despite the efforts of fire departments. Also on hand were two of Dare County's finest.

Shingle Landing Lane, November 2010.

An early evening fire destroyed a 4,000 sq. ft. home under construction in a remore neighborhood. The fire was determined to be set, and was fully involved when reported. The blaze sparked a woods fire as well.

Lee Court, May 2010.

An afternoon fire damaged the front portion of a residence on Lee Court. A quick knockdown helped minimize damage. This fire was unusual in that there were no exposures, two sets of stairs and a hydrant on the property. That was almost too easy!

Boat Fire, October 2009.

A crabbing boat burned behind a home on Harbourview Drive in October 2009.
CFD Boat 15 was used to control the blaze and move the boat to deeper water so it wouldn't impede vessels in the area.

Mobile Home May 08.

A suspicious early morning fire was quickly handled by Colington and Kill Devil Hills firefighters. The abandoned trailer was known to be frequented by a local vagrant and an effort was made to search the unburned portion of the trailer. Despite the damage to one end, this was a good fire stop, considering the structural composition of a trailer.

Kill Devil Hills Structure Fire Mar. 2008

Colington Engine 15 and Rehab 15 responded to a multi-alarm fire at the Kill Devil Hills ocean front in March. The 6,600 sq. ft. house was about 70 percent involved upon dispatch. Quick action by crews saved a large condominium just 20 feet North from the fire building, and a large home 20 feet South sustained only minor damage. The original structure was declared a total loss. No injuried were reported. The photo shows side "C" or the rear of the house. The second picture shows the narrow distance between the structures. Photo: Jody Long, KDHFD

Structure Fire Training, Mar. 2008

Colington Rehab 15 operating at a joint training with Kill Devil Hills FD at the county training building in Buxton. Photo: KDHFD

Kenny Crawford watching the pump of KDH Engine 143 during joint training with Kill Devil Hills FD at the county training building in Buxton. Photo: KDHFD

Structure Fire, April 05

This was facing Colington firefighters upon arrival less than 5 minutes from the first 911 call. The fire originated in an open garage, but quickly engulfed the vinyl siding and soffits. A Second Alarm was called, bringing units from Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Roanoke Island. One nearby home received minor damage from the intense heat. The home belonged to a local contractor who said he was shocked at the speed of the fire spread, and would never use or recommend vinyl siding again. After several similar type fires with vinyl siding, we agree.

The knockdown by Engine 15.

Structure Fire Training, Feb. 2005

A Colington Firefighter leads the attack during live fire training. Photo: Josh Corsa

Burning Down The House, Feb. 2005

Colington firefighters practiced their skills during a live fire drill on Colington Rd. Instructors from Nags Head, Manns Harbor, Colington, Duck and Buxton trained students on attack and ventalation techniques. The training ended with a total burn down of the structure, to make way for a new market in Colington. Photo: CVFD

Tired Chief?

Fire Chief Kim Piddington rests after firefighters completed their training. Photo: CVFD

Structure Fire Training, Feb. 2005

A cool view of Engine 15 during the burn down. Photo: Josh Corsa

A View From Above, Feb. 2005

A view from Engine 15's roof. Photo: CVFD

Brush Fire, Feb. 2005

Lieutenant Roger Cramer mops up a few hot spots after a small brush fire on Roanoke Drive. The fire was started by fireworks, but damage was limited to grass and brush. Photo: CVFD

Baum Bay Harbor, structure fire, January 2005

Firefighter Joshua Liverman helps an interior crew pull a line into the house. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in the attic. In just minutes of the call, fire spread from a trashcan under the deck up the siding and into the attic. There was no one home at the time of the fire, but firefighters saved the family's cat. Photo: Josh Corsa

Firefighters place an exposure line during the Baum Bay Harbor fire. Photo: Josh Corsa

Harbour Road, structure fire, December 2004

Firefighters from Colington and Kill Devil Hills responded to find this fire in the attic. Investigators believe a faulty central heating unit started the blaze. Photo: Josh Corsa

Don Brady and Lieutenant Roger Cramer check for remaining hot spots. Photo: Josh Corsa

Joe and Kay's Campground, Camper Fires, November 2004

The scene as firefighters quickly responded to find 4 camper trailers fully involved in fire. Crews were able to contain the fire and, despite the close proximity of other campers, no others were destroyed. Moments after the first attack line was pulled, a "100 pound" LPG cylinder exploded. Photo: Outer Banks Sentinel

Wing War I at Hooters, December 04

Colington Fire Rescue earned 3rd place in Wing War I, a fundraiser at Hooters in Kitty Hawk. Money raised benefited a local cancer patient. The Colington Team also beat Kill Devil Hills FD. Pictured left to right are Chief Piddington (team coach) and "wingers" Roger Cramer, Glenn Rainey, David Bein and (kneeling) Chris Day. (You can almost see the steam coming from their ears probably due to the wings, or is it the world famous Hooters girls?)

Wing War I, Round 1

The teams had to eat 150 hot wings. And we mean HOT! Hooters made a "special" sauce for the contest.

Let the carnage begin!

Caution, keep hands, pets and small children clear!.

Round 2

The second batch of 75 hits the table. Are you sure the first tray wasn't 150?

Man, these are hot!

A little warm, Dave?.

Holy Cow! Where's the water?

Yep. A picture IS worth a thousand words..

Structure fire training, March 2004

Firefighters try to keep hot embers to a minimum at a live fire training exercise. After several solid interior attack scenarios, the structure was burned completely. Photo: Josh Corsa

Vehicle Fire Training

Firefighters practice fighting a well-involved vehicle fire.

CVFD Assists Neighbors With 4 Alarm Blaze!

Colington Fire Department career and volunteer staff helped out neighboring Kitty Hawk Fire Department in September 03, during a major fire in a custom cabinet manufacturing facility. Despite exhaustive efforts, the building and it's contents were destroyed. Several firefighters were transported to the local hospital during the fire fight. Colington firefighters and Rehab were on the scene for almost 12 hours. Photo- Kitty Hawk FD.

A Rare Sight on the Outer Banks

A snow man, er, we mean Snow Chief on the Outer Banks? Colington, along with the rest of the Outer Banks got a snowy surprise in January 2003. About a foot of snow fell in about 12 hours. If you have ever been here, even in the winter months, you know this only happens about every 7 years or so!

A Not-So-Rare Sight on the Outer Banks

Water spouts are a frequent sight on the Outer Banks during the summer months. Unsettled weather creates these impressive sights.

Helping the MDA!

Colington Fire Department career and volunteer staff assisted IAFF Local 3286 on August 23rd collecting for MDA. This is the 3rd year that our volunteers have helped the Local.

Anything for a buck!

Engine 15 at the First Flight Celebration, December 15, 2003

Colington Fire Department career and volunteer staff assisted neighboring Kill Devil Hills Fire Rescue with coverage at the week-long First Flight Celebration at the Wright Brothers National Monument.

The US Army Golden Knights and E-152

The US Army Golden Knights parachute team dropped in on Kill Devil Hills during the 99th anniversary of flight celebration at the Wright Brothers Monument on December 17, 2002.

January 2002

Suspicious fire in an unoccupied house. Heavy fire was showing on arrival.