03-28-2020 | CHARLOTTE,NC— Since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread rapidly into the United States, First Responder personnel have switched to protocols to better assist and protect both frontline first responders and the general public.
Recently in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina EMS responders from Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) have switched to COVID-19 specific protocols both in their 911 communications center and in the field.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “For any Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) or Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) center (as appropriate) should question callers and determine the possibility that this call concerns a person who may have signs or symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “The query process should never supersede the provision of pre-arrival instructions to the caller when immediate lifesaving interventions (e.g., CPR or the Heimlich maneuver) are indicated.”
You will see first hand how Mecklenburg County EMS Agency (MEDIC) based in Charlotte, North Carolina have taken the steps outlined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and others federal agencies as well as policies specific to MEDIC and placed them in the daily service. These new protocols are being used both in 911 Communication Centers in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and out in the field.
04-29-2019 | 10:534 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 5900 block of South Boulevard, which is in the Westover Division. The call for service came in at approximately 10:54 p.m.
Westover Division officers responded to the Restaurante Lempira located at 5906 South Boulevard to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon their arrival they located an adult male who was directly in front of the restaurant with an apparent gunshot wound. MEDIC pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. His name will be released once his family has been notified of his death.
The initial investigation has indicated that the victim had been inside the restaurant and was shot within a few minutes of exiting the building. Homicide detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are additional witnesses to this incident.
Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim’s Assistance and Operations Command responded to the scene. The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
04-12-2019 | 11:15 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — At 11:15pm Friday night Charlotte Fire Department was alerted to a reported house fire at 10642 Bryony Ct. Multiple 911 calls said a house was on fire and flames were coming from the roof of the 1 story home. Three friends driving home from dinner noticed the flames and heavy smoke and dialed 911 while following the smoke. The three friends arrived and saw the entire right side of the house on fire. As one friend banged on the door to alert anyone inside of the fire, a second friend entered the rear of the home through an open door with heavy flames and smoke. He yelled to anyone who still may have been inside the home. The three friends than helped the man safely out of the burning home as Charlotte Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters worked vigorously to control the fire which had already consumed a good portion of the home. The homeowner’s son said his father was asleep at the time of the fire with clothing running in the dryer. The son said he father normally falls asleep in a chair in the rear of home. 23 Firefighters controlled the fire within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. The The Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.
02-24-2019 | 03:53 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation located in the 11400 block of Glenn Abbey Way in the South Division. The call for service came in at 3:53 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
South Division Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon their arrival, officers located a male and female inside of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. Their identity will be released pending family notification. A third person was located with a gunshot wound and was transported by Medic with life-threatening injuries.
Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. At this time, detectives are not looking for any additional suspects.
Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Mobile Crises, CDCP, Victim Services and Operations Command responded to the scene.
This is an ongoing, active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Tisdale is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
02-04-2019 | 6:30 PM | PINEVILLE,NC