Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Concord's Fire Academy Sparks Students' Interest

The CHS Fire Academy is in the News.
We are the lead story in the Cabarrus News section of the Charlotte Observer today.
Click the top photo for the Cabarrus News
and the bottom photo for the story.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


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This is the Video that was shown by the State Highway Patrol at Concord High School on Tuesday March 23, 2010. The video was produced as a recreation of a Fatal Traffic Crash in Gwent, SE Wales UK.
The Video was produced as a Public Safety Message for Fire, Law Enforcement, and Rescue to use to spread the message.
Please share with family and friends to combat this ridiculous unnecessary menace on our highways.

on Texting

Click the Photo or HERE to go to the NC Highway Patrol
Don't Text and Drive Website

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Charlotte Observer Visit on St. Patrick's Day

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The Charlotte Observer came to visit today to gather information for a story on our CHS Fire Academy. We also had Concord Ladder 3 and Chief Allen to assist in showcasing our class and the things that we can do and we had a wonderful time with both Battalions together as one large Recruit class.
The reporter - Meghan Cooke, advised that the news article would be run on Wednesday of next week in the Cabarrus Neighbors Section of the Charlotte Observer.

Have your parents and family purchase extra copies that day.

I took a few pictures and a couple of short videos.
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Chief Barlow

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Chief Allen advised that if we could find a location to secure this Engine Company on or near the Concord High School campus that we could have the use of it for our Fire Academy program. The apparatus would be on loan to the CHS Fire Academy with the understanding that it could be accessed by Concord Fire and Life Safety at any time and returned to service in that Department as needed. The apparatus would be limited to use on and around the Concord High School campus for training purposes.
Take a look at the pictures and see what you think.
The Engine is a 1973 American LaFrance pumper.
This Engine Company carries 300 Gallons of water
and has a 2 stage 1000 GPM pump.
Is called "Reserve Engine 95 Hose Tender"
Currently this apparatus resides at Concord Station 8

This Engine Company would be a Wonderful Addition
to the
Concord High School Fire Academy!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


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“Perfect Practice Makes For Perfect Performance”
Zack McClure experiences the first CHSFA Hose Rolling Drill.
No more bad choices - Right?
Remember- "The Brothers" helped!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Live Burn Training in RIMER FD District.

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A Special Thanks to Rimer Fire Chief Earl Rahme for allowing Josh Elliott and Chief Barlow to observe the Live Burn Training on Saturday March 6th, 2010 to help with Josh's Graduation Project.
Also in attendance from the CHS Fire Academy was Tabitha Beck who attended with her father who is a Firefighter with Mt. Mitchell Fire Department.
Fire Departments represented at the Training were:
Mt. Mitchell
Jackson Park
Mt. Pleasant
Gold Hill
Bostian Heights
Instructors were from Concord Fire and Life Safety & Kannapolis Fire Department.

LADDERS with the assistance of Concord Fire

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Thursday March 4 the CHS Fire Academy had Reserve Engine 8 on site to work with Battalion 1 and also let Battaliion 2 check out the Unit.
Battalion 1 used the ladders to become more familiar with them.

Battalion 2 had the opportunity to go over the entire truck and become familiar with it.
Chief Allen mentioned that we might be able to keep a reserve engine on campus if we could find a place to secure it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


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Almost 1/3 of the way down the page that loads

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


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Monday March 1st Roared in Like a Lion and was a day to remember. It was a good day with lots of good things to remember:

A wonderful visit from the Brothers of Concord Fire and life Safety Recruit Class 16-6
First Drill Practice with the CHS Fire Academy Recruits
Chief Barlow meeting with Chief Allen to pick up T-Shirts, and other Equipment
First Presentation of the Colors with our new Flags at the Curriculum Awareness Night

Take a look at the pictures and see what you think.
I am very proud of what all of you have accomplished to this point.
Just imagine what our program will look like by the end of the year!

Chief Barlow