Sunday, August 5, 2012
A blaze broke out near the Longhorn restaurant on Saturday evening. Another vehicle also was damaged.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, August 5, 2012
A vehicle was destroyed by fire Saturday evening, Aug. 4, when flames broke out at the Longhorn restaurant near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, according to a Gwinnett Fire spokesperson. Gwinnett Fire spokesperson Lt. Colin Rhoden said that a caller about 7 p.m. said that fire was close to the building, and Gwinnett Police noted that the fire was spreading quickly. On arrival, fire crews found one vehicle fully involved and part of the grass in the area on fire. Firefighters quickly laid out fire hose lines and extinguished the fire. One vehicle was totally damaged, and another vehicle close to the first sustained damage by exposure. The fire is of unknown origin, Rhoden said. No injuries were reported. A nearby observer contributed the …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The "Jaws of Life" had to be used to rescue one of the victims.
Quick responding fire crews came to the rescue of two people following an accident Wednesday morning on the 600 block of Grayson Highway. According to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services' Lt. Eric Eberly, a car crashed into a donut delivery truck just before 9:30am. The truck was making a turn when the red car hit it, leaving the driver of the car trapped inside. Crews used the "Jaws of Life" to free the car's driver. He was assessed and treated on scene. Both the driver of the car and the donut truck were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville with non-life threatening injuries. They are both listed in stable condition. Gwinnett Firefighters were able to respond to the scene quickly because some of them were taking part…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Honor Guard named Best Dressed in the nation.
The Gwinnett Fire Honor Guard Unit is the best dressed in the country. On Wednesday, the unit was presented with a special award for the 2011 Fire Service Uniform of the Year during a small ceremony at Gwinnett County Fire Headquarters in Lawrenceville. The Honor Guard had been in the same uniform for the last quarter-century. When fire investigator, Ira Burnette, took over as HG Commander a few years ago, he pushed for an updated look. "I wanted something more form-fitting, that would kind of make us stand out from other agencies...this idea definitely did it", Burnette said. The uniform is similar to the ones worn by the United States Marine Corps. The Honor Guards had complete control of the look, deciding everything from the red trim …