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Animal hospital donates oxygen masks to fire department

By Leah Schmalz

Dr. Allison Jones of Mint Hill Animal Hospital recently came across an online news video of a local house fire that occurred in January. The firefighters had been able to rescue the family’s cat, which had been hiding in the wall. But then Jones noticed that EMS personnel were administering oxygen to the cat through a mask meant for a human.

That gave Jones the idea to donate masks to Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department. “I just wanted to make sure they had dog and cat masks,” she said.

Dr. Janet Gerardot, owner of the animal hospital, joined Jones at the fire department last Wednesday to donate the masks, explain how they work and even demonstrate on one of her dogs.

“We love them because it makes it so easy,” said Chief David Leath. […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

MHVFD exercises skills with controlled burn

By Leah Schmalz

Residents of Mint Hill may have noticed a cloud of black smoke rising near Veteran’s Memorial Park last Saturday. The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department exercised firefighting techniques at a controlled burn at a house on Bartlett Road.

By |August 20th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

MHVFD AND MDA hold FILL THE BOOT campaign

Members of the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department will hold their Fill the Boot collection to support their annual fundraising efforts and contribution to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization that benefits children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases.

The collection will take place at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Matthews- Mint Hill Road […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds|2 Comments

Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department to charge for ambulance service

At the August 15 Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from the Mint Hill VFD made a presentation outlining a plan to move forward with billing for ambulance service. This plan is an effort for the service to become self-sustaining.
MHVFD Chairman Jerry Mullis addressed the Board to explain the findings of a study initiated in January to determine long-range needs of the department based on the steady increase of call volume due to population increases in the Mint Hill area.
“All indications are that our call load will increase each year,” says Mullis. “We need to be proactive in our readiness and future abilities to serve.” […]

By |September 9th, 2013|Around Town, Development, Government, Police, Town Hall|1 Comment