ADR Fire-Rescue Riegelwood, NC

WELCOME TO A-D-R FIRE-RESCUE’S WEBPAGE.

IN 1950, THE DEPARTMENT FIRST STARTED OUT AS A VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD, BECAUSE OF A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. THEN IN 1959, THE LATE JOHN RIEGEL, FOUNDER OF RIEGEL PAPER, BUILT THE FIRE STATION ON JOHN RIEGEL ROAD. AT THAT SAME TIME, HE PURCHASED A 1960 INTERNATIONAL/CENTRAL PUMPER, TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS IN THE SANITARY DISTRICT, AS WELL AS THE PAPER MILL. THE ORIGINAL TWO BAYS AND PART OF THE BUILDING, IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE 9 BAY STATION. IN 1963, ACME-DELCO-RIEGELWOOD FIRE-RESCUE WAS ESTABLISHED. THEN WAS INCORPORATED IN 1973.

WE ARE PROUD OF THE COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORTING US IN OUR TRIALS OF LOWERING THE FIRE INSURANCE RATING, SUPPORTING US TO GET A SECOND STATION ON LIVINGSTON CHAPEL ROAD IN DELCO IN 2009.

IN 2011, A 3RD STATION  ON WOODYARD ROAD, IN THE TOWN OF SANDYFIELD, WAS BUILT.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN BLESS WITH FUNDS FROM THE COMMUNITY TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE HAVE AND ARE PROUD TO DISPLAY IT ON OUR WEBSITE. FEEL FREE TO STOP BY AND AMAZE YOURSELF AT OUR EQUIPMENT, “FOR IT IS NOT OURS, BUT OUR COMMUNITIES.”

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION IS TO PERFORM EMERGENCY SERVICES: FIRE, RESCUE, ALS & BLS EMS, HAZARD CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND HAZ MAT OPERATIONS TO OUR RANSOM TOWNSHIP CITIZENS, BUSINESS’, ITS EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELERS, WHOM COMMUTE THRU OUR DISTRICT.

WE ALSO PROVIDE AUTOMATIC AID TO OUR NEIGHBORING DEPARTMENTS, COUNTIES, SOMETIMES TRAVELING UP TO 50 PLUS MILES TO ASSIST OUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

OUR DISTRICT, WELL OVER 205 SQUARE MILES, IS RATED IN THE TOP 10% OF THE UNITED STATES EPA WEBSITE FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAVELED THRU A COMMUNITY. WE ARE ALSO A HEAVY INDUSTRY COMMUNITY WITH THE EAST COAST LARGEST PAPER MILL, WITHIN 1 MILE OF OUR MAIN STATION.

WE ARE AN ALS PROVIDER FOR THE COUNTY AND HAVE DONE EFFECTIVELY SINCE 1999. WE HAVE A FIRE RATING OF CLASS 4 FOR THOSE RIEGELWOOD SANITARY DISTRICT RESIDENCE AND CLASS 6 FOR ALL COMMUNITIES IN THE RANSOM TOWNSHIP.

WE SERVICE ACME, DELCO, RIEGELWOOD, BYRDVILLE, PROSPER, SANDYFIELD AND LIVINGSTION COMMUNIITIES.

OUR JOB ASK US TO BE ON DUTY 24/7/365 AND WE ARE GLAD TO PROVIDE THESE SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE DO THIS WITH SAFETY IN MIND, TO RETURN HOME TO OUR LOVE ONES, UNHARMED AND READY FOR THE NEXT ALARM.

 

2 months ago

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The latest model guidance continues to suggest that whatever shape or form Tropical Storm Laura is in will travel near or just over the Caribbean islands before making landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast. A stronger ridge of high pressure should send it that way.

What are spaghetti models, they are many models that forecast systems around the globe, and we take them and run it on one system and see what they produce. It is best to follow the trends and the averages on them and not focus on individual plots.
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2 months ago

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Tropical Update: The wave train has started, but it does not mean it is time to panic. Reasonable and responsible forecasting is critical during the Hurricane season. The Tropics are heating up again, two systems expected to develop over the next few days. Nothing to worry about as of now, but definitely a good time to stay aware. Another system moving off Africa also has the potential of developing. I'll explain them all below.

On Wednesday morning, The National Hurricane Center was watching 3 Tropical Waves over the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. None pose an immediate threat to the United States at this time, and no one knows if they will ever at this point. Why because they have not developed and the models or any meteorologist can't not responsibly forecast where they will go yet.

Wave #1 this is not a threat to the East Coast or NC due to the location of the system. A tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean Sea continues to produce an area of disorganized thunderstorms and gusty winds. The system is moving at a high rate of speed, which is preventing it from developing much. Conditions are expected to be more favorable for development by the end of this week and the weekend, and the National Hurricane Center gives it an 80% of development. This system is not a threat to the US East coast, but the Gulf Coast and Mexico should watch it.

Wave #2 Another tropical wave is located 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms, the National Hurricane Center gives it a 90% of development over the next 5 days as it approaches the central tropical Atlantic. At this point, it is way too soon to know if it will impact land areas. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of this system. The system is a track that would be concerning for the US, but it is way too soon to know who or if it will impact the US East Coast or Gulf. The system does not have a center, so models are going to jump around over the next few days and could paint scary pics one run while the other not. So don't fall for it or misleading headlines and posts.

Wave #3 another tropical wave is moving off Africa; at this time, it is way too soon to know what will happen with this one. The NHC gives it a 20% of development over the next 5 days, but that can and will change.

The Bottom Line, none are threats to the US over the next week or so. However, it is something to keep an eye over the next 5-9 days. For now, we're heading into the most active part of the season, and we need to watch each and every wave. I'll guide you through each storm regardless of the impacts. If you have a Hurricane Plan in place, then your good to go and just relax no reason to fall into the panic for something that's out of our control, and we have no clue if it will hit us.
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3 months ago

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The county is hosting free COVID-19 testing in the back parking lot of ADR Fire & Rescue on Saturday August 8th 8:30am to 3pm. No appointment necessary. Drive-thru testing. Results within 72 hours. The site will ask for insurance information, but it is not necessary to provide. ...

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