Wilmington Fire Dept. #8 House "The Seahawk Express"

Wilmington Fire Dept. #8 House "The Seahawk Express" The "Official Page" of the The Seahawk Express #8 House. We cover residential, commercial, industrial and the UNCW campus with Truck Co. 8 and Eng8ine.

Operating as usual

Thanks paws4people foundation for bringing ENZO and his friends by today for some more training. We love having these vi...
08/12/2021

Thanks paws4people foundation for bringing ENZO and his friends by today for some more training. We love having these visits. It truly makes a difference in our day while also being able to assist these little guys in training!

ENZO on the go

#firedepartment #wilmingtonnc #wfd #dogs #puppies #ferrari #uncw #wrightsvillebeach #wilmington #seahawkexpress #TheOcho #peersupport

Station 8 wanted to express our sincere thanks to Sweet n Savory Cafe for their generous invitation to dinner tonight. T...
08/02/2021

Station 8 wanted to express our sincere thanks to Sweet n Savory Cafe for their generous invitation to dinner tonight. They had a wonderful set up tonight to help bring the community together and invited us for a pig roast. The food was incredible as was the company. Thank you again for your generosity, we really appreciated it!

Station 8 wanted to express our sincere thanks to Sweet n Savory Cafe for their generous invitation to dinner tonight. They had a wonderful set up tonight to help bring the community together and invited us for a pig roast. The food was incredible as was the company. Thank you again for your generosity, we really appreciated it!

Station 8 has some really exciting news coming soon! Stay tuned while we work out the small details. Hint: It has someth...
07/30/2021

Station 8 has some really exciting news coming soon! Stay tuned while we work out the small details. Hint: It has something to do with our amazing partnership with paws4people foundation ! In the meantime, here is an awesome picture of FF. Devilbiss taken today during our noise confidence training with the dogs! 📸: Sara Harts

#wfd #puppy #dog #noiseconfidence #mansbestfriend #puppies #firedept #firedepartment #wilmingtonnc #wrightsvillebeach #uncw

Station 8 has some really exciting news coming soon! Stay tuned while we work out the small details. Hint: It has something to do with our amazing partnership with paws4people foundation ! In the meantime, here is an awesome picture of FF. Devilbiss taken today during our noise confidence training with the dogs! 📸: Sara Harts

#wfd #puppy #dog #noiseconfidence #mansbestfriend #puppies #firedept #firedepartment #wilmingtonnc #wrightsvillebeach #uncw

Photos from Wilmington, NC Fire Department's post
06/23/2021

Photos from Wilmington, NC Fire Department's post

06/21/2021

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking care of us Z1075 , Adam Slack at Guaranteed Rate , & Rokoski, Blake & Associates At Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage we appreciate your generosity!

C shift is super proud of Firefighter Zach Whisenhunt who went through the gauntlet the other day to end his probationar...
06/06/2021

C shift is super proud of Firefighter Zach Whisenhunt who went through the gauntlet the other day to end his probationary status. Firefighter Whisenhunt has spent a year with us at Station 8 as a “Probie” and we couldn’t be more proud to hand him his new shield. We put together a small drill where he had to use all the skills he’s learned during his probation such as stretching an attack line, forcing a door, performing a search, breaching a wall, and rescuing a victim. The catch, his wife was the surprise victim hiding on the other side of the wall breach. After carrying his lovely wife to safety, his beautiful daughter presented him with his well deserved #8 shield. Big shout out to all the others who have truly earned their status!

#TheOcho #Station8 #WFD #fire #trainyourprobie #Hookncan #earnit

This year your Station 8 firefighters along with many others from throughout the city will be participating in the Charl...
05/23/2021
911 Stair Climbs

This year your Station 8 firefighters along with many others from throughout the city will be participating in the Charlotte 9/11 stair climb. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not a timed race event, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. We are paying tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Our tribute not only remembers the sacrifice of an FDNY brother, but allows us to symbolically complete their heroic journey to save others. Through firefighter and community participation we can ensure that each of the 343 firefighters is honored and the world knows that we will never forget.

Our team has a goal to raise over $1,000.00. The Stair Climbs fund the programs provided by the NFFF to support the families of your local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

https://nfff.akaraisin.com/charlotte/5a0ffc57cf6341d1b18114c6556a3360

#Wilmingtonnc #TheOcho #UNCW #SeahawkExpress #wfd #fire #September11th #neverforget #thankyou #teamwork #forthem

Never forget, NFFF Stair Climbs

Today, one of our stations had a call that involved some traumatic events. Calls like these can really weigh on our fire...
05/22/2021

Today, one of our stations had a call that involved some traumatic events. Calls like these can really weigh on our firefighters. We always try our best to comfort each other and move on to the next call. I can’t thank paws4people foundation enough for changing up their day and bringing some pups by the station to help bring positivity back into their day. The amount of support this amazing foundation shows their local firefighters is nothing short of incredible. We are beyond lucky to have you close by and I strongly encourage you to check out their page and see what else they offer to those in need.

Station 8 & Station 2 ( Wilmington Fire Dept. #2 House ) met today with Carolina Bay Independent Living & Bradley Creek ...
05/05/2021

Station 8 & Station 2 ( Wilmington Fire Dept. #2 House ) met today with Carolina Bay Independent Living & Bradley Creek Health Center to discuss emergency evacuations and operations. Getting out into your response zone and building relationships with your citizens is key. This was an extremely beneficial meeting for both of us and we found ways to be able to help each other more moving forward.

Campus director Melissa Godwin & Maintenance Director Cash Ragland presented us with their Rapid Response Manual. Have you ever considered putting one together for your employees? If your business faces turnover you may have employees that need brushing up on some emergency skills. A book like this can be incredibly resourceful not only to your staff, but to the first responders as well. We applaud your thoroughness in putting this together!

We look forward to continue to work together and better our community.

Do you think your business can use some training, visit www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/fire-department and you can follow along for educational requests and more. (See pictures for a guide)

Thanks again for your time!

#wilmingtonnc #WilmingtonFire #firedepartment #TheOcho #WFD #communityservice

Always love when paws4people foundation come by the station. Thanks for letting us assist you!
04/23/2021

Always love when paws4people foundation come by the station. Thanks for letting us assist you!

In case you’re having a “ruff” week...

We wanted you to have this picture to brighten your day. 🐶

This cute pup has been visiting Station 8 along with his brothers and sisters. They are service dogs in training and they need to get used to loud noises, and we at the fire department know a thing or two about loud noises. 🚨🔔

Give us your best guess as to what this fellas name is in the comments👇

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#servicedog #servicedogintraining #servicedogsofinstagram #firefighter #firedog #firetrucksofinstagram #firetrucksofinstagram #ilm #wfd #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #wilmingtonliving #enginecompany #training #servicepuppies #uncw #uncwilmington #uncwseahawks

Huge thanks to Thomas Towing & Transport Wilmington NC for donating a car for us to train on. We have a probationary fir...
03/17/2021

Huge thanks to Thomas Towing & Transport Wilmington NC for donating a car for us to train on. We have a probationary firefighter here at Station 8 and part of his task book is extrication training. The generous offer by Thomas Towing & Transport allows us to get in depth in a training environment with him. It’s rare for us to have opportunities like this and we are beyond thankful! Big shout out to Rescue 2 from Wilmington Fire Dept. #2 House for coming out and sharing their expertise on the topic! Teamwork makes the dream work! - C Shift #TheOcho #SeahawkExpress #thomastowing #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire

Today Station 8 had the pleasure of assisting paws4people foundation with training some of their new pups. As a puppy th...
03/12/2021

Today Station 8 had the pleasure of assisting paws4people foundation with training some of their new pups. As a puppy they need to be introduced to loud noises and distractions, this continues throughout their training so that when they are older they will not be frightened by them. We were able to use noises such as sirens, saws, smoke detectors, and our SCBA pass devices. They did really well and we look forward to helping them as they continue their training. Check out their page to see more about what paws4people can do for you or someone you know!

Our C shift crews spent their evening putting a stop to this along with many other crews from the city. Great work by al...
02/22/2021

Our C shift crews spent their evening putting a stop to this along with many other crews from the city. Great work by all.

Station 8 wanted to thank everyone who came by and dropped off goodies over the holidays. We always appreciate the kindn...
12/29/2020

Station 8 wanted to thank everyone who came by and dropped off goodies over the holidays. We always appreciate the kindness from our community. Also a special thank you to Kathryn Lackman who made a delicious dinner for our crew, it was delicious!! #TheOcho #wfd #SeahawkExpress #happyholidays

Thank you!!
12/17/2020

Thank you!!

THANKFUL: We are thankful for great community partners like Wells Fargo who find small ways to make an impact. Today, Mandy Norton, Chief Risk Officer for Wells Fargo, presented pizzas and salads from Brooklyn Pizza Co. Wilmington N.C., a local, family-owned pizza business, to all nine City of Wilmington, NC Fire Stations. It's safe to say, the pizza was delicious, and is now all gone. 🍕🍕🥗 Thank you for your generosity and giving spirit this holiday season!

#WFGivesThanks #WellsFargoGivesThanks
Professional Firefighters of Wilmington North Carolina

Huge thank you to Dave Ward with S&D Coffee for their generous donation to the station. Coffee keeps us going daily and ...
11/24/2020

Huge thank you to Dave Ward with S&D Coffee for their generous donation to the station. Coffee keeps us going daily and we greatly appreciate your generosity! #coffee #TheOcho #uncw #coffeelovers #wfd

North Carolina Peer Support
11/22/2020

North Carolina Peer Support

We’re back from a heartbreaking trip to Wrightsville Beach, where we were able to help honor the life of Captain Jeremy Owens who died by su***de on Monday.

Captain Owens fought his disease for the last several years.

Sadly, we saw this weekend how much he had to truly live for. How many lives he touched and how many people loved him.

We found that the resources he couldn’t find were right here all along in the form of family, friends, purpose, and mental health resources.

“Su***de doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better. – Unknown”

This is Jeremy’s mom, she came by to sit in his truck and smell him one last time. It was heartbreaking to see the pain she, and all those who loved him inherited through his loss.

“The person who completes su***de, dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand… why?” – Clark

Please know, no matter how bad things feel, life does get better. You have to weather the storm, and just like this virus never seems to end, I promise, it will get better, and I promise this virus will be controlled soon.

“Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.” Matt Haig

If you are considering su***de and pain, call us 1-855-7NC-PEER, if you are in a suicidal crisis, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)'!

#BEHERETOMORROW

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, friends & family, as they mourn the loss of on...
11/18/2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, friends & family, as they mourn the loss of one of their own. Captain Jeremy Owens, a role model who touched the lives of more people than he’ll ever know. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace brother, your family at Station 8.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anything, please know there are resources out there for you.

North Carolina Peer Support is a great program for first responders. You are not alone, we are all here for each other. - #TheOcho

North Carolina Peer Support
11/18/2020

North Carolina Peer Support

Our hearts are broken as we learn today of the loss of one of our fellow brothers to su***de. He battled his demons for years and tried to reach out when he needed help, but his equation was just so complicated for him to solve alone.

Sometimes it’s hard when you’re standing right in front of equation to see the solution.

But, know, healing happens. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the solution, but a solution is there.

You just have to keep fighting.

When the demons become overwhelming, make a promise to yourself to reach out and ask for help!

Know that a suicidal crisis although intense, is often short lived. You just have to make it through the intensity.

Create a Crisis Card for those times.

Use your Crisis Card:

1. Su***de Prevention lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

2. Three friends you can count on

3. 3 pleasurable activities (gardening, exercise, journaling)

4. A breathing exercise
(Navy seals breathing, Calm , or Headspace )

Lastly,

It’s ok to not be ok! Life is struggle and you are not alone.

Love Dena

November Fire Engineering magazine editorial cartoon: Bad Math!

No matter how you calculate it, it doesn't add up.

STAY FIRED UP, and know you matter!

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Don’t forget to stop into Bitty & Beau's Coffee on New Center Dr for your coffee fix! What a great place to have in our ...
10/24/2020

Don’t forget to stop into Bitty & Beau's Coffee on New Center Dr for your coffee fix! What a great place to have in our city! 🇺🇸🤙🏼 thanks for being great, #theOcho

Congrats to one of our own here on his promotion from Firefighter to Master Firefighter. Calvin Rowell put in a lot of t...
10/15/2020

Congrats to one of our own here on his promotion from Firefighter to Master Firefighter. Calvin Rowell put in a lot of time and hard work to achieve this goal and we look forward to watching him grow even more into the leader he is. Glad we get to work along side you, keep up the great work! -theOcho

** Master Firefighter is our driver position, when needed, the Master Firefighter can ride up to the Captain position.

Join us in congratulating recently promoted Calvin Rowell! He is now proudly serving Station 8 as a Master Firefighter.

Thank you to Amanda Kranski, host of the 9/11 memorial 5K run (virtual this year) and Firehouse Subs for taking care of ...
10/11/2020

Thank you to Amanda Kranski, host of the 9/11 memorial 5K run (virtual this year) and Firehouse Subs for taking care of our lunch today! We appreciate it so much. Our lunch was provided thanks to some of the donations from this years memorial run. Take a look at the website for more information on their event, next year they have some big plans in mind! Great people doing great things. Thank you! https://911memorial5krun.com

Our friends over at NHCFR Station 16 got an upgrade today 😉.... just teasing, but it’s nice to be able to have a great w...
10/08/2020

Our friends over at NHCFR Station 16 got an upgrade today 😉.... just teasing, but it’s nice to be able to have a great working relationship with our neighboring department. While they were operating on a gas leak for multiple hours, Engine 8 went to stand by and cover their district. Teamwork is what the fire service is all about. 🇺🇸 #theOcho

Station 8 wants to say thank you to the kind 8 year old girl, who went to MISSION BBQ and pre paid for first responder m...
10/08/2020

Station 8 wants to say thank you to the kind 8 year old girl, who went to MISSION BBQ and pre paid for first responder meals along with a special hand made thank you card to go with each one. What an incredibly thoughtful thing to do, we appreciate your kindness!

10/04/2020
Wilmington, NC Fire Department

Station 8 wants you to be safe while cooking, especially you UNCW students 😉

Today marks the start of #FirePreventionWeek! Check out this short video that Station 8 cooked up in honor of this year's theme! #ServeUpFireSafety #FPW2020

Proud of our crews always making a difference!
12/20/2019

Proud of our crews always making a difference!

Earlier today Engine 8-B shift, FF Bransford, FF Miller & Capt. Monaghan stopped by to visit the “Littles to Ladies” Breakfast at @WrightsboroE Elementary School. @NewHanoverCoSch

Thanks Crofton's Pretzels for hooking us up at the station! If your in the mood for the best pretzel in town go give the...
12/07/2019

Thanks Crofton's Pretzels for hooking us up at the station! If your in the mood for the best pretzel in town go give them a try! You won’t be disappointed.

Station 8 would like to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving! Being in this profession, sometimes we have to ...
11/29/2019

Station 8 would like to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving! Being in this profession, sometimes we have to spend our holidays at the firehouse. Fortunately we are allowed to have our wonderful families join us. This year Captain Mike Kraft and his family adopted three marines to bring along for dinner. They supplied ALL of the food for us and our families. Grateful for this fire family! #thankful #wilmingtonnc

11/28/2019
WFD and NHCFR Save man

Station 8 last December worked with crews from New Hanover to remove a patient from a burning structure. This video was put together to bring awareness to the importance of company level training and to give the public a better idea of the conditions we face when we are inside. #firecam #trainyourprobie #ffprovinggrounds #readymove

WFD and NHER Save man

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We are a non profit foundation that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families and the Ronald McDonald Houses....please see the attached. We would like to invite the Wilmington firefighters, EMT's, etc. to our co****le tournament on March 27th at the Shuckin Shack. We'd like to recognize first responders that attend that day so please message me or email me (on attached) and let me know who you are with so I can make a note of it. Thank you for all you do.