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Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department

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On deck: Firefighters EJ MCCormick, Colin Ballew, and Nick Coats

When—not if—there’s a problem on the lake, a fireboat is a good thing to have

Feb. 7. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Fire Boat 4, named the “Simon Aliotta” in honor of a four-year-old boy who died from a rare brain tumor in 2007, is back in service. The 14-year-old boat is now faster and more powerful—and ready to take on virtually any kind of lake disaster ranging from a boating […]

Fire on Bustle Dec. 12 | Photo: Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept.

Fire damages Bustle Road mansion

Dec. 12. A fire in a 9,000 square foot home on Bustle Road was brought under control in 60 minutes by firefighters from Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson and Mount Mourne. The fire started around 7:30 pm in the basement of a home in the 19000 block Bustle, which property records show is owned by Lisa and […]

Firefighters, police officers recognized by LKN Chamber

Oct. 20. Police officers and firefighters from Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville were honored by The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at the annual Public Safety luncheon at Northstone Country Club this week. Cornelius Lt. Sam Rivers, Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department Officer Matthew Piwowar, Cornelius Police Department Davidson Deputy Chief Kevin Goveia, Davidson Fire Department Corporal Nicholas […]

2023 9-11 ceremony at Fire Station No. 1

Ceremony continues at ‘Never Forget’ 9-11 monument

Sept. 11. Many firefighters, veterans and citizens are at Fire Station No. 1 for the annual 9-11 ceremony. Here is the schedule: 8:30 am – Opening prayer 8:46 am – Hijackers crash American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into […]

Concerns raised about Medic’s proposed response changes

Feb. 27. By Dave Vieser. Response protocol changes recommended by Mecklenburg County Medic were not well received at the most recent Cornelius Town Board Meeting. Concern was voiced by town and fire officials over a change which would call on fire department units to reduce their use of lights and sirens en route to lower […]

Cornelius Lemley Fire Station No. 2

Fire Dept. has plan to address dispatch delay

Feb. 8. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Fire Dept. will propose a plan to address delays in the 911 processing time sometimes being experienced when fire and rescue calls are being dispatched. The details of the system, known as “station alerting,” will be spelled out at the Town Board’s special budget meeting tomorrow in the […]

Fire department fund drive underway

Jan. 4. By Dave Vieser. The 2023 Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Fund Drive is underway. The department, which conducts a fund drive annually, which has served the town and surrounding communities since 1951, responded to 3,445 calls for service in 2021, the most recent year for which statistics are available. There were 1,534 fire calls, while […]


Police say junk boat fire Thursday evening was intentionally set

July 1. Cornelius Police say fires behind the boat yard at 19100 W Catawba Ave. Thursday evening were intentionally set. The fires occurred in an area behind the rear fence at the boat yard, along a heavily wooded area between the Magnolia Estates entrance to the McDowell Creek Greenway and an electric power right of […]

The 9-11 monument, includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

20th anniversary observation planned for 9-11 Monument at Fire Station No. 1

Aug. 14. US Sen. Thom Tillis, who got his start in politics nearly 20 years ago on the Cornelius Town Board, will be the keynote speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, Sept.11 at Fire Station No. 1. The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never […]

Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Dept.

SAFER grant could fund Cornelius paid firefighters

March 3. Cornelius is seeking federal federal grants to pay for three additional full time firefighters. The funds come under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). A resolution in support of this effort was unanimously approved this week by the Town Board. The SAFER grants were created to […]