Long Creeks Response Area
Long Creek formed in January of 1952 and responded first due up and down the Beatties Ford Road corridor, into the Gilead area and a portion of Statesville Road. Over the past 70 years, the City of Charlotte and Town of Huntersville have annexed many parts of that initial response area, leaving us with approximately 10.34 square miles that is now our primary first due. Our population density is roughly 10,000 people residing within areas that include; Beatties Ford Road, Miranda Road, McClure Road, Primm Road, Mount Holly Huntersville Road, Oakdale Road, Capps Hill Mine Road, Sample Road, Peachtree Road and Simpson Road just to name a few. We share some of those streets and neighborhoods with the Charlotte Fire Department and Huntersville Fire Department, so you may see either one, if not all of those departments, arriving on a call. We also respond into a portion of the Latta Plantation Park and its adjoining waterways. Long Creek responds to portions of Interstate 77 and Interstate 485 with either Huntersville Fire, Cooks Fire or Charlotte Fire. Long Creek is also assigned to provide mutual aid assistance to the Cooks Volunteer Fire Department and is sometimes special called by Charlotte Fire or Huntersville Fire. Long Creek once received primary mutual aid assistance from the Statesville Road Volunteer Fire Department that was located on Lake Road off of Statesville Road (1957-1989), the Pinoca Volunteer Fire Department that was located on Old Plank Road (1949-1994) and the Derita Volunteer Fire Department that was located on West Sugar Creek Road (1950-1994). All three of these departments closed down many years ago after the City of Charlotte annexed their response areas. For the most part, our primary mutual aid now comes from the Cooks Volunteer Fire Department located on Mount Holly Huntersville Road (1953-Present) with Huntersville Fire providing assistance to commercial properties within the Statesville Road corridor. We also utilize Charlotte Fire Stations 18, 25 or 28 on occasion due to their strategic locations.