This years goal is 150 motorcycles….will you be 1 to help us achieve this goal?
May 6th, 2017 @ 700 Flint Point Lane, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
This years ride will start again at Holly Springs Fire & Rescue Station 1. Chief Smith of Holly Springs has graciously donated breakfast for everyone participating in this years ride. Breakfast will begin at 0700 and KSU will be promply at 0900. For any questions or comments please contact ride organizer Paul Tidwell at 919-418-4530 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
This year like last we have reserved 20 rooms at the Woodspring Suites (same hotel as last year just a different name) at 901 Lufkin Road, Apex North Carolina 27539; you will need to call Charlene and/or Christopher at 919-387-4636 to reserve your rooms at the discounted rates. Again there are only 20 rooms currently reserved at this rate so go ahead and reserve yours today!!!
On Friday night May 5th, 2017 the candle light vigil will be held at the memorial for the families of the fallen. We have in years past had several bikes to attend and would like to see MORE this year. If you come in town on Friday help us out and attend this event as well. We will meet at the hotel listed above around 6 and leave to go to the memorial site. After the candle light vigil we will have a place to meet and greet and eat, close by the hotel.
Please spread the word to all prior year survivor families:
Dear Fire Service Survivor families,
We hope that you are doing well and that 2017 will be a year of new opportunities, friendships, prosperity, health, and continued healing.
Part of our mission as the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation is to ensure that our NC Fallen Firefighters and their families are not forgotten. It is important that we are supporting you and your family as you make your journey after losing your own Hero. We have heard your requests for the connection with the Fire Service family and, more importantly, with those who have made that same journey.
It is in that spirit of caring for each other that we are happy to invite you and your family for our first annual Fire Service Survivor Dinners. We hope that you will come and join other Survivor families in a time of fun, fellowship and remembrance.
We have scheduled 2 dinners to accommodate schedules and to limit travel time as much as possible. You may choose which of the dinners works best for you.
Saturday, February 18th from 5:00-7:00PM
Middlesex Fire Department
12535 West Hanes Avenue
Middlesex, NC 27557
Saturday, February 25th from 5:00-7:00PM
Mountain View Fire Department
3571 NC Highway 127 South
Hickory, NC 28602
We hope that you will join us and look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Guyer-Martin at (336) 427- 3849 or via e-mail at Kathy.Guyer-Martin@hanes.com. Please RSVP to Kathy Weatherspoon at (919) 697-5350 or via e-mail at Kathy.Weatherspoon@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, February 13, 2017.
The Board of Directors
NC Fallen Firefighters Foundation
We have been notified of a firefighter death, Lt. Donald (Reid) Key, II, of Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department. Please keep family and department in your prayers. We will post further information as it becomes available.
Lennie Jackson Terry
Lennie Jackson Terry, 64, of 337 Tatum Road died Sunday, December 11, 2016. He was born in Person County to the late Charlie and Alma Rogers Terry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Terry and Lambert Terry; and one sister, Nancy Gravitte. Mr. Terry worked for Dill Air Controls for 38 years. He was a founding member of Triple Springs Volunteer Fire Department and was currently serving as Assistant Chief. Lennie was known for loving his community, friends, and most importantly his family. He would give you the shirt off his back with a smile.
Surviving are his wife, Tanya Terry, of the home; four children, Jason Terry (Amanda), Nicole Holder, Chasity Terry (Scott Neathery), and Savanah Terry, all of Roxboro; one brother, Zeb Terry (Becky), of Cedar Bluff, MS; four sisters, Libby Odell, Linda Davis (Roy), Martha Long, all of Hurdle Mills, and Ann Dickerson, of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren, AubreyAnn Carr, Lori Harris, Gabriel Neathery, and Avaree Terry; and his mother-in-law, Barbara Humphries.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 10:30 AM-12:00 PM prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be the members of Triple Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Triple Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Olive Branch Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.
Bells Will Ring at John Knox Presbyterian Church on October 9, 2016 for the 6th Annual Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters
National remembrance honors those who died in the line of duty
John Knox Presbyterian Church cordially invites your department and family members to participate with us during our regular worship service on October 9, 2016 at 10:30 am as we have a time of remembrance for those firefighters lost in North Carolina and across the country. If your department has had an LODD and would like for us to honor and remember them please email his or her name and we will include them in the service.
For the fifth year, the entire country is invited to come together as one community to honor the memory of those firefighters who died in the line of duty and reassure their loved ones that their firefighter will not be forgotten by participating in the Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.
John Knox Presbyterian Church (for the fourth year) will join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and other organizations from coast to coast in this poignant tribute as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Our moment of remembrance will occur on October 9, 2016, at 10:30 AM, 610 Charles Rd, Shelby, NC.
“The ringing of bells has a powerful meaning to firefighters. Not only do bells signal the beginning or end of a call, they also were used to notify department members that one of their own had died while serving the community,” explained Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF. “At the beginning of the Memorial Service on Sunday, October 4th, the bells at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Chapel in Emmitsburg will ring to honor the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2015.
Hundreds of fire departments, places of worship and other groups participated in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters over the past five years. Please join us as we remember and honor our firefighters on October 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
We at John Knox appreciate your service to the community and look forward to your participation.
Pastor Deborah Lesenger
Each year the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters has held a booth at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. It is used as for community awareness, firemen contact and distribute NCFFF merchandise. Volunteer help is a blessing to help supplement manning the booth. We need Your Help! Please consider volunteering some of your time. It’s easy, all you do it log in with your email address and select from the open slots a timeframe that you can help.
A huge thanks to Scott Safety – Fire for their support and donation of proceeds from the Choice of the Brave 5K Walk-Run held on July 30. The Cooperate team for Scott will be matching the donation!
SEVERN, NC – Severn Fire Chief Kevin Britt, 54, suffered a medical emergency after working a motor vehicle collision on Friday night into Saturday morning.
Arrangements will be posted when available.
A fire chief with the Severn Volunteer Fire Department died Saturday after assisting with a car crash.
According to Dennis Woodard, Admin Chief for the department, Fire Chief Kevin Britt, 54, suffered a medical emergency at his home around midnight shortly after responding to an emergency call involving a car that had crashed into a light pole.
Britt was a firefighter with the Severn Volunteer Fire Department more than 30 years. His son, Joshua Britt, also serves the department.