Heroism & Sacrifice

Dedicated May 6, 2006 Located in the center of historic Nash Square, Raleigh NC, the total Memorial is 50 feet diameter. The central sculpture “Heroism & Sacrifice” is comprised of four life-size bronze firefighters in a realistic action collapsed building fatal fire scene, uniquely the first time such has been created in a large prestigious memorial. One firefighter is dying, having been crushed by a fallen I-beam; a comrade is holding the fallen firefighter’s head and calling for help.... read more

James Alan (Truck) Hicks, age 44, died unexpectedly in the line of duty in Stanly County, NC on Monday, July 27, 2015.

He was born March 14, 1971 in Wake County, NC, the son of Frances Medlin Hicks of Concord, NC and the late James Lawrence Hicks Ill. In 1986 Alan began his career in fire safety with the Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Then, later, over the years, he was affiliated with Flowes Store Volunteer Fire Dept. and Jackson Park Volunteer Fire Dept. for ten years having served as chief for two years. He also worked for Concord Fire & Rescue for ten years and Badin Volunteer Fire Depts. for some time. He then entered the Air National Guard Fire Dept. for 5 years having served as its captain for two years also. He found time in his busy life to also serve as a fire instructor at Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC.

He was a member and deacon at Independence Square Baptist Church, Kannapolis, NC. His family fondly remembers him as a loving husband, father, son. and brother. He enjoyed the pastimes of playing golf and going fishing. He also had a special bond with his beloved dog, Sassie.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 31, 2015 at The Refuge, 230 Refuge Highway, Kannapolis, NC officiated by Rev. Tim Jones. Burial with fire service honors will be at Mallard Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Charlotte, NC. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the church prior to the service. Please respect the family ‘s wishes in your condolences at the church. They would like the service to start on time so please make your visits brief.

In addition to his mother the survivors include his wife, Jenny Church Hicks; his son, Keith Hicks & wife, Nikki of Mt. Pleasant, NC; his daughter. Amanda Hicks and his sister, Connie Hicks & her wife, Yvonee, both of Concord, NC; his grandfather, Lawrence Hicks, Jr. of Wake Forest, NC; and his large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Memorials may be made to Independence Square Baptist Church, 1615 Independence Square, Kannapolis, NC 28081; OR Gospel Light Baptist Church, 232 Green Drive SW, Concord, NC 28025; OR the N.C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation, 5820 Heatherstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606 .

On-line condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com, Kannapolis, NC who is serving the family.

Visitation: Friday, July 31st at 12-2 PM

The Refuge Church
230 Refuge Way
Kannapolis, NC

Funeral Service: Friday, July 31st at 2 PM

The Refuge Church
230 Refuge Way
Kannapolis, NC

Burial Service: Following Funeral

Mallard Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
14901 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC

**Please note: If you would like to included in the procession, or have other inquiries, please contact CMSgt Daryl Cook, Chief of Fire Emergency Services at (704) 763-4290 or by email at daryl.d.cook.mil@mail.mil.

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Funeral services for Alan Hicks of the North Carolina Air National Guard and the Badin Fire Department are Friday July 31 at 2:00 PM at The Refuge Church, 230 Refuge Way, Kannapolis, NC
Visitation will be conducted from 12-2 at the church prior to the funeral service.

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We need your help! Please help us by volunteering to staff our booth at the NC State Fair which runs October 15-25, 2015. We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for 2015 NCFFF Booth at NC State Fair!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/hLFpMW
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Kathy Weatherspoon
Executive Secretary
NCFFF
919-697-5350
Kathy.weatherspoon@gmail.com

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For the past 9 years, Joe Floyd with Our Office, USA in Raleigh has generously provided mail and phone services to our Foundation. They will be closing on June 30, 2015. Please note change in mailing address and phone number.
5820 Heatherstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone 919-697-5350

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President Ed Brinson presented a wall relief to Dale Ellis and the Woodmen of the World for ten years of support. They have supported the Foundation for ten years by supplying US Flags for funerals and our Annual Memorial Service.

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2015rideRide to honor the fallen inductees to the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial for 2015.

Join us for the 3rd annual NCFFF RED HELMET RIDE. We’ll rally together at the Old Kmart Location in Garner and ride to the memorial site. We will meet and be escorted by Wake Co. Sherriff’s Office and a Fire Truck to the beginning of the parade route. All riders are welcome active service personnel, retired, or even riders who are not affiliated with the fire service. No fees for riding and honoring these fallen heroes.

For more information please contact Paul Tidwell all information is posted to the right of this flyer. Look forward to seeing you with us for this years RED HELMET RIDE!!!!!

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Meeting Location: Garner Kmart, 4300 Fayetteville, Road Raleigh NC, 27603

Line Up: 0900 – 1000

Briefing:  1000

Kick Stands Up and Rolling: 1030

You are encouraged to stay for the Memorial Service it will begin at 1300.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Paul Tidwell / Ride, Organizer,  www.motorsportsfirefighter@yahoo.com 919-418-4530

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Memorial Red LineThe NCFFF would like to invite everyone to the 10th Annual Memorial Service on May 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm. We will be honoring eight firefighters this year. More details can be found at www.ncfff.org

Ralph Wynne Pactolus VFD 7/31/1999
Donald Ray Miller Glendale Springs VFD 2/4/2014
John Derek Gupton Justice Rural VFD 9/16/2014
Steven Brad McCoy Nantahala FD 11/21/2014
Ricky Wooten Doub Forbush VFD 12/16/2014
Halbert Campbell NC Forest Service 11/17/1973
James Halliburton NC Forest Service 8/13/2014
Thomas Gerald Lee Four Oaks FD 2/1/2014

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18

Chief Doub funeral

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If anyone wants to bring an apparatus to the Funeral service tomorrow to honor Chief Doub, please contact Chief Boles with the East Bend Fire Department. (contact information below). The funeral procession will begin at Gentry funeral home and proceed Baltimore UMC. Please, if you plan to attend with an apparatus, please contact Chief Boles as soon as possible so that further details and plans can be worked out.

Chief Boles
East Bend VFD
Contact: (336)- 399-2072

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Dec
18

Forbush Fire Department death

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Chief Ricky W. Doub, age 61, of the Forbush Fire Department in Yadkin County died at his home on Tuesday afternoon after responding to two fire calls earlier in the day. When his wife came home from work she found him deceased.

Ricky Wooten Doub, 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 16, 2014. He was born February 2, 1953 in Yadkin County. Ricky was the owner and operator of William Doub and Son Excavating. He was a member of the Forbush Fire Department for 29 years and was the fire chief for the last 8 years. He was preceded in death by his father, William Allen Doub. Surviving are his wife, Judy Groce Doub; mother, Gaynell Wooten Doub; brothers, Larry (LuRae) Doub, Kent (Beth) Doub; several nieces, nephews, and other family members. His funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at Baltimore United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kelli Giese. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. Memorials can be made to Baltimore United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Kelly Speer, 2419 Baltimore Road, East Bend, NC 27018. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Doub family. Online condolences can be made to www.gentryfuneralservice.com.

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