Annual Memorial

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

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, 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

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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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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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

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Zane SchondelmayerZane Schondelmayer, son of LODD Jon Schondelmayer, recently informed the foundation of an special project he did.

For his senior high school class project, Zane conducted research on hearth disease and the fire service.

He said he did this as a tribute for his father, Jon Schondelmayer, who died last December.

The purpose of the project was to raise awareness of heart disease issues and raise funds for the NCFFF.

Zane presented the foundation with $315.00 recently.

Jon Shondelmayer

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McCoy FamilyDonations
Currently, there is a bank account at United Community Bank (attn. Amanda McCoy) and a site (McCoy Family) that has been established. Also, drop off locations for items are at all Macon County EMS bases, Macon County Dispatch Office, Briartown Baptist Church in Nantahala, Megan McClean, Pam O’Dell, or myself, Amanda Blanton. My phone number is 828-371-2977 if there are any questions or if anyone needs to be met to have items collected.

Donations and Gift Card Mailing Address
McCoy Family
C/o Pam O’Dell
528 Evans Road
Tipton, NC 28781


The families greatest need right now is gift cards. Gas cards, restaurant cards, or WalMart/Kmart, or Visa/MasterCard gift cards. Monetary donations are also appreciated.

As most know, Brad McCoy, 36, of Nantahala was killed in the line of duty while attempting to rescue his family members when his own home caught fire last Thursday night. Brad’s 9 year old daughter, Daphne, was immediately flow to Augusta Burn Center with 80% of her body burnt. She is currently still in the burn unit and will be for some time to come. Brad’s wife, Amanda, was admitted to Augusta later Friday during the day, but has been since released following treatment for minor burns. Brad’s 7 year old son, Cole, thankfully escaped without physical injury.

The family did not have homeowners insurance and does not have health insurance so any form of donation is more than greatly appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Saturday, November 29, 10am at Nantahala School. Visitation with funeral to follow at the school. Address for the school is 213 Windingstairs Road Topton, NC.

Burial will be held at the Briartown Baptist Church. Address is 611 Briartown Church Road Topton, NC.

Please, we are requesting that people carpool if they can. We are also requesting that no large apparatus be brought due to extremely limited parking. Chiefs vehicles or small vehicles are welcome.


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Brad McCoyA volunteer firefighter, Steven Brad McCoy, with Nantahala Fire Dept, Macon County Station 32, died in a fire at his home this morning. His 8 year old daughter, who he rescued from the fire, has been flown to a burn unit. After rescuing daughter, he reportedly went back into house to find son not realizing his wife had rescued their son. He never made it back out of house. His wife has also been admitted to hospital. Please keep family and department in your prayers. We will post more information when it becomes available.

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The North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation Is Seeking Volunteers to Staff the NCFFF Booth at the NC State Fair in Raleigh on from October 16th through October 26th.  The foundation is using the web based scheduling application Volunteer Spot to register persons interested in staffing the booth.

Registering to staff the booth only requires three very easy steps to complete.

  1. Click on this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
  2. Enter your email address: (You do not need to register for an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up!  Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.  If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kathy Weatherspoon at and she will sign you up.

Thank you for your continued support of the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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