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

Service for Lt. Chris Phillips, will be at Catawba College Chapel 2300 W. Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 on Tuesday September 1, 2015. The family will be receiving friends in the Chapel at 1400 hrs. The service will begin at 1500 hrs. The fire truck precessional will leave Churchland VFD Station 31 @ 1330 hrs. Churchland VFD address is 9752 S. NC Hwy 150 Linwood, NC 27299. In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials can be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital in Greenville SC or the NCFFF.

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Chris Phillips with Locke Fire Department in Rowan County died from a possible heart attack around 1:30 am. Our prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters. We will post further information when it becomes available.

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A Memorial Service and gathering of family, firefighters and the Brasstown community will be held on Saturday August 22, 2015 starting at 1 pm at the J.C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC to honor the life and service of Fire Chief James D. Robinson.

Brasstown Firefighters in a procession of fire apparatus will transport Chief Robinson’s remains from the Brasstown Fire Department to the School beginning at 1300. A small memorial service is planned at the schools festival grounds once the procession has arrived and will be followed by a gathering to include music, food and fellowship of family, firefighters and the Brasstown community to honor Chief Robinson and his service to the community.

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The arrangements for Smithfield Interim Fire Captain Christopher Daniels are as follows;

Christopher Joe Daniels, age 40, of Selma passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2015 while on duty at the Pine Level Fire Department. Born in Wayne County on March 7, 1975, he was the son of Joe and Debbie Daniels of Clayton. Chris graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School in 1993 where he was a member of the Marching Band. He was a full-time firefighter with the Smithfield Fire Department and also served on the Pine Level, Thanksgiving and Selma Fire Departments. He served on the Governing Boards of the Selma Fire Department and Selma EMS and taught fire classes at Johnston Community College. Chris was a member of Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church where he showed his love of children by teaching Sunday School to 3rd and 4th graders.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21st, at 11:00 AM at Branch Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Rickey Evans officiating. Burial with fire department honors will be held at the Price Cemetery near Pine Level. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome to pay their respects to Chris at Parrish Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20th, from 11AM to 5PM.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife Kristie M. Daniels; his daughter Maegan Hicks and husband Caleb of Selma; brother Ellis Daniels and wife Brittney and children Corbin, Kaden and Avery; and sister-in-law Gina Garner and husband Jimmy and their children Trevor, Bryant and wife Sara, and MacKenzie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ProTeens at Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 100, Selma, NC 27576.

The family would like to extend an invitation to all Fire, EMS and Law enforcement agencies to participate in honoring Christopher by providing an apparatus in the funeral procession. If you would like to send an apparatus please contact Kevin Hubbard by email at kevin.hubbard@johnstonnc.com. All apparatus planning to be in the processional should arrive at Branch Chapel Church (7438 Hwy 96 N Selma NC, 27576) no later than 0800 Friday morning.

Kevin Hubbard
Fire Marshal
Johnston County Emergency Services
120 S. Third Street
P.O. Box 530
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5050 – Office
(919) 989-5052 – Fax
kevin.hubbard@johnstonnc.com

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Johnston County Firefighter, Chris Daniels, died on August 17 while on duty with Pine Level Fire Department. Daniels was a career firefighter with Smithfield FD, and a part-time firefighter at Pine Level, Selma, and Thanksgiving Fire Departments. Our prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters.

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Thanks to the Capital Area Fools for the $5,000 donation to the NCFFF. They are a huge supporter of the Foundation and we cannot thank them enough for the support!

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Thanks to the Brothers of Inferno, NC, for the donation of $1,900 to the NCFFF.  Thanks for the support.

 

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Thanks to Vann Crossroads for their continuous support of the NCFFF.  They have supported the Foundation since 2000.

 

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Chief JD Robinson, Brasstown FD in Clay County, NC, succumbed to a medical emergency while on standby by at the local racetrack. It appears at this time to be a heart. They have requested assistance from both OSFM and the NCFFF. We will post further details when they come available.

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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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