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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!
- Apparatus and vehicles pull out and go to Winston-Salem at 8:30am
- Apparatus and vehicles arriving in Winston-Salem will stage at the BB&T Ballpark located at 951 Ball Park Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
- The procession will begin back to Conover and the order of vehicles will be:
- North Carolina State Highway Patrol Unit
- Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy
- Catawba County EMS unit
- Newton Fire Department Unit
- Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire-Rescue
- Long Family Members
- Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy
- Departments and apparatus that wish to show their respects during this processional are asked to set up on bridges over the processional route. If any apparatus wishes to join in the processional for a short distance may do so by falling in behind the last Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputy’s vehicle.
- Communications for this processional will be conducted on NC VIPER Events Channel Foxtrot-2
A firefighter was killed Monday during a search for a man who went missing on Lake Norman over the weekend. Two other divers were also injured.
Officials have not said exactly what happened during the search, but confirmed that 28-year-old firefighter Bradley Long, who went into the water earlier Monday searching for a missing 29-year-old man, was killed.
Long, who worked at the Newton Fire Department, was a volunteer with Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue. He was working with Sherrills Ford during the search.
Rescue crews have been searching the lake since Sunday afternoon. Officials said the missing swimmer jumped off a boat Sunday with two other people. The boat wasn’t anchored and started to float away. The three tried to swim and catch up with the boat, but the missing man wasn’t able to make it back to the boat.
After suspending the search around 9:30 Sunday evening due to darkness, crews started searching again 8:30 Monday morning.
The names of the divers injured and their conditions have not been released, but officials said they are also from Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue. Officials said they were responsive when they were taken to the hospital.
The search for the missing man was suspended once Long went missing in the water. Officials confirmed the body of the missing man was recovered along with Long.
A firefighter died Saturday evening after helping victims in a car crash, according to the Kenly Fire Department.
Officials say John Morris Davis, Jr., 45, suffered a heart attack after responding to a crash involving an overturned vehicle on Princeton Kenly Road. According to officials, Davis experienced chest pains and was taken to a hospital where he later died.
Davis was a volunteer firefighter at the Kenly Fire Department.
Funeral arrangements are pending for Davis, who is survived by his wife and three children, brother and half-brother.
Read more at http://www.wral.com/kenly-firefighter-dies-after-responding-to-car-crash/15691203/#WMvYCjF4GpR3pb5M.99
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Eight fallen firefighters from North Carolina were honored in Raleigh, Saturday.
Firefighters from across the state attended the memorial. Since 1902, more than 270 firefighters have been honored. Saturday, eight were remembered, six of them died in 2015………..