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As you start your Holiday Shopping, consider this as a way you can help honor our fallen firefighters. NCFFF and Amazon Smile have teamed allowing .5% (half of 1%) of qualified purchases to go to the foundation. After the holidays it will continue to help also. Play the video on the left to see how it works.

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Bells Across America

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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


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volEach 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.

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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!


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Choice of the Brave 5K

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Captain Bradley Long Escort Info

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Information Release – Emergency Services & Media Outlets
Catawba County, NC – On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire-Rescue and Newton Fire Department Captain Bradley Long’s body will be escorted back to Bennett Funeral Home in Conover, NC from Wake Forest – Baptist Medical Center. All agencies and media outlets please remember that the parameters of this plan are based upon Captain Long’s family wishes. The details of this processional plan are as follows:
Staging area for agencies traveling to Winston-Salem to retrieve Captain Long’s body will be at Tri-City Baptist Church in Conover, NC at 8:00am. The address of this church is 1409 N. NC Highway 16, Conover, NC  28613
  • 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
This is a closed processional effort that is reserved for marked emergency vehicles only. Media may set up in either staging area or along the processional route only. The route of the procession will be I-40 West to Exit 132 in Conover. The procession will end at the Tri-City Baptist Church.
The coordinator for this event will be:
Henry Helton, Chief
Newton-Conover Rescue Squad
Ph. (828) 312-6177

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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.


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2016 Memorial Service Video

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John_Morris_Davis-Jr.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.

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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………..

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3rd Annual – Catfish Tournament

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