This website is intended to honor those Fire Personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice. You can view the list by selecting the County, Department or Date. Information about the individual will be available when possible along with photos. New names added to this site are honored in the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service held each May. See the main site for more info.
Chief Davis was preparing to leave his residence to respond to an alarm for a motor vehicle crash. Chief Davis suffered a medical emergency and collapsed. Although Chief Davis was subsequently treated by first responders and transported to the hospital, he succumbed to his injury. His death was caused by a heart attack. Incident Location: 715 Grants Creek Road, Jacksonville, NC (USNG: USNG: 18S TD 9198 5277)
Died at Onslow Memorial Hospital, 100 minutes after suffering a heart attack at a forest fire.
Sidney Weiner, 92, of New Bern, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
Sid is preceded in death by his longtime companion Mary McDaniel.
He is survived by his two daughters; Janice Robbins of Stafford, VA and Denise Hight of Charleston, WV, his granddaughter Christine Campbell, and 2 great-grandsons; Christopher Robbins, and Garrett Campbell.
Sid had so many accomplishments in his life and enjoyed so many pastimes. He was a longtime member of 14 years of the Board of Directors where he served as Secretary, a member of the No. 7 Township Volunteer Fire Department, D.A.V. Treasurer, part of the Advisory Council of Local Government for Federal Credit Union, and Treasurer of Eastern NC Chapter of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors Inc. Being the adventurous man that he was, Sid and Mary enjoyed over 30 cruises with their time together.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00pm at Cotten Funeral Home.
Lieutenant Phillips passed away from an apparent heart attack several hours after responding to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Edmiston Road near Mt. Ulla, North Carolina. Incident Location: 900 Edmiston Road (and Back Creek), Mt. Ulla, NC (U.S. National Grid: 17S NV 22533 43192)
Lieutenant Daniels arrived on shift at 0600hrs and per his normal routine ran for 30 minutes. He returned to the department’s day room and was later found unresponsive at 0723hrs when members responded to a call. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined. Incident Location: 110 W Main ST, Pine Level, NC 27568 (U.S. National Grid: 17S QV 4984 3348)
Local firefighters are mourning the loss of a local hero. Firefighter Chris Daniels was on duty at the Pine Level Fire Department Monday morning when he collapsed and died.
Daniels was a full-time firefighter, serving as Engineer/Acting Captain with the Smithfield Fire Department. Daniels, 40, of Selma, worked part-time with the Pine Level, Thanksgiving and Selma Fire Departments. He had previously served three years as assistant chief of the Selma Fire Department.
Pine Level Police Chief Keith Sparks said police responded to the fire department Monday morning, however EMS crews had already arrived on the scene. The cause of death has not been determined.
Kim Robertson Director of Johnston County Emergency Services remembered Daniels fondly. “Every time you saw him, he had a smile on his face. He was one of the most pleasant people I’ve ever know. He was always willing to help out.”
“Everyone is in shock about his death,” said Assistant Director of Johnston County Emergency Services Paul Whitehurst. Whitehurst is also Chief of the Kenly Fire Department. “He was a great firefighter. He was a verydedicated individual. He served with a servants heart.”
Flags at area fire stations were lowered Monday after firefighters learned of Daniels death. At the Smithfield Fire Department, Daniel’s helmet and turnout gear were placed outside the fire station. The Four Oaks Fire Department sent a fire engine to Smithfield to help cover the district as Smithfield firemen went to be with Daniels family.
While on standby at a local race track, Fire Chief Robinson told other members that he was going to take a break and rest. A short time later when members realized that he was not breathing, CPR was begun immediately and EMS was contacted. Fire Chief Robinson was treated at the scene and transported to Murphy Medical Center but succumbed to his injury; the nature and cause of which is still to be reported. Incident Location: 10456 Old Hwy 64, Brasstown, NC 28902 (U.S. National Grid: 17S KU 3036 8076)
Captain Hicks was found unresponsive in his fire department bunkroom several hours after responding to a mutual aid structure fire at 39025 Kemp Road, Albemarle. Captain Hicks was treated by fellow firefighters and other responders but was pronounced deceased at the fire house. The nature and cause of fatal injury is still to be determined by authorities. Incident Location: 39025 Kemp Road, Albemarle, NC (Approx. USNG: 17S NV 7486 1747)
Amy LaRae Merritt Pierce, age 49 of Blaine Road, Badin Lake, died Tuesday, March 17. She was an Alamance County Paramedic and a member of the Badin Lake Fire Department.
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