John Morris Davis, Jr.

Went into cardiac arrest while performing extrication on a wreck scene.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 No Comments

Christopher J. Daniels

Chris-Daniels-Fire-SuitLieutenant 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.

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 No Comments

Richard Leo Barbour

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George Crocker

Friday, December 31st, 2010 No Comments

James H Lee

Friday, December 31st, 2010 No Comments

McDaniel Narron

McDaniel Narron was a charter member of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department. He struggled to build Antioch’s first fire station and purchase the department’s first fire truck. Mr. Narron was a farmer who enjoyed helping his community and hunting foxes. <br><br>On August 3, 1976, Mr. Narron was operating the pump on a structure fire scene at his own residence. Mr. Narron died of an apparent heart attack while standing at the pump panel of the fire engine.

Friday, December 31st, 2010 No Comments