On Saturday March 28th, Ladder 1 participated in a ceremony honoring the National Guard members who are being deployed overseas.
LFD Child Safety Seat Technicians Zemore, Fletcher and Gibson attended the NC Buckle Up Conference in Raleigh on March 25-27. The techs sharpened their skills and learned about the new technology offered by 13 different car seat manufacturers. The techs attended 2 days worth of seminars ranging from advancement in seatbelts to case studies of crashes and how it effects children in child safety seats. If you would like to have your car seat checked or a new one installed please call the LFD at 704-736-8920 or submit your information online by visiting our child safety seat page.
It is our pleasure to announce that Ryan Heavner has been named Fire Chief for the Lincolnton Fire Department. Chief Heavner has recently served the Department as our Assistant Chief. Chief Heavner was hired at the LFD as a Firefighter and has progressed through the ranks and will now be our Chief. Congratulations Chief, we look forward to serving the citizens of Lincolnton under your leadership.
On March 12th, Engine 2 went to GE Massey School to teach the More at Four program about Fire Safety. The company showed the students the different parts of the truck, fire safety tips ("stop, drop, and roll" and where to meet in case of a fire) and also what a firefighter looks like dressed out in full gear.
On Saturday March 7th, the Lincolnton Fire Department conducted a Live Burn Training Exercise at 613 Monroe St. This house was donated to the Fire Department to use for practice burns to assist firefighters with keeping up their skills. Firefighters received excellent training from top notch instructors on interior fire attacks as well as other fire ground functions. Boger City Fire Department, Union Fire Department, Howards Creek Fire Department and North 321 Fire Department also had members that participated in the training.