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About Lincolnton Fire Department

The Lincolnton Fire Department is a combination department that is staffed with 24 full-time personnel and 14 volunteers. We cover the city limits of Lincolnton and also provide Automatic Aid to 6 surrounding Lincoln County Fire Departments. We operate out of two fire stations located on W. Sycamore St. and Ross St. We provide many services including fire suppression, medical first responder, rescue, extrication and many other services. 

To learn more about our department please visit our Fire Department History Page

News and Events

The LFD would like to congratulate Captain Bill Fortenberry on his promotion to Assistant Chief. Chief Fortenberry has been with the LFD for 26 years and has risen through the ranks beginning as a career firefighter. Congrats Assistant Chief Fortenberry on your well deserved promotion.

Pictured is our Administrative Assistant Debbie Raby. She is receiving a personalized shield and our two recent LFD patches. Debbie retired on July 1. Thanks for everything you've done for the LFD Deb. Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it!

Pictured is Firefighter Chris Massey completing the Liftmaster National Fallen Firefighters Stair Climb held on May 21, 2015 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Firefighters from various departments climbed numerous stairs to remember the firefighters that were killed on 9/11.

Photo courtesy of Engineer Dave Zemore.

Members of the LFD attended the annual Adopt-a-Cop Event today at the Betty Ross Park. The LFD displayed our Confined Space Rescue equipment and showed those who attended how we don't just fight fires but also provide rescue and emergency medical services. 

Photo courtesy of Engineer Dave Ford.

 During the month of April, LFD personnel trained on knots, mechanical advantages, raising and lowering systems and other aspects of rope rescue. Pictured is the C-Shift during their training.

On April 29, 2015, Ladder 1 responded to a single vehicle collision with entrapment. Ladder 1's crew quickly went to work and the patient was safely removed from the vehicle.

Members from the B shift recently placed marker signs all along the rail trail. Now if someone needs assistance, they can quickly identify their location. 

Now that the warm weather has arrived, all three shifts have been busy checking hydrants. Each year every hydrant receives annual maintenance at least twice a year.

The Lincolnton Fire Department would like to congratulate Retired Chief Mitch Burgin on his new job.

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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.