Established in 1955

Cumberland Road Fire Firefighters assist with fires in western N.C.

January 4, 2017

On November 14, 2016 The Cumberland Road Fire Department deployed a brush truck with Chief Kenneth Hall and Firefighter Ethan Johnson to Lake Lure, North Carolina to assist with the Party Rock wild land fire. After arriving, the crew was tasked with standing by for fire protection in at- risk areas at the time. The crew returned to their base camp to get a good night’s rest before they began operations for the rest of the week. The next day the crew was assigned to strike team 13 which consisted of crews from Puppy Creek Fire Department, Midway Fire Department, along with a crew from Durham Highway Fire Department. During their first operational period, the strike team performed mitigation work the first half of the day and standing by for a back burn the second half. Over the course of the next week, the crew was assigned to multiple tasks including back burning to protect unaffected areas, working behind initial crews performing “mop up” operations of hot spots and spot fires as well as other assigned tasks working diligently in 12 hours shifts.

 During the deployment, there were lessons learned and new friends made; skills honed and endurance tested.   It’s not every day that you get to load up in a two person brush truck with nothing but clothes, sleeping bags and equipment; and go to the mountains for a week. There is nothing like being in the woods for a week to realize that structural firefighting is not the only part of this job.       

-Firefighter Ethan Johnson

Annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet

December 19, 2015

The department held its annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet on December 19th.  There were around 150 past and present firefighters along with family and friends in attendance. The event recognized the contributions of their members and celebrated 60 years of community service.

Six members received recognition for their years of service. Firefighters Fran Behagg, Courtney Knutson, and Marco Mata all received recognition for their five (5) years of service. Firefighters Angie Locklear and John Rzycki were recognized for their ten (10) years of service. Assistant Fire Chief Steven Parrish was recognition for his thirty five (35) year of service to the department.

The 2015 Apprentice Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Morgan Robinson. Morgan was chosen by the Chief Officers for her exemplary service to the community and the department.

The Leo Savage award for Excellence was given to Firefighter Micah Williams. This award is designed to acknowledge and express apperception for outstanding accomplishments, to both themselves and the department.

Our 2015 Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Firefighter Andrew Hindt, and Assistant Fire Chief Steven Parrish received the 2015 Fire Officer of the Year Award. Both Hindt and Parrish exceeded the requirements expected of their positions and showed a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievements.

All these individuals exemplify the character, commitment, and compassion that are hallmarks of the firefighter profession.

 

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Recently, a few of our firefighters put their talents outside of firefighting to work for a great cause. In July Firefighter Morgan Robinson approached the membership with a special project for a local charity. The 2nd annual KidsPeace Chair-ity Auction. The Annual Chair-ity Auction helps support local children's fund in Fayetteville, N.C.  Wooden chairs are redesigned/painted by local artist/organizations. The chairs are then posted online for voting, and the top 20 chairs are then auctioned off during a silent and live auction.

With help from firefighters, Sean Gallagher, Marcos Mata, and Courtney Knutson the team transformed the old wooden chair into a BEAUTIFUL work of art with a firefighting theme, making it ready for the voting to begin. After the results of the voting the chair was ready for auction on October 1st at the Marquis Market downtown.

The chair was auctioned off and brought in over $200.00 The couple who bought the chair gave it to a widow of a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty. The couple also arranged for here to come to Fayetteville and meet the firefighter’s responsible for this work of art.

The final destination for the chair will be in Detroit, in the  little girl's bedroom pictured here to honor her father.

Firefighter’s put their Talents to work for a Great Cause

October 9, 2015

Fire & Life Safety Education

September 15, 2017


Cumberland Road Fire Department is dedicated to providing our community with emergency services and vital fire and life safety education programs.  It is our hope that these efforts will not only help to build strong relations with the citizens we serve, but also provide information to assist with preventing fires in the home and other forms of emergency incidents.  CRFD continues to build our Fire & Life Safety Education Program through participation of our members, and is headed up by our educator Lieutenant Angie Cimino-Locklear. Lieutenant Locklear has been a member with the department since 2005 and has acquired her Level III certification issued by the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall.  Lieutenant Locklear currently represents the department as a committee member for the NC Fire and Life Safety Educators, and is in the planning phase of 2018’s annual conference.  She is also working diligently to host a Safety Day at Cumberland Road Fire Department on October 15th from 1pm-5pm.  Please come out to join our fire department family, as we continue to spread our prevention message. 

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CUMBERLAND ROAD FIRE DEPARTMENT MARKS 60 YEARS
December 13, 2015
Cumberland Road Fire Department will celebrate its 60th anniversary December 13. Cumberland Road Fire Department is the second oldest volunteer fire department in the county. It was organized in December 1955, a few months after Pearce's Mill Fire Department.

2016 Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet

December  18, 2016


The department held its annual Christmas Dinner and Awards Banquet on December 4th.  There were around 75 past and present firefighters along with family and friends in attendance. The event recognized the contributions of their members and celebrated 61 years of community service.

Three members received recognition for their years of service. Paul Dixon, Travis Prince and Tommy Warren, were all recognized for their fifteen (15) years of services.  

The Leo Savage award for Excellence was given to Firefighter Roy Duarte. This award is designed to acknowledge and express apperception for outstanding accomplishments, to both themselves and the department.

Our 2016 Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Firefighter Sean Seever, and Lieutenant Anthony Strickland received the 2016 Fire Officer of the Year Award. Both Seever and Strickland exceeded the requirements expected of their positions and showed a distinct pattern of community service and professional achievements.

All these individuals exemplify the character, commitment, and compassion that are hallmarks of the firefighter profession.