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Pineville Firefighter Dies at Commercial Building Fire

PINEVILLE, NC (Mecklenburg) – A firefighter with the Pineville Fire Department died in the line of duty on Saturday night, April 30, 2016.

The firefighter was battling a blaze at a commercial strip shopping center. Pineville and Carolina fire departments were initially dispatched just after 9 p.m. As conditions deteriorated and Maydays were called, the Charlotte Fire Department responded multiple resources to assist.

One Charlotte firefighter was also injured and hospitalized.

Arrangements for Pineville Firefighter Richard Sheltra.

For maps, photos and additional details, see this FireNews.net article.

2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients. We wish you every success in your academic future and are proud to be able to contribute by awarding you a well deserved scholarship.

George Horace Moore Scholarship

EasternBreannaM.SilenceHigh SchoolAssociatesVerona
AllisonK.GriffinHigh SchoolAssociatesBethel Community Fire Protection Association
JerriT.BlackmanHigh SchoolAssociatesColumbus County FMO
JoshuaL.JerniganHigh SchoolBachelor’sGrantham
HannahL.CarnerHigh SchoolBachelor’sElizabeth City
BrittanyW.PittardHigh SchoolBachelor’sRheasville
JohnA.DeeseVol. FirefighterAssociate’sQueheel
NicholasA.WillisVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPrinceton
JamesS.MooreVol. FirefighterBachelor’sElevation
KevinS.Marks, Jr.Vol. FirefighterBachelor’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
ChistopherT.BrockCareer FirefighterAssociate’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
AdamT.BrownCareer FirefighterAssociate’sSelma
MichaelB. SmithCareer FirefighterBachelorsLeland
BrentT.HamiltonCareer FirefighterBachelorsWashington

Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship

PiedmontTannerC.SmithHigh SchoolAssociatesEast Side
LoganW.WhitakerHigh SchoolAssociatesDanbury
MakaylaL.StuartHigh SchoolAssociatesApex
TrevorL.CollinsHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
MadeleineC.HeynHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
AustinC.SharpeHigh SchoolBachelor’sClemmons
EmilyR.SpechtVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPinecroft Sedgefield
CodyW.JoynerVol. FirefighterAssociate’sFair Grove
TammyS.PattersonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sMineral Springs
DarrenF.ZiglarVol. FirefighterBachelor’sWalkertown
AdamH.StuartCareer FirefighterAssociate’sApex
JosephA.DixonCareer FirefighterAssociate’sFayetteville
MarkA.SapierCareer FirefighterBachelorsGuilford County FMO
JasonD.MyersCareer FirefighterBachelorsThomasville

George M. Bartlett Scholarship

WesternZacharyC.HinsonHigh SchoolAssociate’sConover
JoscelynM.SharpHigh SchoolAssociatesAndrews
AnthonyD.LittleHigh SchoolAssociatesMills River
JaredL.WardHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreen River
JordanT.SturgisHigh SchoolBachelor’sLenoir
AnaG.ReevesHigh SchoolBachelor’sWilkesboro
CodyA.DurkeeVol. FirefighterAssociate’sMarion
SeanSullivanVol. FirefighterAssociate’sWest Macon
MichaelT.WaltonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sDrexel
CorbinA.HylandVol. FirefighterBachelor’sRobinson
MarkR.StaffordCareer FirefighterAssociate’sConover
JonathanC.WhisnantCareer FirefighterAssociate’sGastonia
BryanC.MooreCareer FirefighterBachelorsSkyland
ShaneE.MacheyCareer FirefighterBachelorsAsheville

Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship

EasternDonaldL.BurnsVolunteer & CareerMastersWilmington
PiedmontMathewG.BrittVolunteer & CareerMastersSeven Lakes
WesternKevinA.GordonVolunteer & CareerMastersWaco Community

NCSFA Grant Program

EasternOleD.KoehmstedtVolunteerGrantCleveland
RyanD.BensonCareerGrantCleveland
MathewW.CoxCareerGrantBald Head Island
PiedmontE.G.BurrCareerGrantGarner

Submit Your Photos

It’s time for a new and improved NCSFA.com!

Photos above courtesy Lee Wilson, Raleigh, NC.

We will be renovating and improving YOUR North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association website in the near future. The site will of course be mobile responsive (meaning friendly viewing, reading and navigating on your mobile device).

To help get things started, we are asking firefighters to submit photos to be used on the new site. We’re looking for photos with people (firefighters) in them. They can be current or historical. Include training, incidents, your station or apparatus…. but please include people in the shots. Take a group shot at your next training session in front of your best truck. It’s that simple.

We’ll need them in digital format, so if it’s an old photo, please scan and upload.

2016 Photo Submissions

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Firefighter Death Notification – Bakertown Fire Department

WILSON COUNTY – Firefighter James R. Varnell, 53, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Varnell was attending training at the firehouse, and while preparing to depart began to feel ill. Medical personnel were called, and Varnell was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Arrangements are pending.

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