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Monday November 24, 2014

NCFFF Memorial Service & Mothers Day

Raleigh, NC – Today, the N.C. fire service recognized two fallen brothers (Chad Green and Adam Miller) at the 2011 N.C. Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The NCFFF, honor guards, bag pipers and support personnel did a tremendous job organizing and delivering this year’s service.  Before the service I spoke with Frankie Capps from Union Road Fire Department. Officers and firefighters from Union Road Fire Department traveled up Saturday to attend the service. Frankie had it right today when he said that all firefighters, especially new firefighters, should attend the memorial service and witness firsthand how the loss of a brother or sister impacts families and fellow firefighters. If you haven’t taken the opportunity, I suggest next year you do what Union Road did today, load up your newest firefighters and share a message thru a powerful experience.

To all Moms out there, may you have a happy and blessed Mothers Day!

Be Safe and Take Care.

N.C. Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Raleigh, N.C. – The sixth annual N.C. Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 1:00 pm in historic Nash Square in downtown Raleigh. A Memorial Parade will begin at 10:00am. At this year’s service two firefighters will be honored; Chad Green from Union Cross Fire Department (11/4/2009) and Adam Miller from Belmont Fire Department (12/29/2009.) Chad served as the volunteer Deputy Chief with Union Cross and was a career fire equipment operator with High Point Fire Department.  Adam was recently hired as a career firefighter with Belmont and he served as a volunteer Lieutenant with Millers Creek Fire Department in Wilkes County.  Adam’s passing came just 10 months after the loss of another Millers Creek firefighter, William Parsons (2/1/2009.)

Up to date memorial service information can be found on the N.C. Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NCFFF) website. The foundation has been working diligently on the planning of the annual memorial service. In addition to the memorial service the NCFFF helps provide immediate support to fire departments and families of fallen firefighters in the event of firefighter death. Check out their recently updated website for additional details on the support services they provide.  You can also help support the foundation by making a donation on their site.

I hope you or a representative from your department will travel to Raleigh May 6 and join families and fellow firefighters honor the fallen for their service and dedication to the fire services of this great state.

Take Care and Stay Safe !

Call for Honor Guards and Pipe Bands for NCFFF Memorial in May

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RALEIGH – The 6th Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th in downtown Raleigh.

The NCFFF has asked that all Honor Guards and Pipe Bands interested in participating in the event complete the 2011 Honor Guard Registration Form. Download the pdf form here.

The candlelight service is scheduled for Friday evening; the parade and memorial service will be held on Saturday.

(Information authority Battalion Chief Rick Wood, Skyland Fire Rescue, NCFFF Western Regional Director)

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