Fountaintown Fire Department

Fountaintown Fire Department Chief: Ryan Lanier Assistant Chief: Larry Sholar Captain: Gerren Lanier Lieutenant: Bradley Erickson Safety Officer: William Laverick
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Fountaintown FD serves a 16 square mile rural district west of Jacksonville NC.

Operating as usual

Fountaintown Fire Department
10/23/2020

Fountaintown Fire Department

Mark your calendars!
It's finally time for our annual Haunted Hayride at Mike's Farm.

Like many events and businesses, we are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety and health of our guests and staff.

Due to social distancing precautions, face coverings will be required.
We will also be running our trailers at reduced capacity to ensure everyone’s safety and allow for social distancing.
We are also reducing some of the interactive aspects of the Haunted Hayride for the 2020 season.

Your health and safety are extremely important to us.

With that, please be advised that there will not be face painting or bouncy houses for the kids at the Carnival this season.

Your frightful fun will be satisfyingly safe. We look forward to seeing you this fall.

Mark your calendars!It's finally time for our annual Haunted Hayride at Mike's Farm.Like many events and businesses, we ...
10/13/2020

Mark your calendars!
It's finally time for our annual Haunted Hayride at Mike's Farm.

Like many events and businesses, we are taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety and health of our guests and staff.

Due to social distancing precautions, face coverings will be required.
We will also be running our trailers at reduced capacity to ensure everyone’s safety and allow for social distancing.
We are also reducing some of the interactive aspects of the Haunted Hayride for the 2020 season.

Your health and safety are extremely important to us.

With that, please be advised that there will not be face painting or bouncy houses for the kids at the Carnival this season.

Your frightful fun will be satisfyingly safe. We look forward to seeing you this fall.

Or smother it with baking soda, avoid using water on grease fires. For more information on fire prevention check out the...
10/09/2020

Or smother it with baking soda, avoid using water on grease fires. For more information on fire prevention check out the NFPA's website or give us a call. We'd be glad to talk fire prevention and safety with you.

Always remember to keep your cooking area free of clutter especially items that are flammable.
10/09/2020

Always remember to keep your cooking area free of clutter especially items that are flammable.

Remember to keep littler helps 3 feet away from the stove and other hit surfaces to prevent burns and scalds.
10/09/2020

Remember to keep littler helps 3 feet away from the stove and other hit surfaces to prevent burns and scalds.

This year's Fire Prevention Week focus is on Fire Safety in the Kitchen.
10/09/2020

This year's Fire Prevention Week focus is on Fire Safety in the Kitchen.

We try to never miss out on an occasion to train and help out our neighbors.Last night Fountaintown FD was afforded an o...
09/23/2020

We try to never miss out on an occasion to train and help out our neighbors.

Last night Fountaintown FD was afforded an opportunity to assist a member of our community with removing a nuisance shed and debris pile.

Fountaintown Fire Department's cover photo
09/22/2020

Fountaintown Fire Department's cover photo

A rolling stone gathers no moss...that said be on the the look out for our new Rescue 12 coming soon...
09/16/2020

A rolling stone gathers no moss...that said be on the the look out for our new Rescue 12 coming soon...

Thank you to Horsham Fire Company and congratulations to Fountaintown Fire Department.

Horsham Fire Company advertised with Fire Line Equipment to sell their 1999 Spartan MetroStar Marion Walk Around Rescue. Fountaintown Fire Department reached out to Bob within few days of the truck being listed. Members from Fountaintown Fire did a virtual tour of the truck in July than traveled to Horsham Fire in August to inspect the truck. Shortly after that inspection visit Fountaintown Fire placed on offer on the truck which was accepted by Horsham Fire.

On Tuesday September 8th the truck was shipped to Fountaintown Fire the truck arrived on Wednesday September 9th.

Thank you to Horsham Fire and Fountaintown Fire for the opportunity to work with both departments on this project.

#soldanotherone #bettercallbob #firelineequipment #bobsellstrucksfast

As Hurricane Isaias continues to make its way towards us now's a good time to double check your hurricane supplies. The ...
08/01/2020

As Hurricane Isaias continues to make its way towards us now's a good time to double check your hurricane supplies. The following is a good list provided Duplin Country Fire and Emergency Management.

Are you prepared for hurricane season? Here's a list of items to include in your emergency supplies kit. Stock up now on non-perishable food, bottled water, and other supplies so you aren't scrambling to find the items you need when a storm is off the coast.

- Water (one gallon per person per day)
- Non-perishable food
- Non-electric can opener
- First aid kit and medicines
- Baby supplies, toys, books, games
- Food, water, leash and carrier for pets
- Flashlight, portable radio, batteries
- Cash and change
- Extra pair of eyeglasses
- Blanket or sleeping bag
- Extra set of house and car keys
- Change of clothes and sturdy shoes
- Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
- Fire extinguisher, ABC-type
- Important papers
- Personal hygiene items
- Cell phone and charger/power bank

Move over when you see emergency lights! Please keep trooper Devin Rich in your thoughts and prayers as he was involved ...
07/07/2020

Move over when you see emergency lights! Please keep trooper Devin Rich in your thoughts and prayers as he was involved in an accident while responding to a call on I40 today.

June was a busy month for the FFD. As things settled down a bit, your FFD joined Back Swamp VFD and Nine Mile VFD for a ...
07/06/2020

June was a busy month for the FFD. As things settled down a bit, your FFD joined Back Swamp VFD and Nine Mile VFD for a multi-company training dealing with vehicle extrication. A few days later, Back Swamp made the 'long' journey to Fountaintown for a joint search and rescue training. To close out the month, we had several members fitted for new gear (not pictured) and received the equipment ordered with money received from a grant from the OSFM. We at FFD look forward to the second half of 2020 and want everyone to stay safe out there.

04/29/2020

Traditionally April is when we host our Annual BBQ and Open House, unfortunately with the Stay at Home Order and social distancing, we made the tough decision to postpone. With the extension of the Stay at Home Order into May we are again postponing till a later date to be determined. But rest assured, we will get through these difficult times together and we can't wait to see y'all for food and fellowship as soon as all this is behind us all. Stay safe and don't hesitate to call 911 if you have an emergency.

Very respectfully,
Everyone at FFD

Today's COVID-19 update from Duplin County Government. (4/21/2020)
04/21/2020

Today's COVID-19 update from Duplin County Government. (4/21/2020)

34 TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19 IN DUPLIN COUNTY

Duplin County’s cumulative number of laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 cases has increased to 34 residents over the last several days. At this time, the increase in the number of positive cases is linked to widespread community transmission.

There is currently an outbreak in one of Duplin County’s food processing facilities. An outbreak is defined as two or more positive cases. Duplin County Health Department continues to conduct outbreak investigations including contact tracing to identify who else may have potentially been exposed. No additional local information will be released at this time. To view today’s press release, please visit https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/north-carolina-leaders-act-protect-workers-food-processing-facilities.

A telephone line dedicated to COVID-19 questions has been established at the Health Department: 910-296-2130 ext. 8160. No medical advice or assessments will be given from this phone line.

With the combo of low humidity and high winds, conditions are prime for rapid fire growth and spread today so burning is...
04/17/2020

With the combo of low humidity and high winds, conditions are prime for rapid fire growth and spread today so burning is not recommend.

INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS AFTERNOON...OUTDOOR BURNING DISCOURAGED

The combination of low relative humidities of 25 to 30 percent and gusty winds of 25 to 30 mph will result in an increased fire danger across eastern North Carolina today.

Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential ignition source...including machinery...cigarettes...and matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry grasses and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to spread quickly.

04/16/2020

There will be a crew testing fire hose today. This is a requirement for our ISO rating. You may notice some fluctuations in your water during this testing.

This evening FFD Engine 3 and members along with many other Departments from all across Duplin County had the honor and ...
04/15/2020

This evening FFD Engine 3 and members along with many other Departments from all across Duplin County had the honor and privilege to take part in a Parade of Honor for all the hard working women and men of Vidant Duplin.

Photo courtesy of FFD Firefighter Julia Barker.

Photo courtesy of Firefighter Julia Barker
04/15/2020

Photo courtesy of Firefighter Julia Barker

04/10/2020

To all Fountaintown Fire District Residents:

The Chiefs, Officers, and Members of the Fountaintown Fire Department want to reassure all of you that we remain committed to providing fire and rescue services to our community whenever we are called upon to do so.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing and stay at home policies, we would like to communicate to the public the following adjustments in which we will be operating:

1. Fire/Rescue Emergency response will not change. Our station is fully staffed and able to respond to any emergencies that the community might face.

2. Our Medical Responders however will not be dispatched to calls at this time. This is a county policy and not something we chose to do ourselves, but we are following in order to continue to be able to serve our community, without fear of being quarantined ourselves due to unnecessary exposure risks. Members are monitoring the radio and are standing by ready should EMS crews need additional support.

3. We have put training at the Station on hold for now to again reduce our members risk of unnecessary exposure. While on hold, we have been doing online training and holding virtual meetings but will be right back in the swing of things as soon as possible.

Please remember that we are a volunteer organization, always ready and willing to help. We appreciate your understanding, look forward to serving you, and encourage you to continue to call 911 if you have an emergency.

Thank you!

Fountaintown Fire Department

04/06/2020
Duplin County Government

Today's COVID-19 update from Duplin County Government. (4/6/2020)

COVID-19 UPDATE 14 - APRIL 6, 2020

The Duplin County Health Department reported in a News Release on Saturday that it has five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Duplin County. News Releases indicating positive cases will now be distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

Statistics for North Carolina COVID-19 cases are available on the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.

Duplin County Schools resumes meal distribution at six school sites today. Meal bags will be available at Beulaville Elementary, B.F. Grady Elementary, North Duplin Elementary, Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary, Wallace Elementary, and Warsaw Elementary. Student meals can be picked up between the hours of 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Everyone is asked to stay in their vehicle at all times. Due to logistics and safety concerns, there will be a maximum of 4 plates, per car, per day.

Duplin County Water Department will not disconnect service to residential customers for non-payment for at least 60 days. Late fees will not be imposed during this time, but customers are encouraged to keep bill payments current, if possible, to avoid a large balance due once the deferment period has ended.

Answers to many FAQs regarding Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) was provided in a post on Friday from the Duplin County Department of Social Services.

An Agriculture Assistance Hotline has been set up to help those in the NC agriculture industry who need help with COVID-19 related issues. Call 1-866-747-9823. Or email [email protected].

All county departments are functioning with alternative operating procedures. Please refer to our previous post for a list of departments and operations. We strongly recommend citizens utilize phone and internet options to conduct business with county departments when possible.

Governor Cooper has issued nine executive orders (EO 116-122 & 124-125) related to COVID-19, which include, but are not limited to, the following actions:
- Authorizes and encourages remote shareholder meetings (EO 125)
- Prohibits utility shut-offs, late fees, and reconnection fees (EO 124)
- Provides guidance about restrictions on evictions for 60 days (EO 124)
- Enables transfers of surplus state property to local governments and approves donations of personal protective equipment through the State’s Health Care Coalitions (EO 122)
- A Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30, at 5 pm for 30 days (EO 121)
- Clarifies essential businesses and operations (EO 121)
- Bans gatherings of more than 10 people (EO 121)
- Closes public K-12 schools through May 15 (EO 120)
- Closes certain businesses (outlined in EO 120)
- Facilitates critical motor vehicle operations (EO 119)
- Expands access to child care for essential personnel (EO 119)
- Closes indoor and outdoor sit-down service at restaurants/bars (EO 118)
- Broadens unemployment insurance benefits (EO 118)
- Declares a State of Emergency (EO 116)
Full copies of Executive Orders are available at https://governor.nc.gov/news/executive-orders

For assistance from NCDHHS during COVID-19, text COVIDNC to 898211 or dial 211 or 888-892-1162.

The Duplin County Health Department has activated a telephone line specifically dedicated to COVID-19: 910-296-2130 (ext. 8160). This line is for general questions, and no medical advice or assessments will be given from this line.

If you are working at a hospital or are an emergency or first responder and need childcare in order to go to work, NCDHHS has a childcare hotline to help: 888-600-1685

Please remember:
- Clean and disinfect surfaces often.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Avoid touching surfaces, your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are ill.
- If you feel sick, call your health care provider to discuss your symptoms over the phone so they can assess the best method to see you and/or provide treatment.

With prime weather for rapid fire spread, please reconsider burning yard debris and limbs again today.
04/04/2020

With prime weather for rapid fire spread, please reconsider burning yard debris and limbs again today.

**April 3 – April 4**
Fire Danger is predicted to be high across North Carolina.

Reconsider burning yard debris to reduce the risk of wildfires while also reducing the risk of community exposure to COVID-19 by allowing first responders to limit close-contact interactions and maintain social distance.

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management
04/03/2020

Duplin County Fire & Emergency Management

INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY
Outdoor burning is discouraged.

Northwest winds gusting to 25 mph at times, combined with low relative humidities, will lead to an increased fire danger today. The lowest humidities and strongest winds are expected from late morning through the afternoon.

Over the next couple days with the expected combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds, NOAA is forecasting El...
04/03/2020

Over the next couple days with the expected combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds, NOAA is forecasting Elevated Fire Weather Danger for a good portion of inland eastern North Carolina. What that means is conditions are favorable for fires to spread quickly, so please avoid outdoor burning.

04/02/2020
Duplin County Government

Today's COVID-19 update from Duplin County Government. (4/2/2020)

COVID-19 UPDATE 12 - APRIL 2, 2020

As of this morning, the Duplin County Health Department reports it has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Duplin County. There have been additional tests administered by health care facilities in the county. We will post media releases if more cases are confirmed in our county.

Statistics for North Carolina COVID-19 cases are available on the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) COVID-19 dashboard at https://www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc.

North Carolina Baptists on Mission is partnering with Duplin County Schools to provide a daily meal for school-aged children. Coordination efforts are currently underway to resume meal distribution, with a tentative start date of Monday, April 6, 2020. An update will be posted on this page with further details.

All county departments are functioning with alternative operating procedures. Please refer to our post from Monday for a list of departments and operations. We strongly recommend citizens utilize phone and internet options to conduct business with county departments when possible.

Governor Cooper has issued eight executive orders (EO 116-122 & 124) related to COVID-19, which include, but are not limited to, the following actions:
- Prohibits utility shut-offs, late fees, and reconnection fees (EO 124)
- Provides guidance about restrictions on evictions for 60 days (EO 124)
- Enables transfers of surplus state property to local governments and approves donations of personal protective equipment through the State’s Health Care Coalitions (EO 122)
- A Stay at Home Order beginning Monday, March 30, at 5 pm for 30 days (EO 121)
- Clarifies essential businesses and operations (EO 121)
- Bans gatherings of more than 10 people (EO 121)
- Closes public K-12 schools through May 15 (EO 120)
- Closes certain businesses (outlined in EO 120)
- Facilitates critical motor vehicle operations (EO 119)
- Expands access to child care for essential personnel (EO 119)
- Closes indoor and outdoor sit-down service at restaurants/bars (EO 118)
- Broadens unemployment insurance benefits (EO 118)
- Declares a State of Emergency (EO 116)
Full copies of Executive Orders are available at https://governor.nc.gov/news/executive-orders

For assistance from NCDHHS during COVID-19, text COVIDNC to 898211 or dial 211 or 888-892-1162.
The Duplin County Health Department has activated a telephone line specifically dedicated to COVID-19: 910-296-2130 (ext. 8160). This line is for general questions, and no medical advice or assessments will be given from this line. Duplin County residents who have traveled to an area where COVID-19 is present within the last 14 days and have symptoms and are concerned need to contact their primary physician or healthcare provider.

If you are working at a hospital or are an emergency or first responder and need childcare in order to go to work, NCDHHS has a childcare hotline to help: 888-600-1685

Please remember:
- Clean and disinfect surfaces often. This virus is transmitted via respiratory droplets, which can live on surfaces over a week.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Respiratory droplets can travel up to six feet.
- Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Avoid touching surfaces, your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are ill.
- If you feel sick, call your health care provider to discuss your symptoms over the phone so they can assess the best method to see you and/or provide treatment.

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1698 Fountaintown Rd
Chinquapin, NC
28521

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(910) 324-4075

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Congratulations on another job well-done. Your dedication and information & education effort seems to have paid off.
Popcorn, cotton candy, funnel cakes, nachos and even an old fashioned cake walk! Bouncy houses, face painting and our awesome Haunted Hayride! We also share fire prevention information with your family. Join us at Mikes Farm tonight beginning at 6:00 pm- until. Fountaintown and Back Swamp Fire Departments appreciate the support!
What was the condition of Baysden Pond Road during and after the storm...If flooded, how deep ?? And how long without power.??? Thanks in advance
We can help...
As most of you know Duplin County has 3 softball teams going to the World Series. The estimated cost for all 3 teams from what I have been told is about $60,000. This covers food,fuel & 5 days stay in hotel. Kenansville FD will be donating $250 to help. We are challenging all Fire Departments in Duplin County to donate $250 as well. Checks need to be payable to: Beulaville Recreation and delivered by lunch on 7/25(Wednesday). Contact Peggy O'Neal Doran at 919-223-1441 for payment arrangements.