Wilmington, NC Fire Department

Wilmington, NC Fire Department The Wilmington Fire Department is an internationally accredited department that provides fire suppression and first response emergency medical services (EMS) in the City of Wilmington.

Our mission is to protect, serve and educate for the safest community.

Operating as usual

Last week was the first week on shift for the Recruit Class 2021 graduates. We are more than proud of the hard work thes...
11/30/2021

Last week was the first week on shift for the Recruit Class 2021 graduates.

We are more than proud of the hard work these men and women have done to get where they are today.

Our academy is a long, grueling, and intense six months of training, but itโ€™s all paid off now that they are on shift alongside their brothers and sisters of the WFD.

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In the last week, we've responded to several ๐Ÿ”ฅ fully involved ๐Ÿ”ฅ residential fires. Each of them were ruled accidental, b...
11/29/2021

In the last week, we've responded to several ๐Ÿ”ฅ fully involved ๐Ÿ”ฅ residential fires.

Each of them were ruled accidental, but had different causes.
๐Ÿ”Œ Electrical
๐Ÿ  Chimney Fire
๐Ÿšฌ Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

How can you be sure your home is safe? ๐Ÿค”

1๏ธโƒฃ Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. Without them, you and your family are at higher risk of dying in a home fire since smoke alarms alert you to get out of the home in the case of a fire.

2๏ธโƒฃ Have your chimney serviced and/or cleaned once a year by a professional. If there are cracks or crevices, a seemingly harmless fire in your fireplace can quickly spread to the walls of your home.

3๏ธโƒฃ If you have a smoker in the home, have deep, sturdy ashtrays. Cigarette butts never go directly into the trashcan or in/around landscaping. Butts can smolder for a long time before taking off as a fully involved fire.

Got any other fire safety tips for your neighbors? Drop them here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 1935, Lieutenant Raymond D. Core, age 43, passed away in the Line of Duty. Lt. Core was...
11/25/2021

TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 1935, Lieutenant Raymond D. Core, age 43, passed away in the Line of Duty.

Lt. Core was operating at a house fire at 1901 Chestnut Street performing salvage operations when he collapsed in a hallway.

He was rushed to the hospital by Chief Zellers, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. It was determined that he had suffered a heart attack. Lt. Core had been with the department since June 1, 1919.

Lt. Core is one of the fallen firefighters honored at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empie Park Fire Station.

Today, and every day, may we take time to remember Lt. Core's sacrifice.

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TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 1935, Lieutenant Raymond D. Core, age 43, passed away in the Line of Duty.

Lt. Core was operating at a house fire at 1901 Chestnut Street performing salvage operations when he collapsed in a hallway.

He was rushed to the hospital by Chief Zellers, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. It was determined that he had suffered a heart attack. Lt. Core had been with the department since June 1, 1919.

Lt. Core is one of the fallen firefighters honored at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empie Park Fire Station.

Today, and every day, may we take time to remember Lt. Core's sacrifice.

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Today the Wilmington Fire Department added 20 new firefighters to our family. Congrats on all your hard work, Recruit Cl...
11/20/2021

Today the Wilmington Fire Department added 20 new firefighters to our family. Congrats on all your hard work, Recruit Class 2021!

Pictures from the ceremony will be posted at a later date.

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Today the Wilmington Fire Department added 20 new firefighters to our family. Congrats on all your hard work, Recruit Class 2021!

Pictures from the ceremony will be posted at a later date.

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11/19/2021

Watch our Recruit Class 2021 Graduation program! Congrats on all your hard work! ๐ŸŽ‰

Wilmington Fire Department recently added three newly trained SWAT medics to the roster. โ›‘The firefighters attended a we...
11/18/2021

Wilmington Fire Department recently added three newly trained SWAT medics to the roster. โ›‘

The firefighters attended a week-long training at the Samarcand training facility where they learned Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, operations and command, fi****ms, tactical movements, and less lethal munitions. They are now fully operational on the team and can respond with Wilmington, NC Police Department when needed.

Congrats on your hard work, guys! ๐ŸŽ‰

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Wilmington Fire Department recently added three newly trained SWAT medics to the roster. โ›‘

The firefighters attended a week-long training at the Samarcand training facility where they learned Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, operations and command, fi****ms, tactical movements, and less lethal munitions. They are now fully operational on the team and can respond with Wilmington, NC Police Department when needed.

Congrats on your hard work, guys! ๐ŸŽ‰

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THE OVERLOOKED ๐Ÿ‘€ SIDE OF THE FIRE SERVICEEveryone knows that you call ๐Ÿ“ฑ 911 when you're experiencing an emergency. ๐Ÿšจ Wha...
11/17/2021

THE OVERLOOKED ๐Ÿ‘€ SIDE OF THE FIRE SERVICE

Everyone knows that you call ๐Ÿ“ฑ 911 when you're experiencing an emergency. ๐Ÿšจ

What many forget or don't know is that we have a whole division of folks that work solely to โŒPREVENTโŒ those emergencies from ever happening.

In fact, when buildings and other structures perform without incident, the role that inspectors and code officials play in helping prevent disasters is often overlooked.

But the reality is when a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ doesnโ€™t happen, itโ€™s not magic ๐Ÿ”ฎ or luck ๐Ÿ€; itโ€™s the result of multiple factors working together to prevent disaster.

These folks donโ€™t get enough credit. What do you think? ๐Ÿค”

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#nfpa #wilmingtonnc #fireinspection #codeenforcement #wilmingtonfire #wfd #ilm #wilm #crr #communityriskreduction #itstartswithinsights #firefighter #nationalfireprotectionassociation #fireprevention #disasterprevention #wednesdaywisdom

THE OVERLOOKED ๐Ÿ‘€ SIDE OF THE FIRE SERVICE

Everyone knows that you call ๐Ÿ“ฑ 911 when you're experiencing an emergency. ๐Ÿšจ

What many forget or don't know is that we have a whole division of folks that work solely to โŒPREVENTโŒ those emergencies from ever happening.

In fact, when buildings and other structures perform without incident, the role that inspectors and code officials play in helping prevent disasters is often overlooked.

But the reality is when a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ doesnโ€™t happen, itโ€™s not magic ๐Ÿ”ฎ or luck ๐Ÿ€; itโ€™s the result of multiple factors working together to prevent disaster.

These folks donโ€™t get enough credit. What do you think? ๐Ÿค”

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#nfpa #wilmingtonnc #fireinspection #codeenforcement #wilmingtonfire #wfd #ilm #wilm #crr #communityriskreduction #itstartswithinsights #firefighter #nationalfireprotectionassociation #fireprevention #disasterprevention #wednesdaywisdom

PLEASE READ๐Ÿ‘‡Next time you're zipping past a firetruck๐Ÿš’, EMS unit ๐Ÿš‘, or police car ๐Ÿš” on the side of the road... Remember ...
11/16/2021

PLEASE READ๐Ÿ‘‡
Next time you're zipping past a firetruck๐Ÿš’, EMS unit ๐Ÿš‘, or police car ๐Ÿš” on the side of the road...

Remember that those firefighters, EMTs, and police officers are someone's father, wife, son, grandpa, daughter, nephew, or girlfriend.

Help us make sure everyone goes home safe to their loved ones at the end of their shift.

๐Ÿšจ SLOW DOWN
โžก MOVE OVER
๐Ÿ“ GIVE THEM ROOM

It could be the difference between life and death for a first responder.

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#crashrespondersafetyweek #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #ilm #wilm #Crashrespondersafetyweek2021 #firstresponder #firstrespondersafety #whatsupwilmington #wfd #whatsupwilm #slowdownmoveover #firefighters

PLEASE READ๐Ÿ‘‡
Next time you're zipping past a firetruck๐Ÿš’, EMS unit ๐Ÿš‘, or police car ๐Ÿš” on the side of the road...

Remember that those firefighters, EMTs, and police officers are someone's father, wife, son, grandpa, daughter, nephew, or girlfriend.

Help us make sure everyone goes home safe to their loved ones at the end of their shift.

๐Ÿšจ SLOW DOWN
โžก MOVE OVER
๐Ÿ“ GIVE THEM ROOM

It could be the difference between life and death for a first responder.

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#crashrespondersafetyweek #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #ilm #wilm #Crashrespondersafetyweek2021 #firstresponder #firstrespondersafety #whatsupwilmington #wfd #whatsupwilm #slowdownmoveover #firefighters

C Shift recently responded out to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation plant to assist the county with a fire call.Saw dust and...
11/15/2021

C Shift recently responded out to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation plant to assist the county with a fire call.

Saw dust and wood shavings caught fire inside of two of the hoppers at the plant.

Together with @nhcfirerescue, we used ladder trucks to flood the hoppers with water from above and also pulled hoses to hit problem areas from below.

We're grateful to have such good working relationships with our surrounding agencies.

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A Shift recently responded to a call for a large tree limb that had come down in the roadway, pulling cable lines down w...
11/12/2021

A Shift recently responded to a call for a large tree limb that had come down in the roadway, pulling cable lines down with it.

The crew worked with AT&T and Spectrum and the City's Tree Department to mitigate the incident and get the street cleaned back up.

Some neighborhood kids popped their heads out when they saw our big red truck and stopped by to say hi.

We love it when we can meet the community we work to serve everyday, especially when it's not an emergency, no one is injured, or lost their property.

This is the good stuff right here. โค๏ธ

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HONORING OUR VETS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธSeveral of our Wilmington Firefighters are also active or retired United States Military. Today, and...
11/11/2021

HONORING OUR VETS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Several of our Wilmington Firefighters are also active or retired United States Military. Today, and every day, we are thankful for their service to our country as a member of our armed services, and as a WFD firefighter.

*United States Air Force*
Robert Gausman, Staff Sergeant 2012 - 2018
Grady Jarman, Senior Airman 1999 - 2000

*United States Army*
Allen Lewis, Staff Sergeant 2002 - 2015
Andy Owens, Specialist 2013 - 2018

*United States Coast Guard*
Mike Browning, Lieutenant 2010 -
Andy Owens, Petty Officer 2010 - 2013

*United States Marine Corps*
Mike Bannon, Corporal 1988 - 1992
Robert Bentfield, Lance Corporal 1992 - 1996
Sal Delia, Corporal 1992 - 1997
Thai Guidry, Corporal 2006 - 2011
Jason Koplin, Corporal 1992 - 1996
Keith Nelson, Sergeant 2004 - 2008
Andy Owens, Corporal 2000 - 2004
Logan Westcott, Corporal 2005 - 2009

*United States Navy*
Chuck Bower, Petty Officer 2nd Class 1983 - 1990
Mike Grimord, Damage Controlman Petty Office 3rd Class 1991 - 1995

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TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 2014, WFD lost a loved member of our family, Captain Eric D. Lacewell. Captain Lacewell...
11/04/2021

TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 2014, WFD lost a loved member of our family, Captain Eric D. Lacewell.

Captain Lacewell served the city for 24 years before collapsing on duty at Station 10 on March 31, 2011. Captain Lacewell was taken to the hospital where it was determined he was paralyzed. He succumbed to complications from the paralysis a few years later at age 51.

Flags have been placed at his gravesite this week. Captain Lacewell is one of the eight fallen firefighters honored at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empie Park Fire Station.

Today, and every day, may we take time to remember Captain Lacewell's sacrifice.

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#truckcompany #enginecompany #timetoremember #firstresponderhealth

LOCAL ARTIST DONATES 9/11 ENGINE PORTRAITStation 15 recently got an exciting visit from local artist ๐ŸŽจ Rachard McIntyre ...
11/01/2021

LOCAL ARTIST DONATES 9/11 ENGINE PORTRAIT

Station 15 recently got an exciting visit from local artist ๐ŸŽจ Rachard McIntyre who stopped by to donate a framed print of one of his drawings.

McIntyre made an incredible portrait of a fire engine ๐Ÿš’ using the names of the 343 fallen firefighters from 9/11.

What do you think of the portrait? ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Look, y'all... bonfires are a โŒ NO โŒ in the City of Wilmington, NC.We know they are nice to sit around when the weather ...
10/29/2021

Look, y'all... bonfires are a โŒ NO โŒ in the City of Wilmington, NC.

We know they are nice to sit around when the weather cools down, but there is a city ordinance in place that prohibits ALL open burning.

That includes...
๐Ÿ”ฅ campfires
๐Ÿ”ฅ fire pits
๐Ÿ”ฅ bonfires
๐Ÿ”ฅ burning leaves/trash
๐Ÿ”ฅ chimeneas

If you are caught, you can be slapped with a fine. ๐Ÿ’ฐ But more importantly, you risk your safety and the safety of others. #DontBeThatGuy

We don't relish being the ones to break the news and we aren't against having a good time, but it's about safety, folks.

Please respect the rules and don't burn.

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Look, y'all... bonfires are a โŒ NO โŒ in the City of Wilmington, NC.

We know they are nice to sit around when the weather cools down, but there is a city ordinance in place that prohibits ALL open burning.

That includes...
๐Ÿ”ฅ campfires
๐Ÿ”ฅ fire pits
๐Ÿ”ฅ bonfires
๐Ÿ”ฅ burning leaves/trash
๐Ÿ”ฅ chimeneas

If you are caught, you can be slapped with a fine. ๐Ÿ’ฐ But more importantly, you risk your safety and the safety of others. #DontBeThatGuy

We don't relish being the ones to break the news and we aren't against having a good time, but it's about safety, folks.

Please respect the rules and don't burn.

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#wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #whatsupwilmington #outsidefire #openburning #newhanovercounty #wfd #ilm #wilm #halloween #fallweather #cityofwilmington #cityofwilm #uncwilmington #uncwseahawks

WHY WE PRACTICE NIGHT DRILLS๐ŸŒ’Our crews are constantly training on fire scene ๐Ÿš’ operations, but each of our engine, truck...
10/27/2021

WHY WE PRACTICE NIGHT DRILLS๐ŸŒ’

Our crews are constantly training on fire scene ๐Ÿš’ operations, but each of our engine, truck, and rescue companies also practice night drills. ๐Ÿ”ฆ

This is important because most fully-involved fires ๐Ÿ”ฅ come in overnight when people are less alert ๐Ÿ˜ด and the fire has more time to grow.

Crews work on the same skills that we train on during the day, but in the dark. Like...

๐Ÿชœ Ladder operations
๐Ÿ’ฆ Hose placement
๐Ÿช“ Ventilation
๐Ÿฆบ Safe Operations
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’ Company Coordination

Each company participates in night drills at least 4 times a year.

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WATCH THE TEARFUL REUNION ๐Ÿ‘‡WECT News did a great job of telling the story of the two rescued pups last week. We're so gl...
10/25/2021
Unsung hero: Firefighters rush to save dogs from burning Wilmington apartment

WATCH THE TEARFUL REUNION ๐Ÿ‘‡

WECT News did a great job of telling the story of the two rescued pups last week. We're so glad this call turned out well and we were able to reunite Whiskey and Winston with their mommy. โค

WE'RE NOT CRYING๐Ÿ˜ข... YOU'RE CRYING๐Ÿ˜ญ-->
https://www.wect.com/2021/10/22/unsung-hero-firefighters-rush-save-dogs-burning-wilmington-apartment/

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Last week was the first week on shift for the Recruit Class 2021 graduates. We are more than proud of the hard work these men and women have done to get where they are today. Our academy is a long, grueling, and intense six months of training, but itโ€™s all paid off now that they are on shift alongside their brothers and sisters of the WFD. . . . . . #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #wfd #ilm #wilm #trainyourprobie #firefighterrecruit #firefighter #firefightersofinstagram #whatsupwilmington #academy2021 #recruitacademy #recruitclass2021
In the last week, we've responded to several ๐Ÿ”ฅ fully involved ๐Ÿ”ฅ residential fires. Each of them were ruled accidental, but had different causes. ๐Ÿ”Œ Electrical ๐Ÿ  Chimney Fire ๐Ÿšฌ Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials How can you be sure your home is safe? ๐Ÿค” 1๏ธโƒฃ Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home. Without them, you and your family are at higher risk of dying in a home fire since smoke alarms alert you to get out of the home in the case of a fire. 2๏ธโƒฃ Have your chimney serviced and/or cleaned once a year by a professional. If there are cracks or crevices, a seemingly harmless fire in your fireplace can quickly spread to the walls of your home. 3๏ธโƒฃ If you have a smoker in the home, have deep, sturdy ashtrays. Cigarette butts never go directly into the trashcan or in/around landscaping. Butts can smolder for a long time before taking off as a fully involved fire. Got any other fire safety tips for your neighbors? Drop them here ๐Ÿ‘‡ . . . . . #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #wfd #workingfire #housefire #residentialfire #smokingfire #electricalfire #chimneyfire #fireinvestigation #ilm #wilm #whatsupwilmington #wilmingtonnews #cityofwilmington #cityofwilm #enginecrew #truckcompany #laddercompany #crr #firefighter #itstartswithinsights #firefighters
TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 1935, Lieutenant Raymond D. Core, age 43, passed away in the Line of Duty. Lt. Core was operating at a house fire at 1901 Chestnut Street performing salvage operations when he collapsed in a hallway. He was rushed to the hospital by Chief Zellers, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. It was determined that he had suffered a heart attack. Lt. Core had been with the department since June 1, 1919. Lt. Core is one of the fallen firefighters honored at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empie Park Fire Station. Today, and every day, may we take time to remember Lt. Core's sacrifice. . . . . . #LODD #FallenFirefighter #ThinRedLine #fallenfirefightermemorial #lineofdutydeath #wilmingtonfire #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonliving #whatsupwilmington #neverforget #firefighterposts #firedept #wfd #wilm #ilm #truckcompany #enginecompany #timetoremember #firstresponderhealth
Today the Wilmington Fire Department added 20 new firefighters to our family. Congrats on all your hard work, Recruit Class 2021! Pictures from the ceremony will be posted at a later date. . . . . . #firefighterrecruit #firefighterlife #ilm #wfd #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #trainyourprobie #firefightersintraining #firefightergraduation #wilm #whatsupwilmington #liveoakbankpavilion
Watch our Recruit Class 2021 Graduation program! Congrats on all your hard work! ๐ŸŽ‰
Wilmington Fire Department recently added three newly trained SWAT medics to the roster. โ›‘ The firefighters attended a week-long training at the Samarcand training facility where they learned Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, operations and command, fi****ms, tactical movements, and less lethal munitions. They are now fully operational on the team and can respond with Wilmington, NC Police Department when needed. Congrats on your hard work, guys! ๐ŸŽ‰ . . . . . #SWAT #SWATteam #SWATmedic #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #wilm #ilm #wfd #firefighters #firefighterposts #trainyourprobie #SWATtraining #firefightertraining #enginecrew #firstresponders
THE OVERLOOKED ๐Ÿ‘€ SIDE OF THE FIRE SERVICE Everyone knows that you call ๐Ÿ“ฑ 911 when you're experiencing an emergency. ๐Ÿšจ What many forget or don't know is that we have a whole division of folks that work solely to โŒPREVENTโŒ those emergencies from ever happening. In fact, when buildings and other structures perform without incident, the role that inspectors and code officials play in helping prevent disasters is often overlooked. But the reality is when a fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ doesnโ€™t happen, itโ€™s not magic ๐Ÿ”ฎ or luck ๐Ÿ€; itโ€™s the result of multiple factors working together to prevent disaster. These folks donโ€™t get enough credit. What do you think? ๐Ÿค” . . . . . #nfpa #wilmingtonnc #fireinspection #codeenforcement #wilmingtonfire #wfd #ilm #wilm #crr #communityriskreduction #itstartswithinsights #firefighter #nationalfireprotectionassociation #fireprevention #disasterprevention #wednesdaywisdom
PLEASE READ๐Ÿ‘‡ Next time you're zipping past a firetruck๐Ÿš’, EMS unit ๐Ÿš‘, or police car ๐Ÿš” on the side of the road... Remember that those firefighters, EMTs, and police officers are someone's father, wife, son, grandpa, daughter, nephew, or girlfriend. Help us make sure everyone goes home safe to their loved ones at the end of their shift. ๐Ÿšจ SLOW DOWN โžก MOVE OVER ๐Ÿ“ GIVE THEM ROOM It could be the difference between life and death for a first responder. . . . . . #crashrespondersafetyweek #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #ilm #wilm #Crashrespondersafetyweek2021 #firstresponder #firstrespondersafety #whatsupwilmington #wfd #whatsupwilm #slowdownmoveover #firefighters
C Shift recently responded out to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation plant to assist the county with a fire call. Saw dust and wood shavings caught fire inside of two of the hoppers at the plant. Together with @nhcfirerescue, we used ladder trucks to flood the hoppers with water from above and also pulled hoses to hit problem areas from below. We're grateful to have such good working relationships with our surrounding agencies. . . . . . #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonfire #wilm #wfd #ilm #firescene #fireresponse #firefightersofinstagram #whatsupwilm #whatsupwilmington #newhanovercounty #nhcfr #newhanovercountyfirerescue #laddertruck #tractordrawnaerial #firetrucksofamerica #hopperfire #workingfire
A Shift recently responded to a call for a large tree limb that had come down in the roadway, pulling cable lines down with it. The crew worked with AT&T and Spectrum and the City's Tree Department to mitigate the incident and get the street cleaned back up. Some neighborhood kids popped their heads out when they saw our big red truck and stopped by to say hi. We love it when we can meet the community we work to serve everyday, especially when it's not an emergency, no one is injured, or lost their property. This is the good stuff right here. โค๏ธ . . . . . #enginecrew #enginecompany #truckcompany #wilmingtonnc #ilm #wilmingtonliving #downtownwilmington #wilmingtonfire #wfd #wilm #firefighterposts #firehousepride #firefightersofinstagram
HONORING OUR VETS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Several of our Wilmington Firefighters are also active or retired United States Military. Today, and every day, we are thankful for their service to our country as a member of our armed services, and as a WFD firefighter. *United States Air Force* Robert Gausman, Staff Sergeant 2012 - 2018 Grady Jarman, Senior Airman 1999 - 2000 *United States Army* Allen Lewis, Staff Sergeant 2002 - 2015 Andy Owens, Specialist 2013 - 2018 *United States Coast Guard* Mike Browning, Lieutenant 2010 - Andy Owens, Petty Officer 2010 - 2013 *United States Marine Corps* Mike Bannon, Corporal 1988 - 1992 Robert Bentfield, Lance Corporal 1992 - 1996 Sal Delia, Corporal 1992 - 1997 Thai Guidry, Corporal 2006 - 2011 Jason Koplin, Corporal 1992 - 1996 Keith Nelson, Sergeant 2004 - 2008 Andy Owens, Corporal 2000 - 2004 Logan Westcott, Corporal 2005 - 2009 *United States Navy* Chuck Bower, Petty Officer 2nd Class 1983 - 1990 Mike Grimord, Damage Controlman Petty Office 3rd Class 1991 - 1995 . . . . . #WilmingtonFire #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonliving #firefighterposts #wilm #ilm #wfd #whatsupwilmington #veteransday #honoringourvets #enginecompany #truckcompany #airforce #army #coastguard #marinecorps #usnavy
TIME TO REMEMBER: On this day in 2014, WFD lost a loved member of our family, Captain Eric D. Lacewell. Captain Lacewell served the city for 24 years before collapsing on duty at Station 10 on March 31, 2011. Captain Lacewell was taken to the hospital where it was determined he was paralyzed. He succumbed to complications from the paralysis a few years later at age 51. Flags have been placed at his gravesite this week. Captain Lacewell is one of the eight fallen firefighters honored at the WFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the Empie Park Fire Station. Today, and every day, may we take time to remember Captain Lacewell's sacrifice. . . . . . #LODD #FallenFirefighter #ThinRedLine #fallenfirefightermemorial #lineofdutydeath #wilmingtonfire #wilmingtonnc #wilmingtonliving #whatsupwilmington #neverforget #firefighterposts #firedept #wfd #wilm #truckcompany #enginecompany #timetoremember #firstresponderhealth