Stoney Point Trail of Terror Season Draws Near
As August draws to close, the members of Stoney Point Fire Department are hard at work renovating the Trail of Terror. Though the Trail’s foundation remains unchanged, the attraction itself is undergoing repairs and upgrades. Constant exposure to Fayetteville weather means roofs need patching, beams and supports need replacing, and everywhere there’s moving parts, examinations for stress and breakage. Like any public attraction, the Trail is continuously upgraded to keep the experience fresh. This year, the Stoney Point Fire Department is proud to announce the following improvements:
- A newly-reorganized Trail and the addition of four new scenes;
- A completely revamped stage for Stoney Point’s own Diva Blaze;
- A brand new Web presence at undeadfd.com
- A never-before-seen exhibit – new for 2015 – Zombie Rampage!
6 May 2015
A huge attaboy to Firefighter Schatz!
Firefighter Schatz was on his way to work this morning when he noticed fire engulfing the deck at Chason Ridge apartments. He called 9-1-1 and began evacuating residents till Fayetteville FD arrived. See this article in the Fayetteville Observer for further details!
2 May 2015
Announcing Safe Kids Day 2015! Sponsored by Safe Kids of Cumberland County, Safe Kids Day is a public safety event to help reduce preventable injuries in children. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 9 May at Target on Skibo Road (2056 Skibo Road) from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Several different agencies will have apparatus on display! Parents, have your child’s safety seat checked by certified firefighters from throughout the county! See this flyer for more information!
22 April 2015
We’re hiring! Stoney Point is currently looking for a full-time firefighter/EMT-Basic!
Click here to complete our membership application. This is necessary for both volunteer and paid positions.
Call 910.424.0694 with any questions!
April 2015 Update
Welcome to spring! Brushfire season continues anew as the weather warms and old vegetation dries out. Remember to dispose of cigarette butts only in approved containers and avoid burning debris of any kind on warm, windy days. Visit the North Carolina Forest Service for assistance.
As the weather warms and pools re–open, please take a moment and visit poolsafety.gov to review a variety of ways to stay safe while staying cool. North Carolina had 10 summer drownings last year; let’s make a goal of 0 this year!
Finally, as summer rushes ever closer, be sure to review your home emergency supplies and keep abreast of North Carolina’s ever-changing weather.
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posts all watches and warnings here.
- Current projections are indicating a quieter hurricane season this year, but that’s no reason to become complacent. May 24 through May 30 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week; check your supplies and replace anything that’s expired. Ensure you have copies of vital records and pre-established emergency plans for communications, security of your personal belongings, and even evacuation.
- Visit Ready.gov for even more ideas to make sure you’re ready in case of a disaster.
As we approach 2014’s end, we would like to remind you please think safety as you decorate your homes for the winter season. The NFPA has published guides to ensure you and your loved ones remain safe this winter. Click on the guides below for additional information, or visit the NFPA’s Web site here.
Stoney Point Fire Chief, Freddy L. Johnson Sr.
At the 84th Annual Leadership Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs, Stoney Point Fire Chief Freddy L. Johnson, Sr. was named the 2012 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year on June 15. Among Chief Johnson’s many accomplishments is the Accreditation of the Stoney Point Fire Department by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The Stoney Point Fire Department holds the distinct honor of being one of two volunteer fire departments in the United States that are accredited.
Stoney Point Fire Department Internationally Accredited
The Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department (SPFD) received Accredited Agency status with the Commission of Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s self-assessment and accreditation program. The SPFD is the first volunteer department in North Carolina and only the second volunteer fire organization to achieve accredited agency status in the nation. This is a major accomplishment. Of more than 30,000 rated fire departments in the United States, there are only 150 holding Internationally Accredited status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. CFAI is dedicated to assisting fire and emergency service agencies throughout the world in achieving excellence through self-assessment and accreditation to provide continuous quality improvement and enhancement of service delivery to their communities. The CFAI process provides an agency with an improvement model to assess their service delivery and performance internally, and then works with a peer assessment team from other agencies to evaluate their completed assessment. More detailed information on this outstanding achievement here. . . ACCREDITATION and here. . . on FireNews.Net
Stoney Point District Fire Chief Shines
Not known for tooting his own horn, Chief Johnson had to be tricked to attend the ceremony where he was formally presented with the North Carolina Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year Award on February 4th. The 2012 Mid-Winter Fire Chief’s Conference took place in Concord, NC. Many members have seen Chief Johnson, Sr. give out plenty of awards to his crew over the years. For a change, the one to recognize so many is being recognized himself. This award is certainly a long overdue pat on the back for Stoney Point Fire Department’s longest-standing Chief.