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Stoney Point Fire Department Turns 50
This year, the Stoney Point Fire Department celebrates a significant milestone. On July 24, the Department will realize 50 years of dedicated service to the fire district, Cumberland County and the Great State of North Carolina. Stoney Point has come a long way from the original group of men who banded together to protect their fellow citizens from the ravages of fire.

Over the years, Stoney Point has evolved from one fire engine kept in a small fire house to a modern, well equipped, fire department that now includes two stations. Our newest, state of the art station resides in Lake Upchurch and services this area of our district. The entire fire district includes 18 square miles and encompasses the Stoney Point and Lake Upchurch areas of Cumberland County.

From the days of simple helmets and rain coats, Stoney Point has become one of the most modern fire departments in North Carolina. Equipped with six fire engines, two brush trucks, two rescue trucks, two rescue boats and an EMS squad, the department provides full-spectrum fire, EMS and rescue services to its constituents. In addition, Stoney Point is the only
volunteer fire department in North Carolina and one of two in the United States accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). Chief Freddy L. Johnson Sr. is our fire chief and was selected the 2013 National Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year by Fire Chief Magazine, Pierce MFG and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC).

In addition to accreditation, Stoney Point is an Insurance Service Office (ISO) level 3 fire department. What does this mean? It means you have an extremely capable fire department that has met or exceeded strenuous requirements, and one that is the only volunteer fire department in North Carolina to achieve this rating utilizing a Method 3 Tanker Shuttle. How did we accomplish this? The answer is simple: through our members' dedication and skills.

Stoney Point currently has over 100 active members including 23 support staff, 18 full- and part-time paid personnel and 70 volunteer firefighters. Training is a mandatory requirement for all our firefighters. ISO mandates 240 hours of training per firefighter per year. This demanding requirement is met by over 60% of our members with the remaining 40% exceeding 200 hours. Included in the regimen are firefighting skills, techniques, and procedures, emergency medical care and technical rescue.

Stoney Point Fire Department provides continuous service twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. These services include fire, emergency medical and rescue, and also include Fire Life Safety Education programs for our schools and organizations within our community. Stoney Point continuously strives toward excellence, sets the example and provides the trends for other fire departments to follow in Cumberland County and the surrounding areas. Although we have come a long way from 1964, one thing stills stands first and foremost as it did for our founding fathers: selfless service to our fellow citizens and personal sacrifice remain our members’ mantra.

6 May 2015

A huge attaboy to Firefighter Schatz!

Photo © Babette Augustin, The Fayetteville Observer

Photo © Babette Augustin, The Fayetteville Observer

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.

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Pool safety:

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!

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By Jesus Solana (Primas / Cousins) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Weather changes:

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.

 

 

 

Happy holidays!

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.

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NFPA – Christmas Tree Safety Tips

NFPA - Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

NFPA – Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

 

 

 

Stoney Point Fire Chief, Freddy L. Johnson Sr.

img1At 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

img2Not 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.