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Providing 24 hour paramedic service to the citizens of Lumberton and Robeson County
Past Commander Jeff Rhodes, age 59, passed away yesterday(March 19th) after an extended illness. Jeff has been a part of this organization for 40 years and received honorary membership in December 2016. He has served as rescue captain and rescue commander over his volunteer career. He had a big heart, loved trains, and loved rescue even more. He dedicated most of his life to volunteering in his community through our organization. His passing has left a void which will never be filled. Our sympathies to his family and to all of those who knew him. Godspeed 157, your call night is covered.
LREMS Accepts Paypal
Lumberton Rescue and EMS has recently made it easier for our supporters to make donations or memorials to our organization. In cooperation with PayPal, we have an account set up for you to make direct contributions by clicking the PayPal icon on our website. Lumberton Rescue and EMS is a 501©3 non-profit organization designated by the Internal Revenue Service, and all contributions are tax deductible. This feature is only for contributions, and is not to be used for the payment of ambulance services. Please call our office should you have any questions at 910-738-7275. Thank you for your continued support of Lumberton Rescue and EMS.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Lumberton Rescue and EMS offers this training at their headquarters located at 2391 Roberts Avenue. If your neighborhood or community is interested in this training, or need additional information, please call us at 910-738-7275. This program is overseen by the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and is part of a nationwide program to train lay persons in what to do in case of an emergency, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters. In 2011, several members of the Oaks neighborhood in North Lumberton attended training and established their own CERT team. LREMS would like to see this program extended to other areas in our community. Please call us to set up an informational meeting for your neighborhood!
LREMS wishes to thank everyone for their support during our 2020 Barbecue Plate Sale. We sold out of plates AGAIN this year! Thank you to everyone who came by and/or purchased plates. A special thank you also goes to all junior members and regular members who helped make this day a huge success!
Birthday Celebration for Mr. Joe B. Freeman
LREMS, Lumberton Police Department, Lumberton Fire Department, and Robeson County Sheriff's Office all participated in a birthday celebration for Mr. Joe B. Freeman at Wesley Pines on June 18, 2020. Joe is a former of register of deeds and the county's first communications director, among many other accomplishments. Mayor Bruce Davis declared the day as Joe B. Freeman Day for the City of Lumberton. Happy birthday Little Joe!
Robert Ivey, Commander
Daniel Ivey, Deputy Commander
Lance Speights, Rescue Captain
Wayne Martin, Training Captain
John "Cotton" Locklear, Lieutenant
Trishan Barfield, Lieutenant
Roger Taylor, Lieutenant/Board Member
Roger Taylor, Board Member
Danny Cook, Board Member
Lee Hester, Board Member
David Hawes, Chaplain
2019 LREMS Awards Banquet
We recently held our Christmas Awards banquet and the following members and employees were honored:
Junior Member of the Year: Casey Davis
Employee of the Year: Angela Stone
Commander's Award: Roger Taylor, David Hawes
Marvin Walters Award: Lee Hester
Rescue Member of the Year: Lee Hester
Call Response: Roger Taylor, Daniel Ivey and Wayne Martin
Ambulance 145 Remount
Our EMS division recently put ambulance 145 back in service. The new chassis is a 2019 Ford E450, which replaced a 2007 model. The ambulance remount process was done by Select Custom Apparatus in Falkland, NC. This is our second remount from them, and we continue to be impressed with their quality work.
Air Life North Carolina
On October 28, 2019, Air Life 2 had it's official ribbon cutting at the LREMS helipad. This was also First Responder's Day. That same afternoon they were on the scene of a collision in which a person was critically injured. Their quick response to the scene and transport to a level 1 trauma center is why this resource was needed in our county. Thank you to Air Life 2, Robeson EMS, Britts FD and NCSHP for their assistance at the scene.
High Water Evacuation Vehicle (HWEV) added to LREMS fleet
Truck 112, also known as a HWEV, High Water Evacuation Vehicle was purchased just before Hurricane Florence. It performed several water rescues and helped evacuate residents and motorists trapped in rising waters. It also saved wear and tear on our regular response fleet during the storm.
LREMS Honors Deceased Members
Lumberton Rescue and EMS recently honored two deceased members who contributed so much to the organization. Paramedic Hal Byrd, who passed away in 2016, and Past Commander Jeff Rhodes, who passed away in 2017, had banners hung in their memory in our headquarters building. They join banners already in place for past members Marvin Walters, Frank Ledwell and Hal's father, Tommy Byrd. Hal's son Brad has followed in his dad's footsteps as a paramedic and member of our organization. Each one of these deceased members were integral parts of LREMS and helped make it what it is today.
Longtime LREMS Paramedic Is Remembered
Hal Byrd, a paramedic and volunteer for Lumberton Rescue and EMS, died unexpectedly on April 11, 2016. Hal had been a member of LREMS since 2009 and worked as a critical care paramedic with Southeastern Health MedCare transport division. Hal's father, the late Tommy Byrd, was a honorary member of LREMS and served 30 years as a volunteer. Hal's son, Brad, is a paramedic with Robeson County EMS, and also serves as a volunteer lieutenant with LREMS. Hal was laid to rest with full rescue honors on April 13, 2016. He will be missed by the rescue and EMS community, as well as citizens in Lumberton and surrounding areas.
LREMS Teaches CPR to the Community
LREMS volunteers Chris Connor and Jason Godaire provided CPR training to members of the First Baptist Church of Fairmont recently. Chris and Jason, as well as several other members of LREMS, are certified instructors through the American Heart Association. LREMS offers classes upon request. If you would like to schedule a class for your organization or employment, please call us at 910-738-7275. Knowing the proper way to do CPR can save a live. Learn today!