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!
LREMS Responds to Fire in Fairmont
Lumberton Rescue and EMS volunteers responded to a warehouse fire in Fairmont on Wednesday, March 30th. Their response, as requested by Robeson County EMS, was to provide rehab to over 75 firefighters from 15 different departments who had responded to the call. LREMS personnel remained on scene until released by the incident commander. No injuries were reported.
North Carolina Community Foundation Provides Grant
The North Carolina Community Foundation Robeson County Chapter recently presented a check to Lumberton Rescue and EMS for their new mass casualty rescue truck. The $1000.00 grant will be used to purchase equipment for mass casualty events in which LREMS may respond to. Pictured is Commander Robert Ivey and Mr. Kenny Biggs of the Robeson County Chapter of NCCF.
LREMS Chili Team Wins
The LREMS Chili Team won the award for spiciest chili at this year’s Rumba on the Lumber in downtown Lumberton. The team consisting of members Danny Cook, Gene Downing and Brandon Patterson, named this year's chili "The Reaper". Those who braved a sample received a sticker saying they had faced the Reaper and won. 27 teams participated in this year's event, which is held in March of this year. While the team was cooking, other LREMS members provided EMS coverage. Our bicycle medic team, EMS ATV and other equipment were staged downtown and monitored the large crowd which attended. We also covered the 5k, 10k and Family Fun Mile events as well. Thank you to everyone who attended this year's event and we look forward to next year.
LREMS Holds Ribbon Cutting for Their Eastern Station
On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, a ribbon cutting was held at the new sub-station for Lumberton Rescue and EMS located at 1000 South Roberts Avenue in Lumberton. The building, formerly Lumberton Fire Department Station 2, has been repurposed as a public safety substation operated by LREMS. The station will be manned 24 hours by a paramedic ambulance crew between LREMS and Robeson County EMS. Lumberton Fire Department will also house a vehicle at the location as well. This sub-station will improve response times in the eastern part of the city and eastern portions of Robeson County. LREMS thanks everyone who helped make this happen to help better serve our community.
LREMS Responds to Downtown Structure Fire
LREMS personnel responded to assist Lumberton Fire Department with a commercial building fire in downtown Lumberton on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. First due units reported smoke showing, and a second alarm was called. All stations responded, as well as Robeson County Stations 7 and 16. LREMS personnel set up rehab for firefighters and refilled SCBA bottles using the cascade system on our heavy rescue truck. Three firefighters received minor injuries when part of the second floor collapsed. Another firefighter was transported by a LREMS paramedic ambulance to Southeastern Health for smoke inhalation. The fire was called under control after an hour, and firefighters remained on scene until the early evening doing salvage and overhaul. The origin of the fire is being investigated by the Lumberton Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Godwin Heights Community Completes CERT Training
A dozen residents of the Godwin Heights Community recently completed Community Emergency Response Training. They started their training in late April and completed the course in late June. The group received training on basic first aid, the use of fire extinguishers, light rescue and many other topics. Their course was taught by Robert Ivey, Commander of Lumberton Rescue and EMS, a certified CERT instructor. This is the second CERT started in the City of Lumberton. The Godwin Heights community is in Precinct 3, which is represented by Councilman Burnis Wilkins, Jr. Councilman Wilkins has been an advocate for this type of training in his precinct, and attended each class as well. The course ended with a mock drill and practical exercises. LREMS Junior Rescue members acted in the role of victims. The Godwin Heights CERT will operate under the direction of Lumberton Rescue and EMS, and will serve as a valuable resource in times of man-made or natural disasters in community. LREMS wishes to congratulat e all of the participants on a job well done. Thank you for your dedication to the community!