LREMS responded to multiple pin-in's and wrecks in the county during the month of July. On July 8, 2022, LREMS responded to a pin-in requiring extrication on NC 41 Hwy N. On July 13, 2022, LREMS responded to a pin-in requiring extrication on Deep Branch Rd. On July 15, 2022, LREMS responded to a single vehicle MVC on Meadow Rd. These are just a few examples of the multiple calls LREMS has responded to in July. Please remember to stay buckled up, be cautious of others and drive safe when traveling.
Rescue green over Ambulance 147 at Lumberton High School on July 2, 2022.
On Jun 27, 2022, our rescue volunteers participated in Elevator Operations training at Southeastern Health Park. This type of training in critical for any type of elevator emergency we may encounter. Special thanks to Instructor Joe Mancos for teaching and UNC Health Southeastern for letting us train at their facility.
Raft Swamp Fire/Rescue hosted “Community Day” at Sammy Cox Park on Norment Road in Lumberton on June 25, 2022. They had bouncy houses, face paintings, corn hole, recruitment info, food and much more. Sparky was also there. Special thanks to Raft Swamp for inviting LREMS to be a part of this event.
LREMS wishes to extend its condolences to the family of former rescue member Brian Wagner in the passing of his daughter, Gracie Marie Wagner, on June 14, 2022. Please continue to keep Brian, Brian's wife and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jamie Adams, who passed away suddenly on June 14, 2022. Jamie was a retired state trooper who served the State of NC for 30 years. Prior to joining the patrol, Jamie was a member of Lumberton Rescue. Rest easy B634.
Our prayers are with the family of Erica Ransom Parks. Erica passed away on June 8, 2022, at Duke Medical Center in Durham. She was an amazing person, friend and mentor to so many people. Erica was a paramedic for Robeson County EMS and Lumberton Rescue for many years. She was most recently a paramedic instructor for the curriculum program at RCC. LREMS is forever grateful for the hard work and dedication she gave to our organization. Please continue to keep her family in your thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
LREMS is proud to partner with Robeson Community College to offer this weekend of specialized extrication training with great instructors. Seating is limited to 60 students. Pre-registration will be handled through the college. A registration fee of $50 is payable to LREMS to cover logistics. Call the college for more information.
Thank you to Antioch Baptist Church for their generous donation of Chick-Fil-A gift cards for our volunteers and paid staff for EMS week. We appreciate your support so very much.
Congratulations to Rescue Captain Lance Speights on receiving his associates degree from Bladen Community College. Great job 102! Congratulations to Briana Locklear and Acerah Strickland on their graduation on May 11, 2022 from Robeson Community College. Both received their associates degree in Emergency Medical Science and both passed their state paramedic exams! We are very proud of their accomplishments.
Thank you to New Light Church in Bladenboro for allowing our organization to participate in their first ever Keys to Life event. This program Is designed to illustrate the consequences of distracted and impaired driving to young drivers.
Another loss to report. Honorary member Mike Schneider passed away suddenly Monday afternoon (May 9, 2022) near his home in Greensboro. Mike is also the brother of LREMS member Chris Connor. Please keep both families in your prayers during this difficult time.
Our prayers are with LREMS member John “Cotton” Locklear and his family in the passing of his father Earl Maurice Locklear on May 8, 2022.
EMS Supervisor Trishan Barfield had the opportunity today to participate in Career Day at Long Branch Elementary School. Over four hundred kids visited the several agencies who were represented.
It was a great day on April 20, 2022, as we participated in a procession welcoming Allenton Fire Department Assistant Chief Paul Hayes back home. Many who participated today were on the scene the day Chief Hayes was struck by a vehicle. To see him well on the path to recovery was amazing. Welcome home Chief! (Photo courtesy of the Robesonian)
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Steve West and his family in the passing of his father, Bruce West, on April 17, 2022. Mr. West was a charter member of East Howellsville Fire Department and served in many capacities over the years. Godspeed sir.
We would extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Billy Warwick. Billy was a retired paramedic, volunteer firefighter and an educator. He touched many lives here in Robeson County and beyond and will be missed.
On April 5, 2022, we had the opportunity to participate in the Lumberton High School Keys to Life program. Thank you to all the agencies who participated in this worthwhile event. Hopefully decisions were made by students not to drive distracted or impaired in the future.
Commander Robert Ivey
Deputy Commander Casey Hodge
Rescue Captain Lance Speights
Medical Captain Wayne Martin
Board Member Roger Taylor
Board Member Daniel Ivey
Board Member Brad Byrd