More sad news to report. Former member Welton Oxendine passed away on February 15, 2023. He served as a volunteer and rescue captain in the early 1980s. Please keep his daughters and their families in your prayers during this difficult time. Godspeed 174.
We are saddened to report the passing of honorary member Bill French on February 15, 2023. We ask for prayers for his wife Sheila and their family during this difficult time. Godspeed 179.
LREMS upgraded our previous sign to a new, full color, full video LED sign on January 19, 2023. We look forward to posting updates and important information moving forward. This would not have been possible without the support of our community. Thank you for supporting LREMS! A Special thank you to McLamb's LED Signs as well!
For 2022, LREMS responded to 5685 calls for service. 1262 were for rescues and 4423 were EMS calls. We also responded to 45 pin jobs, with 4 of those calls being mutual aid to other rescue services in the county. We also provided EMS stand-by for the Dixie World Series and the Robeson County Fair. We will continue our commitment to provide high quality rescue and EMS services to our community in 2023. Thank you for your support!
We are hiring! We are currently looking to hire EMT basic, Advanced EMT and Paramedic positions. EMT basics start at $14.03 a hour, AEMT at $16.58 a hour and Paramedics at $19.13 a hour. All new hires receive an automatic five percent at their 12 month anniversary. All positions are part time and work around your schedule. Contact us for an application!
LREMS would like to thank everyone who stopped by yesterday to donate blood. We registered 32 donors and were able to collect 29 units (including one double unit). That means up to 87 local lives will be saved because of your efforts. This blood drive was dedicated and in memory of Erica Ransom Parks. Erica was an amazing person and friend who will always be remembered in our hearts. Thank you again for your support!
LREMS wishes to extend its condolences to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in the tragic loss of one of their deputies. Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr’s life was senselessly taken after he was struck by a vehicle earlier this morning. Please keep Deputy Oscar Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr’s family, friends, and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The LREMS Awards and Christmas Dinner were held on Thursday, Dec 15th
and the following awards were presented:
Years of Service Pins:
Trishan Barfield, Jason Carroll, Brad Byrd,
Casey Hodge and Chris Ivey
Nick Stone, Roger Taylor and Brooke Kinlaw
Paid Employee of the Year:
Commander Appreciation Award:
Daniel Ivey and Nick Stone
Honorary Member Award:
Marvin Walters Award:
Rescue Member of the Year:
Custom made challenge coin boards were also awarded to
Commander Robert Ivey and Deputy Commander Casey Hodge.
Also awarded was a special take home piece off of Rescue 110
for EMS supervisor/rescue member Trishan Barfield.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your service!
Vehicle extrication training was held on Monday, Nov 28th. Thank you again to Lumberton Auto Parts for allowing us to train at your facility.
Please consider making a donation for a great cause. This blood drive is dedicated and in memory of Erica Ransom Parks. Erica was an amazing paramedic and friend who made a huge impact to our organization.
LREMS would like to thank everyone for their support during our 2022 BBQ Plate Sale! We appreciate everyone who the time to help make this event a success including the volunteers, paid staff, honorary members, friends/family and so many more. Thank you again for your support!
Congratulations to our very own Autumn Pittman on being accepted into the Physician Assistant Program at Methodist University. Autumn is an amazing person and we appreciate everything you do for LREMS!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of former Lumberton City Councilman John Thompson. John is the brother of honorary member Les Thompson and uncle to Deputy Commander Casey Hodge. John passed away this week after an extended illness. Also our thoughts and prayers are with the family of retired Robeson EMS supervisor Anna Watson. Anna is the wife of retired Chief Deputy Willie Watson with the Robeson Co SO. Anna passed this week as well after an extended illness. Our sympathies to both families during this difficult time.
Thank you to rescue member Tommy Stevens and his wife Donna for hosting a meal for the Lumberton High School soccer team on Senior Night.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Sammy Cox Jr., who passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Mr. Cox was a community benefactor, whose contributions will be felt for many years to come. From being a volunteer firefighter, law enforcement officer, small business owner, and so many other roles, he loved our community and will be missed by so many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Allenton Fire Department in the sudden passing of one of their firefighters, Charles Ray Taylor. Our sympathy to his wife Janet, his children Matt and Elizabeth and their families.
This crew visited our helipad on several occasions. We remember them and their sacrifice helping others.
LREMS recently purchased another Paratech vehicle stabilization kit. This purchase was made possible by a monetary gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous. Thank you for your continued support of our organization.
Commander Robert Ivey
Deputy Commander Casey Hodge
Operations Captain Nick Stone
Training Captain Daniel Ivey
Board Member Roger Taylor
Board Member Brad Byrd
Board Member Jason Carroll
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