Blood Drive at LREMS on 12-16-2022 - In Memory of Erica Ransom Parks
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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Kyle, and members of Orrum Township Fire Department as they mourn the loss of their chief, Steve Britt. Chief Britt fought the good fight, and stayed the course. Godspeed 1700, we will see you again.
Thank you to everyone who made Extrication 2022 a success.
In order to be proficient in your job, you have to train, and train often. Thank you to our members who gave up their weekend to be a part of this event.
Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters to our south during this difficult time.
From Florence County EMS:
On Tuesday August 9, 2022 at approximately 8:56pm paramedics from Florence County Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement officers and firefighters were managing the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Pamplico Highway in Florence. While the paramedics were actively caring for a victim involved in the collision, a vehicle that was not involved in the initial collision drove through the crash scene and struck at least 4 people, including one of the paramedics and two law enforcement officers. We are heartbroken and overwhelmed by grief as we announce that two people died following this incident, including one of our paramedics.
LREMS was on stand by August 5 - 11, 2022 for the Dixie Youth World Series. LREMS was proud to partner with the Lumberton Youth Baseball Association to provide EMS coverage for this event.
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.
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