FIRE & EMS OFFICERS
Captain Austin joined the Lake Rim Volunteer Fire Department after moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2002. As with many others subjected to the 2004 Fayetteville City Annexation, then Firefighter Austin joined the Stoney Point Fire Department. Sean quickly gained trust and respect and was soon hired into a full-time firefighting position. After meeting all the prerequisites for Fire Lieutenant, Sean was promoted to Shift Lieutenant. In 2020 the department upgraded the career shift leaders positions to Captains. Sean is currently managing an Engine Company Crew assigned to “C” Shift. Sean has run our MSA Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) program, training all new members in air-pack efficiency and rescue since 2011. He strives toward self-improvement through education and currently holds the following job related certifications; all three phases of Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO), NIMS Qualified, North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) / IFSAC Firefighter II, Hazardous Material Level II, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerials, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Fire Instructor II with Q136 Qualification, Fire Officer II, Technical Rescuer, Technical Rescuer Vehicle & Machinery, Technical Rescuer Water, Technical Rescuer Trench, Technical Rescuer Ropes and he is also a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician. Sean also has training in other topics such as Traffic Incident Management Systems, Crowd Control Management, Active Shooter Response, Incident Safety Officer, and Chief 101. Sean resides with his wife, and children in the western part of Fayetteville.
Joe Belcher Jr.
Captain Joe Belcher Jr. is a Charleston, South Carolina native where he attended R.B. Stall High School. Following high school, Joe joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He began his fire service career as a volunteer in 1992 after moving into the Stoney Point Fire District.
Throughout twenty-seven years of service with the Stoney Point Fire Department, he has served in numerous positions including Firefighter/EMT, Engineer, Lieutenant, and Captain. His current duties include Monday night duty shift captain, where he manages ten certified volunteer Firefighters and EMTs assigned to his crew. He also assists in the development and conduct of entry level training for new department members teaching the SCBA and life support equipment portions. He is a past recipient of the department’s Firefighter of the Year Award.
Joe is a retired Army First Sergeant whose military service spans over twenty six years and includes assignments in some of the Army’s most elite units, among them the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army’s Parachute Demonstration Team, the Golden Knights.
Captain Belcher’s professional qualifications include NC/IFSAC & Pro-Board Certified Fire Officer II, NC/IFSAC Fire Service Instructor II, NC/IFSAC Firefighter Level II, NC/IFSAC Driver Operator – Pumps, Emergency Vehicle Driver, NC/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations Level II, NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), NC/IFSAC Rescue Technician, NC/IFSAC Rescue Technician – Vehicle and Machinery, NC/ IFSAC Rescue Technician – Rope Rescue, NC/IFSAC Rescue Technician – Surface Water, he is also a Certified Rescue & Recovery Diver. He recently earned his NC Advanced Firefighter certification.
He resides in the fire district with his wife and their dog, Zoey.
Captain Clary is a long-time Cumberland County resident and has had an interest in the fire service for as long as he can remember. He finally decided to try it on for fit and committed to serving his community in January of 2002. Since joining, he has continually improved his fire, rescue and emergency medical professional development, participated in the department’s promotion assessment program and is currently working on his Fire Officer III Certifications. Marshall currently serves as the Thursday night shift Captain as well as the primary instructor for the Pre-Basic Phase II. Marshall attended the North Carolina Breathing Equipment and Firefighter Survival school and has the following professional certifications; NC DOI / IFSAC & Pro-Board Fire Officer II, NC DOI / IFSAC Instructor II, NC DOI / IFSAC Firefighter II, NC DOI / IFSAC Driver Operator – Pumps, NC DOI Hazardous Material Level I, NC DOI / IFSAC Rescue Technician – Vehicle & Machinery, NC DOI Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD) and is also a current NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B).
Captain Hughes started his firefighting career as a volunteer joining the department in 2006 while still in high school. Enjoying his volunteer firefighting duties, Jordan attained professional firefighter certifications and was offered a full-time position as a firefighter. Since that time, he excelled and was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant. In 2020 Jordan again was promoted to Shift Captain and is currently working as the “B” Shift Captain, where he supervises a crew of five (5) full time firefighters. Jordan also holds supervisory responsibility for the volunteer crews in the absence of volunteer officers during his shift. His qualifications include: NC/IFSAC & Pro-Board Fire Officer Level I, NC/IFSAC Fire Service Instructor Level II, NC/IFSAC Firefighter II, NC/IFSAC Driver Operator – Pumps, NC/IFSAC Hazardous Material Operations Level I, NC Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD), NC/IFSAC Rescue Technician – Vehicle & Machinery, NC/IFSAC FLSE Level I. He is also a certified North Carolina Basic Emergency Medical Technician. Jordan is happily married with two daughters.
John “John Boy” Kline
Captain John “John Boy” Kline began his fire service career in 1982 as a junior firefighter with Hope Fire Company in Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania. A second-generation firefighter, John Boy followed in his father’s footsteps, rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1993. John Boy later moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina and became part of Stoney Point Fire Department in 2004. He has held the position of Captain since 2011 and currently serves as the Tuesday night duty crew shift Captain. John works full time as a mechanic for Atlantic Emergency Services (AES) here in Fayetteville working on fire apparatuses. In addition to his volunteer duties, John Boy holds the following certifications: NC DOI/IFSAC and ProBoard Fire Officer II, NC DOI/IFSAC Instructor II, NC DOI/IFSAC Driver Operator – Pumps & Aerials, NC DOI/IFSAC Firefighter II, NC DOI/IFSAC Hazardous Material Level I. He has attended the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Use for Fire and Rescue Operations certification course as well as Arson Detection for First Responders. He is also a certified NC DOI/IFSAC Technical Rescuer for the following specialties: Vehicle and Machinery Rescue, (VMR), Ropes, Agricultural Rescue, and Large Animal Rescue, and is also credentialing as a North Carolina EMT-Basic.
Arthur (Chip) Swartz
Captain Arthur (Chip) Swartz is a Pennsylvania native and graduated from South Williamsport Area High School in 1989. Following high school, Chip joined the United States Army and was originally stationed at Fort Benning Georgia. He began his fire service career following his retirement in 2012 with Stoney Point Fire Department.
Throughout his nine years of service with Stoney Point Fire Department he has held numerous positions including Firefighter/EMT, Engineer, Lieutenant/Paramedic, and now Captain/Paramedic. His current duties include Sunday Night duty shift where he supervises, mentors and trains thirteen Firefighters and EMTs assigned to the shift.
Chip is a retired US Army First Sergeant whose Military service spans twenty-two years as a Ranger and Paratrooper. His assignments include several units within the 82nd Airborne Division and tours as a Ranger Instructor, Special Warfare Instructor and a Liaison to the Polish Airborne Battle Group. His career included numerous combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Captain Swartz’s professional qualifications include NC/IFSAC & Pro-Board Certified Fire Officer I & II, NC Rescue Officer, NC/IFSAC Fire Instructor I & II, NC/IFSAC Firefighter I & II, NC/IFSAC Emergency Vehicle Driver, NC/IFSAC Driver Operator-Pumps, NC/IFSAC Driver Operator-Aerials, NC/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations, NC Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, NC/OEMS Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, NC/IFSAC Technical Rescuer with Vehicle and Machinery, Agriculture, Ropes, Water, Wilderness and Trench specialties.
Captain Swartz earned a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration and a master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. He has numerous Emergency Management Institute and Incident Command System certifications, to include Incident Command System Instructor and is also certified in Type III Incident Management Team operations and a graduate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Basic Academy.
Captain Swartz resides in Hoke County with his wife Jenny and their dog, Ranger.
Robert “Bobby” Gorman
Lieutenant Gorman a long time member, first joined the Stoney Pont Fire Department while a junior in high school attending South View High School in 1990 as a Junior Firefighters. After graduation Bobby worked for Lowes Homes Improvements and in 1996 accepted a position as a mechanic with Purolator Filters. Throughout this period he maintained his volunteer status with the Stoney Point Fire Department, serving as a Firefighter, Driver Operator and Rescue Technician serving our community and surrounding area. Bobby was appointed Lieutenant serving on the Wednesday night duty shift where he serves with his son Joey, while his wife Heather is a member of the Stoney Point Auxiliary. Bobby and Heather purchased a home in the district about two (2) miles from the station where they reside with their two (2) sons Joey and Cody.