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.
Aubrey J. “AJ” Brown
Captain Brown started his firefighting career as a volunteer firefighter with the Stoney Point Fire Department in 2006. He joined the Fayetteville Fire and Emergency Management Department in 2010 as a full time career firefighter, while at the same time maintaining his volunteer status with the Stoney Point Fire Department assigned to the Wednesday night duty shift. AJ served as Shift Lieutenant and was promoted to Shift Captain in February 2017. To further demonstrate his commitment to firefighting AJ was promoted to Lieutenant (Driver) by the City of Fayetteville Fire Department in December 2018. AJ holds the following North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI) and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. Firefighter II, Hazardous Material Level I, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerial, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Instructor II, Fire Officer III, Rescue Technician-Vehicle & Machinery, Rescue Technician - Ropes Specialty and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF). AJ now resides in Hoke County where he recently purchased his first home.
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).
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.
Lieutenant 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 and is currently managing an Engine Company Crew assigned to “C” Shift. Sean has run our MSA air packs program, training all new members in self-contained breathing apparatus 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, 2 sons, and 2 step sons in the western part of Fayetteville.
Lieutenant Buie began his firefighting adventure in 2009 at the urge of a fellow worker at Best Buy. After stopping by Stoney Point and talking with the chief, he decided, at the tender age of 40, this would be a great opportunity to develop lifelong relationships with an extraordinary group of people while at the same time giving back to the community. Jim was assigned to the Monday night duty crew and has remained part of that team ever since. In 2011 he completed his Firefighter I and II certifications along with HAZMAT and EVD. In 2012, he was part of the engine company that played an integral part in Stoney Point becoming the country’s second internationally accredited volunteer fire department. Jim was awarded Firefighter of the Year in 2012 and recently completed his NC EMT-Basic certification. For his unsurpassed dedication and commitment to excellence, Jim was promoted in August 2013 and currently serves as Monday night’s volunteer shift lieutenant. He constantly seeks self-improvement and is currently working on completing his Fire Instructor and Fire Officer I certifications. Jim’s current qualifications include; NC/IFSAC Firefighter II, Driver Operator – Pumps, Hazardous Material Operations Level I, NC Emergency Vehicle Driver and NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Jim lives with his wife and daughter in western Fayetteville.
Bryn Fitzpatrick Sr.
Lieutenant Brynn Fitzpatrick Sr., a California native began his firefighting career in 2010 as a wildland firefighter assigned to Helitac 516 in northern California. From there he transitioned to Eldorado National Forest Engine 66 also in California, where he traveled to some of the country’s largest fires such as the Bastrop and the Black Fires in Texas, to name a few. After serving two years, Lieutenant Fitzpatrick joined his wife a member of the United States Air Force when she was reassigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina home of Pope Army Airfield. Once there Brynn began volunteering and then working with the Puppy Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Hoke County from 2013 to 2015. In 2015 Brynn was hired by the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department and assigned to “A” shift. He was promoted to Lieutenant on November 1, 2018. He is a certified North Carolina Department of Insurance and IFSAC Firefighter II, Hazardous Material Level I, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerial, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Rescue Technician – General, Ropes, Vehicle & Machinery and Agricultural, Airport Rescue Firefighter, Instructor Level I, Fire Officer I and a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician. He is married to his wife Ashley, they have two children Andrew and Hunter and reside in Hoke County.
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.
Lieutenant 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’s excelled and was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant. Currently working as the “B” Shift Lieutenant, he supervises a crew of three 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. He is also a certified North Carolina Basic Emergency Medical Technician. Jordan is happily married with two daughters.
Lieutenant Michael Minnick is one of Stoney Point’s youngest and brightest officers. Beginning his fire service career in 2010, Mike joined the Department after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. His prior administration experience in EMS and other fields has made him a critical asset to the Department. In his short tenure, he’s earned a variety of certifications, among them NCOSFM Firefighter I and II, Technical Rescuer for Vehicle and Machinery, Ropes, and Agricultural Rescue. He is credentialed at the paramedic level with both North Carolina and National Registry, and has sought out additional leadership training, including ICS-300, ICS-400, and NFA Incident Safety Officer. He holds ACLS, PALS, and ITLS certificates. Ever dedicated to the department, Mike received the Department’s 2013 Fire/EMS Officer of the Year Award. He works full time as a Cumberland County EMS paramedic. Responsible for the oversight of the Department’s EMS program, Lt. Minnick works in conjunction with Fayetteville Technical Community College and Cape Fear Valley EMS to manage and schedule EMS education and training. He serves on Tuesday night duty crews.
Michael “Joey” Regenhardt
Lieutenant Regenhardt was born and raised here in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he attended and graduated from Terry Sanford High School. In June 2010He started as a volunteer with the Stoney Point Fire Department in June 2010. In 2012 he was hired as a full time firefighter assigned to both “B” and “C” shifts throughout his tenure. In December 2015 Joey applied for a firefighter position with the City of Fayetteville Fire Department and was hired and placed on Rescue 2 “B” shift and is currently stationed out of Station 11 the former Lake Rim Fire Station. Joey is a certified North Carolina Department of Insurance (DOI) and IFSAC Firefighter II, Driver Operator Pumps & Aerial, Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD), Rapid Intervention Team, Fire Life Safety Educator Level I, Hazardous Material Level I Responder, Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF), Technical Rescuer VMR, Ropes, Confined Space, Structural Collapse, Trench Rescue, Water, and Wilderness Search and attended the Chief 101 class and recently completed the Chemistry of Hazmat and is a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B). Joey met his finance Aislinn Otero at Stoney Point where she is a member of the auxiliary. They recently purchased their first home just miles away from the Fire Department.
Arthur (Chip) Swartz
Lieutenant 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 seven years of service with Stoney Point Fire Department he has held numerous positions including Firefighter/EMT, Engineer and Lieutenant/Paramedic. His current duties include Thursday Night duty shift where he assists in the supervision and training of ten certified 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.
Lieutenant 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 Rescue Technician with Vehicle and Machinery, Agriculture, Ropes, Water and Trench specialties. He is also certified in Type III Incident Management Team operations and a graduate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Basic Academy.
He resides in Hoke County with his wife Jenny and their dog, Ranger.