Your SPFD volunteer firefighters and EMS providers are people from the general public committed to their community. Our membership consists of eighty-two members; some with over 30 years with SPFD. They are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Each member dedicates one night a week to overnight duty shift and yet another evening for training.
Some leave their businesses or places of employment during work hours to answer alarms. They sacrifice time with loved ones and family, postpone household projects, and sacrifice vacation time because of their genuine concern for their neighbors and their thirst for challenge. Though unpaid, they dedicate many long hours to continuing education and progressive training. They are soldiers and airmen, computer technicians, doctors, realtors, high school students, paramedics, paid firefighters, police officers, nurses, homemakers, office assistants, business owners and retirees. They’re your next-door neighbor or maybe the person standing next to you in line at the checkout counter. Most of all, they are ordinary people volunteering to do extraordinary work.
Ninety percent of our membership consists of dedicated volunteers with a total departmental membership of over 100 personnel. Many of our members are state-qualified fire officers, firefighters, driver/operators with pump and aerials specialties, emergency vehicle drivers, and fire life safety educators.
All firefighters receive medical first responder training, while 50% of our membership are trained at the North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician level. Several more hold North Carolina Paramedic credentials.
In 2017, our fire department responded to over 1600 requests for assistance. Approximately 50% of those calls were structural, grass/woods, or vehicle fires, false alarms and service calls while the remaining 50% were emergency medical incidents and vehicle accidents. The department is supported by a strong and dedicated volunteer auxiliary providing supplementary and financial support in the furtherance of our emergency response.
If you are interested in volunteering and becoming a member or wish to make a contribution to the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department please call (910) 424-0694 or send written correspondence to 7221 Stoney Point Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306. You may also download the membership application or stop by the station during our weekly Thursday night membership meeting starting at 7:30 PM at Station 13.
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