Entries by Chris

Firefighter Spotlight – Gray Wiley – June 2014

Name: Gray Wiley Rank: Firefighter Date Joined: January, 1985 Why did you join North Lenoir Fire & Rescue? I enjoy serving my community and helping others. What do you like most about North Lenoir Fire & Rescue? I really enjoy the fellowship at North Lenoir Fire & Rescue and having the opportunity to serve others. […]

NLFR Awarded OSFM Volunteer Fire Department Fund Grant

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was awarded with a Volunteer Fire Department Fund Grant by the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal in the amount of $14,380.50. The Volunteer Fire Department Fund was created to financially assist fire departments with the purchase of equipment and capital expenditures. Each year, the NC OSFM awards more than […]

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Responds to Working Structure Fire on Ham Street

Kinston, NC – On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at approximately 1:30pm, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 2016 Ham Street. Units quickly arrived on scene to find a heavily involved mobile home. The fire was also impinging on an adjacent structure and a utility pole. Engine 1, […]

Working Outbuilding Fire on Hwy 258 North

Kinston, NC – On the afternoon of March 23rd, 2014, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue responded to a structure fire on Hwy 258 N near Wheat Swamp Road. Crews arrived to find a fully involved outbuilding adjacent to a home and a small brush fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and were able to prevent […]

From The Chief’s Desk – Firefighter 1 & 2 Certification Changes

The North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission approved, in July 2013, changes that are associated with the recent release of the NFPA 1001 Firefighter Standard, 2013 edition. The Firefighter 1 and 2 program will become one certification. In anticipation of these changes the Commission approved the following: Stop conducting individual Firefighter Level 1 classes after […]

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Takes Delivery of New Thermal Imaging Camera

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue recently took delivery of a new MSA Evolution 6000 Plus Thermal Imaging Camera. The Evolution 6000 Plus meets the new NFPA 1801 standard, and offers enhanced features; including best in class image quality, a rugged/lightweight design, and a laser pointer/range finder. A Thermal Imaging Camera is a device that allows […]

North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Responds to Working Fire on Crescent Drive

Kinston, NC – On January 28th, 2014 at approximately 8pm, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 2157 Crescent Drive. The first arriving officer reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the chimney and attic. Response and fire attack were hampered by inclement weather, icy roads, and high […]