Sunday, December 29th, 2019
FIRE AND RESCUE GRANTS AND RELIEF FUNDS For Immediate Release Contact: Marla Sink (919) 807-6017 December 16, 2019 $12,020.00 Grant Awarded to The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Department o...
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
The following members received awards for years service and other awards:15 Years of Service: Captain Alex Smith, FF Preston Story, FF Albert Felder, 20 Years of Service: Lt. Caleb Triplett, Firefight...
Friday, December 15th, 2017
FIRE AND RESCUE GRANTS AND RELIEF FUNDS For Immediate Release Contact: Marla Sink (919) 807-6017 December 15, 2017 $10,317.50 Grant Awarded to The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. Department o...
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Hibriten Firefighter Academy Cadets Smoke the CompetitionStudents from the Hibriten Fire Fighter Academy Captain Preston Hawkins of West Caldwell High School; Captain Brice Bennett, South Caldwell Hig...
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Hibriten Firefighter Academy Cadets Smoke the Competition
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Hibriten Firefighter Academy Cadets Smoke the Competition

Students from the Hibriten Fire Fighter Academy Captain Preston Hawkins of West Caldwell High School; Captain Brice Bennett, South Caldwell High School; and Firefighter Hunter Vines also from West Caldwell win three of the Top 5 spots in the North Carolina SkillsUSA firefighting competition.

Preston Hawkins (student volunteer firefighter at Gamewell Fire Department) won the Intermediate Firefighting Competition at the statewide competition held in Greensboro. Brice Bennett (student volunteer firefighter at Granite Falls Fire Department) placed 3rd, and Hunter Vines (student volunteer firefighter at North Catawba Fire Department) placed 4th.

"As their Chief, I am extremely proud of these young men for stepping up and accepting this challenge to compete in the Skills USA firefighter competition,” said Hibriten High Academy Chief and Instructor Sam Smith. “To place 1st, 3rd and 4th in the state says volumes about their commitment to their future chosen profession.”

The firefighters had five categories of competition: Rapid Dress, Ropes & Knots and Tool Raise, Hose Drag, Equipment Carry, and Ladder Raise. Participants with the most overall points were declared the Top 5 finishers.

Preston Hawkins, Champion, and Brice Bennett, 3rd place finisher, will be recognized by the Board of Education on Monday, May 8, 6 pm at the Education Center.

Hibriten Firefighter Academy Cadets Smoke the Competition
Chief Sam Smith, Brice Bennett Granite Falls FD 3rd, Preston Hawkins Gamewell FD 1st, Hunter Vines North Catawba FD 4th
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Sunday, December 29th, 2019
FIRE AND RESCUE GRANTS AND RELIEF FUNDSFor Immediate Release Contact: Marla Sink (919) 807-6017December 16, 2019$12,020.00 Grant Awarded to The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.Department of Insurance Sends Award Check for New EquipmentRALEIGH - Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal M...
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
The following members received awards for years service and other awards:15 Years of Service: Captain Alex Smith, FF Preston Story, FF Albert Felder, 20 Years of Service: Lt. Caleb Triplett, Firefighter of The Year: Christie Brewer, First Responder of The Year: Ashley Reichard, Officer of The Year: ...
Friday, December 15th, 2017
FIRE AND RESCUE GRANTS AND RELIEF FUNDSFor Immediate Release Contact: Marla Sink(919) 807-6017December 15, 2017$10,317.50 Grant Awarded to The Gamewell Volunteer Fire Department,Inc.Department of Insurance Sends Award Check for New EquipmentRALEIGH - Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mik...
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Hibriten Firefighter Academy Cadets Smoke the CompetitionStudents from the Hibriten Fire Fighter Academy Captain Preston Hawkins of West Caldwell High School; Captain Brice Bennett, South Caldwell High School; and Firefighter Hunter Vines also from West Caldwell win three of the Top 5 spots in the N...
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