Sunday, May 8, 2011

World Trade Center Steel Comes To Salisbury Fire Department

Almost 10 Years and it still seems like yesterday.
We will Never Forget!

Shield by
An example of the type of Memorial that can be made with this World Trade Center Steel.
This Memorial is in Windemere, Florida

One of the Beams that Salisbury Fire Department has taken delivery of

Salisbury Fire Department is now in possession of 2 large pieces of World Trade Center Steel. The 2 large beams were unveiled last week on Wednesday after news that Usama Bin Laden had been Killed.
World Trade Center Steel Unveiled Early
Salisbury Post
World Trade Center Steel to be used in Salisbury Memorials
Salisbury Post
Ground Zero World Trade Center Steel to be used in Salisbury, NC Memorials
Freedom Tower NYC

Water Supply Class

Chief Preddy of Coldwater Fire Department demonstrates Tanker Shuttle Operations

Great Resource for Information on Rural Water Supply

Firefighter I and Firefighter II

3rd Battalion Sprinklers Resources

Great Videos

Liberty Mutual Crash Car Drunk Driving Event

On Thursday April 14th , 2011 several agencies worked together to share with the students of Concord High School the dangers of Driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Cooperating Agencies Included:
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Agent Kristi Keziah Swanson
One of Chief Barlow's Former Students from Mooresville High School
Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety
Cabarrus County EMS
Cabarrus County Rescue Squad
Concord High School Fire Academy
Concord High School Drama Department

Chief Barlow makes Presentation to the NC Fire and Rescue Commission

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Chief Barlow made a presentation about the Concord High School Fire Academy to the NC Fire and Rescue Commission at their Spring meeting held on Tuesday April 12th , 2011 at the Pinecroft - Sedgefield Fire Department SW of Greensboro. The Fire and Rescue Commission meets quarterly. The reason for the overview and update was to let the Commission know first hand what is happening with the program since there is so much interest statewide and beyond about the High School Fire Academy program.

Concord Fire and Life Safety Recruit Class 17-7 Graduation

Concord Department of Fire and Life Safety Graduates 10 Recruits on Saturday April 9, 2011. The graduation was held at Westford United Methodist Church on Highway 49. The keynote speaker was Kenneth Mullins (Executive Director of the NC Fire Chief’s Association). Chief Mullins addressed the Recruits with words of encouragement and advice on a successful career in the fire service. As with previous graduations, the Honor Guard did a great job of posting and retrieving the colors, and Rev. Jimmy Barrett was present to deliver the invocation. During the badge pinning, Nick Zabel proposed to his girlfriend, Emily (she said yes).
Concord Fire and Life Safety gives two special awards at each graduation, the Fire Chief’s Award which rewards academics and the Training Award which rewards practical skills.
Nick Zabel was the recipient of the Fire Chief’s award, and Dustin Hooks was presented with the Training Award.
Congratulations to all of the graduates.

Chief Barlow presented each Recruit with a copy of the Psalm 91 Book and a Psalm 91 card from Operation Safety 91.

Several School Systems Visit the CHSFA to find out how to Start Similar Programs

During the months of March and April, the CHS Fire Academy has been visited by several School Systems trying to start similar Programs to the one at Concord High School.

Iredell - Statesville Schools - March 24
Caldwell County Schools - April 4
Lincoln County Schools - April 6

Several other School Systems have requested information regarding our program.
Warren County Schools
Kannapolis City Schools
Hickory City Schools

Anything we can do to assist any school system with information gathering or with specific questions about our program, Please feel free to contact us and ask.
We are always glad to share.

David Barlow, Chief
Concord High School
Fire Academy
704-239-3706 Cell