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911 Memorial Ceremony
Wednesday 11 September 2013 is the 12th anniversary of the cowardly acts of Terrorism that forever changed the lives of ALL Americans and ended the lives of 343 Brother Firefighters of the FDNY. To help us REMEMBER these events, and more importantly, our Fallen Brothers, the Members of the Union Road Fire Department with gather at Station 51, located at 4060 Union Road, Gastonia NC at 06:00 for fellowship. At 06:30 our annual ceremony of remembrance will begin. We will complete everything by 07:00 for those of us that need to go to work and get kids to school. This ceremony is open to ALL Firefighters (notjust URVFD FFs), ALL Board of Directors, families, friends and members of the general public that so choose to attend. If you make the decision to come, we will make sure you feel welcome. Please spread the word and if possibe plan to attend and participate.
911 Firefighter Appreciation Day at Sandy Plains Church
Sunday 15 September 2013 our family at the Sandy Plains Baptist Church will honor US as Firefighters for our service to our community, to recognize the sacrifices our families make as a direct result of our service and...most importantly...to honor the glory of our Lord and Saviour that called our 343 Brothers home for reasons our simple mortal souls will never comprehend while we are constrained to this Earth. PLEASE DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY to attend and share this special day with your Brother Firefighters, our families and our extended family at sandy Plains. We will gather at Station 51 IN CLASS "A" UNIFORMS at 09:30 and our fleet will be loaded and headed for the Church at 10:00. Please ensure your Class "A"s are clean and crisp and make sure your BLACK shoes or Boots are clean and polished if possible.
911 Memorial Stair Climb
Saturday 07 September 2013 9 representatives of the Department participated in the Charlotte FDs annual stair climb at the Duke Energy building in Charlotte. More than these 9 had hoped to attend however, as is the tradition of dedication to excellence within our department many were enrolled in FF educational classes throughout the Piedmont area and others were on shift protecting our and other communities. A few pictures are attached for you to review...you think you have what it takes to join us next year? If so, we would love to have you...the experience gets better and more humbling every year.
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Anyone who currently lives in the Union Road Fire District needs to cal their insurance company and advise them of our ISO ratings change. Our rating has dropped from a 5/9E to a 4/9E. This could save you a lot of money! If they have any questions please have them contact the fire department.
I want to thank everyone who helped with our ISO inspection. We were trying to achieve an ISO class 5/9 but in true Union Road VFD fashion we did better than we were hoping for. Our new ISO class rating is a 4/9!!! all the guys at the station put in a lot of time and hard work to achieve this! also we could not have do this without the help of our neighboring departments New Hope VFD, Crowders Mountain Fire And Rescue and Bethel FD of York County SC. who supply us with tankers a...
We would like to congratulate Justin Westbrook, David Steel, Josh Duncan and John Glennon on there promotion to firefighter. All of these guys has put in a lot of time and effort in to this achievement. They have proven they have what it takes to be a good firefighter and a great addition to Union Road VFD. Thanks guys for all your hard work.
On Thursday 09/11/2014, The Union Road Volunteer Fire Department will be remembering our 343 Brother Firefighters of the FDNY who put the lives of others ahead of their own and made the ultimate sacrifice on that tragic day. The day’s events are open the General Public and are summarized as follows:· At 06:30, we will raise our Nation’s Flag to Half-Mast , followed immediately by a memorial ceremony and ...
URVFD would like to welcome its 2 new members Gavin McCaslin and Justin Westbrook.
Union Road is pleased to announce it has placed an order for a new engine to replace the aging 511, the old 511 has been a great truck and continues to out preform most trucks it's age, but in looking into the future of fire protection for our district the department felt a new apparatus was needed that can better assist in providing the best possible fire protection to our residents. The new Engine 511 is being built by Marion, It has a Spartan cab and chassis...
Its that time of year once again to go out to schools, day cares and Churches to talk about Fire Prevention. That's right Fire Prevention week is upon us, coming up October 6th-12th 2013. Members of the Union Road VFD will once again be going out to some of our local schools and other venues to talk with students and adults as well about Preventing Fires in your house and work place. Remember to dial 911 for any and all EMERGENCY'S.
NEVER FORGET 911 Memorial Ceremony Wednesday 11 September 2013 is the 12th anniversary of the cowardly acts of Terrorism that forever changed the lives of ALL Americans and ended the lives of 343 Brother Firefighters of the FDNY. To help us REMEMBER these events, and more importantly, our Fallen Brothers, the Members of the Union Road Fire Department with gather at Station 51, located at 4060 Union Road, Gastonia NC at 06:00 for fellowship. At 06:30 our annual ceremony of rem...
A live burn will be conducted on May 18th. We will meet at the station at 4 pm to get started and will have dinner about 5 pm. The first fire should be about 7 pm. There will be a pre-burn safety meeting on May 16th at 7 pm at the station. There is also a sign up sheet at the station for all that plan on attending. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can get a headcount on who will be attending. Thanks 5100
The Ladies Auxiliary hosted the department's 5th Tuesday Night Cookout on April 30th, at the station. They also surprised the chief with an "you're older than dirt" birthday party for his 40th birthday. The chief was very surprised and feels that revenge is a dish best served cold. He also thanks everyone that came out or supported the cookout and party.
The Union Road VFD Ladies Auxiliary participated in this year's Relay for Life at Forestview High School. The ladies provided baked goods to raise money for cancer research. The ladies did an awesome job at raising over $216 for the Relay for Life. Although the auxiliary was just started they have hit the ground running. In March they did an Easter Egg hunt and cookout for the kids, Relay for Life and our 5th Tuesday night cookout for the members of the station in April and will have ...
Brothers, Saturday 04 May 2013 is this year's date for the NC Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Raleigh. As we have each year since the inception of this event, the URVFD will be attending to show our respects to our Fallen Brothers and their families. If you have been to this event in the past I am sure you will want to attend again. If you have never attended, your Officers strongly urge you to do so as it is an experience you will not ...
I wish you could know what it is like to search a burning bedroom for trapped children at 3 AM, flames rolling above your head, your palms and knees burning as you crawl, the floor sagging under your weight as the kitchen below you burns. I wish you could comprehend a wife’s horror at 6 in the morning as I check her husband of 40 years for a pulse and find none. I start CPR anyway, hoping to bring him back, knowing intuitively it is too late. But wanting his wife and family to know everyt...
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