March 6, 2018 - ESFD was inspected by the NC Association of Rescue & EMS to
receive our Light Rescue certification. This certification allows ESFD to expand our
services provided to the community. To be eligible for certification, ESFD had to meet
many requirements dealing with membership, training, and equipment. The majority of
rescue equipment is carried on SQ-246 including extrication/stabilization equipment,
rope/rope hardware, water rescue equipment, various hand tools, and much more. With
the addition of more equipment in the near future, we will request an additional
inspection for the Medium Rescue certification
January 1, 2018 - ESFD ended 2017 with 654 calls. This is an average of 55 calls per
October 14, 2017 - ESFD participated in the 8th annual Fill-The-Boot fundraiser to
help fight muscular dystrophy. Firefighters were at the intersection of Highway 64 E.
and E. Presnell St. from 10AM-12PM collecting donations. In all, firefighters raised
$4,160.00 thanks to the outpouring of the community. Photos
July 21, 2017 - At 0800, history was made as ESFD career staff transitioned to
working 24-hour shifts. In addition to part-time and volunteer personnel, this allows
coverage 24/7/365 from Station 24 located at 2444 Buffalo Ford Rd. In recent years,
career staff worked during daytime hours relying completely on volunteers after hours.
A Shift - FF Angela Helms
B Shift - Lt. Brent Fuller
C Shift - FF Jason Coleman
May 9, 2017 - Congratulations to FF Brent Fuller who has been promoted to the rank
of Lieutenant (19-C) and Captain Ryan Husband who has been promoted to the rank of
Assistant Chief (AC-14).
January 1, 2017 - 2016 was a very busy and productive year for ESFD:
- 630 calls for service were handled with working structure fires totaling 24
- Numerous state certifications were obtained department-wide in addition to our
normal required training
- $4,300 was raised at the annual Fill-The-Boot to benefit the MDA
- In October, an engine company was sent to Columbus County for one week to assist
with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
All this would not be possible without the dedicated members, both paid and volunteer,
that make up ESFD. Here is to a safe and successful 2017.
November 30, 2016 - After 38 years of service to ESFD, Assistant Chief Mike Macon
retired. ESFD wishes Chief Macon well in his future endeavors and thanks him for his
dedicated service to the community.
October 29, 2016 - On October 29, 2016 ESFD participated in the 7th annual
Fill-The-Boot fundraiser to help fight muscular dystrophy. Firefighters were at the
intersection of Highway 64 E. and E. Presnell St. from 10AM-12PM collecting donations.
In all, firefighters raised $4,300.00 thanks to the outpouring of the community. Photos
October 25, 2016 - ESFD assisted Ulah Fire Department in offering an informative and
moving program to young adult drivers today at Uwharrie Charter High School in an
effort to prevent future tragedies. "VIP for a VIP", Vehicle injury Prevention for a Very
important Person, focuses on teaching young drivers how to safely operate a motor
vehicle without the distractions of speed, alcohol, drugs, cell phones, etc. During the
morning session, speakers from the various agencies presented information directly
related to young adult driver fatalities. During the afternoon session, a dramatic
demonstration of a fatal car crash was presented by the participating emergency
services personnel. Ulah Fire Department, East Side Fire Department, Seagrove Fire
Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, Randolph County Emergency Services,
and NC State Highway Patrol assisted with the program by providing apparatus,
equipment, and manpower.