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1919 La France

Help us restore the 1919 La France fire engine.  This engine is the oldest existing piece of the City’s motorized firefighting equipment.  You can help restore this 100-year-old vehicle to its former glory.

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News and Upcoming Events

10Jun, 2021

Ron Stempien named New Fire Chief

The City of Goldsboro has selected Ron Stempien as the new chief of the Goldsboro Fire Department. Stempien’s start date is June 30. His salary will be $92,000.

Stempien was selected after a broad search for candidates that yielded 51 applicants. City Manager Tim Salmon and Human Resources Director Bernadette Dove narrowed the pool of applications and sent their top 12 to Developmental Associates, a professional talent identification consultant, which further narrowed the field to five.

“Our top five candidates went through a rigorous selection process involving subject matter experts and fire chiefs from communities across the state of North Carolina, and Ron came out on top,” Salmon said. “I look forward to what he will do for our firefighters and the City of Goldsboro.”

Stempien currently serves as Assistant Chief of Support Services for the Goldsboro Fire Department, where he has worked for the last 25 years. Stempien began his career with GFD as a firefighter in 1996. He was promoted to fire engineer in 1998, fire captain in 2004, and assistant chief in 2019. In addition, Stempien has served as an emergency services instructor since 2005. Prior to joining the Goldsboro Fire Department, Stempien served for four years in the United States Air Force as a fire protection specialist.

“I am humbled for the opportunity to serve as the next fire chief of Goldsboro. I look forward to continuing to work with the employees of the Goldsboro Fire Department and the citizens to embody the mission, vision and values of the City of Goldsboro,” Stempien said.

Stempien, a Detroit, Mich. native, holds an associate’s degree in Emergency Preparedness from Nash Community College and will receive his bachelor’s degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration in December 2021 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Stempien holds numerous specialized fire-related certifications, has received an array of awards during his military and firefighting career, and he is active in several associations.

2Jun, 2021

Lieutenant Shackelford Retires

Thurman Shackelford retired June 1st as a Fire Lieutenant with the Goldsboro Fire Department with over 8 years of service.

25May, 2021

1919 Motorcycle Fundraiser

Join us on Saturday, June 5th for our 1919 LaFrance Run: Motorcycle Fundraiser. Registration begins at 10am at 200 S Center St (The Hub), and kickstands up at noon. Registration is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger. For more information, contact Chief Underwood at 919-580-4264.

18May, 2021

Car Seat Checks Return

We are resuming our car seat checks with Partnership for Children of Wayne County. Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, beginning June 2nd, for car seat checks by a certified CPS Technician. This community event is FREE for all.

12Mar, 2021

Chief Joseph Dixon Resigns

Chief Joseph Dixon resigned March 12, 2021 to pursue another opportunity in Gainesville, FL. The interim Fire Chief is James Farfour, who will take over the Office of the Fire Chief until a permanent decision is made by the City Manager.

27Jan, 2021

2020 Annual Report

Check out our Annual Report for 2020. We did not let the pandemic keep us from being involved with our community. We just had to figure out a different way than our usual approach.

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10Jun, 2021

Ron Stempien named New Fire Chief

The City of Goldsboro has selected Ron Stempien as the new chief of the Goldsboro Fire Department. Stempien’s start date is June 30. His salary will be $92,000.

Stempien was selected after a broad search for candidates that yielded 51 applicants. City Manager Tim Salmon and Human Resources Director Bernadette Dove narrowed the pool of applications and sent their top 12 to Developmental Associates, a professional talent identification consultant, which further narrowed the field to five.

“Our top five candidates went through a rigorous selection process involving subject matter experts and fire chiefs from communities across the state of North Carolina, and Ron came out on top,” Salmon said. “I look forward to what he will do for our firefighters and the City of Goldsboro.”

Stempien currently serves as Assistant Chief of Support Services for the Goldsboro Fire Department, where he has worked for the last 25 years. Stempien began his career with GFD as a firefighter in 1996. He was promoted to fire engineer in 1998, fire captain in 2004, and assistant chief in 2019. In addition, Stempien has served as an emergency services instructor since 2005. Prior to joining the Goldsboro Fire Department, Stempien served for four years in the United States Air Force as a fire protection specialist.

“I am humbled for the opportunity to serve as the next fire chief of Goldsboro. I look forward to continuing to work with the employees of the Goldsboro Fire Department and the citizens to embody the mission, vision and values of the City of Goldsboro,” Stempien said.

Stempien, a Detroit, Mich. native, holds an associate’s degree in Emergency Preparedness from Nash Community College and will receive his bachelor’s degree in Public and Non-Profit Administration in December 2021 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Stempien holds numerous specialized fire-related certifications, has received an array of awards during his military and firefighting career, and he is active in several associations.

2Jun, 2021

Lieutenant Shackelford Retires

Thurman Shackelford retired June 1st as a Fire Lieutenant with the Goldsboro Fire Department with over 8 years of service.

25May, 2021

1919 Motorcycle Fundraiser

Join us on Saturday, June 5th for our 1919 LaFrance Run: Motorcycle Fundraiser. Registration begins at 10am at 200 S Center St (The Hub), and kickstands up at noon. Registration is $20 per bike and $10 per passenger. For more information, contact Chief Underwood at 919-580-4264.

18May, 2021

Car Seat Checks Return

We are resuming our car seat checks with Partnership for Children of Wayne County. Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, beginning June 2nd, for car seat checks by a certified CPS Technician. This community event is FREE for all.

12Mar, 2021

Chief Joseph Dixon Resigns

Chief Joseph Dixon resigned March 12, 2021 to pursue another opportunity in Gainesville, FL. The interim Fire Chief is James Farfour, who will take over the Office of the Fire Chief until a permanent decision is made by the City Manager.

27Jan, 2021

2020 Annual Report

Check out our Annual Report for 2020. We did not let the pandemic keep us from being involved with our community. We just had to figure out a different way than our usual approach.

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