Chief Herring

We are saddened by the news that Chief Herring passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2022. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 28, 2022 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at his home. A service to celebrate Chief Herring’s service to the City of Goldsboro will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at The First Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro. Fellow fireman, John Morton and Anthony Slater, will preside. Interment with fireman honors will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

2022-01-28T15:19:53+00:00January 28th, 2022|News and Events|

Cure For The Colors Fundraiser Has Begun

GFD has initiated the Cures For The Colors T-Shirt Fundraiser for 2021. All proceeds go to the Southeastern Cancer Care: Cures for the Colors foundation. Each T-shirt, regardless of size, is $20 and payment can be made via cash or check. To reserve your T-Shirt, call 919-580-4262. T-Shirts can be picked up at GFD Station 1 any time between Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2021-09-30T16:13:49+00:00September 30th, 2021|News and Events|

North Carolina Rescue Association Certification

As Goldsboro and the surrounding communities continue to grow, a need was identified to increase level of care. The Goldsboro Fire Department has for years provided fire, EMS, and rescue services to the Goldsboro community. Through the years the fire department has expanded on services provided by means of equipment and training. The Fire Department not only provides fire protection, we also provide vehicle extrication, trench rescue, confined space rescue, and water rescue. We are proud to announce that as of September 2021, we are now certified by the North Carolina Rescue Association. The certification is part of the process of becoming a Deployable Type III water rescue team. A lot of hard work and training from the 20 member team has happened over the last year to achieve this goal.

2021-09-08T16:52:47+00:00September 8th, 2021|News and Events|

Are Fireworks Legal for North Carolina?

It is our hope that the following information helps to guide you in the best decision regarding the use of fireworks. We do want each of our citizens to be able to celebrate the coming holiday safely. Remember, according to the City Ordinance 97.05 (B): It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or to explode any explosive device, to include fireworks, sparklers, smoke bombs, firecrackers, roman candles, etc., in any park unless written authority is given by the Parks and Recreation Director. FAQ about Fireworks in NC. What fireworks are legal to use in North Carolina? Fireworks that are legal in North Carolina include poppers, sparklers, fountains and other novelty items that don't explode, spin, leave the ground or fly through the air. What fireworks are illegal to use in North Carolina? Fireworks that are illegal in North Carolina include firecrackers, ones that spin on the ground, roman candles, bottle rockets, or any aerial fireworks. Essentially, any firework that leaves the ground is not legal in North Carolina. What are the penalties for using fireworks illegally in North Carolina? Violators of the state's fireworks law face a misdemeanor charge that is punishable by a fine up to $500 and or imprisonment of up to six months. The following information includes the NC General Statute 14-414. Pyrotechnics defined; exceptions.  For the proper construction of the provisions of this Article, "pyrotechnics," as is herein used, shall be

2021-06-25T18:12:48+00:00June 25th, 2021|News and Events|

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

2021-06-10T17:56:56+00:00June 10th, 2021|News and Events|

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.

2021-05-25T17:58:04+00:00May 25th, 2021|News and Events|

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.

2021-05-18T17:38:30+00:00May 18th, 2021|News and Events|

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.

2021-03-15T14:57:18+00:00March 12th, 2021|News and Events|
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