02/08/11 206 W, 1 I - + 5 - 5 Wilson's Mills Fire Chief Dies, Update #2

FireNews has reported the death of Wilson's Mills Fire Chief Richard L. "Ricky" Barbour, 54, who passed away Friday night at WakeMed in Raleigh. He had recently suffered cardiac problems and was receiving treatment. Chief Barbour was also the Safety and Health Director for the state of North Carolina. Read his obituary.

Memorial arrangements are as follows: Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Wilson's Mills Baptist Church, 652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield. The funeral service is Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Burial with fire department honors follows at Knollwood Memorial Cemetery. 

Tuesday, Feb. 8 update.  For tomorrow's funeral, any agency sending apparatus (Fire/Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, etc) must report to Level I Staging which at the NCDOT Equipment Yard located at 2861 US Highway 70 West, Smithfield, NC, 27577. The staging area will be opened at 0900 hours and further instructions will be given by the Staging Officer.  

Also, Firehouse.com is reporting Chief Barbour's passing as a line-of-duty death. He suffered an apparent heart attack on January 30, the following day and within 24 hours after responding to a woods fire. See also this USFA fatality notice

Firehouse.com photo

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Chief Barbour.
Charlie - 02/05/11 - 23:42

RIP Chief, thoughts and prayers to the brothers at Wilson’s Mills
ALFD Car6 - 02/06/11 - 11:30

funeral plans for Chief Barbour are as follows : Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM, Wednesday, in the Wilsonís Mills Baptist Church. Burial, with Fire Department Honors, will follow in Knollwood Memorial Cemetery.

Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobs..
Charlie - 02/07/11 - 03:19

Agencies Attending Please Note:
A Staging area for all apparatus (Fire/Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, etc) will be set-up at the NCDOT Equipment Yard located at 2861 US 70 Hwy W Smithfield NC 27577 (enter by the fuel shelters). The staging area will open at 0900hrs and a Level I Staging Officer will be assigned there for check-in. Personnel will recieve further instructions from staging. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and support.
On Behalf of WMFD - 02/08/11 - 14:29

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