08/27/13 272 W, 2 I - + 10 - 3 Stoney Point Fire Chief and Two Fayetteville Fire Captain Receive National Honors

In case you missed these stories on FireNews.net and/or in the Fayetteville Observer, a Fire Chief and two Captains from Cumberland County were recently honored in Chicago at the Fire-Rescue International conference, and by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Fire Chief Freddy L. Johnson Sr. of the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department was named the 2013 Volunteer Fire Chief of the year. He's been a firefighter since 1975, and a member of SPFD since 1976. He's a retired member of the United States Army, a former Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Captain, and presently the Emergency Services Director in Hoke County. He was recognized last year by the North Carolina Association of Fire Chief's as its Volunteer Chief of the Year. Read about Chief Johnson at FireNews.net.

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Captain Zahra M. Harvey of the Fayetteville Fire Department was named Fire-Rescue Magazine's Company Office of the Year, also at Fire-Rescue International in Chicago earlier this month. Captain Harvey has been a firefighter since 1996, starting as a volunteer. She joined FFD in 1997 and was promoted to Captain in 2005. Read about Captain Harvey on FireNews.net.

Captain Vince Lewis, also of the Fayetteville Fire Department, was named National Firefighter of the Year by the Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was selected as Firefighter of the Year by local VFW Post 10630 in Hope Mills. He received district and state honors before winning the national title. Capt. Lewis has been a member of FFD since 1995. Read about both Capt. Harvey and Capt. Lewis in this Fayetteville Observer story.

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Robert, I believe that Erwin/Duke is a Class 4. Congrats to Chief Johnson tho he has worked for many improvements here in Cumberland county.
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