THE CAROLINA BL ZE
PFFPNC President Scott Mullins receives the first of two vaccine injections to protect him, his family, and co-workers from COVID-19. More on this inside this edition.
Winter 2021Edition | Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics of North Carolina
our magazine Welcome to the second edition of The Carolina Blaze, an online magazine produced by the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina. We are very excited about this edition, as we discuss COVID-19 vaccines, new trends in the fire service, and thought-provoking topics and inspiration. Thank you for all the feedback we received from our first edition. We heard from firefighters, there families, and from the public about the stories we shared, including real life stories, political news, recipes, trainings, and products. If you have ideas or feedback, please continue to send them our way. This is OUR magazine and we promise to keep it authentic, real, and relevant to you and your families.
Scott Mullins is the President of PFFPNC and is a captain at the Asheville Fire Department. Scott also serves as President of the Asheville Fire Fighters Association.
Many of you asked how you can be of help to North Carolina firefighters and there’s a simple answer: 1) Reach out to your local firefighters in your community and get to know them, their needs, and how you can plug in. 2) Patronize our advertisers of this magazine and let them know when you purchase goods and services from them that you heard about their work here. As you open this second issue of The Carolina Blaze, it is our sincere hope that you are inspired and enjoy this piece created just for you. Happy reading! Fraternally yours,
Scott Mullins PFFPNC President
Firefighters and the COVID-19 Vaccine The Raleigh News & Observer published a story on January 15 that reports fewer than half of the eligible firefighters across Wake County’s 20 fire departments have signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine. It is a stark difference from the 70% of Wake County’s EMS employees who have gotten the vaccine. While PFFPNC supports the right of any firefighter who opts not to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, the organization is providing this link to important facts sheet from the IAFF. As of January 12, 2021, 30 IAFF members have died in the line of duty from COVID-19. The IAFF strongly recommends all members be vaccinated against the coronavirus (SARSCoV-2) for their own protection and the protection of their brothers and sisters, family members, friends and communities. It is critical that members are protected through vaccinations to maintain their readiness to respond to COVID-19 and other
emergencies, as the number of positive tests, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise amidst flu season. PFFPNC President Scott Mullins, who also serves as the President the Asheville Fire Fighters Association, posted a video on Twitter of him receiving his second COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday. “Just got round 2 of the #COVID vaccine,” Mullins tweeted. “Thankful for the work the @IAFFNewsDesk & @PFFPNC did to ensure @ncfirefighters were in the top tier for vaccinations. Stay healthy and do your part to get us out of this mess. Get your vaccine. @AFFA332”. COVID-19 experts report that approximately 75-80% of Americans will need to receive the vaccine in order for the country to return to normalcy by the Fall of 2021. Mullins said he
would like to see firefighters lead in this effort. Mullins said he suffered no complications from the two vaccine doses, but did run a fever after the second shot. Once he again, he posted on Twitter: “Majority of people will have effects from the #CovidVaccine 2nd round. For me it was arm soreness at the vaccination site & a fever that started 12 hrs after the shot & lasted 30 hrs. I suggest having Tylenol ready. These short term effects are much better than the alternative.” The IAFF recognizes that under some circumstances, including sincere religious objections or a bona fide medical reason, fire fighters may object to being vaccinated. These members may be able to obtain an exemption or reasonable accommodation from their fire departments. The IAFF recommends the following guidelines from the NFPA 1581 Standard: • 220.127.116.11* Members who choose to decline immunizations offered
by the department shall be required to sign a written declination. • 18.104.22.168(a) Members who decline immunizations should be counseled by the fire department physician. If the member persists in refusing vaccination, a signed written declination is required • 22.214.171.124.1 The declination shall become part of the member’s confidential health database • 126.96.36.199.2 Members shall be allowed to recant a declination at any time and receive the offered immunizations. While vaccines present minimal side effects, no serious safety or health concerns have been reported at the time this position statement was written. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are molecular RNA based (not a live virus) and both vaccines have a 95% efficacy rate compared to a 40-60% efficacy rate of the influenza (flu) vaccine and provide antibodies and T-cell immunity against COVID-19.
PFFPNC’s Work Makes Firefighters a Vaccine Priority
PFFPNC began working with Governor Roy Cooper’s staff at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020 to ensure North Carolina firefighters were a top priority on PPE distribution, firefighter needs, and protocol changes. As COVID-19 vaccine development continued to make progress, including the most recent news that the effectiveness rate is at 90%, PFFPNC began engaging the governor’s staff on treating firefighters and paramedics in the same priority category as hospital nurses and doctors. According to the state’s 140-page plan, entitled North Carolina Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, firefighters and paramedics will get the vaccine first in North Carolina under Priority 1A, which includes healthcare workers and first responders at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and workers needed for vaccine distribution. “We appreciate Governor Cooper working with PFFPNC to protect firefighters by prioritizing us for COVID-19 vaccines,” said PFFPNC President Scott Mullins, who has participated in multiple meetings since February with Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry and others on the governor’s COVID-19 team. Firefighters are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, because of their vital role in responding to 911 medical calls, triaging patients, and providing emergency medical treatment and transport for ill or injured persons. Protecting firefighters presents unique challenges because of the nature of their first responder work, the frequent need for rapid medical decisionmaking, and emergency interventions with limited information. Pfizer announced this week that it expects to submit an application for what's called emergency use authorization to the Food and Drug Administration "within days” which means distribution may start as early as December. Another drugmaker, Moderna, has also said it aims to submit an application in the coming weeks. It is thought that the general public will not be able to receive a vaccine until the spring or summer of 2021.
Firefighters Get Back to Work in the General Assembly Photos: Top: PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith met with Representative Mike Clampitt , a Republican from western North Carolina, on firefighter issues in early February. Clampitt is a retired captain at the Charlotte Fire Department. Bottom: PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith and President Scott Mullins talk with Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, a Republican, at a GOP fundraiser. Right: PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith and President Scott Mullins talk with Senators Jim Perry and Vickie Sawyer, both Republicans, about presumptive cancer legislation. The 2021-2022 North Carolina General Assembly gaveled in a new biennium in January and PFFPNC is taking an aggressive legislate agenda, that includes presumptive cancer legislation, separation allowance, and increasing the number of cancers covered by the line-of-duty-death. . The new session comes on the heels of a 2019-2020
legislative session in which the North Carolina House easily passed Firefighters Fighting Cancer Act (HB520), Parity for First Responders (HB278) and Provide WC for PTSD in First Responders (HB622) in the April 2019 only to see the bills parked in the Senate Rules Committee for a second consecutive session never to budge. PFFPNC President Scott Mullins said he has gotten commitments from the North Carolina Senate that this legislative session is going to be different on presumptive cancer. “The Senate has been candid with us — they philosophically disagree with our legislation when we include workers compensation in our bills,” said President Mullins. “We are working with the Senate and our friends in the House to address workers compensation concerns.” Mullins said other IAFF affiliates, particularly in the southeast, have enacted presumptive cancer and not used the workers
compensation system in their legislation. PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith points to South Carolina, the 49th state to offer presumptive cancer legislation to firefighters leaving North Carolina alone as the only state to without it. “South Carolina modeled their legislation in part off of Florida’s legislation and chose not to include workers compensation,” said Smith. Instead the bill includes reimbursing a firefighter, including volunteers and forestry firefighters, up to $12,000 a year for out of pocket medical expenses, an up front payment of $20,000 upon diagnosis, and a $75,000 death benefit. (North Carolina provides a $100,000 death benefit for certain
firefighter cancers.) The bill passed the SC House 108-1 after the Senate passed the legislation earlier in the session. Both chambers are led by Republican majorities. Subscribe to PFFPNC’s enewsletters to stay up-to-date on this developing story.
Another North Carolina firefighter died from occupational cancer this week. Ramziddin ElAmin, a 21-year veteran of the Greensboro Fire Department and a proud member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro/Local 947, died on January 3. He was 48 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma in August.
El-Amin was assigned to Engine 19 on B-Shift. In August, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma. Since that time, he battled courageously against the cancer, but succumbed this week in the ICU at Chapel Hill.
PFFPNC President Scott Mullins said El-Amin’s death is a reminder that occupational cancers kill more firefighters every year than fires, and that North Carolina is the only state left in the country without presumptive coverage for those fighting the disease.
“El-Amin’s death is in a long line of North Carolina firefighters we lay to rest every year, and PFFPNC will continue to fight for this profession in his name and in his memory,” said Mullins. “ElAmin, like every firefighter who is diagnosed with cancer, deserves the tools to fight this horrible disease. And in death, their families deserve more.”
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a firefighter is 1.51 times at a greater risk of a lymphoma diagnosis than the general population. NIOSH also reports that firefighters stand a 9% greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer and 14% greater chance of dying of cancer than the average person.
Funeral Services for El-Amin will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm in the Cape Fear Conference B, Headquarters. Burial will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00 pm at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters.
DC NEWS President Joe Biden repealed three executive orders that limited collective bargaining and union time for federal fire fighters, and eliminated progressive discipline:
• Executive Order 13836 of May 25, 2018 (Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining) • Executive Order 13837 of May 25, 2018 (Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer-Funded Union Time Use) • Executive Order 13839 of May 25, 2018 (Promoting Accountability and Streamlining Removal Procedures Consistent with Merit System Principles Biden’s executive order also instructs agencies to engage in collective bargaining with federal employees and eliminates Schedule F, which threatened protections of career employees. On January 20, 2021, President Biden directed federal agencies to review and take appropriate action to address regulations that are harmful to the public health. Included in the list of regulations to be reviewed are a number of regulations related to toxic flame retardants — regulations that the IAFF opposed because they did not fully take the health and safety of fire fighters and their unique exposure to such chemicals into account. Also subject to review is a regulation governing the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, which the IAFF also opposed as it put the safety of fire fighters and the public at risk. On January 20 and January 21, 2021, President Biden signed a series of executive orders that will provide fire fighters with additional resources and protections as we continue to serve on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden also fired the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel, Peter Robb, who carried out the Trump administration’s anti-worker, antiunion policies. Biden will need to nominate a replacement for this position responsible for prosecuting cases in front of the NLRB. Meanwhile, Biden has already nominated Boston Mayor Marty Walsh — a long-time advocate of fire fighters and organized labor — to serve as Secretary of Labor.
PFFPNC Working with Chiefs and Volunteers in 2021 to Enact Good Public Policy
Today marks 2 years since the loss of Asheville firefighter Karen “Skippy” Shuart, who succumbed to occupational cancer at age 58. Shuart died in January 2019 after being diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer. Shuart began her career with the Asheville Fire Department in 1994 and served her community for 25 years. As a dedicated member, Karen moved through the ranks during her tenure from firefighter, to engineer, to assistant fire marshal. “We wish we could say that we have seen progress in terms of presumptive cancer coverage for firefighters in NC since Karen’s death, but we haven’t,” said Asheville Fire Fighters Association President Scott Mullins. “Instead we have seen legislation that would provide these protections flounder in the NC General Assembly.” North Carolina now holds the dubious claim of being the only state in the nation without any sort of presumptive cancer law for firefighters while continuing to battle occupational cancer at alarming rates. In September 2019, the North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled Shuart’s death as a line of duty death. The ruling validated the growing crisis of the increase in cancer among firefighters, which is now the leading cause of death. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) velds its annual Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Remembrance on September 19, 2020. The names of 245 firefighters and emergency medical personnel who died in the line of duty were etched onto the Wall of Honor at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The International Association of Fire Fighters remains committed to honoring our fallen firefighters and making sure their families know their loved ones will never be forgotten,” says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger. “Though we are unable to hold our beautiful ceremony in person, the IAFF will still pause to honor our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in the line of duty.”
Working Together PFFPNC has been in formal meetings with leaders from the NC State Firefighters Association and the NC Association of Fire Chiefs over the last year to discuss legislative priorities and strategies for enacting profire service legislation in the 2021 General Assembly session. PFFPNC President Scott Mullins, Political Director Josh Smith, and DVP Ben Bobzien participated in a joint virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss those legislative priorities, which includes support for presumptive cancer legislation, separation allowance, and including more cancers in the Line of Duty Death benefit. “PFFPNC looks forward to a more coordinated effort in the coming session among these groups as we all work to advance the fire service and the profession of firefighting,” said Mullins. “PFFPNC is pushing these ally organizations to coordinate conversations with legislators, to make joint asks when possible, and to use unified messaging on our bills.” Joint meetings will continue throughout the 2021 session.
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The IAFF and FCSN’s first Fire Fighter Cancer Awareness Month has ended, but our work is far from over. We encourage those who were not able to commit to safety stand downs in the month of January to schedule one (or more). To further solidify your ongoing commitment to the prevention of fire fighter occupational cancer, we invite you to sign the online pledge and encourage you to use the Reason for Signing section to honor those we have lost to – or are currently fighting – occupational cancer. Use the I Took the Pledge Photo as your Facebook profile picture or as a post on instagram or Twitter with the link to our pledge site (and the hashtag #FightFFCancer) to encourage others to sign the pledge!
Our fifth annual coat fundraiser has been a huge success! Firefighters have been able to get coats out early while dealing with remote learning schedules. So far this year we provided 200 new coats to our local children throughout Catawba County in need during these trying times. As an organization, we are excited to show these children warmth and support during this winter season! President John Warren (Left) pictured with teachers at Southwest Primary School in Newton
For the children, Hickory Fire Fighters were able to donate over 2,000 fire safety activity for the fifth consecutive year to all three school systems in Catawba County! IAFF Local 2653 members met with all three NCAE presidents for Hickory, Newton-Conover, & Catawba School Systems to distribute them to all the 3rd graders. We typically deliver them, but due to Covid-19 we have received assistance from the teachers to distribute. These books assist educators instill the importance of fire safety in young children and hopefully make the difference in life and death should a fire occur in their home. We are looking forward to working with the teachers again in the future!
The drawing for the raffle benefiting AFD Assistant Fire Marshal Dewayne Fender was held this afternoon at the AFFA Camp, and the winner is Randy Davis with winning ticket number 9672179! Because of the tremendous generosity of so many of you and countless others in our community, across North Carolina, and even across the US, we were able to raise $27,000 for our brother! Your support makes it easier for Dewayne to focus on fighting this cancer, and able to spend less time worrying about co-pays, travel expenses, and other financial issues related to his treatment. We apologize for the technical difficulties and inability to live stream the drawing this afternoon. We gave it our best shot, but service is lacking at our Camp and in the end that couldn’t be overcome. This event defied our wildest expectation, and we thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for what you have done for Dewayne and his family!
Members of IAFF Local 4866 responded to Keever Farms to battle this large barn fire in November 2020
Please keep our Brother and Sister Officers of the Concord Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they cope with the loss of one of their own in the Line of Duty last night. CPD has some of the more caring and compassionate officers in the country and this news is truly heartbreaking. Please pray for the family of the fallen officer, as well as the recovery of the injured officer.
God Speed Officer and Rest Easy
The Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighter's Association partnered with Latino Community Services to identify kids within the community that needed warm coats this winter. Today, families circled the Winston-Salem Prof Fire Fighter's Union Hall to pick up their brand-new coats purchased through the fundraising efforts of WSPFFA.
President David Pollard assists a child from the community zip up his brand-new warm winter coat that was provided to him by Local 682
Firefighters in Asheville were involved in a serious accident over the weekend on I-26 while returning from a call. There was a large piece of furniture in the middle of the highway and the road conditions were icy. We are relieved to report that all crew members were checked out at the hospital, released, and are home.
The Following Business and Professional Friends Pay Special Tribute to Our Firefighters for Keeping Our Community Safe KLASSIC RIDES 704-483-4826 PO BOX 1650 DENVER, NC 28037-606-4166
SERENITY NURSING SERVICES 704-567-8000 8003 GOODLIFE LANE INDIAN TRAIL, NC 28079
REFUJON SUPERMARKET 980-248-1318 476 CHURCH STREET N CONCORD, NC 28025
TIM FURR 704-606-4166 401 HAWTHORNE LANE CHARLOTTE, NC 28204
SMOOTHIE KING 704-361-9714 1832 LAWTON BLUFF RD CHARLOTTE, NC 28226
SHEILA’S SHADE 704-802-4610 315 JACK FRANCIS RD SHELBY, NC 28152
ROC’N OVEN PIZZERIA 704-325-3496 903 CONOVER BLVD E CONOVER, NC 28613
MAIN STREET INSURANCE 704-944-6117 123 EQST MAIN STREET FOREST CITY, NC 28043
DAYS INN 704-735-8271 614 CLARCK RD LINCOLNTON, NC 28092
FALLS HEATING AND COOLING 704-913-1177 221 DAVIS PLANTATION RD BESSEMER CITY, NC 28016
WILDER LAW GROUP 704-342-2243 3501 MONROE ROAD CHARLOTTE, NC 28205
DYKE INDUSTRIES QUALITY BUILDING MATERIALS CHARLOTTE, NC CHARLOTTE.DYKEDOORS.COM
NEW YOURK LIFE 704-735-3770 205 SHORT ROAD BESSEMER CITY, NC 28016
WIGGINS KART SHOP 704-855-3165 4010 W NC HWY 152 CHINA GROVE, NC 28023
FUNDERBURK BATTERIES 704-736-5409 1625 POARCH RD LINCOLNTON, NC 28092
LINCOLN CLEANING SERVICES 704-735-7355 3836 MAIDEN WAY LINCOLNTON, NC 28092
601 STOP INC 704786-0600 5661 US HWY 601 S CONCORD, NC 28025
WILDER PANTAZIE LAW GROUP 704-342-2243 3501 MONROE RD CHARLOTTE,NC 28205
BEC ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING 704-902-6185 FARM, RESISENCE, COMMERCIAL CLEMMONS, NC 27012
POTTER AND COMPANY PA 704-786-8189 434 COPPERFIELD BLVD NE CONCORD, NC 28025
LAWN RANGER PRO LANDSCAPING 704-838-1022 2157 OLD WILKSBORO RD STATESVILLE, NC 28625
BB&T BANK 704-262-6326 5145 POPLAR TENT RD CONCORD, BC 28027
CMA INSURANCE 704-795-4550 45 ODELL SCHOOL RD #C CONCORD, NC 28027
POWER SOURCE ELECTRICAL 704-529-4445 5200 PARK ROAD #134 CHARLOTTE, NC 28209
UNIVERSAL RUBBER PRODUCTS 704-483-1249 PO BOX 546 DENVER, NC 28037
CAROLINA TRAINING ASSOC. 704-366-6309 3623 LATROBE DRIVE CHARLOTTE, NC 28211
SCCH CONSTRUCTION 704-361-9348 3701 BARCLAY DOWNS DRIVE CHARLOTTE, NC 28209
D & D TRUCK REPAIR 704-596-5682 PO BOX 26113 CHARLOTTE, NC 28221
ESERVE INC. 704-740-6414 333 E MAIN STREET LINCOLNTON, NC 28092
THE HENSON’S MULCH & MORE 704-543-9952 13010 LANCASTOR HWY PINEVILLE, NC 28134
A STYLISH POOCH 704-785-9033 350 GEAORGE W. LILES PKWY CONCORD, NC 28027
J FRANZ LLC 704-574-6501 PO BOX 524 MIDLAND, NC 28107
GRIER FUNERAL SERVICES 704-332-7109 115 JOHN MCCARROLL AVE. CHARLOTTE, NC 28216
The Following Business and Professional Friends Pay Special Tribute to Our Firefighters for Keeping Our Community Safe RAYMER-KEPNER FUNERAL HOME 704-892-9669 16901 OLS STATESVILLE RD. HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
PESTA FINNIE & ASSOC. 704-364-1829 6826 MORRISON BLVD CHARLOTTE, NC 28211
TRI-CITY MECHANICAL 336-272-9495 PO BOX 21546 GREENSBORO, NC 27420
RESCUE RANCH 704-876-4777 165 JENNINGS ROAD STATESVILLE, NC 28625
SPV MECHANICAL 336-785-9500 PO BOX 3006 WILSON, NC 27893
SCOTT BAYER CPA 704-527-27-25 5200 PARK RD # 122 CHARLOTTE, NC 28209 COUNTRY CLASSIC INTERIORS 704-857-1820 223 HIDDEN POND LANE CHINA GROVE, NC 28023 TILLEY HARLEY DAVIDSON 1226 MORLAND DRIVE 704-872-3883 STATESVILLE, NC 28677
BELLS BARBER SHOP 704-844-8600 1319 MATHEWS-MINT HILL RD MATTHEWS, NC 28105 LOLLIPOP CHILD DEVELOPMENT 704-588-6205 PO BOX 411225 CHARLOTTE, NC 28241 PREMIER BUILDINGPRODUCTS 705-575-2446 212 E. MCDOWELL ST. CHARLOTTE, NC 28284
HART LAW FIRM 704-335-0025 212 N MCDOWELL ST CHARLOTTE, NC 28204 BRECKNER INDUSTIRES 704-699-6743 3500 BIGGERS ROAD COCNCORD, NC 28025 MEGELLAN AVAITION GROUP ROAD 704-504-9204 2345-H TOWNSHIP RD CHARLOTTE, NC 28272
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FIRE-ADE INC. 336-765-1911 2800 GRIFFITH ROAD WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27103 CAROLINA CLEANING SYSTEMS 336-764-5206 PO BOX 12067 WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27117 FILM TEK WIN-O-TINT 336-884-3456 788-C N MAIN STREET HIGH POINT, NC 27262
MURROWS TRANSFER 336-475-6101 PO BOX 4095 HIGH POINT, NC 27263 HARDWARE DISTRIBUTERS 336-279-0112 PO BOX 16674 GREENSBORO, NC 27416 OAK VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 336-841-6511 810 OAKVIEW ROAD HIGH POINT, NC 27265
COOKS HEATING AND COOLING 336-969-6576 PO BOX 180 RURAL HALL, NC 27045 GRUBBS WOODWORKS 336-794-0355 2900 GRIFFITH ROAD WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27103 J HARRIS FINANCIAL 336-829-5436 1305 ASHLEY BROOKS LANE WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27103
The Following Business and Professional Friends Pay Special Tribute to Our Firefighters for Keeping Our Community Safe AUTO KAP LLC 336-725-9112 3730 STANFORD WAY CLEMMONS, NC 27012
MCY SIDING 336-382-9075 3821 FRAZIER ROAD GREENSBORO, NC 27407
SUTTON BROTHER HEATING AND AIR 336-993-1975 615GRAILIN STREET KERNERSVILLE, NC 27284
JD MILLS EXPERT TREE SERVICE 336-431-8162 980 E. FAIRFIELD ROAD HIGH POINT, NC 27263
OUT OF DOORS MART 336-993-4519 KERNERSVILLE, NC 27285
CAMP CHEERIO 336-869-0195 PO BOX 6258 HIGH POINT, NC 27262
BUY SMART CARPET 336-759-3900 4685-C YADKINVILLE TD PFAFFTOWN, NC 27040
CENTURY HOSIEY 336-859-3806 PO BOX 1410 DENTON, NC 27239
MCCULLOUGH TILE 336-744-0660 8101 NORTH POINT BLVD WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27105 RD
MUSGRAVE PAINTING 336-859-2844 189 COUNTRY LANE LWXINGTON, NC 27292
BUY SMART CARPET 336-759-3900 4685-C YAGKINVILLE PFAFFTOWN, NC 27040
LINDSAY TIRE AUTOMOTIVE 336-788-2804 2560 OLD GLORY RD WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27012
JAG CONTRACTING 336-462-3369 2681 OLD MOCKSVILLE RD STATESVILLE, NC 28625
ROUTH OIL COMPANY 336-788-0432 155 BAT STREET RURAL HALL, NC 27045
HILLTOP BAPTIST 336-475-9816 160 GATO ROAD THOMASVILLE, NC 27360
VIVIAN PURSELL 336-403-8030 4024 CLINARD AVE. WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27127
STUDEBAKER CONTROLS 336-746-9026 PO BOX 625 LEXIGTON, NC 27293
DEVOTED DESIGNS 336-275-3389 2710 S ELM EUGENE STREET GREENSBORO, NC 27406
ALLIED ASSOCIATES 336-971-2394 4720 KESTER MILL RD WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27103
EARTHS EDGE 336-727-1663 1800 SILES CREEK PKWY WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27103
MORGAN SAND COMPANY 336-869-9550 2007 W. ENGLISH ROAD HIGH POINT, NC 27262
TWIN CITY SPRINKLER 336-727-0508 PO BOX 12457 WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27117
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The Following Business and Professional Friends Pay Special Tribute to Our Firefighters for Keeping Our Community Safe RHODES GLASS COMPANY 828-713-5563 PO BOC 849 CANDLER, NC 28715 O’DEAN KEEVER & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE 828-286-1311 RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139 HOMESTEAD LAWN & LANDSCAPE 828-255-5500 PO BOX 6426 ASHEVILLE, NC 28816 CATAWBA FIRST INSURANCE 828-464-3629 PO BOX 888 NEWTON, NC 28658 CHIMNEY SOLUTIONS 828-243-6331 362 MOUNTAIN VALLEY DRIVE LAUREL PARK, NC 28739
PARAMOUNT BUILDING SERVICES 828-239-2169 1207 RIDGE ROAD HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28792 STATE FARM—TAMMY MURPHY 828-299-4522 136 CHARLOTTE HWY #4 ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
ROBERT L NELSON CARPERTER “RETIRED” FLETCHER, NC HOME RD BUCKTON SERVICES 828-281-2825 431 OLD COUNTY ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
PIEDMONT QUALITY AIR 828-312-9085 6113 KING EILKINSON RD DENVER, NC 28037 WELDING UNLIMITED 828-891-8501 3632 BUTLER BRIDGE RD MILLS RIVER, NC 28769 FOLIAGE CONCEPTS 828-343-9949 PO BOX 18567 ASHEVILLE, NC 28814 BROCKS WATER CONDITIONING 828-429-6688 302 WHATLEY DRIVE RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139 ARDEN FLETCHER MINI STORAGE 828-691-9978 53 E JOHNSON FARM CT. FLETCHER, NC 28732
PATRICK ENVIROMENTAL 828-663-2182 ASHEVILLE, NC
SAND HILL GROCERY 828-667-1750 901 SAND HILL ROAD ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
CARL WELLS TRUCKING 828-302-1613 3071 TRINITY CHURCH ROAD VALE, NC 28166
HOWARDS PLUMBING 828-628-9234 90 NUMBER NINE ROAD FAIRVIEW, NC 28730
EMERY 828-777-9875 PO BOX 814 ARDEN, NC 28704
ASHEVILLE REALTY GROUP 828-252-1910 47 PATTON AVE ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
D & M MARKETING GROUP 828-261-0102 PO BOX 1808 HICKORY, NC 28603
DEERFIELD ESPICOPOL RETIREMENT 828-274-1531 1617 HENDERSONVILLE RD ASHEVILLE, NC 28803
OLD US 70 STORAGE 828-686-0028 500 OLS US 70 HWY SWANNANOA, NC 28778 BROOME ASSOCIATED 828-322-2017 PO BOX 3858 HICKORY, NC 28603 H T HACKNEY COMPANY 828-464-1010 PO BOX 428 NEWTON, NC 28658 PRIVATE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES 828-210-1251 32 ORANGE STREET ASHEVILLE, NC 28801 OUT N ABOUT 828-712-6150 129 LOGAN AVE ASHEVILLE, NC 28806
BAYBREEZE SEAFOOD 828-551-7484 1830 ASHEVILLE HWY HENDERSONVILLE, NC 28791 BLUE RIDGE XRAY 828-231-4480 56 RABBITT LANE MILLS RIVER, NC 28759