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Additional units from the department responded to the scene and extricated their fellow firefighter from the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care.
In 2015, amid a national slide in volunteerism, Cleveland County had fewer than 400 volunteer fire fighters across its 12 departments. None of the departments had any staffing during the daytime.
The Ramseur Fire Department has big plans following an announcement of a $16,000 grant award from the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
Durham firefighters reported at least 46 dispatching errors or concerns this year, after staffing shortages at the city's 911 center forced Raleigh operators to answer nearly 1 in 10 incoming calls.
In Florida, a 2004 Hummer was destroyed by fire Wednesday shortly after the driver had filled up four 5-gallon gas containers.
His passion is fueled from nearly two decades of service, and he’s found even more ways to give back.
Dozens of uniformed firefighters spent Wednesday at the North Carolina General Assembly lobbying for bills to help them and other first responders.