Retired Fire Chief Everett L. Lloyd, the Chapel Hill Fire Department’s fourth full-time fire chief, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. He was 91.
Chief Lloyd was appointed to lead the department on April 1, 1968; he served until his retirement on Jan. 8, 1990.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chief Lloyd and his family,” says Fire Chief Matthew Sullivan. “Many practices, systems, and facilities were initiated or built under the leadership of Chief Lloyd. There are multiple things our firefighters touch on a daily basis that were influenced by him.”
Chief Lloyd was an Orange County native, having grown up on a small farm in White Cross—a small town along N.C. Highway 54 west of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He attended high school in Chapel Hill and after graduating joined the Chapel Hill Fire Department for 10 months before returning to work for a family-run sawmill.
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A battalion chief who was shocked by a downed power line in Archdale after the storms on Wednesday is being released from the hospital today (Thursday).
A tree fell on a mobile home in the 6200 block of Old Mendenhall Road and also knocked down power lines.
The firefighter, identified as Joey Layne, got too close to the power lines and was shocked, according to Guil-Rand Fire Department Battalion Chief Scott Ford.
He was taken away by ambulance and is in stable condition. He remained in High Point Hospital overnight and was expected to be released today.
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North Carolina has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to upgrade and enhance 911 systems across the state, N.C. Department of Information Technology Secretary and State CIO Eric Boyette announced today. North Carolina is one of 34 states and two tribal nations receiving grants from the $109 million 911 Grant Program.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Transportation, will support the N.C. 911 Board’s current implementation of E-911 and NextGen 911 services, migrate to an IP-enabled emergency network and train 911 staff and first responders in this new technology.
E-911 allows first responders to receive a wireless caller’s precise location, give or take 80 yards. NextGen 911 allows for first responders to receive photos, videos and text messages, in addition to voice calls.
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Kannapolis police and fire department have determined that a recent fire on Rosemont Avenue was intentionally set.
Marvin Johnson, 55, of Kannapolis has been charged with first-degree arson and is in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.
Police confirmed that two people were inside the structure at the time of the fire and both sustained injuries. One person was treated and released at a local medical facility. The second person was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
This investigation remains on-going.
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