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PROVIDENCE VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, June 4, 2012
Leadership
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Joshua Dye, Fire Chief
Darryl Matthews, Deputy Chief
Steve Carow, Assistant Chief
Brian Pethel, Rescue Chief
Matt Carow, Captain
Kenny Schott, Captain
Will Sanburg, Captain
Jarrin Tucker, Lieutenant
Chrys Nikopoulos, Lieutenant
Our Members
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John Burgess
Michael Spika
Chris Demaio
Jaime Mathewson
Andrew Dye
Jimmy Carroll
Ryan Ferrell
Scott Johnston
Santonio Cunningham
Mike Elliott
Becca Broughton
Darren Knight
Timothy Dye
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Daniel Modia
Ryan Craig
Mike Demartini
Cheyanne Nash
Tyler Grigston
James Lopez
Spencer Dobbins
Matt Charron
Josh Bonwell
Brandon Tabor
Keith Haney
Alexander Martin
Randy Burch
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Richard Bingler
Shane Lee
Jessica Elliott
Mike Severance
Jermey Hromada
Anthony Mason
A.J. Duty
Kevin Lambeth
Peter Williams
Steven Williams
Steven Luisa
Community Involvement
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Participated in the Town of Weddington’s Easter
Egg Hunt
Community Involvement
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Operated our annual Christmas tree lot at the
station, selling over 120 trees to the local
community
Community Involvement
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Collected items for the “Holiday Food & Toy Drive”
and the “Union County Coats Drive” to help the
underprivileged
Sent out a Holiday newsletter to the members of our
local community
Hosted a successful Community Blood Bank drive,
taking in 19 units of blood from 23 donors
Major Improvements
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Installed a new “station alert system”
To improve our response times, our members
created a Street Guide listing detailed directions to
all streets within our coverage area
Major Improvements
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Achieved North Carolina Medium Rescue
Certification for Rescue 32
Approved for membership in the North Carolina
Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical
Services
Major Improvements
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Issued each member of the department a new
@providencevfd.com email address to enhance
internal communication
Replaced foam on all Providence units with a
cutting-edge encapsulator fire suppression agent
known as “F-500”
Training
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Our members accumulated an impressive 2,378.75 hours of
fire training between July 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012
 Training exercises included a live burn simulation hosted by
Waxhaw Volunteer Fire Dept. earlier this year
Training
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In addition to the in-house training provided by the
department, many of our members obtained state
certifications at local colleges
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10 members obtained either their Firefighter I
and/or their Firefighter II certification(s) during the
2011-2012 fiscal year
Looking Towards the Future
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Providence VFD is grateful for the community’s
support and we look forward to continuing a strong
relationship with the Town of Weddington and local
citizens
Our department prides itself on providing superior
fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical
services to the local community

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