Firefighters Travis Franklin, right, and Christopher Kiestler, talk during the Six-Man Technical Rescue Competition.

Winston-Salem Fire Department Wins Statewide Rescue Competition

By Staff The Winston-Salem Fire Department heavy rescue company took first place in the Six-Man Technical Rescue Competition during the annual N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS Convention, held Aug, 27-29 in Hickory. It was the first year the Fire Department entered the competition. Our Fire Department also won the […]

by · September 2, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Community, Fire/Rescue, Government Services, Public Safety
Construction Worker Killed on Downtown Job Site

Construction Worker Killed on Downtown Job Site

By Staff On Tuesday at approximately 3:39pm, members of both the WSPD and the Winston-Salem Fire Department responded to the building-construction site located at 525 Vine Street on a report of a worker needing medical attention. The worker, 65 year-old Dennis Michael Laney (From Chester, SC), was located deceased at […]

by · July 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
Southbound Highway 52 & 16th Street Bridge Closed

Southbound Highway 52 & 16th Street Bridge Closed

By Staff Over night the WSPD and Fire Department responded to a tractor trailer on fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 52 under the E. 16th Street Bridge. Southbound Highway 52 has been closed at Liberty Street. Responders were able to extinquish the fire, but this effort left the […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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WSFD Fire Captain’s Family Loses Everything in Early Morning Fire – They Need Our Help

By Chad Nance This morning a terrible tragedy struck one of our friends & neighbors here in Winston-Salem who has dedicated their life and career to protecting the rest of us. In the early hours Winston-Salem Fire Captain Gary Poplin’s home burned. Captain Poplin, his wife, and their son were […]

Holiday Message from Winston-Salem’s Firefighters – Video

Holiday Message from Winston-Salem’s Firefighters – Video

The WSPFFA would like to extend their wishes to Winston-Salem’s families for a fun and safe holiday season. Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Combined with faulty holiday lights or open flames from candles, dry Christmas trees can quickly ignite and burn […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety
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William “Trey” Mayo Appointed Fire Chief

By Staff   City Manager Lee Garrity announced the appointment of Rocky Mount Fire Chief William “Trey” Mayo as Winston-Salem’s next fire chief on Wednesday morning. Mayo will assume his duties Jan. 12 2015, following the retirement of Chief Antony Farmer on Dec.31st. Mayo, a third-generation firefighter, began his fire-service […]

by · November 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety

College Students & Campus Police to Hold Collegiate Trust Talk

By Staff   Students and police representatives from colleges and universities in Winston-Salem will discuss topics of mutual concern during a collegiate “trust talk” being organized by the Winston-Salem Human Relations Department. The trust talk will be held from 4pm to 6pm Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Council Chamber on […]

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Small Fire at Atkins High School Put Out by Teacher

By Staff   On Wednesday, a teacher at Atkins high School put out a fire that began in one of the school’s chemistry labs.  According to a statement to parents by Principle Joe Childers: This is a message from Atkins High School. Everyone is safe, but we had a small […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety

Early AM Fire at Patterson Avenue Convenience Store

By Staff     At approximately 9:20am a call came reporting a fire at a convenience store on the 2300 block of Patterson Ave., a location that now houses a Tax Service company.  Within four minutes, the Winston-Salem Fire Department’s Engines 1, 3, 4, and 8 responded along with truck […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Fire/Rescue, Public Safety