2015 Firefighter of the Year


Assistant Chief Benny Beck, 2014 Firefighter of the Year recipient, presents Firefighter Kelly Maness with the 2015 award.

Firefighter/EMT Kelly Maness was selected as the 2015 Firefighter of the Year at the annual fire department Christmas Dinner held on December 5th at Coleridge Fire Department Station 9.

This award is voted on by the membership of the department for a firefighter who has gone above and beyond and shown exceptional dedication, hard work, and professionalism in the department.

“This award is one of the highest honors in the fire department, because you were selected by your peers”, said Assistant Chief Benny Beck, as he presented the award.

Congratulations Kelly!

New Chief Elected

Captain Matthew Needham was elected Chief of Coleridge-Erect Fire Department on November 1st, 2015. Chief Needham joined the Coleridge-Erect Fire Department in 1996 and is a career fireman at Asheboro Fire Department where he serves as Lieutenant.

The department would like to thank former Chief Keith Davis for his many years of leadership. The fire department earned it’s lowest DOI rating during his tenure along with many other accomplishments. Former Chief Davis will remain an active member of the department.

High School Fire Academy Coming to Randolph County

Are you a high school student who may be interested in becoming a firefighter?  These after school classes will be hosted at the Randolph Community College Emergency Services Training Center. When you finish, you will have many of the classes you need to become a certified NC firefighter.

Find out more information here:  http://www.randolph.edu/headlines/1087-high-school-fire-academy.html