The Lilesville Fire Department recently received a $5,000 donation from North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation. The money will be used to purchase new rescue equipment to help the fire department achieve a specialty certification from the state, according to EMC. Shawn Flowler, manager of N.C. EMC’s gas peaking plant in Anson County, presented the donation to LFD Chief Marty K. Morton Jr.
Morton said the department is preparing to be inspected for the Heavy Rescue certification. This donation will allow the LFD to purchase equipment necessary for that and the Swift and Surface Water Rescue certification.
The chief said the department “greatly appreciates” the donation. “On behalf of the Lilesville Fire Department, I would like to thank NCEMC for their contribution and continued support of our department’s vision’s and goals,” he said via email. “With this donation, it will allow us to purchase fire & rescue equipment required to obtain specialty rescue certifications. This equipment & certifications will allow Lilesville Fire Department to better serve the citizens of the Lilesville, as well as surrounding areas.”