Special to Iredell Free News
During the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department’s annual banquet, the red carpet was rolled out to recognize all the hard work and dedication of firefighters, medical responders, auxiliary, the Board of Directors and honored guests.
The SPVFD bays were transformed to a movie them to help guests feel like stars. A slideshow representing activities from the past year, along with members’ photos, was shown during the event. The department’s newest addition, Engine 2, was on display. Boxcar Grille in Claremont catered the meal.
During 2023, the department responded to 445 calls in Alexander and Iredell counties. The department had 2,101 training hours with 22 members completing the minimum of 36 required hours. The auxiliary provided on-scene rehab and support on 12 calls, which included mutual aid responses to the City of Statesville and Town of Mooresville.
SPVFD Award winners for the 2023 year included:
♦ Medical First Responder Award presented to Colby Cockrell;
♦ Officer’s Award presented to SPVFD Captain and Training Officer Jacob Abernathy;
♦ Firefighter Award presented to Jacob Campbell;
♦ Auxiliary Award presented to Lindy Cockrell;
♦ Chief’s Awards presented to SPVFD Assist Chief Chad Cockrell and Jerry Knox; and
♦ A Battalion 1 Chief Helmet presented to Tyler Stafford
The SPVFD Board of Directors received special recognition, along with retired SPVFD members. Bookkeeper Donna Cockrell was also thanked for her time and dedication. Additional thanks was given to all those who’ve shown love, support and dedication to SPVFD and to the community during events from the past year.