Sunday, February 13, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: New Initiative Announced

We are excited to announce a new initiative with a partnership between our department and the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal. This new initiative will allow us to distribute and install smoke alarms in homes in our district. In the coming weeks we will receive a shipment of smoke alarms. We will release an online form that can be accessed via our website or our Facebook page. This online form will allow residents to request a smoke alarm. We are only allowed a certain amount of smoke detectors at a time. This will be a first come, first serve basis. We will focus on homes with children, elderly, and special needs people living in the home. Please see the attached sample request form to see what information will be asked.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Department receives largest grant to date

     The Central Alexander (Taylorsville) Fire Department has received a Federal grant which will help the agency replace its nearly three dozen firefighter air packs.

    CAFD Chief Matt Jordan said the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) will provide $233,333.33 and the fire department will provide a 5 percent match, or $11,666.67, to purchase 35 air packs and masks. Some of the current firefighter air packs the station uses are 15 to 25 years old.

    "We're very excited to have received this grant," said Chief Jordan. "We've worked on this project for a year, gathering information and applying for this grant. This will help us better serve our community and is essential to the safety of our firefighters."

Source: The Taylorsville Times (August 5, 2020) Edition (Front Page)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Department Receives Animal Rescue Mask

             The Central Alexander Fire Department was the recipient of a donation from Life Connections of the Carolinas (DASH Mentoring). The mentors and students held a car wash Sept. 22, 2018, to raise funds for the purchase of animal rescue masks, for animal victims of smoke inhalation. A good turnout brought in $300 for the project, which will obtain masks through Invisible Fencing's Project Breathe. Main Street Tire Pros, Main Avenue Chiropractic, Advance Auto Parts assisted the project.

Source: The Taylorsville Times (Oct. 31, 2018) Edition Page 3A

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Department Receives Donated Tools

Recently Central Alexander Fire Department received 4 sets of brand new donated DeWalt tool sets from the Stanley Black & Decker Corporation. A donated set of tools consist of the following: tool bag, 1 charger, 2 (20 volt batteries), impact driver, cordless drill, cordless sawsall, & battery. One set each will go on our front line trucks, to aide in firefighter efforts.

We would like to thank the Stanley Black & Decker Corporation for the generous donation to our community and department.

Department Award State Matching Grant

This past spring Central Alexander Fire Department was awarded a state matching in grant in the total of little over $32,000.00. Half is paid by the department other half paid for by the state. This $32,000.00 was used to purchase 10 new sets of turnout gear.

Those that do not know, should realize that turnout gear consist of the following: helmet, gloves, hood, coat, pants, suspenders, boots. All that together totals around $3,200 per set.

We want to thank those that prepared the grant, as well as the state of North Carolina, for awarding us the grant.