Belk’s VFD dedicates new heliport


Shown at the dedication of the Belk Volunteer Fire Department’s heliport, from left: Nathan Gann, Air Evac Membership Sales Manager; Marc McCracken, paramedic; Matt Cork, certified flight registered nurse; Mark Montaque, pilot; Belk VFD Chief Charlie Dale Jones; and Belk Volunteer Firemen Eddy Strickland, Karen Strickland, Tommy Fowler and Chesley Owens.

The Belk Volunteer Fire Department held its official dedication for its heliport on Sunday, Oct. 4. Belk VFD Chief Charlie Dale Jones had a vision to build the pad, along with other members of the fire department. That vision became a reality when the heliport was completed in Oct. 2018.
The need for the landing pad was quickly realized when an employee at the nearby Georgia Pacific facility was seriously injured in Dec. 2018. Air Evac used the landing pad to transport the employee to a medical facility for treatment.

 


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