CVMC, Newton Fire Dept. Partner to Help Citizen

NEWTON, NC (April 13, 2017)—The Newton Fire Department recently partnered with Catawba Valley Medical Center to construct a ramp at the home of a resident within the Newton Fire District.

The resident, who is unable to climb stairs, could not safely enter or exit his home without a ramp. Newton firefighters had been dispatched to the home several times to assist the resident at the request Catawba County EMS.

Through a partnership between Catawba Valley Medical Center and the Newton Fire Department, the hospital purchased materials and Newton firefighters built the ramp and installed it at the resident’s home.

“Our firefighters are dedicated to keeping Newton residents safe around the clock,” Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder said. “I am always especially pleased with our firefighters when they go above and beyond for one of the residents we serve. Through this partnership with Catawba Valley Medical Center, we were able to give a resident safe access to his home, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team here at the Newton Fire Department.”

The firefighters who built and installed the ramp were Brian Whitener, Randy Walker, Scott Mecimore, Dustin Reeves, and Josh Boyd.

Ramp for Newton resident

Through a partnership between the Newton Fire Department and Catawba Valley Medical Center, Newton Firefighters were recently able to build a ramp for a Newton resident who previously lacked easy access to his home. Pictured above from left are firefighters Dustin Reeves, Randy Walker, and Scott Mecimore, who constructed the ramp.