Welcome to the Stanley Volunteer Fire Departments website. Since 1948 the department has strived to provide the best service possible to maintain our goal of Saving Life and Property. The all volunteer fire department provides 24 hour fire and EMS protection along with public education with our most valuable asset, the many dedicated volunteers who give large amounts of time and energy on every call. It gives me great pride to have served as Chief of this department for the past thirty-five years.Terry A. Pettit, Chief
Moderate to heavy rain continues overnight. We are expecting about 2"-4" of rain across the area by Saturday This will cause problems for many areas. Rivers will rise and streets could become flooded. With strong wind gusts up to 40 mph during the night, and a saturated ground, we could see down trees and power outages.
Occasional showers continue Saturday but in a much lighter fashion. Temperatures remain cool and in the 50s. Still breezy.
Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to ...eventually travel north near the mid-Atlantic by Monday; however, other than some clouds and maybe an isolated shower on Sunday, this will have no impact on us. The latest forecast has the storm moving to the northeast and off the coast of New England.
The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department and Stanley Rescue squad still have staff at their stations around the clock until the storm event is over should anybody need assistance.
Dispose of ashes from your woodstove properly. once completely cooled they can be safely be disposed of in your garden. Remember that ashes can stay hot for up to four days.