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UPDATE: A Code RED Air Quality Action Day is being issued for portions of the northern Coastal Plain, Piedmont (including the Triangle, Triad and Charlotte metro areas), and northern Mountain regions effective midnight tonight (6/6/23) through midnight tomorrow (6/7/23); this means air quality is unhealthy for everyone. A Code ORANGE Air Quality Action Day is being issued for the remainder of the state effective midnight tonight (6/6/23) through midnight tomorrow (6/7/23); this means air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires already entrenched over North Carolina will continue to be an issue due to the meteorological setup. The main plume of enhanced fine particulate values will continue to drift southeastward across the state and mix down to the surface. Although the overhead plume appears to begin dissipating over the northern portion of the state throughout the day, cloud cover that will develop over this same region will likely trap the elevated PM values already at the surface by reducing mixing. We anticipate that any precipitation over the northern counties will be relatively light and even possibly enhance surface particulate matter values by pushing smoke down to lower levels.

Please visit our website for the latest information at airquality.climate.ncsu.edu/.
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Gumtree Fire & Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to protecting life and property by providing the community with fire safety education, fire prevention programs, and providing for the mitigation of fire, medical, and related emergencies with trained personnel, using teamwork and available resources.

Gumtree’s Vision

VISION: We, the members of Gumtree Fire & Rescue, share a vision of providing quality and timely emergency services to our community. To be successful, we must embrace the following:

LEADERSHIP: We will foster the leadership ability in all our members by providing opportunities for growth and success. Our leaders will maintain focus on the vision we have created.

COMMUNICATION: We will ensure clear and open communication, as it is the cornerstone of a progressive and growing department.

STAFFING: We will continue aggressive planning and response preparation and supply proper levels of staffing to safely meet these goals.

EQUIPMENT: We will continue to provide safe and reliable equipment to meet our strategic needs.

TRAINING: We will provide progressive safe training programs that are consistent throughout the organization.

PUBLIC RELATIONS: We will enhance our positive presence in the community through thoughtful and active education programs utilizing an “our family helping your family” approach.

OUR VALUES: We believe in caring for our “on and off duty families”. We will create a work environment of fairness, integrity, and respect for one another. We have a responsibility to strive for exemplary behavior and attitude. We also must empower our members to reach a level of professionalism our citizens and members deserve. We are committed to excellence and pride in all that we do.