East Rockingham Fire
Departmment
487 Airport Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: (910) 895-6777
Fire Chief: Mitchell Watson
info@erfdnc.org

In Remembrance of September 11, 2001

East Rockingham Fire Department © 2013 - All Rights Reserved
East Rockingham Fire
Department
487 Airport Road
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: (910) 895-6777
Fire Chief: Mitchell Watson
info@erfdnc.org
The East Rockingham Fire Department was dedicated March 13, 1976 — a dream Bill Dennis had
envisioned since childhood and made possible through the efforts of the East Rockingham Men's
Club.
The East Rockingham Men’s Club was founded in 1972 as a way to create a fire department in the
East Rockingham Community.  Bill Martin, Bill Dennis, R.B. Barber and Fred Gibson were elected to
serve as the club’s first officers. Bill Dennis is possibly the only surviving founding member of the club
and the fire department that was created under their leadership.
Bill Dennis, Bill Martin, R.B. Barber, Buddy Idol and Benson Holiday were appointed to a committee to
oversee this project.
The group pulled together, and started a door-to-door petition in the area to be served by a new fire
department.
The motto for the East Rockingham Men's Club has always been 'Working For a Better Community'.

Current elected club leaders for East Rockingham Men's Club are: Darrell Allen, Eric Snipes, Eddie
Byrne, Mike Burns, Bill Dennis, Robert Cain, Doug Benoist, and Rev. Bud Jacobs.

The club meets the second Monday of each month at the East Rockingham Fire Department at 7 p.m.
More information visit the club’s website at
www.eastrockinghammensclub.com.
                                                                                                                            
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First Fire Chief's
Car
Bill Dennis