Ramp installed as firefighter injured in motorcycle accident nears hospital release


PICTURED ABOVE: Ray Elmore makes a phone call outside of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he is being treated and firefighters are seen installing a ramp outside his home Wednesday afternoon – Picture of Ray courtesy of the CSVFD Facebook Page, WSIC Photo

STATESVILLE, NC (WSIC) – Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief and Concord Firefighter Ray Elmore lost his leg in a Troutman motorcycle accident last month. Doctors initially estimated a 3-6 month hospital stay. But now, just a little over one month later, he could be home as early as Wednesday evening.

Cool Springs Chief Andy Webster joined firefighters from his department and Concord to install a ramp at Ray’s home Wednesday afternoon. The ramp was donated by Carolina RampIt Solutions and also made possible by Purple Heart Homes.

For Ray’s son Logan, his family and fellow firefighters, support and interest from the community have been welcomed and appreciated.

Air-care was not an option the day of the accident – Webster credits Iredell County EMS with saving the life of his Assistant Chief. He’s looking forward to having Elmore back at the station and jokingly says he has paperwork waiting for him.