Cape Fear Community College will hold a special ceremony to honor the memory of John C. Miller, a former captain with the Wilmington Fire Department.
The ceremony will feature the dedication of a brass bell at CFCC’s Safety Training Center on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the college’s North Campus in Castle Hayne. The bell is engraved with Capt. Miller’s name and will become a permanent addition at CFCC’s facility, where hundreds of fire, law and rescue personnel go to receive training every year.
Over 50 guests are expected at attend the event, including local firefighters and family and friends of Capt. Miller. The keynote speaker will be Tom Robinson, Battalion Chief of the Wilmington Fire Department.
Capt. Miller worked for the WFD for 18 years and was a graduate of New Hanover High School. He was an avid boat Captain and scuba diver. He was also an accomplished pilot and had his private pilot’s license with multi-engine and commercial rating. He started his own business, which provided maintenance service for many volunteer fire department vehicles. Capt. Miller died in a helicopter accident on March 13, 2008.