Fallen North Carolina Firefighters Mourned

A massive March 7 fire at the Salisbury Millwork claimed two of Salisbury's bravest.


"Never met a guy like him before ... He gave everything he had to this department. He was a type of father figure to us," Firefighter Chris Haynes said. "If you were having a bad day, you were not going to have one for long."

Captain Buddy Miller appeared very emotional as he was the first to find Isler's body in the debris of the fire.

On moving on without Isler he said, "We're going to crawl on that truck and we're going to go, and Vic's going to be right there next to us."

Isler, 40, not only served as a paramedic with Deer Park in New York, but aslo worked as a paramedic with the FDNY

Isler is survived by his wife Tracy and their 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter.

Memorial funds for the families of Firefigher Monroe and Isler have been setup at the Salisbury and Harrisburg locations of the Bank of North Carolina:

Salisbury
415 Jake Alexander Blvd W
Salisbury, NC 28147
Phone: (704) 633-3436
Fax: (704) 647-0951

Harrisburg
3890 Main Street
Harrisburg, NC 28075
Phone: (704) 455-1070
Fax: (704) 455-1260

Donations in Firefighter Justin Monroe's name can be made out to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville