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How you can help the family of local firefighter injured in last week’s fire

There are two fundraisers in place to help a firefighter that received third-degree burns last week during a house fire where one person was arrested.

Forsyth County Fire Apparatus Operator David Cody was injured, along with two others, following a fire that began as a domestic dispute on Aug. 4, according to officials.

Cody was taken to Grady Hospital Burn Center where he is receiving treatment.

Lanier Goods Company is holding a fundraiser where anyone can purchase a T-shirt custom designed to support Cody and his family.  All proceeds go directly to Cody family.  
Visit to order a T-shirt.

Lanier Goods is also accepting store and restaurant gift cards in person at its location on Freedom Parkway, 2450 Freedom Parkway, Suite 202.

For more information, call 770-283-8489 or visit

The local B.A.D.G.E. program is also accepting donations for Cody and his family.

For more information, visit  

Any donation should have the subject line as “David Cody.”

Forsyth County Firefighter and EMT’s Patrick Francis and Zak Holbrook were also injured but have returned to full duty.

Shanice Alesha Riggins-Davenport, 21, was charged with felony aggravated assault with other weapon and felony arson residence on Wednesday, Aug. 4. She is being held on no bond. Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Stacie Miller confirmed that Riggins-Davenport was arrested in connection with the fire. 

According to Division Chief Jason Shivers, in addition to the charges from the sheriff’s office, Riggins-Davenport has been charged by the Forsyth County Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit with first degree arson.  

 The fire is still under investigation.

Shanice Alesha Riggins-Davenport
Shanice Alesha Riggins-Davenport - photo by Photo courtesy of the FCSO