FF Certification Delivery Options NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications – 2019 Edition NC Fire and Rescue Commission (FRC) – The FRC was transferred to the North Carolina Department of Insurance in October 1985. At that time, the Commissioner of Insurance vowed … [Read more...] about “Understanding the New Firefighter Certification Requirements” ~ The NC Fire and Rescue Commission
By Tim Bradley, NCSFA Executive Director On occasion I’m asked the question, “why can’t you guys (get so and so) passed”. It’s a disheartening question to me, because it suggests a fundamental misunderstanding of how the political system works. It’s often compounded with the knowledge that the … [Read more...] about Is the Giant Sleeping or Content with the Bigger Picture?
The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission have made available a Lifetime Hunting & Fishing License at a discount for Volunteer Firefighters in North Carolina. To be eligible you must meet the requirements laid out below in the FAQs. Please read carefully before filling out the … [Read more...] about Volunteer Firefighter Lifetime Hunting & Fishing License
While they are protecting their communities, who is protecting them? Donate now! (Or click here to donate through Crowdrise.) Every day, volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel put their lives on the line to protect their communities. But what happens when the tragedy strikes … [Read more...] about NVFC VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER SUPPORT FUND
Tim Bradley When I read the news this morning, and almost every morning the last few years, I couldn’t help but worry about the state of our country, not from a republican or democrat point of view, but from the inability of government to move forward on key issues that we need resolved. We seem … [Read more...] about COMPROMISE AND CONCILIATION
At the NCSFA’s 132nd Annual Meeting and Annual Banquet the Board of Directors and membership honored a special award recipient. Lauren Deer received the Firefighter of the Year award. Lauren, an ordained minister, is from Northern Wake Fire Department and was selected as this years recipient … [Read more...] about NCSFA 2019 Firefighter of the Year
NC General Statutes require the relief fund Treasurer of your local fire department to submit an electronic financial report to the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (NCSFA) for all of the financial activities that occurred in your relief fund account(s) during the period of July 1, … [Read more...] about Relief Fund Reports and Submittal of Bank Statements
It is apparent that effective communication, both written and spoken, can be an asset in our lives, as well as to those who depend on us, and those who learn from us. Improper communication can have an equal and opposite negative effect. I’m often amazed, and disheartened, at comments made on … [Read more...] about FREEDOM, SPEAKING OUT, AND CARE IN OUR WORDS