Based on previous guidance by OSHA, used N-95 masks were to be disposed. This mandate was understood to include fit testing. OSHA has stated during this event that agencies “should implement qualitative fit testing to assess adequacy of a respirator fit to minimize destruction of N-95 respirator … [Read more...] about Fit Testing N-95- First Responders
Blue Cross NC Announces $8 million Commitment to Rural Health Initiatives Statewide Eight programs fighting opioid epidemic, improving access to care and making communities safer in rural NC to benefit DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue … [Read more...] about Blue Cross NC Announces $8 million Commitment to Rural Health Initiatives Statewide
As you may be aware, a firefighter and police officer were killed this weekend and another firefighter remains critical in Lubbock (Texas). Because roadway operations are the number one traumatic risk firefighters have, we are providing these reminders and tips to minimize the risk. View tips … [Read more...] about A Joint North American Firefighter Survival Message
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?
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
Lauren Deer, Northern Wake FD, 2019 Firefighter of the Year 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 … [Read more...] about NCSFA 2019 Firefighter of the Year