Attention Members of the NC State Firefighters’ Association: The NCSFA offices have closed, in compliance with recently issued 'Stay at Home' orders, due to concerns over the Covid-19 virus. We are unsure how long the orders will remain enforced so we will remain closed until they are … [Read more...] about NCSFA Offices Closed During COVID-19 “Stay at Home” Orders
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?
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
Tim Bradley, Executive Director, NC State Firefighters' Association 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 … [Read more...] about FREEDOM, SPEAKING OUT, AND CARE IN OUR WORDS
Transition in Leadership Tim Bradley, Executive Director This year the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association welcomes Chief Anthony Penland as President of the Association. Anthony’s commitment and passion have been evident in his 6 years on the Board and his service both in … [Read more...] about Transition in Leadership
TO ALL NC FIRE CHIEFS, FIRE MARSHALS, AND NCSFA MEMBERS: As the annual business meeting of the Association approaches at conference August 8th – 11thin Raleigh, there are several recommended changes to the NCSFA Bylaws that have been submitted that have met the deadline for bylaw changes. These … [Read more...] about Proposed Bylaw Changes
Good Leaders Prepare Future Leaders Tim Bradley, BSFSE, CFO, EFO, FIFireE Executive Director NC State Firefighters Association One thing I remembered very vividly when I was raising my four daughters was something my dad told me when I was entering into my teens. “I want to prepare you … [Read more...] about Good Leaders Prepare Future Leaders
It is a select few North Carolinians that can call themselves recipients of the prestigious Order of the Longleaf Pine. The award was created in 1965 and is among the highest honors bestowed upon civilians who have proven record of service to the state of North Carolina. This honor is not … [Read more...] about The Order of the Longleaf Pine Awarded to Two at NCSFA’s Annual Banquet