SCOPE OF DUTY CONCERNING BENEFITS Tim Bradley, Executive Director Chief, it is an important task to ensure that all your department benefits are available to your members and that all your departmental job-related functions fall within a Scope of Duty that is established for your members. When … [Read more...] about For Fire Chiefs: SCOPE OF DUTY CONCERNING BENEFITS
The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), in addition to fire department accreditation, offers individual credentialing through their Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC). Have you considered becoming credentialed? Have you considered a review of your professional … [Read more...] about What Leaders Are and Aren’t
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
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