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 & Trapping 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 & Trapping License
GARNER — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will soon be accepting grant applications to fund programs aimed at preventing traffic deaths and injuries on North Carolina roadways. Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 1, and application submissions must be made no later … [Read more...] about Call For Applicants: Governor’s Highway Safety Program Funding Available
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
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
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