As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and affect North Carolinians, there has been a few questions arise about the coverage we provide our first responder clients. One of the many features of the VFIS A&S policy is coverage for infectious diseases that result from participation in a … [Read more...] about VFIS ACCIDENT & SICKNESS COVERAGE
STATEMENT FROM CLOYCE ANDERS, CHAIRMAN NORTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEER SAFETY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FUND CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS On behalf of the Board of Directors of the NCVSWCF this statement is issued in order to answer many questions concerning the compensability of exposure to the Coronavirus … [Read more...] about NORTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEER SAFETY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FUND CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS
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?
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