The North Carolina Fire Service Legislative Day is May 5th. It is critical we show our support and let our Representatives know what the key issues are for the fire service in North Carolina. Please plan to attend and make our voices heard. When: May 5, 2021 Where: NC Department of … [Read more...] about North Carolina Fire Service Legislative Day – May 5, 2021
The Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program distributes funding through state foresters to local fire departments to help them prepare to fight wildland fire. Representatives Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Mike Bost (R-IL) are circulating a sign-on letter seeking a $1 million increase for VFA in FY … [Read more...] about Tell Congress to Help Volunteer Fire Departments Fight Wildland Fire!
During the 2019/2020 Legislative Session the joint Legislative Committee of the NCSFA and NCAFC discussed the priority of Cancer Legislation for the fire service and what needed to be done to secure passage. Both self-funded workers compensation systems used in NC for the fire service feared the … [Read more...] about Cancer Legislation For the NC Fire Service
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act waives a requirement that volunteer fire departments receive at least 25% of Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding to purchase PPE to protect personnel from exposure to COVID-19. Use the NVFC's Legislative Action … [Read more...] about Tell Congress to Restore Volunteer Fire Department Funding Protections in the HEROES Act!
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?
2018 Legislative Day – June 13 The 2018 North Carolina Fire Service Legislative Day will be on June 13th. We will meet at the NC Museum of Natural Life Sciences, 11 West Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601. More details will be posted here and emailed out as the date approaches. Please encourage members … [Read more...] about 2018 Legislative Day – June 13
NC General Assembly creates a legal holiday in North Carolina called First Responders Day, on September 11th. … [Read more...] about September 11th, First Responders Day
The 2017 Fire Service Legislative Day was held May 4, 2017 and had record breaking attendance from across the state. We want to thank everyone who joined us and visited their representatives of the NC House and Senate at the General Assembly. It is hard to imagine what would make a bigger impact … [Read more...] about 2017 Fire Service Legislative Day