This will be my last blog post as NCSFA President. Next week, at the 2011 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo the gavel will be passed on to Eastern representative Bill Jones, Chief of Lower Currituck FD. This years Expo theme is "Commitment." This past year, during my term as President, I have been … [Read more...] about Thankful for Commitment
On behalf of the executive board and staff of the N.C. State Firemen's Association our thoughts and prayers are with the families and firefighters of Asheville Fire Department. … [Read more...] about Thoughts and Prayers
Kernersville, NC - Matthew McAlexander, a 19 y/o volunteer firefighter with the Piney Grove Volunteer Fire Department, in Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday morning as the result of being critically injured in a boating accident during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Tragically, Matthew's step … [Read more...] about Piney Grove Firefighter’s Legacy Lives On
RALEIGH - Registration is now open for the 124th Annual Conference of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. The conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, August 10-13. The conference originally started as an annual meeting of association members to conduct NCSFA … [Read more...] about NCSFA Annual Conference
Raleigh, NC - Tuesday, fire service representatives from across North Carolina will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the 23rd annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars. In conjunction with the seminars, N.C. fire service attendees will be meeting with each member from … [Read more...] about N.C. Fire Services heading to Washington D.C.
Indianapolis, IN - Today's schedule included a class on boat operations followed by day 2 of exhibits. As we were walking around today I took notice of the international presence amongst the products. Rosenbauer had a European style fire helmet in their exhibit area. The Heros-XT helmet had two … [Read more...] about FDIC – Friday
Indianapolis, IN - I finally found my way back to the hotel room to rest my tired feet after a long day of walking. My Thursday at FDIC started with the General Session followed by a workshop instructed by Retired FDNY Deputy Chief John Norman. I had the pleasure of running into several North … [Read more...] about FDIC – Thursday
Indianapolis, IN - FDIC was 'officially' kicked off this morning with an inspirational opening. At the opening ceremonies, FDNY Captain Micheal Dugan's keynote address centered around the question, "Why Are You Here." According to Captain Dugan the fire service is loosing grip on its core … [Read more...] about FDIC – Wednesday