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Chief Glenn Jernigan wins NVFC Award

NVFC Announces 2011 Award Winners

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has announced the winners of its four national awards. A special banquet to honor the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Fire Prevention Award, Junior Firefighter of the Year Award, and Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award will take place during the NVFC’s spring meeting on April 5 in Alexandria, VA.

“We are very pleased to honor the 2011 NVFC award recipients and recognize the amazing contributions they have made to the emergency services,” said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. “Outstanding departments and individuals from across the country were nominated for these four awards, and the recipients that were chosen truly exemplify outstanding service and commitment to the fire service. We thank you for all you do to strengthen the emergency services and protect your communities.”

Recipients of the NVFC’s four national awards receive a trip to Alexandria to attend the award ceremony, a personalized award, and complimentary one-year membership in the NVFC, among other items. In addition, members of the Junior Firefighter Program of the Year will spend a day on Capitol Hill meeting their Congressional representatives.

Learn more about the NVFC’s awards program at Stay tuned to the NVFC web site and e-newsletters in April for additional information about each award winner as well as photos from the awards banquet.

Among the recipients of the NVFC’s 2011 awards is North Carolina’s own Chief Glenn Jernigan.  Congratulations Chief Jernigan!

Chief Glenn Jernigan
NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

Award sponsored by Scott Health and Safety

Chief Glenn Jernigan has served in many capacities during his 51 years in the fire service, including firefighter, EMT, chief officer, and board member, and is a past-president of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA). Jernigan retired as Chief of Faison (NC) Fire and Rescue in 2006 after 36 years, and continues to serve the department as Safety Officer. He is a strong advocate for firefighter training and was instrumental in promoting and growing the North Carolina Fire College, resulting in thousands of volunteer firefighters receiving training through the College. He also played a key role in helping to promote and grow the NCSFA scholarship program, which helps children of firefighters achieve their educational goals. Jernigan, who retired as Sheriff of Duplin County in 2002, is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, which is the highest honor presented by the state of North Carolina.

Call for Honor Guards and Pipe Bands for NCFFF Memorial in May Photo.

RALEIGH – The 6th Annual North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th in downtown Raleigh.

The NCFFF has asked that all Honor Guards and Pipe Bands interested in participating in the event complete the 2011 Honor Guard Registration Form. Download the pdf form here.

The candlelight service is scheduled for Friday evening; the parade and memorial service will be held on Saturday.

(Information authority Battalion Chief Rick Wood, Skyland Fire Rescue, NCFFF Western Regional Director)

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The wheels are probably wobbling or starting to fall off those new years fitness resolutions. As it continues to warm up across the state encourage the firefighters in your department to get out and participate in the state Walk-A -Mile wellness initiative. On the Walk-A-Mile site you will find more information about the program and firefighters can log and track the miles they walk on the site. Firefighter health and wellness is an essential part of safety and service delivery. I hope you tighten the wheels and keep your department moving forward. Take care.