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House Bill 532: Alcohol in Emergency Vehicles

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2013 SESSION LAW 2013-105 HOUSE BILL 532 

 

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AN ACT TO MAKE IT A CRIME TO OPERATE AN AMBULANCE, EMS VEHICLE, FIREFIGHTING VEHICLE, OR LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE UPON ANY HIGHWAY, STREET, OR PUBLIC VEHICULAR AREA WITHIN THE STATE WHILE CONSUMING ALCOHOL OR WHILE ALCOHOL REMAINS IN THE PERSON’S BODY.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. G.S. 20-138.2B(a) reads as rewritten:

§ 20-138.2B. Operating a school bus, school activity bus, or child care vehicle vehicle, ambulance, other EMS vehicle, firefighting vehicle, or law enforcement vehicle after consuming alcohol. 

(a) Offense. – A person commits the offense of operating a school bus, school activity bus, or child care vehicle vehicle, ambulance, other emergency medical services vehicle, firefighting vehicle, or law enforcement vehicle after consuming alcohol if the person drives a school bus, school activity bus, or child care vehicle vehicle, ambulance, other emergency medical services vehicle, firefighting vehicle, or law enforcement vehicle upon any highway, any street, or any public vehicular area within the State while consuming alcohol or while alcohol remains in the person’s body. This section does not apply to law enforcement officers acting in the course of, and within the scope of, their official duties.”

SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2013, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 5th day of June, 2013.

s/ Daniel J. Forest, President of the Senate

s/ Thom Tillis, Speaker of the House of Representatives

s/ Pat McCrory, Governor

Approved 4:30 p.m. this 12th day of June, 2013

Affordable Care Act Call to Action

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NCSFA and NCAFC would like for our members to act now in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Contact your Representative and Senators using this form letter.  You may obtain the address for each Senator or Representative here.  For more information visit the IAFC’s webpage.

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NCAFC Ninth Annual Fire Chief of the Year Award

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Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 Ninth Annual Chief of the Year.  Awards will be presented during the banquet at the NCAFC Mid-winter conference held at the Embassy Suites & Concord Convention Center.  Click the link below or the logo above to nominate a very deserving chief for this prestigious honor.

 

2014 Ninth Annual Chief of the Year-Nomination Form

NCSFA Strategic Plan 2013/2014

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NCSFA Strategic Plan 2013-2014

The NCSFA Board of Directors and Staff gathered together in Sylva, NC at the Balsam-Willets-Ochre Hill Volunteer Fire Department to develop the organization’s strategic plan for 2013-2014.  The plan was developed with the guidance of Chief R. Scott Alderman who facilitated the planning session and Board President, Tommy Cole.  Click the link above or click on the first page of the strategic plan document to review what the Executive Board has laid out for the coming year.

 

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Bereavement Uniform Program

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‘Taking Care of Those Who took Care of Us’ ™

After fifteen years, the Lighthouse Uniform Company’s  Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program has dropped the LODD requirement and is making a dress uniform for burial purposes available to any family wanting one.  The new program is called the Bereavement Uniform.

It is a collaborative effort between the Fire Service and the Lighthouse Uniform Company.  It calls for departments and firefighters to check their ‘closets’ for dress uniforms ‘surplused’ or no longer fitting and to send them in to the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse cleans, refurbishes, reconfigures to rank and makes them available to any family requesting one for burial purposes, at ‘no cost’ to the family.  The only charge is for freight which will be billed to the affiliated department.

The Bereavement Uniform Program (BUP) does not live on the Lighthouse website and a dedicated BUP webpage has been built to insure easy, timely access for all and from all indications, the long term viability of the program is directly related to staying in a department’s ‘line of sight’.

To that end, please link the program to your department website. 

When you do, the members of your department, active and retired, and their families will have easy, timely access, anonymity if so desired, and your linking will help keep the Bereavement Uniform Program at the top of Internet searches.

The html code to use; <p><a href=”http://bereavement.lighthouseuniform.com/”>lighthouse-fire-dept-class-a-bereavement-uniform-program</a></p>. 

The link on your dept. website will read; lighthouse-fire-dept-class-a-bereavement-uniform-program. 

If you need any help, have any questions, would like to engage the Bereavement Uniform Program, either to donate or receive, please don’t hesitate to call. There is, of course, neither cost nor obligation, only the satisfaction of ‘taking care of those who took care of us’.

Very best regards,

Steve Cohen, Pres.
Lighthouse Uniform Company