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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.




Bereavement Uniform Program


‘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=””>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