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For Review – 2014 Scholarship Program

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The 2014 North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Scholarship application process is now open.

The NCSFA will sponsor four specific categories of scholarships in each of the three regions that span North Carolina. Each region will receive $62,000 for a statewide total of $186,000 in 2014.

The categories are as follows:

  • Career Firefighter
  • High School Senior
  • Master’s Degree
  • Volunteer Firefighter

Applications must be post marked or show proof of shipping by March 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

Please review the following policies that govern the scholarship process. All Applicants should review these policies prior to beginning the application process.

2014 NCSFA Scholarship Policies

After reviewing the above policies, proceed to the Application Process.

2013 Scholarships Now Available

 

2013 Scholarships Now Available Online
The 2013 NCSFA Scholarships are available online now, click here to access the applications.
The NCSFA’s scholarship program has been revamped.  Among the improvements to the program is an increase in the amount awarded from $124,000 to $157,500.  It is our hope that we can aid as many of our members as possible and increasing the award amount is a step in that direction. There are a few other changes to the NCSFA’s Scholarship Program as well.  The scholarships are now divided into 4 categories: Career Firefighter, Volunteer Firefighter, High School & Master’s Degree. Also new this year, each firefighter may only apply for one scholarship and the applications must be submitted by mail, not electronically.  More details can be found by visiting our webpage.
Please read the instructions carefully before begnning the application process and let us know if you have any questions, 800-253-4733 or kris@ncsfa.com.
Stay safe.

Benefits

2013 NCSFA Benefits

Insurance

Fraternal Insurance - Members in good standing of the NCSFA may also purchase coverage in the Fraternal Insurance Plan. This coverage is optional and is not covered by dues.

The cost of the coverage is $10.00 per quarter and the plan is decreasing term coverage. Payments are based on age at time of death and the maximum payment is $30,000.00 and the minimum is $2,000.00. NCSFA members who choose to participate in the fraternal insurance fund must apply to the fund prior to reaching age 55.

Accident and Sickness Policy - This coverage is for line-of-duty deaths and duty related sickness resulting in death.  The premium is paid by the NCSFA and the benefit is $50,000.00.  Every member automatically has this coverage.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment - The coverage is 24 hours per day for on-duty and off-duty events.  The amount of the policy is $10,000.00 and this premium is also included in the membership dues.   All members automatically have this coverage.

Relief Fund

This fund is available to all departments that meet three (3) criteria:

  1. Belong to the NCSFA.
  2. File a relief fund financial statement online with the NCSFA by October 31st of each year.
  3. File a Report of Fire Conditions with the DOI by October 31st of each year.   The uses are defined by Chapter 58 of the General Statutes.

NCSFA Retirement

(This should not be confused with the NC Firefighter’s and Rescue Workers Pension Plan under the State Treasurer at  https://www.nctreasurer.com/ret)

For information on the plan and to receive help signing-up please contact Deborah Phillips with Heritage Pension Services at 336-777-3615.  Deborah and the staff at Heritage will work with you and answer all your questions.  Read more.

Aflac

Click the following links for additional details on each program:
Aflac Rates per Month
Critical Illness
Hospital Idemnity
Dental Insurance
Surgery Schedule
Dental Procedure Schedule

MetLife Insurance

We are pleased to announce that MetLife Auto & Home, a leader in quality auto and
home insurance, has been selected to provide North Carolina State Firemen’s Association
members with exclusive discounts and savings. Call now and start saving right
away: 1-877-491-5089.  Click here for more information.

Scholarships

The NCSFA provides $186,000 per year in scholarships.  Applications go online January 1st of each year and are due in the office of the NCSFA by March 15th of each year.

Legislative Representation

The NCSFA monitors bills and actions of the legislature on behalf of the membership and the fire service of North Carolina.

Travel Agency

The NCSFA has a travel agency located on our website.  We receive a commission from bookings and this revenue goes towards benefits.  The next time you or your family plan to travel, please price our agency.  Even if they cost the same as your provider, the royalties provide more money for Association benefits.  You can access the agency here.

Doctors Vision Center

Members of the NC State Firemen’s Association receive 25% off of the list price on eye exams and eyeglasses with Doctors Vision Center.  Discount includes all items, except for soft contact lenses.  Please visit http://doctorsvisioncenter.com/ or contact your local Doctors Vision Center for more information.

Debit Card

NCSFA members are eligible to receive a debit card with the Local Government Federal Credit Union.  This Visa Debit Card, exclusively for North Carolina firefighters, is LGFCU’s way of helping the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) generate funds to help the men and women who serve and improve our communities.  Visit https://www.lgfcu.org/checking/pages/firefightersDebitCard.php to apply today!

Staples Business Advantage

Staples provides NCSFA members with maximum savings.  Contact your local Staples store for more information.

AT&T

Members of the NCSFA can receive a discount on AT&T services and devices.  Visit att.com/wireless/NCSFA or find your local AT&T store to sign up.  Be sure to mention code 3433704 and have your NCSFA membership card with you to receive the benefit.


All documents are available as Acrobat PDF downloads.

Photo courtesy Jim Landis, Gastonia Fire Department.

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 www.nvfc.org/awards. 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.

NC Firefighters Fund

The North Carolina Firefighters Fund was created in 2010 as a way to support North Carolina firefighters. The primary goal of the Fund is to facilitate higher education within the fire service, raise firefighter awareness on vocational health issues, and gain support for the profession among the general public.

Through corporate and individual fundraising, the Fund will work to directly support North Carolina firefighters through scholarship programs, health and wellness information and education, and raising public awareness about the firefighter’s role in North Carolina communities.

For more information, call us at 1-800-253-4733.

Visit www.ncfirefightersfund.org 

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