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2016 North Carolina Remembering When™ Scholarship


 National Fire Protection Association 

One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-770-3000 ● www.nfpa.org

2016 North Carolina Remembering When™ Scholarship 

September 13-14, 2016 Great Wolf Lodge Concord, NC 

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is committed to helping communities reduce injuries and deaths related to fire and falls among older adults through the Remembering When Program. NFPA will select teams from up to 22 communities to attend the 2016 NC Remembering When Conference. Participants will receive training to reach older adults through group presentations and home visits. This conference is in partnership with State Farm Insurance, NC Baptist Aging Ministry, NC State Fireman’s Association, American Red Cross, and the NC Department of Insurance-OSFM.

Scholarship Award 

Each Remembering When Award is valued at more than $500 and includes:

  •  A training workshop in Concord, NC from September 13-14, 2016, for each team.
  •  Lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge on September 13th, 2016.
  •  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the training.
  •  Ongoing support from NFPA for program implementation.

We are looking to train teams who are: 

  •  excited to help older adults reduce injuries from fires and falls.
  •  committed to building a community outreach program.
  •  enthusiastic about strengthening partnerships to support older adult community members.
  • Teams must have the authority, commitment, and ability to oversee local implementation of the Remembering When Program through group presentations, home visits, and training for additional program implementers.

Each team will consist of two people including:

  •  a life safety educator who is a member of the fire department.
  •  a home health visiting professional or volunteer from an agency serving older adults.

One team member agency must already have a home-visit mechanism in place. Consider agencies such as the visiting nurse associations, home health care agencies, church outreach groups, civic organizations, and meal delivery programs when seeking potential partners.

Application Materials: 

  • Each team must submit the following materials with their application:
  •  Letter of commitment from the chief of the fire department supporting the participation of the fire department in this project.
  •  Letter of commitment from a leader in each partner agency supporting the participation of the applicant in this project and briefly outlining the agency’s role and ability to conduct presentations &/or home visits in the project.
  •  An essay explaining your team’s need and ability to make a strong, continued impact on older adult safety by using the Remembering When program.

Community Follow-up Obligations 

  • The following team requirements must be fulfilled in the year following conference attendance:
  •  A minimum of five group presentations for older adults using the Remembering When program.
  •  At least one train-the-trainer session for the partner agency home visitors.
  •  At least 25 home visits with Remembering When program materials integrated into each visit.
  •  Submission of a final report to NFPA by March 1, 2017.

How to Apply 

Submit one copy of the application, essay, and letters of support from your fire chief and leader(s) of the partner agency, no later than the close of business on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. NFPA will notify award recipients on or before July 1, 2016. 

Attendance at all training sessions is mandatory. All events and meals are funded for invited attendees only. Other incidentals including parking, additional meals, incidentals, mileage etc. will be the responsibility of attendees.

Email the entire application to:

Kelly Ransdell 919-717-0017

E-mail kransdell@nfpa.org

Questions? Call or email Kelly Ransdell 

2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients. We wish you every success in your academic future and are proud to be able to contribute by awarding you a well deserved scholarship.

George Horace Moore Scholarship

EasternBreannaM.SilenceHigh SchoolAssociatesVerona
AllisonK.GriffinHigh SchoolAssociatesBethel Community Fire Protection Association
JerriT.BlackmanHigh SchoolAssociatesColumbus County FMO
JoshuaL.JerniganHigh SchoolBachelor’sGrantham
HannahL.CarnerHigh SchoolBachelor’sElizabeth City
BrittanyW.PittardHigh SchoolBachelor’sRheasville
JohnA.DeeseVol. FirefighterAssociate’sQueheel
NicholasA.WillisVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPrinceton
JamesS.MooreVol. FirefighterBachelor’sElevation
KevinS.Marks, Jr.Vol. FirefighterBachelor’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
ChistopherT.BrockCareer FirefighterAssociate’sBattleboro / H.L. Harrison
AdamT.BrownCareer FirefighterAssociate’sSelma
MichaelB. SmithCareer FirefighterBachelorsLeland
BrentT.HamiltonCareer FirefighterBachelorsWashington

Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship

PiedmontTannerC.SmithHigh SchoolAssociatesEast Side
LoganW.WhitakerHigh SchoolAssociatesDanbury
MakaylaL.StuartHigh SchoolAssociatesApex
TrevorL.CollinsHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
MadeleineC.HeynHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreensboro
AustinC.SharpeHigh SchoolBachelor’sClemmons
EmilyR.SpechtVol. FirefighterAssociate’sPinecroft Sedgefield
CodyW.JoynerVol. FirefighterAssociate’sFair Grove
TammyS.PattersonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sMineral Springs
DarrenF.ZiglarVol. FirefighterBachelor’sWalkertown
AdamH.StuartCareer FirefighterAssociate’sApex
JosephA.DixonCareer FirefighterAssociate’sFayetteville
MarkA.SapierCareer FirefighterBachelorsGuilford County FMO
JasonD.MyersCareer FirefighterBachelorsThomasville

George M. Bartlett Scholarship

WesternZacharyC.HinsonHigh SchoolAssociate’sConover
JoscelynM.SharpHigh SchoolAssociatesAndrews
AnthonyD.LittleHigh SchoolAssociatesMills River
JaredL.WardHigh SchoolBachelor’sGreen River
JordanT.SturgisHigh SchoolBachelor’sLenoir
AnaG.ReevesHigh SchoolBachelor’sWilkesboro
CodyA.DurkeeVol. FirefighterAssociate’sMarion
SeanSullivanVol. FirefighterAssociate’sWest Macon
MichaelT.WaltonVol. FirefighterBachelor’sDrexel
CorbinA.HylandVol. FirefighterBachelor’sRobinson
MarkR.StaffordCareer FirefighterAssociate’sConover
JonathanC.WhisnantCareer FirefighterAssociate’sGastonia
BryanC.MooreCareer FirefighterBachelorsSkyland
ShaneE.MacheyCareer FirefighterBachelorsAsheville

Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship

EasternDonaldL.BurnsVolunteer & CareerMastersWilmington
PiedmontMathewG.BrittVolunteer & CareerMastersSeven Lakes
WesternKevinA.GordonVolunteer & CareerMastersWaco Community

NCSFA Grant Program

MathewW.CoxCareerGrantBald Head Island

Is my child eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firefighters’ Association then you are eligible to apply for any of the applicable scholarships to help further your child’s education.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.

Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firefighters’ Association then you are eligible to apply for the regional scholarships.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.

NCSFA Announces Association’s Name Change


Good Morning to all North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Members:

It is my pleasure and responsibility as President of the Association to inform you that the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association is now the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. This announcement was made in a formal ceremony at our annual SAFRE Conference, held in Charlotte, just moments ago to all those in attendance, and your Board members wanted to insure you heard the news simultaneously. The name change is a culmination of efforts that began last fall with a survey of all member fire departments in North Carolina, and was brought to reality when the NC General Assembly passed, at our request, House Bill 19 which contained language allowing us to change our name. Since we were created in 1889 by the Legislature, only they could approve this change.

What does this mean to you as members of our Association? First it means the Association that has represented its member’s interests since 1887 will continue to do so, advocating for and providing benefits, working towards solutions to problems and concerns, representing the fire service’s interest, and providing funding for programs such as grants and scholarships. Second, it brings our name into the modern day definition of a firefighter that is all inclusive of our membership, and recognizes the total scope of how this wonderful vocation serves the public.

Although the name change is in place, it will take us time to transition all the logos, signs, patches, flags, shirts, etc., that carry our name into the new design. Perhaps that time of transition is good, and people will recognize through time that with a new name that represents all the diversity of our membership, we’re still the same Association of people that have protected and looked after each other since our founding in 1887.

It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as your President throughout this year of transition, and I look forward to continuing to work with each of you as members of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. For a full report of the activities of your Association during 2015-2016, please review the Presidents Report and Strategic Planning Document on our web-site at ncsfa.com.


Kevin Gordon, President

New name, same mission.