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Saturday August 19, 2017

2017 NFPA Regional Safety Summit

Free training event for Fire and Life Safety Educators and Fire and Rescue

Personnel to enhance community risk education and provide eective methods

of educating the public of re prevention. By “Turning Your Attention to Fire

Prevention” we can reduce re fatalities that are impacting communities across

North Carolina. Interactive workshops will help the re departments focus on

programs and resources that can be used in any community to help save lives.

Continuing Education will be offered for all sessions.

Click the link below for a flyer and a link to register.

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When and Where

September 6
Asheville
9am-3pm
Fire Training Academy
24 Canoe Lane, Asheville

September 12
Williamston
6pm-9pm
N. C. TELECENTER
415 East Boulevard, Williamston NC
It is located behind the only Bojangles we have in Town. Just off of Us Highway 17 Bypass.

September 20
Fayetteville
9am-3pm
Kiwanis Recreation Center
352 Devers Street, Fayetteville NC

September 21
Winston- Salem
9am-3pm
Forsyth Tech Community College West Campus
1300 Bolton St., Winston Salem, NC

Contact

Kelly Ransdell
NFPA
kransdell@nfpa.org

2017 NCSFA Award Winners

At the NCSFA’s 130th Annual Meeting and Annual Banquet the Board of Directors and membership honored two special award recipients.  John Powell (pictured in the center of the top photo) received the Firefighter of the Year award.  Firefighter Powell is from Winston-Salem Fire Department and was selected as this years recipient due to his continued acts of “…courage, professionalism, kindness and compassion…” as described by his nominator, Gerrod Hardy.

Also awarded this year was the first ever Medal of Valor Award to David Shelton (pictured to the right of the bottom photo) of Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  Firefighter Shelton rescued someone from a burning structure prior to apparatus getting on scene back in April of this year.  His nominator and Fire Chief, Joshua Norton, said that he is “…blessed to have such dedicated firefighters…” as Shelton on his department and as members of their community.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, congratulations to both John Powell and David Shelton on being recipients of the 2017 NCSFA Awards, both are very much deserved.

State Health Plan for Fire/Rescue Personnel – Updated Contact Info

STATE HEALTH PLAN AVAILABLE
FOR FIRE AND RESCUE PERSONNEL
 
If you are an active firefighter or rescue squad worker or a member of the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Workers’ Pension Fund, under certain conditions you may be eligible to purchase health coverage for you and your family under the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees on a fully contributory basis.  G.S. 135-48.40(d).
Who may be eligible to participate?
·       Members actively serving as firefighters or rescue squad workers and retired members who receive a monthly benefit from the North Carolina Firefighters’ and Rescue Squad Workers’ Pension Fund.
·       Dependents of members, including spouses and natural, legally adopted, or foster children up to the end of the month of their 26th birthday.
Participation is voluntary, but to be eligible to participate you must be:
 
•       Certified by your Fire Department, Rescue Squad, or Emergency Medical Services Unit Head/Administrator.
•       Ineligible for any other comprehensive group health insurance coverage, including Medicare, CHAMPUS, or other uniformed services benefits.
•      Without coverage under a comprehensive group health benefit plan for at least 6 consecutive months.
For more information regarding coverage options, enrollment, and eligibility contact Rita at 919-814-4400.

September 11th, First Responders Day

NC General Assembly creates a legal holiday in North Carolina called First Responders Day, on September 11th.

2017 NCSFA Scholarship and Grant Recipients

The North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Board and Staff are proud to announce the 2017 Scholarship and Grant recipients.  NCSFA awards $252,000 in scholarships and grants divided amongst our 3 regions.  The scholarships and grants are awarded to qualified NCSFA member firefighters and children of our member firefighters. We are proud to be able to help so many and invest in their future.  Congratulations to the 2017 recipients!

George Horace Moore Scholarship      
Eastern            
Kirsten P. Miller High School Associates Rock Ridge  
Amanda L. Barnette High School Associates New Hanover County  
Ashley D. Mooney High School Associates Fairfield  
Kylie R. Hutson High School Bachelor’s Moyock  
Megan E. Williams High School Bachelor’s Windsor  
Matthew C. Etheridge High School Bachelor’s Kenly  
Alan D. Griffin Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Carolina Beach  
Cameron C. Glenn Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Eastern Pines  
Kayla R. Jones Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Hargett’s Crossroads  
Travis C. Johnson Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Strickland Cross Roads  
Richard J. Smith Career Firefighter Associate’s Duck  
Kyle D. Brantley Career Firefighter Associate’s Archer Lodge  
Ronnie M. Flowers Career Firefighter Bachelors Washington  
John T. Moore Career Firefighter Bachelors Wilson  
             
Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship        
Piedmont            
Madison L. Adams High School Associates Eastwood  
Clayton E. Vaughn High School Associates Ridgecrest  
Cara N. Smith High School Bachelor’s Greensboro  
Kynley N. Fulp High School Bachelor’s Walkertown  
Dakota R. Goins High School Bachelor’s Laurel Hill  
Jacob E. Kline Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Westfield  
Seth C. Brim Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Westfield  
April F. Knight Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Mineral Springs  
Tristan H. Grubbs Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s State Road  
John W. Underhill, II Career Firefighter Associate’s Wendell Holmes Rural  
David W. Strickland Career Firefighter Associate’s Fayetteville  
Jennifer M. Thompson Career Firefighter Associate’s Village of Pinehurst  
Brian L. Couch Career Firefighter Bachelors Cary  
Kenneth T. Yahiku Career Firefighter Bachelors Raleigh  
             
George M. Bartlett Scholarship        
Western            
David C. Worley High School Associate’s Broad River  
Preston D. Lingerfelt High School Associates Cherryville  
Cody D. James High School Associates Central Alexander  
Arthur J. Manning High School Bachelor’s South Point  
Logan A. Hedrick High School Bachelor’s Oxford Fire Protection Assoc.  
Rachel L. Robinson High School Bachelor’s Hiwassee Dam  
Rickey A. Rhoney, Jr. Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Triple Community  
Sean   Sullivan Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s West Macon  
John F. Cochran Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Idlewild  
Jeffrey D. Kanupp Career Firefighter Associate’s Hickory  
Joshua A. Funderburk Career Firefighter Associate’s Kannapolis  
Aaron L. Kennedy Career Firefighter Associate’s Statesville  
Gregory S. Summitt Career Firefighter Bachelors Kannapolis  
Steven J. Madorin Career Firefighter Bachelors Concord  
             
Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship      
Eastern Jeremy W. Anderson Volunteer/Career Masters Shine Rural
Piedmont Christopher D. Belcher Volunteer/Career Masters Winston-Salem
Western Christopher A. Thompson Volunteer/Career Masters Mooresville
           
NCSFA Grant Program          
Eastern            
Matthew N. Barwick Volunteer Grant Kenansville  
David   Batten Volunteer Grant North Whiteville  
Edward D. Weigl Volunteer Grant Number 7 Township

of Craven County

 
Donald L. Burns Career Grant Wilmington  
Michael J. Rouse Career Grant Sampson County

Fire Marshal’s Office

 
             
Piedmont            
Jason A. Burkholder Career Grant Surry County

Fire Marshal’s Office

 
E.G.   Burr Career Grant Garner