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2014 SAFRE Registration Now Open! #WeAre


 

2014 SAFRE Registration Now Open!

Click here to register now for the Full Conference (Pre-Conference Training, Workshops and Expo) or buy a Day Pass.

 

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North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Legislative Day

On behalf of the board and staff of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association, I would like to thank each and everyone of you that attended the 2014 NCSFA Legislative Day.  Having you there in uniform made for a truly impressive prescence in the halls of the legislature.

We spent our day visiting with members of the House and Senate asking them for support for the bills that effect our membership.  Without the support of each of our members, especially the more than 150 that came to Raleigh to advocate in person, we could not be as successful as we have been this legislative session.

Thank you all again for your efforts.  We have made great strides and will continue to do great things for the North Carolina Fire Service with your continued support.

Stay safe,

Tommy Cole, President

NC State Firemen’s Association

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2014 North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Legislative Day

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Legislative Day 

May 28, 2014

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. It has been said a thousand times, and it is so true—legislators want to speak to members they represent. House and Senate members respond best to those who vote for them.  This is a most important time to make friends and tell our story.

On May 28th, 2014, we will meet and greet our House and Senate members.  Our goal is to have at least one member from each politica district in Raleigh, so we need our members from the East, West and Piedmont to attend legislative day.

We will meet at the NCSFA Office at 09:00, hold a briefing from our lobbyist, go speak with our legislators about issues facing North Carolina firefighters, and then meet at the Nature Research Center (Museum of Natural Science) in the 4th floor meeting room for lunch. Please contact Kris at kris@ncsfa.com with any questions and to let us know that you will be in attendance.

There are 120 members in the House of Representatives and 50 members in the Senate. Not sure who represents you and your area? Look them up here.

Legislative Days of previous years have been a huge success. Last year we encouraged the passage of HB 327, HB 357, and HB 358.  We were involved in the passage of the  2013 Appropriation Act which included funding for the Volunteer Safety Worker’s Compensation Fund and VIPER.  Please plan to participate in our 2014 visit to the State Capitol.  Because of the strong participation of our members in 2013, we were successful with about 90% of our Legislative Agenda items.

We need you to participate.  Sign up today with Kris!

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

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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