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Tuesday November 21, 2017

2017 Fire Service Legislative Day

The 2017 Fire Service Legislative Day was held May 4, 2017 and had record breaking attendance from across the state.  We want to thank everyone who joined us and visited their representatives of the NC House and Senate at the General Assembly.  It is hard to imagine what would make a bigger impact than having over 200 firefighters from across North Carolina show up in uniform to deliver a united message from their constituents. Thank you again, we look forward to doing it all over again in 2018.

NCSFA Going Green!

 

RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Firemen’s Association is going green!

We Are moving all Roster Renewals online in 2014 and will no longer be sending paper copies of the department roster to update in November of each year.

To make the transition to paperless a smooth one, the rosters will be accessible throughout the entire year.

Departments will have until January 15th to get rosters updated online, membership paid, and the Certification of Firemen’s Report sent to the NCSFA office.

After January 15th your roster will be considered late and NCSFA benefits for your members will cease until updates are made and the payment received.

Members will forfeit the previous year’s service credit with the North Carolina Firemen’s & Rescue Squad Workers Pension Fund if rosters, payment, and the Certification of Firemen’s Report are not received by January 15th of each year.

If you would like to begin making your department’s roster changes now and you have not received a login and password for the online system please call the NCSFA office to set up your account.

The Online Roster Management site has undergone numerous updates and we hope you will find it is easy to use.

Call 800-253-4733 for assistance.

Relief Fund Reports Due October 31 – New Procedures in Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Firemen’s Relief Fund Report has received a facelift.  The reports are still due on October 31, but now your forms are submitted electronically.  In order to submit your form, you must log into you account then complete the form and submit it online.  There is one other new requirement this year, each department is required to submit the year’s bank statements for the relief fund account to NCSFA.

Earlier this year each relief fund treasurer was sent a certified letter containing this information along with a logon and password that is unique to each relief fund treasurer.  If your treasurer did not recieve this letter or you have questions about the new relief fund report procedures please email Ed, ed@ncsfa.com, or call 800-253-4733.

NCSFA Annual Legislative Day Success June 6, 2012

 

 

Raleigh – On June 6, 2012 a group of firefighters from all across North Carolina converged upon the NC Legislature for the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association’s Annual Legislative Day.

 They visited house and senate members, as well as sat in on the vote for an important bill.  Having so many participants really makes a great impact and shows support for the issues that are so important to the fire service in North Carolina.

Thank you to all who attended.  We could not do this without you!

Stay tuned for more photos and updates on our legislative agenda.

DOT: Captain Bowen’s Name to go on Smoky Park Bridge

ASHEVILLE – The state Board of Transportation voted unanimously this morning to rename Smoky Park Bridge the Capt. Jeffrey Bowen Bridge in memory of the city firefighter who died in the line of duty last July.

“Throughout his career, Captain Jeffrey Scott Bowen brought honor to the City of Asheville and Buncombe County and had his life tragically cut short leaving behind family, friends and co-workers,” the board resolution reads.

The action was a turnaround from a previous vote from the board’s Road Naming Committee, which had decided March 7 not to move ahead with the request because of a tradition of not naming state roads or bridges for fallen firefighters.

After strong public criticism, the board reversed course Wednesday and voted unanimously to support the renaming.

“We have heard a strong outpouring of support for Capt. Bowen from the local community and want to be responsive to their concerns,” Board of Transportation Chairman Robert Collier said in a statement today.

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Story Source: citizen-times.com