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Thursday June 22, 2017

NFPA Appoints Chief Cash to Board of Directors

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) elected Chief Jeff Cash to its board of directors on June 4th at the NFPA annual Conference & Expo in Boston. His three-year term takes effect upon the close of the conference.

Chief Cash serves as the Fire Chief and Emergency Manager for the City of Cherryville, North Carolina, Fire Department. He has been a member of the department since 1981, previously serving as a firefighter, driver engineer, captain and training officer.

Chief Cash also serves as Deputy Executive Director of the North Carolina Fire Chiefs Association, and as past president of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association and the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighters. He also serves on the executive committee of the National Volunteer Fire Council, and is a member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

 

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

 

The Board, staff and all of the NCSFA members congratulate Chief Cash on a job well done and wish him the best of luck on this new appointment!

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  
 

 

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.

NC Fire Chief Wins NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

NVFC Announces 2017 NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award:

 

Chief Freddy Johnson Sr.

NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award

Award sponsored by Rosenbauer

Chief Freddy Johnson, Sr., has served his community through the Stoney Point Volunteer Fire Department (SPVFD) in Fayetteville, NC, since 1976, where he quickly moved up the ranks to lead as Chief. The department has grown from less than 30 members and one station to over 100 members, mostly volunteer, at two stations, which now also offer rescue and emergency medical service. Johnson’s leadership at SPVFD guided the department to attain international accreditation with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International in 2012, a distinction further enhanced by a recent recommendation for reaccreditation, a status never before achieved by another volunteer department anywhere in the world.

 

In addition to his own department, Johnson presently serves as Emergency Services Director for the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office & Emergency Management, President of the Cumberland County Fire Chief’s Association, and a nominated member of the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. In 2008, he served as a Homeland Security Fire Service Grant Peer Review member and, in the years following, he authored several million dollars’ worth of Assistance to Firefighters Grants that vastly improved emergency communication capabilities within his state. He has received several Volunteer Chief of the Year awards from organizations such as the International Association of Fire Chiefs, as well as Cumberland County Volunteer of the Year (1993), Young Deputy Sheriff of the Year (1988), and two state awards for volunteer service. Chief Johnson also received numerous awards and decorations during his service in the United States Army, where he retired as Sergeant Major after 23 years.

Damage to the NCSFA Office from Downtown Raleigh Fire

The Office of the NC State Firefighters’ Association suffered extensive damage due to a fire in a six story lightweight construction building being built across the street. It was a five alarm fire for the City of Raleigh and their crews did a fantastic job. The office has sustained significant water and some heat damage. All the windows on the Jones Street side were blown out by heat and all the offices on the Jones Street side had sprinklers activated.
We are going to have to find alternate office space for the time being. I suspect reparing the damage to this building will take more than 6 months. The Board and Staff of NCSFA would like to let you know that for a few days service will be intermittent, but we will get things back up to 100% as rapidly as possible. If you experience a delay in a response or have a critical need that cannot wait, here are a couple of cell numbers:
Tim Bradley – 919-376-5135
Ed Brinson – 919-605-0115
Thank you for your patience during this time.