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Saturday November 18, 2017

2013 Legislative Day a Success

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RALEIGH – A dynamic two day Legislative event was hosted by the The North Carolina State Firemen’s Association this year.  On April 30, 2013 a BBQ was held for the members of the NC House and Senate and their senior staff members.  Over 200 people attended and enjoyed the finest BBQ the state has to offer, cooked by Harold Wagoner, Scott Hackler and Jason Hackler.  It was a great opportunity for fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere.  On May 1, 2013 firefighters from across the state converged on the legislature and engaged the members of the House and Senate in discussions on the major issues impacting the fire service in our state.  Our message was well received and important relationships were formed and renewed.  We look forward to another successful Legislative event in 2014!

On behalf of the NCSFA Board of Directors and staff, thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success.  And a huge thank you to the members of the Legislature that make the decisions and pass the policies that help firefighters in our state do their job to the best of their ability in the safest environment possible.

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NCSFA Annual Conference

RALEIGH – Registration is now open for the 124th Annual Conference of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. The conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, August 10-13.

The conference originally started as an annual meeting of association members to conduct NCSFA business. Since 1887 the annual meeting has evolved into a comprehensive regional fire-rescue expo which provides attendees opportunities that include: pre-conference hands on training, workshops on the latest trends and topics, inspirational keynote speakers, state and partnering association/agency meetings, multiple networking opportunities, and 150,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Representatives from the fire-rescue services and vendor industry have worked diligently to create a conference that focuses on the latest trends that impact our profession. No matter the size or make up of a department (volunteer, combination, fully career, one station or multiple stations), attendees will find that this conference will be beneficial to their organization.

The NCSFA has implemented a new online registration system to help departments or individual members register for the conference so visit the South Atlantic Fire-Rescue Expo website to view the conference schedule and register today!

Looking forward to seeing you in Raleigh!

Take care and stay safe,
R. Scott Alderman
President, NCSFA

Friend of Firefighters Award Presented

President Scott Alderman and Representative Dale R. Folwell

 

RALEIGH – The first ever Friend of Firefighters award was presented to Representative Dale R. Folwell of Forsyth County during the 2011 Legislative Day event held May 17th.

In 2009 Representative Folwell sponsored and worked diligently to pass House Bill 557. This bill, entitled “An Act to Enact the Future Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Members Act of North Carolina”, helped resolve issues surrounding the junior firefighter programs.

He has protected and defended many important issues related to funding for fire service programs. He has taken the time to become well educated on the programs and issues of the fire service and he has kept his door open and been accessible to our members.

We are proud and appreciative of the work done by Representative Folwell on our behalf. It is only fitting that he should be recognized for his efforts. Thank you Representative Folwell. We are indebted to you for your service.

2011 Legislative Day

NCSFA Members arrive at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

 

RALEIGH – On Tuesday, May 17th, the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association sponsored the annual Legislative Day.We had 70 firefighters from all across North Carolina come to Raleigh to participate in the event.

Most all of our fire service organizations were represented.  We all owe these 70 firefighters thanks for the outstanding job they did.

Legislators were visited and thanked for their support, issues were presented and questions were answered by this group of firefighters.  The end result has been a very positive response from legislators and their staff.  We have been told repeatedly how polite and well informed our delegation was as they made their visits and presentations.  The entire fire service will benefit from the hard work of these 70 members.

Our hope is that next year this 70 will turn into 150 and those into 300. We have 120 members in the House and 50 members in the Senate.  Our hope is that one day we will have someone from each House and each Senate member’s district to visit them.  That would give us maximum exposure and increase our results.  Never underestimate the power of your visit.

We will see positive results from this year and hopefully even better results as our attendance increases.  Thank you again to those who came.  You did a marvelous job.  Please come back next year and bring someone with you.

2011 South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo Vendor Registration Now Open

The SOLD OUT 2010 Vendor Floor at the Raleigh Convention Center.

RALEIGH – On-line Vendor registration for the 2011 South Atlantic FIRE RESCUE Expo is now available.

The conference will once again be held in Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center in activity-filled Downtown.

The dates for this year’s Conference are August 10-13. The Vendor Hall will be open on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th.

The show was a complete sell-out in 2010, so don’t delay in securing your spot.

Click here to proceed directly to on-line Vendor registration.





Click images to enlarge. Photos courtesy IWP Photography.