Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association

ECFA Mission Statement: To support each member by providing education, information and representation for the fire service of Eastern North Carolina.

About Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association

We support our mission by promoting informed and progressive leadership through professionalism, dedication and integrity. We shall also foster a professional and personal relationship among our membership, and each strive to assist the return of our personnel safely to their families.

NCAFC Seeks Nominations For Chief Of The Year

Thursday, December 4, 2014  The NC Association of Fire Chiefs is seeking nominations for Fire Chief Of The Year for 2014.  This award, the most prestigious honor the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs can bestow upon its chief fire officer executives, was conceived to recognize truly outstanding fire chiefs whose actions and leadership in their profession, home, community and country, serve as an example and challenge for all other chief fire executives throughout the southeast. 

There are two award categories, Career Fire Chief and Volunteer Fire Chief.  The nomination process closes December 31.  Complete details and nomination forms are available on the NCAFC website.



Nags Head to Dedicate Fire Station in Honor of Former Fire Chief and Long-Time Elected Official

Thursday, December 4, 2014  Dare County;

On Friday, December 5, Nags Head’s Fire Station 16 will be dedicated to Douglas A. Remaley, the Town’s first paid fire chief and a long-time elected official, who passed away on September 6. 

The dedication ceremony in which the building will be renamed will take place at 10:30 am at the fire station, located at 5314 S. Croatan Highway. A small reception will follow.

Mr. Remaley was first elected to Nags Head’s Board of Commissioners in 1995 and, except for the years 2003 through 2005, continued to serve on the Board until December 2013.

Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Remaley worked for Nags Head’s Fire and Rescue Department for nearly 10 years, starting first as a fire marshal in December 1984 and leaving as the Town’s first paid fire chief in August 1994 to become Dare County’s fire marshal. 
“This was one of the easiest decisions our Board has ever had to make,” said Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards. “Not only was Doug instrumental in the building’s construction, and present when it was dedicated 25 years ago, but he continued to serve our town with great commitment for many more years as both an elected official and as Dare County’s fire marshal. It is only fitting that we name Fire Station 16 in honor of Doug.”



Partnership With NCSFA Eliminates ECFA Dues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  The boards of the three regional firefighter associations (Eastern, Piedmont and Western) have been working closely with the NC State Firemen’s Association in ways to provide more value and service to our members.

Beginning in January, fire departments will no longer have to pay dues to their respective regional associations for membership.  Under a joint agreement, when a fire department submits their annual roster and pays dues to the NCSFA the state association will in turn transfer one dollar for every member to the appropriate regional association.  This is being accomplished at no additional cost to departments.  This initiative will boost each region’s membership and provide increased funding for each region and while it is a relatively small savings, it will eliminate the need for a department to write a dues check to their association.

As always, the ECFA is excited to serve our members!  Join us at our January meeting in Hertford County to find out what's happening in the fire service that affects us all. 




International Fire Relief Mission Seeks Donated PPE

Friday, October 31, 2014  The International Fire Relief Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides humanitarian aid to fire and EMS first responders in developing countries by recycling serviceable fire fighting and EMS equipment. IFRM dispatches teams to the receiving countries to demonstrate and provide the necessary information to safely and effectively use the donated gear.

Founded by retired firefighters and medics in 2007, IFRM is propelled by monetary, equipment and in-kind donations from corporate partners and individuals; its field staff is all-volunteer.

Currently, the IFRM has been asked by the Nation of Peru to assist in providing some used (not abused) small/medium size PPE. Remember that gear beyond it's 10 year NFPA life will be happily accepted.

If your department can help, please go to the IFRM website to find out more information



ECFA Honors Glenn Jernigan as Life Member

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  During the quarterly meeting of the Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association held at Carolina Beach Fire Department on October 2, 2014, the ECFA Board of Directors honored retired Fire Chief Glenn Jernigan with a Life Member award.

Jernigan, who served as chief of Faison Fire Rescue from 1970 until 2006, has been a fixture in North Carolina’s fire service since 1959 and is a past president of both the ECFA and the North Carolina State Fireman’s Association.  He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and in 2011 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Joining Chief Jernigan for his award was his wife Evelyn.  Presenting the award on behalf of the Association is First Vice President Donnie Hall. 



Another Successful ECFA Fall College Is In The Books

Tuesday, October 7, 2014  The ECFA and staff at Cape Fear Community College proved once again that hard work pays off as they delivered another successful fire college.  Over 400 students filled the classes over the weekend with many classes starting earlier in the week.

Students enjoyed the brotherhood and opportunity to visit with the many vendors while taking home valuable knowledge to better serve their communities.

The ECFA strives to improve the weekend college experience and will be expanding its class opportunities for the 2015 college in October as the focus of the college is strengthening NC's fire and emergency service community.



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