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.

ECFA Quarterly Meeting July 9

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 

The Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association rolls into Jacksonville for the July quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  This meeting will be hosted by the City of Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services and will be located at 200 Marine Blvd.

Vendors will be on hand with a wide variety of fire service related items, from trucks to gloves. The evening starts with a great meal served at 6:30 followed by the meeting at 7. There will be information some several groups on issues affecting the fire service.  ECFA meetings are also a great way to network with other departments in the region.


To help with planning for the meeting and meal, please RSVP to Training Division Chief Susanna Williams via email swilliams@jacksonvillenc.gov or call 910-455-8080 ext. 5004 by July 6.


We look forward to seeing you in July!


   


 

Technical Rescuer Instructor Qualification Update

Thursday, July 2, 2015 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has important information regarding requalification for Technical Rescuer instructor.  The following has been posted to the OSFM website:
1)      The Technical Rescuer 2013 edition updates review, in the form of a PowerPoint.
2)      The Online Technical Rescuer Requalification Courses.


Online Requalification Courses are available for the following Technical Rescuer Chapters: Confined Space, Trench, Structural Collapse, Water Rescue and Wilderness.


The online requalification courses must be taken before the instructor can teach the NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer, 2013 edition.  The 2013 edition will be effective January 1, 2016.


The remaining Technical Rescuer Chapters will be delivered in the field face to face October 1 – December 31, 2015: General and Ropes and Vehicle Rescue.


Machinery Chapter 19 will be in the field face to face April 1 – June 30, 2016.
Please review the Technical Rescuer NFPA 1006 2013 edition Update Overview.  It outlines the changes taking place within the Technical Rescuer program.  The web address for the OSFM PowerPoint and update information is available by clicking here

   


 

5th Annual Rapid Intervention School

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 

The ECFA will once again proudly sponsor the 5th annual Rapid Intervention School held September 14 – 18, 2015 at the North campus of Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne.  This course is designed to expose the firefighter to a highly trained skill set of classes that include Mayday, Safety & Survival and working together as a Rapid Intervention Crew member.  Past students have given the class very high marks and it has a reputation as a great training experience.  This is a physically demanding class with extensive hands on evolutions that focus on self-rescue and saving our own.


This class fills fast, so reserve your spot today!  For more information, call 910-362-7180 or click here to view the flyer with registration info. 

   


 

Scholarship Winners To Be Announced At July Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  Your ECFA Board is very happy to announce that we have doubled the number of academic scholarships and also increased the dollar amount on several as well. Recipients will be announced at the July quarterly meeting in Jacksonville.


ECFA scholarships now include two Richard Leach General Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each, and two Ernie Bryant General Scholarships also in the amount of $1,500.  These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors that are either a member of an ECFA affiliated department, or have a parent that is a member.


There are two Aubrey Rivenbark Emergency Services Curriculum Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each.  These scholarships are available for any member of an ECFA affiliated department, regardless of age, that is seeking a degree in an emergency service related field.


The change was possible due to the partnership created between the NC State Firemen’s Association and the three regional associations.  For all regions, the NCSFA pays the respective association dues for all firefighters with no additional cost to fire departments.  The ECFA chose to use the new revenue to boost the scholarship opportunities to the membership.


Relations and cooperation among the state and regional associations has grown over the years, which continues to add value and service for firefighters across the state. Educational scholarships are just one example of why membership in the NC State Firemen’s Association and regional associations are so important.




   


 

Exciting Changes Coming To Annual Seminar

Friday, May 1, 2015  The ECFA seminar committee is excited to announce changes to the annual Fall Fire Rescue Seminar held in October at Cape Fear Community College.  This year, several new classes are being added that cover a wide array of Public Safety classes, including Law Enforcement, EMS, Emergency Management, Building and Fire Inspector con ed and lots more!

As we finalize class opportunities, we will begin announcing the newly revamped Eastern Carolina Public Safety College.  But for now, save the date:  Wednesday, September 30 through Sunday, October 4.

Stay tuned!



   


 

ECFA Members Attend CSFI In Washington

Thursday, April 30, 2015  ECFA members were among several NC fire service representatives in our nation’s capital recently to attend the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute.  Established in 1989 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, CFSI is designed to educate members of Congress about the needs and challenges of our nation's fire and emergency services so that the federal government provides the types of training and funding needed by our first responders.


ECFA President Barry Overman, who serves as the Eastern director of the NCSFA, and ECFA Past President Tracy Mosley, who serves as Second Vice President of the NCAFC met with many legislators on the two day visit to Washington including Walter Jones, who represents the 3rd Congressional District that includes much of Eastern NC.


Pictured left to right are: David Dillon, Tracy Mosley, Walter Gardner, Barry Overman, Congressman Walter Jones, A.C. Rich, Ron Fowler, David Price and Davie Summey.
 

   


 
 
 

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