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 Fall College in October

Friday, July 25, 2014  Cape Fear Community College and the ECFA are happy to announce over 50 class opportunities at your annual Fire Rescue College to be held October 3 - 5, 2014 with a few classes beginning on October 1st.

There will be classes for all skill levels, from rookie to the most seasoned veteran!  Sign up now to ensure your class choice.  Remember, this college weekend supports the ECFA scholarship program.  We can't do it without you! 

Click here for the brochure, and click here for registration info.



Two Great Golf Opportunities

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Here are two great golf opportunities!

The Albemarle Firemen’s Association is hosting their 4th Annual AFA Golf Tournament on August 8, 2014 at Scotch Hall Preserve in Merry Hill, NC.  The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.   This tournament helps fund annual AFA scholarships and training exercises.  For more information click here.

Also Scotch Hall Preserve is hosting their first annual Albemarle Region Emergency Services Golf Tournament scheduled for September 11, 2014.  For more information click here.

Both tournaments will be held at the Scotch Hall Preserve in Merry Hill, NC.  The Championship Golf Course is an extraordinary collaboration between Arnold Palmer and Mother Nature. Friends and family members who are golfers are sure to love it. The course, described as the “Jewel of the Inner Banks,” was named “America’s Ninth Best New Private Course” by Golf Digest.  Featuring a signature Arnold Palmer course, with 11 holes framed by majestic views of the Sound.



4th Annual NC RIT School Announced

Friday, July 11, 2014  For the fourth consecutive year, the ECFA is a proud sponsor of the week long North Carolina Rapid Intervention Team school at Cape Fear Community College.  This year the school is set to begin on September 15 and runs through the 19th at the Castle Hayne campus of CFCC.  This physically demanding training focuses on RIT as well as Mayday and Firefighter Self Survival training.

The past three classes have been successful and we have received great feedback from the students.  Spaces fill up quickly, so make plans soon to attend.  Registration ends on September 3rd.

Download the school brochure here, and the registration form here.



Buxton Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home In Fire

Thursday, June 19, 2014  On Thursday, June 19 Buxton Volunteer Fire Department, located on Hatteras Island, was dispatched to a fire in the 44,000 block of NC Highway 12 South.  The first Engine on scene reported a working fire with heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof.  As it turns out the house was the home of a fellow Buxton firefighter.  The home of firefighter Courtney Whitehead was destroyed by the massive blaze, which spread to an adjacent house and surrounding marsh land.  FF Whitehead lived in the home with his wife and three children.  All escaped without injury, however all of their possessions were lost.  Whitehead has served with the Buxton VFD for three years, but unfortunately he is not eligible for Relief Fund money due to the 5 year minimum service requirement.

Donations are being accepted to help Firefighter Whitehead and his family with immediate needs and lodging.  Contributions should be made out to the Buxton Volunteer Fire Department with “Whitehead Family” in the memo.  The Buxton VFD’s address is PO Box 424, Buxton, NC 27920.




FDNY Chief (Ret) John Norman Seminar in October

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  The Newport News, VA IAFF Local 794 is welcoming ECFA members to their Fireground Tactics training seminar by Chief John Norman, FDNY (Ret.). The seminar is based on Chief Norman's book, The Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics and will be held on October 11, 2014 at the Mary Passage Middle School in Newport News. This one day seminar gives attendees an opportunity to talk, discuss, and ask questions about fireground strategy and tactics directly with the Chief who "wrote the book" on the fireground tactics.

Registration is limited, so don't miss this opportunity.  Click here for more information.



ECFA Annual Fire Rescue College Dates Announced

Thursday, March 13, 2014  The ECFA has announced the dates for the annual Fire Rescue College hosted in coordination with Cape Fear Community College at the Castle Hayne campus.  The 2014 school will be held October 3 - 5, 2014 with a handful of classes starting earlier.

The weekend school has been moved up one week from it's former date to better accommodate the needs of the firefighters we serve.  Save the date! 

Vendor and student information will be posted later this summer.



Great Attendance At ECFA Fall Seminar

Tuesday, October 22, 2013  Student numbers were very good for this year's ECFA fire rescue college at CFCC.  A total of 40 classes were filled with fire and rescue personnel seeking knowledge and skills to better themselves and their departments.

The ECFA board and college staff worked hard to ensure another quality learning experience for everyone attending the seminar.  Mild temperatures were a benefit for students in the more physically challenging classes held at the state of the art training facilities at the Castle Hayne campus.

The annual seminar was a success and the ECFA team is already planning next year's college.  The 2014 seminar is being moved up a week and is tentatively set for October 3 - 5, 2014.

There are some awesome photos from this year's seminar courtesy of Karl Deweese of KD Photos.  Check them out in our photo gallery.  The link is on the left side of the web page.



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