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.

2014 ECFA Scholarship Winners Announced

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  The ECFA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the annual scholarships.  These were awarded at the quarterly ECFA meeting in Wayne County at the Belfast VFD on April 10.  Your association offers three scholarships named to honor three men that have contributed greatly to the association and the fire service in North Carolina.

Steven Walker won the Aubrey Rivenbark Emergency Services Curriculum Based Scholarship in the amount of $1,500.  Alexis Canady won the Ernie Bryant General Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Makenzie Guthrie won the Richard Leach General Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Congratulations to all three of these deserving young people!

For more information on our winners and the scholarships, please visit our "Scholarships and Grants" page.  The link is on the left of our web page.



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.



Leland Fire Rescue Hosting Child Passenger Seat Class

Thursday, April 17, 2014  Leland Fire Rescue will host a Child Passenger Seat certification class June 2 - 5, 2014 and is open to all fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel.  The class is offered through Safe Kids and requires pre-registration.  Class size will be limited to 20 participants and there will be a fee of $75.  Visit the Safe Kids website for more details at cert.safekids.org or call LFR Assistant Chief Ronnie Hayes at (910) 371-2727.



Ogden VFD Selling 99 EVI Rescue Truck

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  The Ogden Volunteer Fire Rescue Association is offering for sale their 1999 EVI rescue truck.  The sale is by sealed bid, and detailed information is available here



Battleboro Community VFD Cow Drop Fundraiser

Friday, April 4, 2014  Join the Battleboro Community VFD for their annual Cow Drop and Rib Dinner fundraiser May 2nd and 3rd.  A limited number of tickets are available and will sell out fast, so get yours today.   For Rib Dinner information, click here.  For Cow Drop information, click here.



Used Fire Safety Trailer For Sale

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  The Dare County Association of Fire Officers is selling their 1998 Mobile Concepts fire safety trailer.  The 35 foot unit requires a little interior TLC to return it into a wonderful tool to use with your fire and life safety education program, which also may benefit your Fire Department Rating under the new guidelines.  For more information, including contacts, click here.



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.



7th Annual Arrington and Dudley VFDs Fundraiser

Thursday, March 6, 2014  It's time for the 7th annual Arrington and Dudley Volunteer Fire Departments' Sportsman's Giveaway fundraiser.  The event will be at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 24 from 11 a.m. until with free food and drinks.  The main portion of the fundraiser is a raffle that includes 37 main prizes plus door prizes too!  The top prize is $10,000.

Raffle tickets should be purchased in advance and are just $25 each.  Click here for more information.



3rd Annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament

Thursday, February 27, 2014  Break out your clubs, it's time for the 3rd annual Guns and Hoses Golf Tournament.  This year's tournament will be held at the Currituck Club on Monday, May 5 and features a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

For more information click here. 



NC Haz Mat Technician Course in Wilson

Tuesday, January 7, 2014  Wilson Community College and Wilson Fire Rescue Services in coordination with the NC Office of State Fire Marshal have partnered to offer the NC Hazardous Materials Technician Course.  The course will be June 2 - 13, 2014.  Seating is limited.  Click here for more details. 



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