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.

Goose Creek Island VFD Open House

Goose Creek VFD Flood Damage

Monday, October 5, 2015  In 2011, Hurricane Irene caused devastating flooding all along the East Coast.  Eastern North Carolina was no exception.  Homes, businesses and even public safety facilities sustained a wide range of damage.

The Goose Creek Island VFD in Pamlico County had almost 5 feet of flood water in their station.  Just about everything they owned was damaged or destroyed, from apparatus, to gear, to the station itself.  Members' homes were flooded too, making recovery that much harder.

That was four years ago.  During that time the members of Goose Creek VFD have made great strides to return to service for their small community.  Through grants, donations and other financial help the department is proud to invite everyone to an open house and station dedication on Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The ribbon cutting and opening remarks will be at 11.

The Goose Creek VFD is located at 5036 Lowland Road, Lowland, NC 27907.

The ECFA hopes you can come celebrate with the Goose Creek VFD and their community!



Murfreesboro VFD Needs 4500 psi SCBA Cylinders

Monday, October 5, 2015  The Murfreesboro  VFD in Chowan County needs SCBA cylinders.  Check out our Fire Department Assistance page for more information! 



Weather Forces Public Safety College Closure

Thursday, October 1, 2015  Due to the severe weather forecast for Eastern North Carolina, the annual Public Safety College scheduled for this weekend at Cape Fear Community College.  We are very sorry for this inconvenience but the decision was made with the college in the interest of student and staff safety.

Contact Cape Fear CC about refunds.  This college will not be rescheduled.



Fireworks and Pyro Inspections Class

Wednesday, September 23, 2015  Join Wilson Fire Rescue Services and Hale Artificier, Inc. for a full day of Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Inspections training on Tuesday, November 10. This informative class will be both lecture and live fire demonstrations, providing eight hours of Inspector Con Ed.

For more information, click here.



East Nash VFD Chicken BBQ

Wednesday, September 16, 2015  The East Nash Volunteer Fire Department in Wilson County will be hosting a BBQ Chicken Plate fundraiser on Saturday, October 24 from Noon until 4.  Join them at the station for a great home made meal, or for local orders of 10 or more, they'll even deliver! Tickets are available daily (M - F) at the station.  Get your tickets now before they're gone!

East Nash Volunteer Fire Department
4117 US 264 Alt. Hwy.
Wilson, NC 27893



ECFA Chief and Officer of the Year Nominations

Thursday, July 23, 2015  The ECFA recently established an Eastern Carolina Firefighters Association Chief and Officer of the Year award.  These awards are designed to honor both career and volunteer personnel.  A total of four awards will be presented annually.  These awards acknowledge the importance of recognizing chiefs and officers of the fire service in Eastern North Carolina.

This program was conceived to recognize truly outstanding fire chiefs and officers whose actions and leadership in their profession, home, community and country, serve as an example and challenge for all other chief fire executives and officers throughout the southeast.

In addition to receiving a regional award, recipients’ application packets will be forwarded to the NC Association of Fire Chiefs for consideration of their similar annual award that is presented during the Mid-Winter conference.  The application period is August 1 through November 30.

For more information, and to download the application packet, click here



New ECFA Board Members Elected

Monday, July 13, 2015  At the July meeting of the ECFA, members elected the new slate of officers for the next fiscal year and two new faces were appointed as directors.  The executive board is elected by the general membership every year and serves a one year term.  Directors are appointed by the board and serve a three year term.

For 2015 – 2016, your Executive Board is:  Donnie Hall, President; Dewand Taylor, 1st Vice President; Scott Rogers, 2nd Vice President; Glenn Rainey, Secretary and Chris Smith, Treasurer.  Barry Overman is Past President.  Two new directors were appointed to the board as well.  Mark Rogerson is from Edgecombe County and Ronnie Hayes is from Brunswick County.  Tracy Mosley, Past President, was elected to serve as Chaplain.

Scott Rogers was also elected to become the Eastern Director of the NC State Firemen’s Association.




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



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!



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