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.

NCFFF Red Helmet Ride Seeks To Top 100 Riders

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  The annual NC Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Red Helmet Ride is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016.  This years starting point will be the Holly Springs Fire Department.  Organizers are hoping to break the 100 motorcycle mark at this years ride.

Join the NCFFF in this show of support for the Foundation as well as the families and departments that have experienced a Line Of Duty Death in North Carolina.  For more information, click here.



ECFA Honors Several At Quarterly Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2016  A crowd of close to 100 were on hand as three members of the ECFA were honored during the January 14th meeting of the ECFA, hosted by the Plain View VFD in Sampson County.

Glenn Jernigan has been very active in North Carolina’s fire service for over 40 years, serving on numerous boards and associations including the ECFA. For his dedication and support the ECFA board named an Emergency Services Curriculum Scholarship in his honor.

Captain Kraig Knotts of New Hanover County Fire Rescue received the first ever ECFA Fire Officer of the Year award. Captain Knotts’ career and accomplishments were highlighted during his presentation.

The first ever ECFA Fire Chief of the Year award was presented to recently retired Edgecombe County Fire Marshal Butch Beach. Fire Marshal Beach’s many years in the fire service and many accomplishments were highlighted as well.

Click on the story for all three pictures.



Washington Fire Rescue EMS Hiring

Monday, January 11, 2016  The City of Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full time Firefighter/EMT for immediate employment. 

For more information, click here.



Beaufort County Community College Public Safety Weekend

Thursday, January 7, 2016  Beaufort County Community College will be hosting their first ever Public Safety Weekend in March in Washington. Dates for this school are March 4 - 6, 2016.  Showcasing their new training facility, there will be a variety of hands on training and certification classes for fire and EMS, as well as a law enforcement Top Shot event.

For more information and to view the brochure click here, or visit www.beaufortccc.edu



Morehead City Fire-EMS Lowers ISO Grade

Wednesday, January 6, 2016  On January 4, 2016, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin announced that the Morehead City Fire District completed its inspection and received a class 3 rating. This is an improvement from the current class 5 rating. The Mitchel Village Crab Point and Wildwood Fire District which is also protected by Morehead City Fire/EMS received a rating of class 4. This is a huge improvement from the current 5/9 rating. Fire departments are rated on a scale of one (highest) to 10 (not recognized as a certified fire department by the state). Most rural departments fall into the 9S category. Numerous areas that are more than 1,000 feet from a hydrant in the Morehead City Fire Department response district will be impacted by this new classification.    

This change in rating is as a result of the efforts of the entire fire/EMS service staff who spent hundreds of hours in training and practice, the improvements to the Morehead City water system, the expansion of the staff approved by the Town Council, the approval by the County Commission of funds for the acquisition of a new tanker, and the consolidation of the Morehead City Fire Department with the Wildwood Fire Department.  All of these steps were vital to the success of this rating effort.   

According to a 2014 publication by the ISO Public Protection Classification Program there are nearly 49,000 communities in the nation that are rated. There are only 2,410 communities nationwide that hold a class 3 rating, and 5,216 that hold a class 4 rating. The new classification for the Morehead City Fire District will take effect April 1, 2016. Each home and business owner may be affected differently by this lower classification. If you have questions of how this may affect your fire insurance premiums, contact your insurance company. Morehead City Fire/EMS is humbled to hold such a rating for the city and county areas.    

“This is a very significant event in the life of Morehead City” said Mayor Jerry Jones on hearing of the news.  “The Town Council has worked for years to provide the staffing, equipment and training to make this happen.  As a result, our citizens and those in the fire districts are safer and should realize savings on their insurance premiums.  This is all part of our plan to continue improvements in Morehead City and I appreciate the efforts of so many folks who made this happen.”     

Jamie Fulk, Chief of the Morehead City Fire Department, said “We must say thanks to the numerous people and departments that provided assistance during our grading process.  Beaufort, Newport, Broad & Gales, and Atlantic Beach Fire Departments played a significant role in helping us obtain our new rating. As Chief of the department I would like to thank my entire staff for all their hard work in obtaining this lower classification. This rating was obtained as a result of years of hard work and a team approach.  In conclusion our department would also like to thank Mayor Jerry Jones, the Town Council, Morehead City Manager Dave Whitlow, and Carteret County Commissioners for their support in making this a reality.”   



NCAFC Mid Winter Conference Info

Friday, December 18, 2015  Registration for Mid Winter is still open. The Embassy Suites is now full, however the Residence Inn which is within walking distance of the Embassy has rooms available which are blocked off for the Association. You can utilize the information below to contact the Residence Inn if you have not made reservations yet.Be sure to get your registration in before prices go up on January 1st.

Residence Inn
Group Name - NC Association of Fire Chiefs
7601 Scott Padgett Pwky, Concord, NC

Reminder Early Registration will end Dec 31st. Be sure to get your registration in while prices are low and rooms are available.

Register today to attend the 2016 NCAFC Mid-Winter Conference, to be held at the Embassy Suites Resort Hotel & Concord Convention Center in Concord, NC on February 3-7, 2016. Hotels are filling up fast so register today!

Great Training, Keynotes, Exhibitors & Fellowship with Colleagues

(includes pre-conference)

NCAFC or NCSFRI Members: $100.00
($130 after 12-31)
Non-Members: $150.00 ($180 after 12-31)
Banquet Tickets: $40 each ($50 after 12-31)
Spouses Program: FREE

And be sure to register and come early to join us for the Golf Tournament as well!

Visit www.ncafc.com/ for more information about this great conference!



Albemarle Firemen's Association 34th Annual Fire School

Friday, December 11, 2015  The Albemarle Firemen's Association and College of the Albemarle present their 34th annual fire school February 18 - 21, 2016 at the Elizabeth City campus.

This year the college is offering 13 classes that will appeal to all skill levels.  For more information click here



57th Annual Fire Prevention School

Wednesday, November 18, 2015  The Fifty-Seventh Annual North Carolina Fire Prevention School will be held March 14 – March 18, 2016 at the National Guard Training Center at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach (south of Wilmington).

The Fire Prevention School is sponsored by the NC Association of Fire Chiefs, NC Fire Marshals’ Associations, and Cape Fear Community College. The school registration will begin on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. and the school will conclude at noon Friday, March 18, 2016.

For more information, click here.



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