Saving America’s Volunteer Fire Fighters Petition

This is just one tool that could be used to stop volunteers from exiting the service. This is by no means to be considered “the solution” to the problem. “The Solution” is a mix bag of different ideas to help each department deal with the drop in volunteerism, a problem that is plaguing the world…

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WVSFA 89th Convention

Moundsvillle, WV. The WVSFA 89th Annual Convention is well underway in Moundsville this week. Local host, McMechen VFD eagerly stepped up and is putting on a well orchestrated event for all fire departments in the State. Speaker of the House of Delegates Tim Armstead was on hand to help kick off the event, as well…

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Passing of Asst. Chief Tim Preece, Kermit VFD

The West Virginia State Firemen’s Association would like to express our sincere condolences to the friends, family and extended fire service family of Asst. Chief Preece of the Kermit VFD. Rest in peace Chief, we’ll take it from here. John Holstein, President WVSFA         — It is with very heavy hearts that…

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Governor’s Day to Serve

June 30, 2017 Re: Governor’s Day to Serve Initiative “Get Alarmed West Virginia” Dear Hopeful Participants: For the past two years as your State Fire Marshal, my staff and I have witnessed the reporting of unacceptable numbers of fire fatalities due to numerous preventable fire incidents. I see this as unacceptable because of the loss…

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Marshall County Fire School 2017

Marshall County Fire School 2017 September 23rd and 24th John Marshall High School Glen Dale WV   Sponsored by: Marshall County Fire Association   Please see the attached flyer.

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Firefighter 1 Modules (Survey)

We’re working on creating modules for Firefighter 1 that will create a pathway for completion of Firefighter 1 over a period of time, rather than an “all at once” approach. We have a pilot project in place to do so and it’s about to roll out. Let us know what you think below… this will…

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2017 Nomination Form

  If you are planning on running for an office within the Association, please fill out this form and return it to Doug Estep by the first day of the 2017 Convention.

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Statement Concerning HB2973

In the statement released 3-6-2017, in regards to the closing of the RESAs: “…we require quality training at affordable costs for our members. If any agency were to be eliminated from providing training, we must see provisions be put in place to overcome the void that would be created.” Tonight, the Leadership and Legislative Committee…

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Press Release

Press Release West Virginia State Firemen’s Association Supports Senate Bill 168 By John Holstein, President For Immediate Release Charleston, WV. – Senate Bill 168 (SB168) is currently stalled in the Finance Committee of the WV State Senate, Senator Mike Hall (R – Putnam) Committee Chair. We would request that everyone interested in lowering their yearly…

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WVSFA Statement Concerning Pending Legislation (3-6-2017)

The Leadership and Legislative Committee of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association met on Saturday March 4 2017, the primary topics of discussion dealt with the legislation currently being presented. In particular, Senate Bill 168, issues relating to the volunteer fire service worker’s compensation subsidy programs and the potential closing of the RESAs across the…

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