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Nominations 2016

It’s that time of year again folks for Officer Nominations. These forms need to be turned into the Nominating Committee (Chair, Doug Estep) by the 1st day of Convention (Thursday, August 11th 2016).

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VFD Flood Relief

Tom Miller, through his association with the WVSFA and the NVFC is working with the NVFC to obtain much needed equipment for those departments affected by the recent flooding. If you are a department that has been impacted by the recent events, please get an itemized list of all operational gear lost and submit it…

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Division of Forestry Reduction in Force

By Jeff Jenkins in News | June 15, 2016 at 11:59AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry plans to layoff 37 workers, one-third of its workforce, at the end of the fiscal year due to a $1.7 million funding cut in the new state budget. More: http://wvmetronews.com/2016/06/15/wv-division-of-forestry-plans-to-layoff-37-workers/

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Maryland State Fire Convention

Please see the attached brochure below. MSFA Convention Seminars 2016.    

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OHIO VALLEY OIL AND GAS SAFETY SEMINAR

OHIO VALLEY OIL AND GAS SAFETY SEMINAR SATURDAY MAY 21, 2016 8:00AM – 4:00PM WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHEELING, WV 26003 Attachments: OVOGSS Seminar List (1) OVOGSS Registration Page OVOGSS Sponsorship Page

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Step Up and Stand Out

Did you know you could be a volunteer firefighter? Do you know a volunteer firefighter that deserves recognition? Check out this program, sponsored by KIDDE, Firehouse.com and a host of other sponsors.   Go to www.firehouse.com/vf to nominate someone.    

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Legislative Reception Attendance 2016

22 Delegates   44 Firefighters  15 visitors Delegates attending reception: Bill Hartman        Randolph Patsy Trecost        Harrison Robert Beach        Monongalia Bob Williams          Taylor Mike Azinger          Wood Roman Prezioso        Marion Jeff Kessler            Marshall Tom Fast                Fayette Dave Pethtel            Wetzel Sue Cline                Wyoming Bill Hamilton            Upshur Ray Canterbury        Greenbrier Frank Blackwell        Wyoming Jeff Eldridge              Lincoln Mike Ferro                Marshall Jack Yost                Brooke Dana Lynch            Webster Dave Sypolt            Preston Ruth Rowan            Hampshire Cindy Frich            Monongalia Brent Boggs            Braxton Joe Statler            Monongalia

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WV Legislature Firefighter Day 2016

Members of Fire Departments from all over the State of West Virginia were present today at the Capitol for Firefighter’s Day at the Legislature. Representatives of the WV State Firemen’s Association, including President Holstein, Vice Presidents John Hall Jr, Jerry Loudin, GT Parsons and other officers were there to represent all volunteer fire departments in…

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House Bill 2852 – Fireworks Legislation

HB 2852, a carry over from 2015 dealing with legalizing fireworks, contains no provision to help support the financial burden that will be placed on volunteer fire departments within the State. Volunteer Fire Departments will have an increased response volume and in turn, higher workers compensation costs and other overhead, due to the increased use…

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Billing Legislation

The West Virginia State Firemen’s Association just got Legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate that will allow for increased billing by fire departments. This is a much needed increase as the old language in the code only allowed for “up to” $500 for non hazmat billing.

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