Legislative Update 2-27-2017

Bills within the WV Legislature that we’re currently keeping an eye on. Download the PDF

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Volunteer Firehouses Struggle to Find Recruits

The number of volunteer firefighters has been falling for decades here and across the country, dropping by about 12 percent from 1984 to about 788,000 in 2014. That has spelled trouble for cities and towns — especially smaller ones in more rural areas — that have always depended on volunteer departments to save thousands, even…

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Legislative Reception and Firefighter Day at the Capitol

The Legislative reception will be on March 23rd from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple in Charleston WV. Firefighter Day at the Legislature/Capitol will be following on March 24th, 8am beginning in the Rotunda, 2nd Floor at “Sam’s Office”.

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89th Annual Convention (2017) Info

Please visit this site for more information: 89th Annual Convention (2017)

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Winter Seminar

Per Jason Estep: Please find attached the flyer for the Winter Seminar training to be held at the Running Right Academy in Julian on Jan 28th & 29th.  I have attached a PDF & Powerpoint version of the flyer.  Feel free to blast on social media, email groups etc.  Really excited to have Sean Gray…

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Accidental Death

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fire department family of Chief Fizer of the Loudendale VFD. http://wvmetronews.com/…/vfd-chief-killed-in-freak-accident/

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Passing of Dale Clayton

From the WVSFMO: It is with great sadness that we pass along the passing of Dale Clayton, a longtime Winfield Firefighter and former WV State Fire Commissioner. The Winfield VFD is requesting that departments send people in uniform, but please come in small trucks, meaning mini pumpers, pickups etc. The burial will be at the…

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Passing of Robert S. Miller

The WVSFA wishes to express it’s sincere condolences to the friends, family and extended fire service family of Robert S. Miller, Deputy Chief of the Ohio River Road VFD and WV State Fire Commissioner.   Per the Ohio River Road VFD: Services for Deputy Chief Bob Miller are as follows….. Viewing: Wednesday, January 4, from…

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Former Fire Marshal Passes

By Jeff Jenkins in News | December 15, 2016 at 11:50AM CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Fire Marshal Ken Tyree says he’s more thankful than ever for the work Sterling Lewis did during his 13 years in the position that Tyree now holds. Former State Fire Marshal Sterling Lewis died this week. Tyree and the many…

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12-7-2016 Public Meeting w/ Fire Commission

There was a public meeting held last night with the State Fire Commission to discuss the upcoming plan to implement a “points system” to the re-certification forms for the fire departments of the State. Several individuals were present at the meeting, including President John Holstein of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association. The State Fire…

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