Get into the eXtreme!

The West Virginia State Firemen’s Association, in cooperation with our Recruitment/Retention and Publicity Committees are happy to announce our second Recruitment tool, “Get into the eXtreme!” We are looking to branch out different recruitment tools in an effort to recruit members from our communities that have different interests. This new eXtreme campaign is aimed toward…

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Joint Sub Committee Regional Meeting: Madison Civic Center

We, the WV State Firemen’s Association Legislative Committee, are working with the Joint Sub Committee to address the issues pertaining to the volunteer fire service in West Virginia and we need your help. This is to inform all volunteer firefighters and all volunteer fire departments in the State of an upcoming regional meeting of the…

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2017 WV Fallen Firefighter Memorial

IN MEMORIAM Firefighter Edward Malone Belmont VFD 1968      The Honor of your presence is requested at West Virginia Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service   Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at 1:00 pm   Sponsored by the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association RSVP requested Chuck Runyon, WVSFA Memorial Committee 83 Hunting Hills Drive, Charleston, WV, 25311…

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The Return of the WV State Fire School

After a 10 year hiatus I am pleased to announce the return of the WV State Fire School. The school will run 1-3 December 2017 in the Morgantown/Granville area. While it is abbreviated from schools of the past we hope to expand the number of days in the coming years. We have selected class offerings…

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New Lobbyists

As many are aware, Sam Love, our long-time lobbyist and our “voice” at the Capital announced his intention to retire during our 2017 Convention. We want to thank Sam for his efforts over the years. There’s been many issues that have faced us that Sam has been instrumental in helping us overcome. It goes without…

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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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