Statewide Fund-Raising Drive For VFDs

TO: West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments   FROM:  W.Va. State Firemen’s Association   Statewide Fund-Raising Drive For VFDs   We would like to make you aware of an upcoming fund-raising effort and to seek your support and participation.  Starting in early September, the members of the West Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association will be spearheading a…

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Governor Signs Bill

(WV State Capitol, Charleston WV) – April 4, 2011. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin made it official today by signing HB 3271 into law. This bill, along with the added $2.5 Million dollars to the budget will grant volunteer fire departments in West Virginia a total of $5 Million dollars toward paying increases in Worker’s Compensation…

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Indiana Fire Department Closes

If you read my article in the Boone Examiner or the Coal Valley News, you should understand what we’re up against. If the funding isn’t there, fire departments will close their doors and the result of which will be to the detriment of the citizens we serve. As a firefighter, the death of a fire…

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Funding Subcommittee Recommendations

As sent to the WV VFD Worker’s Compensation Group, the following is the recommendations by the Funding Subcommittee. These recommendations do not express the recommendations of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association at this time. More information should be hitting the grapevine soon. Download the Recommendations. /john

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Death Benefit Claim & Beneficiary Change

If you are between the ages of 18 and 50 and your department is in good standing with the West Virginia State Fireman’s Assn., then you are eligible to participate in the Individual Membership death benefit program. All that is required is to fill out an individual membership application and submit one dollar to the…

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Assistance to Firefighters available through the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund

The West Virginia Legislature created and runs the ‘West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund. The Legislature created the program to provide appropriate financial assistance to the innocent victims of crime who have suffered personal injury or death during the commission of a crime. The Legislature wants to be certain that firemen are aware that if…

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The Mutual Aid Mooch Revisited

http://www.firehouse.com/topic/funding-and-grants/mutual-aid-mooch-revisited-lawrence-massachusetts “…That’s right gang, I was railing against those thoughtless people who felt that they could balance their budgets on the back of their neighbors. Here we are again, looking at penurious political people who do not want to pay the freight to provide proper fire protection for their community….”

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