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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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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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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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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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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Awards Committee

This is a reminder for folks to turn in nominations for Individuals and Departments (of member departments). The nomination should be accompanied by a detailed description of why the Individual or Department should receive such an Award. Please send all correspondence to Chasity Gregory, firechic17@aol.com

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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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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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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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