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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NVFC & Globe Turnout Gear Give-Away

Congrats to the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department of Randolph County for being selected to receive new turnout gear through the Globe and NVFC gear give-away program! The West Virginia State Firemen’s Assn. is a proud member of the NVFC and the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department is a member of the State Assn. 2015…

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Bylaws and Constitution Committee Meeting

The Bylaws and Constitution Committee of the WVSFA will be meeting on December 12, 2015 in order to discuss the current state of the association’s bylaws. Any input or suggestions can be directed to any committee member or to Jeff Kady at jkady@verizon.net. If you recall during the state convention this year in Cottageville, we…

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Passing of Chief Gary Bonnett

NEWS RELEASE 29 October 2015   Passing of Banks District Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Gary Bonnett   By David D. Taylor, JD, Department spokesperson   ROCK CAVE (WV) –  It is with very heavy hearts today that we announce the passing of Banks District Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Gary Bonnett, who passed away…

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