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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2016 WV Fallen Firefighter Memorial

The 2016 WV Fallen Firefighter Memorial will be held at the WV Cultural Center, Charleston West Virginia on October 16 2016 at 1pm, rain or shine (bring an umbrella!). We DO NOT have access to the Cultural Center’s “Great Hall” in the event of rain.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that over 75% of the fire departments within West Virginia are members of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association? Did you know that the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association represents over 6000 paid and volunteer firefighters within the State of West Virginia? Did you know that the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association…

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Legislative Bill Tracking 2016

Below is a list of bills that the Association and our lobbyist Sam Love have been tracking through the course of 2016. 2016 Legislation

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Convention/Dues Reminder

Just a reminder, convention is coming up in August, each department MUST have their dues paid to the Association before their members will be allowed to vote. Our most recent Membership roster can be found here. Please check to see if your department is listed as being paid. If you haven’t already made arrangements to…

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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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VFD Flood Relief

Tom Miller, through his association with the WVSFA and the NVFC is working with the NVFC to obtain much needed equipment for those departments affected by the recent flooding. If you are a department that has been impacted by the recent events, please get an itemized list of all operational gear lost and submit it…

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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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