What's New As Of May 1, 2013
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The next NFCA Roudtable Meeting (General Membership) will be June 21 at 2:00 pm in Mesquite in conjunction with the NSFA Annual Training Conference.
The Pyramid Lake Fire Rescue Department is currently seeking two donated used ambulances to assist us in our efforts of becoming a permitted EMS service in northern Nevada. Ambulances must be in good to fair working order and able to pass all inspections for active service. Age, vehicle color and mileage are not an issue. Anyone having an ambulance that they would be willing to donate to the tribal government are asked to contact Don Pelt at the address below.
As always thank you for your assistance and support.
Donald J. Pelt
Emergency Response Coordinator
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
208 Capitol Hill
P.O. Box 256
Nixon, NV. 89424
Phone (775) 560-4417
Fax (775) 574-1008
The Comstock Museum's website is available at: http://www.comstockfiremuseum.com
From the State Fire Marshal: The 1.2013 Edition of the Nevada Fire Service Professional Qualifications Manual is now available on the Department of Public Safety/Fire Marshal web site. For a copy - Click Here
All other training and certification information and forms are located at: http://fire.nv.gov/bureaus/FST/FST_Main
The NFCA is developing the educational program for the 2013 FireShowsReno Conference, October 22 - 24, 2013 in Reno. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics, please contact Ken Riddle, firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of February.
The State EMS Office has an on-line EMT course. For more information - Click Here
The minutes from the January 2, 2013 Northern Nevada Fire Chiefs Association have been posted, see Agenda/Minutes tab.
Minutes from the 2011 Fall Roundtable Meeting have been posted in the Agenda/Minutes section of this website.
NFCA has added two new Member Benefit Programs. The first is a significant discount from Kaplan University for their online degree programs and the second is a 40% discount to NFCA members for two pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses each year. The Member Benefits section of this website will be updated to reflect these new benefits to members of the NFCA. If you want further information before the update, contact the NFCA Executive Director.
A new Bulletin from the California Fire Marshal regarding Sky Lanterns has been added to the douments section of this website.
The 2012 Emergency Response Guide is now available from the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. For a pdf copy, go to http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/erg2012 and click on the right side menu for Current ERG.
Bereavement Uniform Program - The goal of the Bereavement Uniform Program is to make available to the family of every firefighter wanting one for burial purposes, a Class A Dress Uniform. It is a collaborative effort between the Lighthouse and Fire Departments and firefighters all around the country who chose to step up and donate their surplus and unused dress uniforms, motivated by the desire to insure every firefighter the opportunity to be buried in a Class A.
The mechanics of the Bereavement Uniform Program are the same as the Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program and there is no charge for the uniform or rank pins. The only cost is for freight…
… and like the Fallen Fire Fighter Dress Uniform Program, the Bereavement Uniform Program is a service provided with the hope that in some small way, it helps with the grieving process, to let the families know, we appreciate the sacrifices made on all of our behalf and ‘to take care of those who took care of us’.
The following, http://bereavement.lighthouseuniform.com will take you to the Bereavement Uniform Program. Please link it to your department’s webpage. Doing so will provide your people needing the program with timely access, a level of anonymity and it will help keep the program at the top of Google searches.To be part of this unique and very extraordinary 'give back' effort or to take advantage of the Program, call us at 1-800-426-5225 (Seattle time). Help us ‘take care of those who took care of us’.
Very truly yours,
Steve Cohen, Pres.
Lighthouse Uniform Company
The NFCA has a new website to assist with the recruitment of new volunteer firefighters statewide. The site is www.volunteerfirefighter.org/NV Please visit the site and check out the ads that were also created for recruiting new volunteer firefighters in Nevada. These ads are available to broadcast on TV and can be obtained by contacting any of the NFCA Officers.
FireShowsReno Video - Click Here
The Nevada State Search and Rescue Plan has been revised and is available in the documents section of our website.
The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (NFCA) has received a 2010 SAFER grant for the recruitment and retention of Volunteer Firefighters statewide. The grant includes the following components:
The NFCA has partnered with the National Education Alliance for the benefit of our members that are seeking higher education degrees. For more information click the links on the home page to the right and at the bottom of this section. Read the press release regarding the benefits to NFCA members - Click Here
The mission of the Nevada Fire Chiefs Association is to promote and support the fire service of Nevada.
•To enhance the fire service by providing training in fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, leadership training and haz-mat.
•To enhance communication within the fire service
•To conduct the business of the association and to address pertinent issues related to the fire service.
•To promote public awareness of the fire service
•Develop position statements and address issues impacting the fire service
•Foster a professional and personal relationship among fire service personnel
EMS Week 2013 – One Mission. One Team.
Secretaries Vilsack and Jewell Highlight Federal Preparedness for 2013 Western Wildfire Season
Prevention of Terrorism for Fire Service Course Now Available