The Congressional Fire Services Institute published their 2016 Annual Report. CVVFA is a member of the CFSI National Advisory Committee (NAC) having been elected to this prominent fire service position in 2014. To be eligible for membership an organization must have programs that benefit fire and life safety issues on a nationwide basis. CVVFA’s Emergency Responder Safety Institute and Fire Service Reputation Management programs allowed us to meet the membership requirement. Past Presidents Greg Yost and Bob Cumberland are the CVVFA’s Delegate and Alternate to the CFSI NAC. This year CVVFA will be providing a Seminar Program at the National Fire Service Seminar and Annual Dinner to be held April 5-6 in Washington DC on national trends in highway incident scene safety. The Dinner is the main fund raiser for the Institute. Invited Guest will include President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Download and read a copy of the annual report from this article. cfsi-2016-year-end-report
CVVFA 50 Year Member William Mayles Jr. (left) being presented the 50 years of service award by Fire Chief Tim Dayton at Potomac Fire Company #2 Westernport MD. Congratulations Bill, and thanks for your service.
A well attended Fall Meeting of the CVVFA at the Historic Charley Rouss Fire Company in Winchester VA featured an educational program on preventing exposures to carcinogens during fire suppression operations as well as in quarters. Two long time members were recognized for their contributions to the success of the Association (read more below)
Battalion Chief JD Orndorff of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department presented a most informative program on an issue that has until recently not given the attention it deserves in the fire service. A copy of the presentation may be downloaded here: leadership-talk-about-the-c-word
Past President George Dove was honored as Treasurer Emeritus after serving 35 years in office. Howard Cohen who retired as the Association Attorney was named Attorney Emeritus. Both these men worked tirelessly on behalf of the CVVFA for many years.
OK, it took us 115 years but in several days we will be able to sign up new members and and collect existing member dues right here on this website. Our membership application is on line and our bank is making available a secure online portal for dues payment. And by the way, dues have not increased. They are still $5 per year for individuals and $15 for organizations. Best all each member receives a subscription to the PA Fireman at no additional cost. The PA Fireman is chocked full of Cumberland Valley information. Our partners at the Lancaster County Firemen’s Association have given us a special rate to help us market the many features at Respondersafety.com.
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