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We Remember Night Across the Globe - May 22, 2015

CCFCA News Desk, May 22

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance was founded to always remember our brothers and sisters, in the fire and EMS service who took their lives.

On May 21-24, FBHA is hosting our first weekend retreat, Those Left Behind, in Savannah, GA. This event is for families of firefighters and EMS that have taken their life by suicide.

On May 22nd, at 9:00 pm E.S.T., in recognition of Mental Health Awareness ... (Full Story & Photos)

IAFC's President’s Letter: Not a Politician? Think Again

Past President Raymond Stackhouse, May 14

May 1, 2015 issue of On Scene

I’m not a politician. I don’t get involved in politics.

Recognize these statements? Have you ever heard them come from a fire chief? I have, and I also have to admit making those statements myself.

While not politicians in terms of campaigning or being elected for public office, fire chiefs work in a political environment, whether it be at the county, municipal, state ... (Full Story & Photos)

Chester County launches Text to 9-1-1 service

CCFCA News Desk, April 08

New service available when calling 9-1-1 is not possible

WEST CHESTER - The Chester County Commissioners and officials from the Department of
Emergency Services announced today the availability of a Text to 9-1-1 service for situations when
calling 9-1-1 in an emergency is not possible. Chester County is the first county in Southeastern
Pennsylvania to introduce Text to 9-1-1 capabilities.

“By adding ... (Full Story)

IRS shrinks clothing tax - what you need to know

Past President Raymond Stackhouse, April 02

Return to the April 1, 2015 issue of On Scene

Is that old fire department t-shirt in the back of your closet really taxable income? The volunteer and combination fire service may be familiar with the requirement to declare the value of incentives provided to volunteers, but many fire departments are unaware that the IRS considers uniforms to be a type of reportable incentive.

However, a recent ... (Full Story)

Tell Congress to Restore AFG Funding!

CCFCA, March 20

From the National Volunteer Fire Council -

The leadership of the House Fire Services Caucus is circulating a sign-on letter asking the House Appropriations Committee to provide $405 million each for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. Use the NVFC's Engage Action Center (link is below) to send your U.S. Representative ... (Full Story)


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