There is still time to register for the upcoming conference. The schedule of events for this weekend is as follows:
Make plans to attend AFA’s 2014 Conference. The 2014 Conference will be an exciting event with Chief Rick Lasky headlining the Saturday afternoon program. A full schedule will be posted to the 2014 Conference Tab in the next few days.
Please turn in nominations for the Captain Drake award before the end of the month of May so your deserving nominee doesn’t miss out. The Captain Drake Award criteria and application process can be located under the tab by the same name above or by clicking here.
AFA’s 2013 conference, the weekend of June 14th and 15th, was a tremendous success. Participants enjoyed a meal on Friday night with a pool party and get together. Saturday morning kicked off with a business meeting and the annual election at the Trussville Civic Center. At 1000, Dr. John Giduck began his presentation on terror and the fire services response to such events. The presentation was informative and presented timely information related to our schools and the dangers that will face fire and ems personnel that respond to incidents at those institutions. A special thanks to all those who worked hard to make this years conference a success!
Secretary Connie Watkins opened the evening banquet.
Members preparing getting ready for the meal and enjoying some time visiting with each other.
Trussville Asst. Chief Jerry Cataldo received the Captain Drake Award for 2013. Well deserved recognition for a gentleman that has done just about every job there is in the fire service.
AFA President Russell Ledbetter was recognized for his service and leadership this year.
Trustee Dwane Green administered the oath of office to the new executive board for 2013-2014. Picture (L to R) Dwane Green (Trustee), Jerry Cataldo (2nd Vice-President), Connie Watkins (Secretary), Russell Ledbetter (President), Jackie Carroll (Treasurer) and Reid Vaughan (1st Vice President)
Hope to see each of you next year!
Apply for a 2013 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ Grant
Grants fund needed equipment and resources
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program. These grants support fire departments that serve communities that have a Georgia-Pacific facility or where its employees reside. It is the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep our families, homes, and workplaces safer.
About 70 percent of our nation’s firefighters are volunteers, who selflessly give of themselves to keep the people and property that make up their communities safe. Yet many departments are struggling to provide the necessary resources for these responders to perform their duties. The Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program aims to assist by helping provide the necessities local fire departments need to protect and educate their communities.
Since 2006, Georgia-Pacific has awarded over $800,000 to rural and small-town fire departments. These grants help departments fund equipment, resources, and programming. All applicants receive a complimentary year-long department membership in the National Volunteer Fire Council.
- Department must be located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Click here to view a list of facility locations.
- Average grant is between $5,000-$10,000.
- All applications must be approved by the local Georgia-Pacific facility.
How to Apply
- Download application from www.gpbucketbrigade.com.
- Submit completed application to your local Georgia-Pacific facility for approval.
- Approved application must be submitted to GP headquarters by July 12.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 35,000 worldwide. For more information, visit www.gp.com.