The Journey Continues
again I find myself on the road, traveling with my friends in the Cumberland
Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association (CVVFA). Here we are once again, meeting at the Indian River Volunteer Fire
Company in Millsboro, Delaware. We are holding the meeting of the President’s Council
before moving into the nuts and bolts of our association business. We are sharing knowledge and information on
our work in a variety of organizational areas.
of the states which participate in the affairs of the CVVFA spent a period of
time sharing what their associations are doing to make the fire service better
in their states. Some of the key issues covered involved a number of legal
issues, state laws, cancer and health issues, as well as IRS and auditing
matters. A great deal of concern was
expressed and a number of important decisions were made.
of the best news came from the area of our Respondersafety.com Learning
Network. We now have well over 32,000
people who have completed one or more of our on-line training offerings. In addition, a number of our CVVFA members
participated in a move-over law educational session at the Pennsylvania
visitor’s center on Interstate 81 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Knowledge was shared with more than 700
people during the six hours that our team was working at that site.
are now entering the busy season for our organization. We will be in Washington, DC for the Fire
Service Caucus Dinner. We will be using our display booth to share our
knowledge with the attendees. We will
also be sharing our message with as many people as we can. At the end of April a number of us will be
heading off to the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in
Indianapolis, Indiana. I look forward to be meeting with a great many friends
to share knowledge and training information.
association has gotten behind the National Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)
certificate program. You can meet the requirements of this
nationally-recognized training effort by taking ten specific courses which are
being offered by our Respondersafety.com Learning Network.
believe that this is an important part of our mission to improve highway safety
among the fire, EMS, police, and towing industry groups. It is hard to believe that we have been doing
this important work since 1999. Our training staff is on the road each month
bringing new members into the highway traffic safety fold.
much as we have accomplished, and as hard as we have worked, we still have a
great deal to do. The number of people
we need to reach is still large indeed. Thanks to the support we have received
from a number of federal agencies over the years we will be able to continue
our critical efforts. We have traveled a
long road. However, there are still many more miles to travel. And we are
planning to do this for quite some time to come. I would like to invite you to join with us. Please consider becoming a part of the
highway safety world.