The North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Council (NCFLSEC) promotes and provides safety education to reduce the loss of life, property, and injuries caused by fire or other emergency situations.
WHAT IS NEW HERE= May 2010 meeting and State Council Bylaws are posted on this page
Our last meeting was at the NC FLSE Conference
NC F&LSE State Council Meeting Guil-Rand Station #20 Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Called to Order – David Watson at 11:20 am Prayer Requests – the group · Ronnie Thompson – Iredell Co. Fire Marshal’s Office; knee replacement · Meg Langston and future baby boy Langston; due date in June ‘10
Invocation – Ernest Grant Review of Minutes – the group ·
Misty and Tommy need to receive ·
Minutes have been reviewed by all · Change dates to reflect both meeting dates Feb. 8th and Feb. 9th · With changes, meeting minutes were approved
OLD BUSINESS 2010 Conference Report – David Conrad & Misty Sherrill · Detailed report given · Powerpoint presentation presented on online survey · Conference video on OSFM website under “Pocket Tools” · Misty presented a book of information to pass on to each region · Council needs to address future costs (proposal to fix this to be shared later in agenda) o Does Council subsidize? o Do we raise fees? Conference Call Option for Meetings – the group · How do Council members feel about this option? · Good option to have for members · Decided to have this option available · Discussion of time for meeting – currently 1100 for travel purposes o Decision § Still have 1100 meeting § We will individually pay for $ and Guil-Rand FD will arrange to have food brought in (Nov. meeting) John Atwell’s Lifetime Achievement Award – David Watson · Presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to John Atwell at August meeting · John Winter’s from the East may try to bring him to August meeting Resource List Committee – Dolly Hulin · Committee – Dolly Hulin, Maria Bostian, Angie Gregg · Have had 1 meeting in Kannapolis · Extensive list of resources on list · Resource list is a work in progress · Anyone can contact a Resource List Committee member with something to add to the site
NEW BUSINESS By Laws Committee – David Watson ·
Dolly Hulin will be Chair of this committee · David Conrad from the West · Kim Wittig from the East · Ernest Grant from NC Jaycee Burn Center · Jan Parker from OSFM Awards Committee – the group · Discussion about just 1 Award of Excellence for an Educator · Currently have 1 from each region · Decision for 2011 o keep the 3 from each region o States Council Awards Committee will be created o SC Awards Committee will take those three and pick 1 from the state o 1 State Award of Excellence o State Award of Excellence will be submitted to NFPA § Who does this? Web Site – the group · Discussion on the payment for the website · Comes out of State Firemen’s Association; Fire & Life Safety Educators Account · Discussion on updating the website · Copy of Invoice and West will be reimbursed · Who owns the domain name? West? Terry Malone? · Committee for updating the website o Frankie Pinnix o Misty Sherrill o Mike Whitcher Workshop for N.C. Firemen’s & Fire Chiefs Conference/Southeastern Expo – Jan Parker · Fire Prevention Hot Topics Workshop – OSFM · Fire Sprinklers, Campus Fire Safety, et cetera · 3 hrs. Region Boundaries – Frankie Pinnix · Suggestion to make it 2 regions instead of 3; combining the Central and the East · In the past, the regions were created for travel times for meetings · How do the folks in the East feel? · How do the folks in the Central feel? · Tabled for further discussion and polling Agency Reports – the group UNC Burn Center – Camp Celebrate May 21-23, still looking for volunteers for the full weekend, “Start Safe” is going very well, contact Kay for more info, fire safety cigarette legislation is being looked at again because there were loopholes in legislation
OSFM – Campus Fire Safety June 2nd Kick Off meeting, partnering with UNC Burn Center, Jan has some local workshops which will be set up throughout the regions, mini-grants will be made available, Operation Medicine Drop – 1,000,000 dosages collected
NFPA – 3 scholarships from North Carolina to NFPA Conference (Matt Lawrence, Simril Beckham, and Dolly Hulin), Remembering When Conference Scholarships available online, community tool kits are available online under safety information, Safety Source is archived online, June 1st – Fire Prevention Theme will be announced, new fact sheets are online and are great for talking points, NFPA video clips – Dolly is using NFPA’s clips on the local cable access channel; see press room on website. We all have permission to do this from NFPA.
FFBCF – June 2nd is the next State Meeting in Chapel Hill Dept. of Health & Human Services – The last year of “Get Alarmed.” Looks like things are going great. Region Reports – the group Central – Randy Sexton · 2011 Conference Planning Committee Report – Randy Sexton o Received and reviewed feedback from 2010 Committee o Speaker Form Proposal on website; have received 67 so far o Matt Lawrence – Chapel Hill Educator; working to help committee o Vendor packets have been updated § Proposed vendor fee change $250 § Proposed Non-profit fee $150 · Discussion – on registration vs. meal tickets · Sell it as “compensation for 4 meals” · Actual cost for them is $145; got to find that $ somewhere · What about attendees who are already registered? · New Proposed $50 for 2 days and do meals as an “add-on” · Motion by Randy Pinnix; 2nd by David Nance for $50 fee · $50 Non-profit Fee was voted on and passed § Optional “add-on”s available o Registration fees – § Actual cost per person will be $148.09 § Proposed conference fee change to $150 for all attendees § Motion by Misty Sherrill; Meg Langston 2nd for $150 Registration Fee § $150 Registration Fee voted on and passed § After January 13th – Late fee applies o Chapel Hill Sheraton Europa – § Hotel is fully sprinklered and alarmed § Attendees can go ahead and book rooms now § Group Code is “Fire & Life Safety” § Cost of room will not exceed $100 § 160 rooms; all non-smoking § All rooms can be secured at the end of the day § Parking lot can be used for workshops § Can hold up to 20 exhibitors o Off site meal – § Looking at options § Looking at a shuttle option o Monday – § Opening Ceremony on 3rd floor; 1300-1400 § Break § General Sessions § Regional Meetings; 1530 – 1700 § Off site dinner – provided o Tuesday – § Breakfast – provided § General Sessions and workshops all day § Burn Centers Luncheon 1200-1345 § Two options for State Council Meeting · Tue.; 1315-1700 · Wed.; 1615-1800 o Kim Wittig made motion; Sherry Troop 2nd · Wed. meeting was voted on and it passed § FFBCF Meeting § Entertainment Options possible o Wednesday – § Breakfast – provided § General Sessions § Lunch – provided § Dinner – on your own o Thursday – § Breakfast § Awards/General Session/Conference Closing; 0930 -1200 § NC Fire Marshal’s Officer Meeting; 1000-1200 § NC Fire Marshal’s General Meeting; 1200-1600 Central – (WHO SPOKE???) Met on May 11, 2010, had NC Wildlife Training Class, Alan Cagle resigning East – Meg Langston Meeting postponed due to cancellation of program West – David Conrad Met on May 4th at Mills River FD, 25 plus in attendance, program on Lead Poison Prevention Other info: June 1st – Ernest updated on NC Fire, EMS, and Rescue Legislative Day. Be there at 0900. Will get to go speak to elected officials, ½ will go to Senate and ½ will go to the House and then switch. This will give fire service a voice. Meeting adjourned – 1320
Members Present – David Watson, Dolly Hulin, Maria Bostian, Tommy Curry, David Conrad, Misty Sherrill, Meg Langston, Frankie Pinnix, Kelly Ransdell, Kim Wittig, Jan Parker, Angie Gregg, Randy Sexton, Denita Lynch, Ernest Grant, David Pruitt, Sherri Troop, Kay Teague
NORTH CAROLINA FIRE & LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION COUNCIL MEETING
May 13th Guil-Rand Station 20
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Tommy Curry at 11:00 am.
Members present were:
Frankie Pinnix Lee Sudia Dolly Hulin Lewis Womack
Randy Sexton Tommy Curry
Kelly Web Kim Wittig Meg Langston Andrea Good
Maria Bostian Tracey Watson David Conrad David Pruitt
Invocation – Randy Sexton
Minutes (Feb. 8th 2009) were read and approved.
Lee Sudia discussed the lack of a statewide fire education program in the school system. Lee would like for members of the council to meet with Dr. William Harrison, NC Department of Public Instruction to discuss how to get a statewide fire education program into the teaching standards. Lee will draft a letter to the NC Department of Public Instruction on this matter. Discuss further at August meeting. Chairman Tommy Curry must approve all correspondence on this matter.
Burn Center – Dolly Hulin
Home Safety Council has teamed up with Weekly Reader Custom Publishing on Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and their Families. Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Office of Domestic Preparedness, Start Safe provides resources for preschool teachers and administrators to work closely with local fire departments. The Burn Center is working on providing this program statewide, more information at the August meeting.
NFPA – Angie Gregg
NFPA Conference June 8-10, 2009 Chicago
2009 Fire Prevention Theme will be announced June 1st.
“Remembering When” Conference Nov 15-17
Application on- line @www.nfpa.org closing date Aug.3rd
OSFM – Angie Gregg
8 New ATV Instructors – ATV Safety Program – contact person Renae Harris
Smoke Alarm Grant – contact Allan
FFBCF – Tracey Watson
The 28th annual Camp Celebrate will be held June 5th – 7th, 2009 at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, NC.
Tracey passed out a Wish List of things need for the campers.
NC Firemen’s Association – No Report
NC Forestry Service – No Report
NC Dept. of Health & Human Services – No Report
Eastern – Meg Langston
Small Meeting at Wilson FD, toured the LIFE SAFETY ADVENTURE HOUSE.
Central – Tracey Watson
Planning has began on the 2011 Conference
Western –David Conrad/Kelly Webb
2010 Conference Dates set: Feb. 6th – 10th 2010
If you have ideas for workshops contact Kelly Webb
FLSE Conference Dates
2010 Conference February 6-10 Grove Park Inn, Asheville
2011 Conference – TBA
2012 Conference – Hilton/City Bistro, Greenville
Prayer Request List
Jennifer Fogelman’s Family
Randy Sexton’s Family
BT and Maxine Fowler
Amanda Butler-Family Member
Future Council Meeting Dates:
Aug. 19th Raleigh Convention Center 2:00 pm Meeting, Room 307
Directions to Convention Center go to
Ben Houston from Wilson Fire Rescue and he is willing for anyone interested to come tour the Life Safety Adventure House in Wilson prior to the August 19 State Council Meeting. Anyone interested in touring the house on August 19th at 10:00am contact Meg at email@example.com or 910-343-4784.
Nov. 18th Guil-Rand Station 20 – 11:00 am
Reminder if you have to miss a meeting please let an officer know.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:10 pm.
North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Council
Adopted October 25, 1995
Revised January 30, 2000
Approved February 18, 2001
Revised October 1, 2001
Approved February 17, 2002
Revised November 6, 2002
Approved February 16, 2003
Revised November 19, 2004
Revised January 9, 2009
Approved February 8, 2009
Article I NAME
This organization shall be known as the North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Council (N.C.F.L.S.E.C.).
Article II MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission Statement of the Council shall be “Prevention through Education.”
Article III PURPOSE
To reduce through safety education the loss of life, property and injuries caused by fire or other emergency situations.
To provide a network of educators for the exchange of ideas and resources.
To promote educational resources among educators and to coordinate and promote educational resources of safety education for the public.
To respond to fire and life safety educator’s needs throughout North Carolina by assisting them in all phases of life safety education.
To submit and publish articles and research data regarding fire and other safety issues.
To conduct training and workshops to enhance professional development among fire and life safety educators.
To serve as the Technical Advisory Committee to the North Carolina State Fireman’s Association on all issues pertaining to fire and life safety.
Article IV OFFICERS
The officers of the Council shall be Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Immediate Past-Chairperson. They shall constitute the Executive Committee of the Council.
Terms of the officers will begin on the first day of the month following the North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Conference. Terms of the officers shall be limited to one year. Officers cannot serve more than two consecutive terms with the exception of the Secretary. Meetings of the Executive Committee may be scheduled at the call of the Chairperson. Any Executive Committee member failing to attend two (2) successive meetings during any year without an excuse acceptable to the Executive Committee shall be disqualified and the office declared vacant.
Article V DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
It shall be the duty of the Chairperson to preside over the meetings of the Council; to periodically, as required, present a report of the activities of the Council to other organizations; to be the official representative of the Council; to represent the Council at Executive Board meetings of the North Carolina State Fireman’s Association and to perform such other duties as are ordinarily performed by the presiding officers.
It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chairperson to perform the duties of the Chairperson as necessitated by his/her absence and to assist the Chairperson whenever required and to ensure that the Bylaws are observed at all meetings.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep minutes of the proceedings of the Council and the Executive Committee; to keep record of the members of the Council and attend to all of the communications pertaining to the Council.
It shall be the duty of the Immediate Past Chairperson to assist the Chairperson and Executive Committee whenever required in matters of business pertaining to the Council.
The Officers of the Council shall be the governing body of the organization when the organization itself is not in session. All matters affecting the policies, aims and means of accomplishing the purposes of this organization, not specifically provided for in this statement of bylaws or by action of the organization at a regular or special meeting shall be decided by the Executive Committee. The Officers of the Council shall be selected from the Membership as defined in Article VIII. Officers selected from one of the recognized education regions shall count as one of the region’s fire (5) representatives. Voting by Officers shall be in accordance with Articles VIII and XII.
Article VI FILLING A VACANCY
In the case of a vacancy of the office of Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson shall ascend to the office. In the case of a vacancy in the office of any other officer, the vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining officers. This appointment will run until the next general election of officers.
Article VII MEETINGS
Meetings of the Council shall be convened quarterly. The North Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Conference shall be held annually. The Council will hold a meeting and at least one workshop during the annual North Carolina State Fireman’s Association in accordance with the NCSFA Partnership Agreement.
Article VIII MEMBERSHIP
Membership on the Council shall consist of five (5) representatives appointed from each of the recognized education regions. Each region shall receive one vote in Council business.
· Eastern North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Association
· Central Fire Educators Association
· Western Fire & Life Safety Educators Association
There shall be one voting representative from each of the following state agencies:
· North Carolina Department of Insurance
· North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
· North Carolina Extension Service
· North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services
· North Carolina Commission for Health Services
At-large Council members shall serve at the discretion of the Council and have one vote per agency or individual:
· North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Educator Sub-Committee
· Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund
· National Fire Protection Association
Support members may assist at the discretion of the Council and their respective agencies in matters concerning committee work, conference planning or special projects. Support staff does not vote in the affairs of the Council.
Support staff includes, but are not limited to:
· OSFM Staff
· Director of the NC F & LSE Conference
· State or Local Agencies
The organizations represented on the Council shall submit to the Chairperson a list of their representatives by the first day of the month following the North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Conference.
Any At-large member of the Council failing to attend two (2) successive meetings during any year without an excuse acceptable to the members of the Council shall be disqualified by a vote of the majority of the Council membership.
Members from recognized education regions or state agencies failing to attend two (2) successive meetings during any year without an excuse acceptable to the Executive Committee shall be replaced by their respective region or agency upon request of the Executive Committee.
Article IX CONFERENCE FINANCIAL REPORTS
The Director, or Co-Directors, of the North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Conference, or his/her designee, shall provide a financial report to the Council at the regular Council meeting following the Conference. The Director, or Co-Directors, should be appointed annually at the first regular Council meeting following the Conference.. The Director of the Conference shall advise the Council of any financial issues or concerns prior to each Conference as necessary. The financial business of the Council shall be conducted through the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association.
Article X AMENDMENTS
This Council shall have the power to amend and revise any portion of these Bylaws. Thirty (30) days prior to quarterly meetings, notice of proposed changes shall be published. Approval of the changes shall require two-thirds vote of approval of the authorized voting members or agencies present at the quarterly meeting.
Article XI COMMITTEES
Committees, whether standing or ad hoc committees, shall be established by the Chairperson and/or the Executive Committee and the Chairperson shall appoint the members of any and all committees as may be required; and any vacancy on a committee shall likewise be filled by the Chairperson. Each committee appointment shall include committee goals and completion dates.
Article XII CONDUCT OF BUSINESS
Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern this Council in the conduct of its business with the exception of determining a quorum or otherwise specifically stated in the Bylaws. A quorum shall exist if the majority of approved voting agencies or individuals are present at a regular or specially called meeting. A quorum shall be (5) voting agencies. Simple majority with the exception of Amendments in Article X shall determine business decisions. Officers shall vote in accordance with their membership in Article VIII. The Chair shall not have a vote in the case of a tie. In a tie vote the motion shall fail.
Article XIII NC FIRE & LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION LOGO
The Council encourages all Education Regions and approved fire & life safety education organizations to utilize the Fire & Life Safety logo developed by the Office of State Fire Marshal. The logo is copyrighted by the OSFM. Any groups wishing to utilize the logo shall have to abide by any requirements set forth by the Office of State Fire Marshal on the use of said logo. Article XIV NEWSLETTER The Council shall utilize the North Carolina Fire & Rescue Journal published by the Office of State Fire Marshall for dissemination of fire prevention and education information. At such time that a dedicated Fire & Life Safety Education publication is available or justified the Council will utilize said publication along with the NC Fire & Rescue Journal.
Article XV REGIONS
Article XVI SPONSORING ORGANIZATION
The North Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Council will fall under the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission in complying with the statutory responsibility for fire and life safety education required of the Commission. The Council will also act in an advisory capacity in all matters concerning fire and life safety education to the Commission.