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KSFFA news and announcements will be posted here.  If you have something to share, e-mail the information to Mary Napier - KSFFA Webmasterand she'll get it posted.  Unless notified, each posting will be taken down after 60 days.

To see a list of equipment or items for sale, view our sales page here.

Current NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 12/01/2021 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The President's Message for December 2021/January 2022 is now on our website. In this message, KSFFA president Kevin Flory addresses many issues, including:

    • Thank You to SW Trustee Chris Komarek
    • Membership Renewals for 2022
    • FRA Conference 2022
    • Participating in KSFFA
    • and more!

    View the entire message here.

  • 11/28/2021 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In April of 2021, the National Fire Academy added several virtual training opportunities to their delivery platform. Two of those courses include: S1722 Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) and S0729 Incident Safety Officer are in the Responder Safety, Health, and Wellness curriculum. 

    Check out each course at the links below.

  • 11/14/2021 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I just want to say thank you to all agencies - Police, Sheriff, Fire and EMS. Everyone who helped us to take Lt. Brown (986) to KCK and bring him home to Baxter Springs. Myself and one of our Lt's drove his dad  to KCK to get Malachi and bring him home.

    On the way back, we saw all of you. Every overpass we went under, Every intersection we went through, his dad waved at you and was in awe at everything we saw going home.

    Malachi's dad (Jack) said that trip was something he'll never forget.

    From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You!

    Ray Vazquez
    BSFD Firefighter
    910

  • 11/08/2021 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On November 1, most of you received a membership renewal notice as current 2021 memberships expire on Jan. 1, 2022. Here are a few things to note:

    • Renewals can be handled completely online by logging in at ksffa.com and following directions in your profile.
    • Departments have a couple different options for membership add-ons, so we wanted to clarify the membership options below.
    • Please note that NVFC membership rates have increased from $18 to $20 each, so make sure to use the new amount to calculate those dues.
    • Mail any membership checks & rosters to the new KSFFA mailing address: KSFFA, PO Box 3866, Topeka, KS 66604
    • For questions on how to sign in to your profile, updating your roster, receiving a membership invoice, or renewing online, please contact the KSFFA webmaster - webmaster@ksffa.com.

    We want to ensure this process is quick and easy for you, so let us know how we can help.

    KSFFA Membership Levels

    • KSFFA Individual Membership - $10 per year, expires Jan. 1 each year
    • KSFAA Department Membership - $50 per year, expires Jan. 1 each year and you can list everyone on your department

    KSFFA Department Membership Add-On Options

    • KSFAA Firewire Subscription - $4 per firefighter on your department.
      Fire Chief and FRA Secretary/Treasurer each receive a free Firewire.

    • NVFC Membership - $20 per firefighter on your department for annual membership. Fire Chief must enroll all members on the fire department for this special price. Learn about NVFC membership benefits here.


  • 10/29/2021 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Effective November 27, 2021 all students participating in resident training at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) for the National Fire Academy (NFA) or Emergency Management Institute (EMI) must be fully vaccinated*.  This additional mitigation measure is to provide a safe learning and working environment for all students, instructors, and staff on the NETC campus.

    Upon arrival on the NETC campus, students must provide visual proof of their vaccination status to authorized NETC personnel (NETC Housing Desk, Building C-West).

    Acceptable documentation includes a physical or electronic copy of:

    • The record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy.
    • A COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (CDC Form MLS-319813_r, published on 9/3/2020).
    • Medical records documenting the vaccination.
    • Immunization records from a public health of state immunization system.
    • Any other official documentation containing:
    1. Type of vaccine administered
    2. Numbers of doses received
    3. Date(s) of administration, and
    4. Name of the health care professional(s) or clinic site(s) administering the vaccine(s)

    The NETC campus will no longer accept a negative COVID-19 test, or other accommodations, to attend in-person training. On-campus testing will not be available.  In addition, please refrain from traveling to NETC if you are “ill” in any fashion. 

    If you are unable to meet this requirement, please contact the NETC Admissions Office at netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov or at 301-447-1035 to withdraw from your course(s). NETC Admissions personnel can reschedule you for a future class when you are able to meet the campus vaccination requirements.  

    *Definition of Fully Vaccinated:

    A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they receive the requisite number of doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine including those authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

    • Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca/Oxford: require a two-dose series. 
    • Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen: requires a single dose.
    • Clinical trial participants from a U.S. site who are documented to have received the full series of an “active” (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine candidate, for which vaccine efficacy has been independently confirmed, are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they complete the vaccine series. Currently the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine meets these criteria.
  • 06/21/2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous

    Find out more about all the courses KSFFA offers by viewing our KSFFA Course Catalog.  If you have questions, contact secretary@ksffa.com.

  • 05/19/2021 2:23 PM | Anonymous

    Eleven applications were reviewed by an independent group of professors that assigned points as outlined in the scholarship guidelines. Points ranged from 80 to 60 with lower scores noted secondary to limited community activities and/or lack of activities involving the fire department.

    The firefighter scholarships were awarded to:

    • Aaron Campbell of Ottawa plans to go into Fire Science at Hutchinson Community College.
    • Hunter Deweese of Mound Valley plans to go into Fire Science at Coffeyville Community College.

    Academic Scholarships were awarded to:

    • Valerie Dome of Hays plans to go into History in Secondary Education at Ft. hays State University
    • Jason & Emma Pisocki Scholarship was awarded to Teagan Jellison of El Dorado plans to go into Dance Performance and Mass Communications at University of Central Oklahoma
    • Kelsey Stringer of Parsons plans to go into Radiography at Labette Community College.
    • Jayson Zuperku of Berryton plans to go into Criminology and Law Enforcement at Kansas State University.  

    Remember full-time students can re-apply each year.  New deadline for applications is February 1, 2022.  Please remember that school & community activities along with volunteer activities at the local fire department can improve the applicant's score. Thank you to all the contributors to the scholarship fund and the group reviewing the applications for 2021.  Find information on how to apply for the 2022 Scholarship Application here.

  • 05/16/2021 8:02 PM | Anonymous

    Is your department looking for quality training? The KSFFA offers numerous different classes for classroom and hands on. We bring in props including our skills trailer and burn trailer. Your department chooses the classes that work best for your area. Did I mention that classes are FREE? If your department is interested in hosting a training weekend in 2022, let us know by emailing Secretary Golemboski at secretary@ksffa.com.

    Download a request flyer here.

  • 05/15/2021 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    The Kansas State Firefighters Association Auxiliary, Inc. is pleased to offer scholarships to State of Kansas Firefighters and members of their families. The application deadline is February 1.

    The Memorial fund is named for a long-time advocate of Kansas Fire service-James A. Todd.

    The scholarships available are the Academic Assistance, Firefighters Assistance and Fire Science. Those eligible for the Academic Assistance Scholarship are Kansas Firefighters (paid, part-paid or volunteer) and immediate family (spouses, children, step-children, natural and adopted grandchildren who will be attending college full­time). Those eligible for the Firefighters Assistance Scholarship are Kansas Firefighters {paid, part-paid or volunteer). Those eligible for the Fire Science Assistance Scholarship are (Fire Science students who do not have fire affiliation but who are attending college full time in the fire science classes).

    Below you will find a link to the KSFFA Auxiliary, Inc. James A. Todd Memorial Scholarship Application. Please take note that your completed application must be post marked by February 1 of the current year in order to be eligible for the coming school year. Also you must provide a copy of your school transcripts from current High school {if incoming freshman) or most current college transcripts for all college students, in order to be considered for these scholarships. In addition, you must obtain TWO (2) letters of recommendations, One must come from an executive officer of your local fire department on official letterhead (cannot be a family member or member of the State Executive board or Auxiliary board) and the other letter of recommendation must come from outside the fire department.

    Download the scholarship application here.

  • 01/04/2021 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    Welcome to our new website - created with members in mind. We hope you will find the website easy to use with new features including news updates, event listings, and a new job page.

    We now allow members to login and... 

    • update your own profile;
    • view members only pages including KSFFA documents and legislative updates;
    • manage privacy and email settings;
    • and more.

    However, we must have your email on file in order for you to login.  Send your email or your roster with all emails to ksffawebmaster@gmail.com, so we can get you access to members only pages and benefits.

    Also, individuals and departments will get automated reminders about membership renewals that can be completed online for next year.

    If you have questions, contact KSFFA Webmaster Mary Napier.

KSFFA Webmaster - Mary Napier

KSFFA
PO Box 3866
Topeka, KS 66604

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