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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.

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Current NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 08/01/2021 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    • Regional schools and SCAFFA
    • The passing of Dale Perkins, long-time KSFFA Board Member
    • The passing of Dave Pittaway, Battalion Chief (Ret.) in KCK
    • Stay safe and vigilant out there
    • and more!

    View the entire message here.

  • 07/15/2021 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The second annual Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award (STACVA) program was launched July 15 nationwide in towns and counties with populations of less than 25,000. The country’s top 100 small town public service volunteers will again be recognized and honored for their outstanding service, with the top three winning cash awards for their communities.

    Details of the awards program, as well as the nomination form, can be found at www.civicvolunteer.com. The nomination period will run through October 15.

    In addition to recognizing these ‘hometown heroes’ STACVA is designed to spotlight the alarming decline in the availability of citizens to fill critical local government roles, such as county boards and city councils, volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and the many advisory committees that support other key local government functions. 

    STAVCA is sponsored by CivicPlus, the nation’s leading integrated technology platform for local governments. The program is co-sponsored by the National Association of Counties, National Volunteer Fire Council, National Association of Towns and Townships, Main Street America and Points of Light. Representatives of these organizations are serving on the STACVA Advisory Team. The Barton Russell Group, the nation’s leading small town and rural America consultancy, has again been retained to administer and judge the 2021 program. Municipalities and counties represented by the top 100 nominees will qualify for a free volunteer management module that can be integrated with their website to help engage, recruit, track, and retain community volunteers. They will also receive 12 months of free support services for the module from CivicPlus. Localities represented by the top 3 national STACVA winners will also receive cash awards of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

    Local government representatives may nominate citizens or citizen organizations, using the online application. Nominators are asked to describe their candidate’s compelling story of local volunteerism and its positive impact on their community. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in November.

    “We hope in some small way the STACVA program will encourage people to step up volunteer at the local level for these critical civic roles,” said Millard Rose, VP/GM of CivicEngage and CivicOptimize. “Ultimately, that’s what this program is all about.”

    Download more information here.

  • 06/21/2021 11:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 12/31/2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annual fire department dues are $50.  Additional options for Firewire subscriptions and NVFC memberships are available per person. To renew:

    • Send this dues statement in Excel format to secretary@ksffa.com
    • Make checks payable to the Kansas State Firefighters Association
      Send checks to Zach Golemboski, KSFFA Secretary, 265 W. Summit Colby, KS 67701
    • Or you may pay online (login required)

    Login to the new KSFFA website to renew online.  For help, contact ksffawebmaster@gmail.com.

KSFFA Webmaster - Mary Napier


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