Auxiliary Henry Outlaw Scholarship

The MS Firefighter Auxiliary has created a new scholarship in the memory of Mr. Henry Outlaw.

Scholarship Application

Statewide Firefighter Award Program

The Mississippi State Fire Academy, the Mississippi Firefighters’ Association, and the Mississippi Fire Chiefs’ Association are pleased to announce the first annual nomination period for awards celebrating acts of courage and sacrifice in fire and EMS. The nomination period will be open for a period of approximately eight weeks. Nominations are limited to personnel performing services in the State of Mississippi whose actions took place during the calendar year of 2018.

Process:

Annual solicitation of nominations.
Committee meets to determine what nominations qualify for various awards.
Host an awards ceremony that coincides with the Firefighters & Fire Chiefs Conference. Families and departments attend.

Nominees will be selected and contacted by the committee prior to the presentation of awards. The awards will be presented Saturday night during the banquet of the Mississippi Firefighters and Fire Chiefs Conference. The various awards criteria are attached below. The selection committee will do its best to match the awards with the personnel’s actions.

If you would like to nominate a firefighter for an award, the form can be found here

MS First Responders Health and Safety Act

Below you will find link to both the Fact Sheet and a State of MS graphic that we are using to help spread the word about our upcoming bill. They can also both be found on the MFFA Facebook page.

Mississippi is one of only three states in the nation that have no legislation protecting first responders.

Please use the talking points listed in the Fact Sheet when contacting your Representatives and Senators in the State Legislature.

Fact Sheet

State of MS graphic

Lavender Ribbon Report

Best Practices for Preventing Firefighter Cancer
Lavender Ribbon Report Download

REMINDER - Conference Registrations

REMINDER - Conference fees are waived if you pay your dues to either the MFFA or MFCA by April 1, and also submit your conference registration form. There is a $25 fee for attending the banquet on Saturday night; that fee is not being waived. Both must be postmarked by April 1. You can send both in together if you like.

Hope to see you in Vicksburg in June!!!

Firefighter Rodeo returns to Conference

Teams will consist of 3 people, 2 of which will be dressed in full PPE and wearing SCBA (no facepiece)
1. Team member # 1 will be on cot in plain clothes.
2. Team member # 2 will begin at water dumping station.
3. Team member # 3 will begin on the go cart.

At the start, Team Member # 1 will get up and dress into their PPE. They will pick up a 5 gal bucket, fill with water from, and carry 25 ft to water dumping station. At this point, Team Member # 2 can assist with his/her bucket. Five (5) total buckets will have to be moved. Then, Team Member # 1 and # 2 will pick up 100 ft of preconnect hoseline and move the go cart by using water only. Water must only be sprayed on the back board of the go cart. Go cart must travel 100 ft to the finish line.

Pushing the cart with the nozzle will result in disqualification.

AFG - Vehicle Awards!!!

Please read the below conversation between Vincent Ramm with the AFG program and one of our fire chiefs here in MS. If you
receive an AFG for a vehicle your apparatus drivers MUST meet these requirements. These are the rules established
by those who develop the guidelines for the grant programs, not mine.

First is about the NFPA 1582 medical. Is that something we are required to do. I just read all of the requirements for the medical exams and checked with a local doctors office and that is going to cost us between $500 and $1000 per driver and I have 20 drivers. We can't afford that kind of expense.

ANSWER - Yes Sir, it is a requirement to operate an AFG funded vehicle.

Second is the driver operator course. We conduct a driver course yearly through VFIS or EVOC. Does that meet requirments?
Again there is the cost factor. The course if only offered throught the State Academy and is costly for a volunteer department.

ANSWER - EVOC is not considered a "comprehensive driver operators program". You need to read NFPA 1002 on what is the requirement for driver/operators.

I know a firefighters health is worth it all, but you got to have the money to do it. I talked with our fire coordinator today and he advised no department in our county has ever had to do the medical exam before and most of them have
been awarded grants for vehicles in the past.

*ANSWER - * If they received AFG funds for a vehicle, it is a requirement. I will talk to Brad Smith and let him know the requirement.

2015 Vendor Registration

  • First Alarm is an 8’ X 8’ exhibition space that includes 1 6’ table, 2 chairs, and a garbage can. Additional spaces are $150.00 per space.
  • Second Alarm is a First Alarm package plus sponsorship of a break
  • Third Alarm is an exhibition space for a piece of apparatus. Additional pieces of apparatus are $250.00 per piece
  • Fully Involved is a Third Alarm package plus sponsorship of a dinner
If electricity is required, an additional $20.00 per outlet should be included. This is noted on the registration form.