Between Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael, the majority of the ECFA region experienced unprecedented flooding and storm damage. Many ECFA members were personally affected, some even losing their entire homes. Not to mention automobiles and other personal items. These storms brought wide spread devastation to say the least. But they also brought out the best in the Fire Service.
Countless firefighters put aside their needs to help others in their communities. Other firefighters rushed in from across the state and the country to help as well. Many opened their wallets.
Through the generosity of the Piedmont and Western NC Firefighters’ Associations, the ECFA was able to establish a small fund to try to help our own. At the January 2019 board meeting, the ECFA was able to fund 14 requests for financial assistance in varying amounts.