This statement was released Friday morning following a massive fire in downtown Raleigh. NCSFA staff will be working hard to restore contact and usual services as fast as they can. Please be patient if some online services and emails are delayed during the transition to a temporary office. They most likely will be able to offer critical assistance only until a new space is secured.
The Office of the NC State Firefighters’ Association suffered extensive damage due to a fire in a six story lightweight construction building being built across the street. It was a five alarm fire for the City of Raleigh and their crews did a fantastic job. The office has sustained significant water and some heat damage. All the windows on the Jones Street side were blown out by heat and all the offices on the Jones Street side had sprinklers activated.
“We are going to have to find alternate office space for the time being. I suspect reparing the damage to this building will take more than 6 months. The Board and Staff of NCSFA would like to let you know that for a few days service will be intermittent, but we will get things back up to 100% as rapidly as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.” said Executive Director Tim Bradley.
If you experience a delay in a response or have a critical need that cannot wait, here are a couple of cell numbers:
Tim Bradley – 919-376-5135
Ed Brinson – 919-605-0115
This link from WRAL shows the fire and damage. By the way, it seems this fire may have started in a lightweight, wood apartment structure under construction.