CVVFA Standing and Special Committees
Archives/Historical: Continue to preserve the history of the CVVFA and keep historical memorabilia and documents in a safe and orderly fashion.
Audit: Conduct the annual audit at the end of the fiscal year in preparation for the auditor. Look at the by-laws reference the audit being done before convention.
Booth and Show Support Coordination: Stores, organizes and stocks supplies for all show booths and arranges transportation as necessary.
Budget & Finance: Establish a detailed budget for the next year; Predict any budgetary issues in next 3 - 5 years
Community Risk Reduction and Public Education: (formerly Fire Prevention) Update or create a database of vendors where fire prevention material can be gotten free by our membership. Provide display at convention. Present unique fire prevention ideas to association. Develop fire prevention public service announcements for CVVFA and member companies.
Constitution & By-Laws: Look into printing in the form of a pocket type book. Review any proposed by-law amendment for legality, accuracy and report findings to association
Convention: Review the parade award list, some awards have not been presented at recent convention; obtain sponsorship for parade awards; purchase all awards and provide list of monetary winners (names and addresses) to treasurer.
Emergency Responder Institute: Continue to present various courses as personnel and finances allow; continue to develop new training and informational materials and offer them free on the website.
Fire Person of Year: Administers the E. Wade Thomas Member of the Year Award
Grants: Searches, complete applications and administers grants and contracts.
Joe Bukowski Award: Administers the award for excellence in protecting emergency responders on the roadways.
Media Communication: Manages print and electronic communications for the CVVFA
Nominating: Solicits and administers the selection of candidates pursuant to the By-laws
Long Range Planning/Business Plan: Administers the development and recommends implementation of long range plans.
Public Relations/Publicity: Develop a public safety announcements to be distributed to radio stations in reference to protecting our publish articles in all member states and any other fire newspapers and online about activities of CVVFA.
Recruitment/Retention: Increase membership in the Association and search for future leaders
Reputation Management: Administers CVVFA Reputation Management programs.
Resolutions: Obtain resolution requests and have resolutions prepared for annual convention.
Scholarship: Update the application process and present to association for approval.
Training Weekends: Assist with training classes at association meetings when required; Provide specialized training in all member states that request a training weekend.
Topics: Develops speakers and current items of interest to be delivered at meetings and convention to educate and inform the membership
Youth Leadership: Develops plans to encourage youth leadership in the CVVFA Administers Gary "Happy Jack" Youth Leadership award.
Family & Member Activities: Advises the Association on how to engage family and friends in CVVFA activities
Fallen Fire and Emergency Provider Benefit: Responsible for standing up, funding and the administration of benefits
Merchandise: Obtains and sells logo items that are approved by the officers/membership
Community Risk Reduction and Public Education
(Formally Fire Prevention & Education)
Joe Bukowski Award
Steve Heefner Co-Chair
Steve Austin- Chair
Gerald Holtry- Chair
Constitution & ByLaws
David Lewis -Chair
Bob Cumberland- Co-Chair
Fire Person of Year
George Dove- Chair
Walter Robertson- Co-Chair
Family & Member Activities
Co-Chair Charles Myers
Hoby Howell- Chair
Doug DeHaven- Chair
Fallen Fire and Emergency Provider Benefit Committee
Booth and Show Support Coordination
Jim Kimble Sr.
Jim Kimble Jr.
Emergency Respondersafety Institute
Bob Cumberland-Co-Chair Public Outreach Program
Jack Sullivan-Co-Chair Training
Greg Yost-Co-Chair Distracted Driving Programs
Jim Kimble CFO
Jerry Daniels COA
Harry Carter Editor
Joe Kroboth III
Rod Ammon-Technical Advisor
Long Range Planning/Business Plan
Joe Kroboth III-Co-Chair
Steve Sweitzer -Co-Chair
Recruitment and Retention
Tony Coreia -Chair