Greenville Charter No. 1867
IAFF Charter Application, June 26, 1969-Received July 7, 1969
IAFF President: W. Howard McClennan
IAFF Secretary/Treasurer: Albert E. Albertoni
Local 1867 Temporary President: James E. Tyndall
Local 1867 Temporary Secretary/Treasurer: Walter Haddock
Organized by: Charles A. Hall, IAFF 12th District Vice President
Greenville Votes to Form Union
The Hose & Nozzle, July – August 1969
Greenville, N. C. Firemen representing 80 percent of the department, voted to unionize and affiliate with the International Association of Fire Fighters.
The Unionization marked the first such activity within the city government, but the Greenville department was the second in Eastern North Carolina to form a union in recent weeks. The Kinston Fire Department union was officially chartered recently.
Action by the local firemen is being opposed by city officials. The department has 32 full paid firemen plus 36 volunteers. The volunteer department is not affected by the union move.
Currently under consideration by the city administration is a minimum 5 per cent increase in pay for city employees and a supplement for longevity.
Application for IAFF Charter for the
“North Carolina Professional Fire Fighters Association”
Date on IAFF Charter Application, January 29, 1970 – Received February 2, 1970
Temporary President – Ned K. Perry, Raleigh; Temporary Sec.-Treas. – Sidney E. Levy Durham; IAFF DVP – Charles H. Hall; IAFF President – William H. McClennon.
IAFF Locals as listed:
Greenville Fire Fighters Receive EMT Training
North Carolina Professional Fire Fighters, Spring, 1979
Twenty-eight Greenville fire fighters have embarked on a new national fire-medic apprenticeship program according to Chief Jeannes Allen.
Developed by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), AFL-CIO, and by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, the fire-medic apprenticeship requires 7,000 hours of training over a 3½ year period.
Included in the 7,000 hours of training are a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction each year. The remainder of time involves on-the-job work experience, supervised study assignments, and field and clinical internship that add to the apprentice’s skill and knowledge of fire protection and pre-hospital emergency care and transport.
Persons who successfully complete the program will be designated as “journeymen fire-medics.”
Captain Don Mills, training officer for the department and supervisor of the local program, said fire-medic apprentices recently began a 130-hour emergency medical technician course as part of the class requirements.
The EMT class, scheduled to run for several months, will include a 20-hour clinical internship in the hospital training and 40 to 60 hours field internship – serving as an extra person and in a student capacity on an emergency medical response vehicle.
Apprentices can get credit for prior training. Since the program is recognized by the U.S. and North Carolina Department of Labor, apprentices may qualify in addition to their regular salary.
Journeyman fire-medic, is a “skill-level job recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor,” as well as the IAFF and IAFC.
About two-thirds of the class sessions are held on an apprentice’s off-duty time.
Sandy Landis of Kinston, a registered nurse, is an instructor for the EMT segment of the course. Assisting with the apprenticeship training are Doctors Walter Pories and Charles Rob of East Carolina University, and Al Minor of the State’s Office of Emergency Medical Services.