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Meeting Announcements


The Board of Directors meets the 1st Thursday of each month via tele-conference starting at 9:00AM or as otherwise called by the President.


Unless otherwise noted below, the CFFCA General Membership meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  All business lunch meetings start promptly at 11:30AM.


NEXT General Business Meeting

May 12th, 2016


Cancer Prevention
  Keith Tyson
  State Director

Firefighter Cancer
Support Network
 [FL chapter]

Meeting Room


Altamonte Springs



(Meeting Location)

Hilton Orlando Altamonte

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Hilton - Orlando/
Altamonte Springs

350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-5297
Tel: 407-830-1985
Fax: 407-331-2911 

Full service hot/cold lunch buffet $10pp including beverage, desert, tax and gratuity.

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Current News and
Special Announcements

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WGFR-AAR-Fertilizer Plant
Chief McGrew - WGFRDDFC Jose Gainza - WGFRD
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Chief Matt McGrew and Deputy Chief Jose Gainza [pictured above] of the Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department presented an after-action report of a fertilizer plant incident at the April 14th CFFCA meeting. Go to our Gallery Page to browse all meeting photos...
Presentation Group
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Chief White-Maria H. - Chaplain Vandegriff
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CFFCA President Jim White, accompanied by Maria Haun, presented the 2016 Chief Craig E. Haun Leadership Award to CFFCA Chaplain Ragan Vandegriff at the March 10th General Membership meeting. The bestowment of this prestigious award was in recognition of Ragan;s tireless/selfless spiritual leadership, mentorship and contributions over 35 years of service. Ragan continues to serve in this capacity by providing chaplain services to numerous Central Florida agencies consisting of fire-rescue, law enforcement, the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association and the South East Association of Fire Chiefs.

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Occicers Installation 2016
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The March 10th CFFCA meeting served as the Annual FFCA East Central Regional Meeting. The Installation of New CFFCA Officers for 2016 [photo above] was officiated by the FFCA President - Fire Chief Gary Ballard. The new officers from left to right are: Chief John Miller [Vice President], Chief Craig Radzak [District 2 Seminole], Director John Jolliff [District 4 Lake], and Retired Chief Charles Chapman [District 5 Retirees].

The FFCA EC Regional Meeting consisted of updates from the FFCA President, FFCA Vice President, FFCA EC Director, FFCA Chief Administrative Officer, State Fire Marshal Director, State Fire College Bureau Chief, and the FFCA SERP Chair. Pictured below [L to R] is CFFCA President Chief Jim White, FFCA President Gary Ballard, and State Fire Marshal Director Julius Halas.

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Chief White, Chief Ballar, and Director Halas

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2016 CFFCA Reiree Group Photo
The CFFCA meeting on Thursday, February 11th served as the Annual CFFCA Retiree Round Up program. Twelve [12] retirees were able to attend the round up for a complimentary lunch and great fellowship. The 'ole guard [photo above] proudly represents over 475 years of public safety service to the Central FL area. Please browse our Gallery Page for additional meeting photos...

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Valencia College SPS-FRI Advertisement
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CONGRATS are in Order

Chaplain Vandegriff - Leadership Award 2016
Ragan Vandegriff
CFFCA Fire Chaplain

2016 Award Recipient
Fire Chief Craig E. Haun
Leadership Award

March 10th, 2016

Chief Dickerson - LCFRD-2016
Jim Dickerson
Fire Chief Appointment
  Lake County Public Safety
Fire Rescue Division

  February 22nd, 2016
[Press Release]

 Chief Williamson - OIA-FR
John Williamson II
Fire Chief Appointment
  Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue

  December 20th, 2015

Truss Marking Follow-Up Report

Light-Weight Truss Roundtable
February 25, 2010

IRC Residential Sprinkler
Discussion Guide

IRC Residential Sprinkler PowerPoint Presentation

CFFCA Meeting

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9-11 Never Forget - Red Sky
Red Sky
We shall never forget...

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CFFCA is a supporting partner of  Safe Haven for Newborns. Public awareness signs with the above LOGO have been installed on all participating fire station facilities throughout the Central Florida area of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties.