Dedicated to the men and women
in rescue and E.M.S.
who devote many hours away
from their loved ones so that others
may also live and enjoy life.

North Carolina Association of Rescue & Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Post Office Box 1914
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27533-1914

Telephone: 919/736-0506 Fax: 919/736-7759 E-Mail: ncarems@ncarems.org
Home page address: http://www.ncarems.org

January 14, 2016

Contents

1 CONSTITUTION
 1.1 ARTICLE I: Name
 1.2 ARTICLE II: Objectives
 1.3 ARTICLE III: Membership
  1.3.1 Section 1: Generally
  1.3.2 Section 2: Classifications
  1.3.3 Section 3: Application For and Approval of Membership
 1.4 ARTICLE IV: Organization
  1.4.1 Section 1: Geographical Areas
  1.4.2 Section 2: County Movement Between Areas
 1.5 ARTICLE V: Officers, Governing Bodies, Committees and Employees
  1.5.1 Section 1: Elected Association Officers
  1.5.2 Section 2: Appointed Association Officers
  1.5.3 Section 3: Appointed Area Directors
  1.5.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Officers
  1.5.5 Section 5: Board of Directors
  1.5.6 Section 6: Standing Committees
  1.5.7 Section 7: Ad Hoc Committees
  1.5.8 Section 8: Association Employees
  1.5.9 Section 9: Remuneration
  1.5.10 Section 10: Duties
  1.5.11 Section 11: Removal from Office
  1.5.12 Section 12: Succession of Officers
  1.5.13 Section 13: Disclaimer
 1.6 ARTICLE VI: Meetings
  1.6.1 Section 1: Meeting Rules
  1.6.2 Section 2: Association Convention and Annual Meeting
  1.6.3 Section 3: Board of Directors
  1.6.4 Section 4: Area Meetings
  1.6.5 Section 5: Standing Committee Meetings
  1.6.6 Section 6: Ad Hoc Committee Meetings
 1.7 ARTICLE VII: Voting
 1.8 ARTICLE VIII: Affiliated Organizations and Functions
  1.8.1 Section 1: Auxiliaries
  1.8.2 Section 2: Benevolent Brotherhood
 1.9 ARTICLE IX: Amendments
 1.10 ARTICLE X: Effective Date
2 BY-LAWS
 2.1 ARTICLE I: Membership
  2.1.1 Section 1: Classifications and Requirements of Membership
  2.1.2 Section 2: Acceptance into Membership
  2.1.3 Section 3: Removal from Membership
 2.2 ARTICLE II: Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration
  2.2.1 Section 1: The Commander
  2.2.2 Section 2: The Vice-Commander
  2.2.3 Section 3: Appointed Association Officers
  2.2.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Directors
  2.2.5 Section 5: Employees
  2.2.6 Section 6: Remuneration
 2.3 ARTICLE III: Removal and Succession of Officers and Employees
  2.3.1 Section 1: The Commander and Vice-Commander
  2.3.2 Section 2: Appointed Association Officers
  2.3.3 Section 3: Board of Director Members
  2.3.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Directors
  2.3.5 Section 5: Committee Members and Association Representatives
  2.3.6 Section 6: Illness, Injury or Death of an Officer
  2.3.7 Section 7: Association Employees
 2.4 ARTICLE IV: Standing Committee Duties
  2.4.1 Section 1: Advisory Committee
  2.4.2 Section 2: Finance Committee
  2.4.3 Section 3: Personnel Committee
  2.4.4 Section 4: Credentials Committee
  2.4.5 Section 5: Constitution Committee
  2.4.6 Section 6: Rescue Competition Committee
  2.4.7 Section 7: BLS Competition Committee
  2.4.8 Section 8: Standards and Training Committee
 2.5 ARTICLE V: Voting
  2.5.1 Section 1: Active Members
  2.5.2 Section 2: Lifetime Members
  2.5.3 Section 3: Emeritus, Associate and Honorary Membership
  2.5.4 Section 4: Commander, Vice-Commander and Committee Chairpersons
  2.5.5 Section 5: Board of Director’s Meetings
  2.5.6 Section 6: Appointed Association Officers
  2.5.7 Section 7: Area Meetings
 2.6 ARTICLE VI: Administrative Procedures
 2.7 ARTICLE VII: Amendments to the By-Laws
 2.8 ARTICLE VIII: Effective Date
3 BENEVOLENT BROTHERHOOD RULES & BYLAWS
 3.1 ARTICLE I (Name)
 3.2 ARTICLE II (Purpose)
 3.3 ARTICLE III (Membership)
  3.3.1 Section 1
  3.3.2 Section 2
 3.4 ARTICLE IV (Board of Directors)
 3.5 ARTICLE V (Officers’ Duties)
 3.6 ARTICLE VI (Dues)
 3.7 ARTICLE VII
 3.8 ARTICLE VIII (Disbursements)
  3.8.1 Section 1
  3.8.2 Section 2
 3.9 ARTICLE IX (Delinquents)
 3.10 ARTICLE X (Expulsion)
 3.11 ARTICLE XI (Individual Membership)
 3.12 ARTICLE XII (Amendments)
 3.13 ARTICLE XIII (Expenses)
 3.14 ARTICLE XIV (Pre-existing Conditions)
 3.15 ARTICLE XV (Disclaimer)
4 MUTUAL AID GUIDELINES
 4.1 MUTUAL AID GUIDELINES FOR STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
 4.2 GUIDELINES FOR STATE EOC STAGING AREAS
5 Directory
 5.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
6 FISCAL YEAR
 6.1 BROTHERHOOD OFFICERS
 6.2 RENEWAL OF YEARLY DUES
  6.2.1 UNIT DUES
  6.2.2 MEMBERSHIP DUES
  6.2.3 BROTHERHOOD JOINING FEES
  6.2.4 INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL
 6.3 BENEVOLENT BROTHERHOOD
  6.3.1 DEATH OF A SQUAD MEMBER
7 OFFICERS
 7.1 FY 2015 - 2016
 7.2 APPOINTED OFFICERS
  7.2.1 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/TREASURER
  7.2.2 MEDICAL ADVISOR
  7.2.3 LEGAL ADVISOR
  7.2.4 CHAPLAIN
  7.2.5 PENSION ADVISORY BOARD
  7.2.6 FINANCE OFFICER
  7.2.7 EMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
  7.2.8 FIRE & RESCUE COMMISSION
  7.2.9 PARLIAMENTARIAN
 7.3 FIRE & RESCUE COMMISSION CERTIFICATION BOARD
 7.4 ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES
 7.5 WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD
  7.5.1 STROKE ADVISORY COUNCIL
  7.5.2 911 BOARD
  7.5.3 URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
 7.6 AREA DIRECTORS
  7.6.1 AREA I
  7.6.2 AREA II
  7.6.3 AREA III
  7.6.4 AREA IV
  7.6.5 AREA V
  7.6.6 AREA VI
  7.6.7 AREA VII
  7.6.8 AREA VIII
  7.6.9 AREA IX
  7.6.10 AREA X
  7.6.11 AREA XI
  7.6.12 AREA XII
  7.6.13 AREA XIII
  7.6.14 AREA XIV
  7.6.15 AREA XV
 7.7 ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  7.7.1 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.8 BLS COMPETITION COMMITTEE
  7.8.1 BLS COMPETITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.9 CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
  7.9.1 CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.10 CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
  7.10.1 CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.11 FINANCE COMMITTEE
  7.11.1 FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.12 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
  7.12.1 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.13 RESCUE COMPETITION COMMITTEE
  7.13.1 RESCUE COMPETITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 7.14 RESCUE & E.M.S. MEMORIAL, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
  7.14.1 MEMBERS
 7.15 STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMITTEE
  7.15.1 MEMBERS
8 Past Commanders
9 CONVENTIONS/ANNUAL MEETINGS
10 Area Directors’ Report
11 "Director of the Year Award"
12 Emeritus Membership
13 Lifetime Membership

Chapter 1
CONSTITUTION

1.1 ARTICLE I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the "Association."

1.2 ARTICLE II: Objectives

The objectives of the Association shall be to:

  1. Promote the ideas of organized Rescue and Emergency Medical Service throughout the State of North Carolina, and,
  2. Promote and assist in the establishment and training of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services organizations; and,
  3. Promote safe and innovative advances in Rescue and patient care techniques so as to better serve the citizens of North Carolina; and,
  4. Stay abreast of, and inform its membership of legislation and regulation changes affecting Rescue and Emergency Medical Services units and personnel on the state and national level; and,
  5. Promote and encourage high ethical standards among Rescue and Emergency Medical Services personnel; and,
  6. Encourage and promote a harmonious spirit of kinship among Rescue and Emergency Medical Services personnel and others devoted to the cause of saving life and aiding the sick and injured; and,
  7. Promote the general welfare of the members and squads of the Association; and,
  8. Communicate with organizations, governmental agencies and commissions whose objectives are accident prevention, safety education, rescue and/or patient care related; and, to cooperate with these bodies to the extent that their efforts benefit the Association’s membership; and,
  9. Bring together in a common Association all organizations.

1.3 ARTICLE III: Membership

1.3.1 Section 1: Generally

Membership in the Association shall be open to any organization actively engaged in Rescue and/or EMS, its membership and any individual so engaged. Membership is also open to any organization or individual which supports any of the objectives set forth in Article II of this Constitution. However all organizations and individuals seeking membership must satisfy the membership requirements hereinafter set forth in the By-Laws provided that these requirements shall not seek to limit membership based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.

1.3.2 Section 2: Classifications

The membership of this Association shall be divided into classes, set forth hereinafter in the By-Laws, each having varying levels of authority and rights.

1.3.3 Section 3: Application For and Approval of Membership

Application for membership in the Association shall be made in writing as prescribed hereinafter in the By-Laws. Approval of all applications and acceptance into membership shall be as provided hereinafter in the By-Laws.

Related Sections:

By Laws

Classifications and Requirements of Membership 2.1.1 on page §
Acceptance Into Membership 2.1.2 on page §
Removal From Membership 2.1.3 on page §
Standards and Training Committee 2.4.8 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.4 ARTICLE IV: Organization

1.4.1 Section 1: Geographical Areas

The Association shall be divided into ten (15) Areas as follows:

Area 1:

Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties.

Area 2:

Beaufort, Bertie, Hyde, Martin, Pitt, Tyrell and Washington counties.

Area 3:

Carteret, Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Pamlico, and Wayne counties.

Area 4:

Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, Onslow, Pender and Sampson counties.

Area 5:

Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke, New Hanover, and Robeson counties.

Area 6:

Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Northhampton, Person, Vance and Warren counties.

Area 7:

Edgecombe, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Wake and Wilson counties.

Area 8:

Anson, Chatham, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties.

Area 9:

Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties.

Area 10:

Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Guilford, Orange and Randolph counties.

Area 11:

Alexander, Alleghany, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly and Wilkes counties.

Area 12:

Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties.

Area 13:

Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Area 14:

Buncombe, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Madison and Swain counties.

Area 15:

Clay, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties.

1.4.2 Section 2: County Movement Between Areas

A county may be moved from its present area to a new area by amending this Constitution. However, a county that borders an adjacent area may leave its present area and join the adjacent area by taking three steps. First, obtain two-thirds (2/3) approval of the Association squads in that county. Second, obtain majority approval of the Association squads in the adjacent area at a regularly scheduled area meeting. And finally, obtain majority approval of the Board of Directors.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Appointed Area Officers 1.5.4 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Area Meetings 1.6.4 on page §

By-Laws:

Appointed Area Directors 2.2.4 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 2.3.4 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5 ARTICLE V: Officers, Governing Bodies, Committees and Employees

1.5.1 Section 1: Elected Association Officers

1.5.1.1 Subsection A: Elected Association Officers

The elected officers of the Association shall consist of a Commander, and Vice-Commander.

1.5.1.2 Subsection B: Commander and Vice-Commander

The Commander shall be a member of the Association in good standing and not less than 21 years of age. S/he shall not hold any other elective Association or Area office while serving as Commander. The Vice-Commander shall be a member of the Association in good standing and not less than 21 years of age. S/he shall not hold any other elective Association or Area office while serving as Vice-Commander, except as noted in the By-Laws for Interim Vice-Commanders.

1.5.1.3 Subsection C: Election of Commander and Vice-Commander

The Commander and Vice-Commander shall be elected by secret ballot in odd numbered years at the Association’s Convention and Annual Meeting by a majority of votes cast by eligible voters, as defined in the By-Laws under Voting. There shall be a one minute interval of time between the last nomination received for each office and when a motion to close nominations will be accepted. These officers shall take office at the close of the Convention and Annual Meeting and each shall serve a two year term of office. A person shall serve no more than two (2) successive terms as Vice-Commander or as Commander. A person must complete their term as Commander and their obligation as a director, as described in Section V Subsection A of this article, before they will be eligible to serve an additional term as Commander or as Vice-Commander. A person may file for the office of Commander or the office of Vice-Commander at the association’s Convention and Annual Meeting during their last year as a director.

1.5.1.4 Subsection D: Nominations

In the event that no one seeks the position of Commander or Vice-Commander or both, and there are no nominations from the floor, the Board of Directors shall meet prior to Convention and Annual Meeting adjournment to elect the officer or officers.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §

By-Laws

Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration 2.2 on page §
Removal and Succession of Officers and Employees 2.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5.2 Section 2: Appointed Association Officers

1.5.2.1 Subsection A: Requirements

All Appointed Association Officers shall be not less than 18 years of age, appointed by the Commander and Vice-Commander, except the Executive Director who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors on the recommendations of the personnel committee, and approved by majority vote of the Board of Directors. Appointed Association Officers shall serve one (1) year terms except the Executive Director who shall serve under contract with the Board of Directors.

1.5.2.2 Subsection B: Appointed Association Positions

  1. The Appointed Association Officers shall be:
  2. Executive Director/Treasurer or an Executive Director and a Treasurer;
  3. Medical Advisor;
  4. Legal Advisor;
  5. Chaplain;
  6. Parliamentarian; and,
  7. All Standing Committee Chairpersons.

1.5.2.3 Subsection C: Association Representatives

The Commander and Vice-Commander may also appoint Association Representatives to represent the Association on governmental agencies, commissions and/or as otherwise needed, provided the appointees are Association members. Such appointments do not require approval of the Board of directors. However, the Board of Directors may revoke such appointments upon two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, but only for good and sufficient cause. Association Representatives shall serve at the pleasure of the Commander or Vice-Commander’s but only during the Commander’s or Vice-Commander’s term in office.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Appointed Association Officers 2.2.3 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Standing Committee Duties 2.4 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5.3 Section 3: Appointed Area Directors

1.5.3.1 Subsection A: Generally

There shall be two (2) Area Directors appointed for each of the fifteen (15) Areas. The Area Directors shall be appointed by a majority of the Board of Directors. Only individuals not less than 18 years of age who are members in good standing of the Association may serve as Area Director.

1.5.3.2 Subsection B: Terms of Office

The Area Directors shall serve two (2) year terms. There shall be no limit on the number or order of appointed terms an Area Director may serve, i.e. s/he may serve for life if s/he continues to be appointed. Area Directors shall take office immediately following the meeting of the Board of Directors.

1.5.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Officers

1.5.4.1 Subsection A: Area Committees and Other Officers

Appointed Area Directors may appoint other area officers, including  standing and ad hoc committees, as needed, provided the appointee(s) is/are member(s) of the Association and of the Area. Such appointments do not require approval of the Area Squads. These appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the Director, but only during the Director’s term in office.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on the preceding page

By-Laws

Appointed Area Directors 2.2.4 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 2.3.4 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5.5 Section 5: Board of Directors

1.5.5.1 Subsection A: Composition

This Association shall have a Board of Directors composed of the Commander (both during his term as Commander and for four years following the successful completion of his/her term - a term is not successfully completed if the Commander resigns or is impeached as described in the By-Laws), the Vice-Commander and the Area Directors.

1.5.5.2 Subsection B: Board’s Function

It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to conduct all of the business of the Association that must be transacted between the Association’s Convention and Annual Meetings; including, but not limited to, all duties, express or implied, in this Constitution and By-Laws.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Board of Directors Meetings 1.6.3 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5.6 Section 6: Standing Committees

1.5.6.1 Subsection A:  Generally

There shall exist within this Association Standing Committees as established in the By-Laws.

1.5.6.2 Subsection B: Standing Committee Chairpersons

The Commander and Vice-Commander shall, with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, appoint committee chairpersons, provided that appointed committee chairpersons shall be members of this Association. All standing committee chairpersons are Appointed Association Officers and are subject to the conditions of Appointed Association Officers.

1.5.6.3 Subsection C: Standing Committee Members

The Commander and Vice-Commander shall appoint and remove, at their discretion, the members of each committee. Appointed committee members shall serve one (1) year terms.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Standing Committee Duties 2.4 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.5.7 Section 7: Ad Hoc Committees

The Commander and Vice-Commander may appoint as needed, ad hoc committees and committee chairpersons to investigate or consider special problems, suggestions, programs and projects. No approval of the committees or chairpersons is required by the Board of Directors, these committees shall serve entirely at the pleasure of the Commander or Vice-Commander. Unless otherwise directed by the Commander or Vice-Commander, these committees shall serve until they complete their task or the next Convention and Annual Association Meeting, whichever comes first; however, the Commander or Vice-Commander may re-appoint these committees at any time.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Ad Hoc Committee Meetings 1.6.6 on page §

1.5.8 Section 8: Association Employees

The Association may employ individuals necessary to support the Association Officers, to manage Association business, maintain Association buildings and grounds and any other positions necessary to ensure the effective operation of the Association, as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.

Related Sections:

By-Laws

Employees 2.2.5 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Association Employees 2.3.7 on page §
Personnel Committee 2.4.3 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §

1.5.9 Section 9: Remuneration

Remuneration and travel expenses shall be as provided in the By-Laws, Article II, Section 6:  Remuneration.

1.5.10 Section 10: Duties

The duties of all officers, governing bodies, employees and  committees shall be as provided in the By-Laws, Article II:

Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration.

1.5.11 Section 11: Removal from Office

Removal of officers shall be as provided for in the By-Laws, Article III: Removal and Succession of Officers and Employees.

1.5.12 Section 12: Succession of Officers

Officer succession shall be as provided for in the By-Laws, Article  III:  Removal and Succession of Officers and Employees.

1.5.13 Section 13: Disclaimer

Nothing in this Article shall be construed to create an expectation of permanent employment in any Association employee, hired helper, Appointed or Elective Association or Area Officer or committee member.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Officers, Governing Bodies, Committees and Employees 1.5 on page §

1.6 ARTICLE VI: Meetings

1.6.1 Section 1: Meeting Rules

All meetings discussed in this Article shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order’s latest edition.

1.6.2 Section 2: Association Convention and Annual Meeting

1.6.2.1 Subsection A: Generally

This Association shall have a meeting assembled at least once annually.

1.6.2.2 Subsection B: Site Selection

The Convention and Annual Meeting site shall be selected at least one (1) year in advance of a Convention and Annual Meeting. Site selection shall be made by majority vote of Board of Directors.

1.6.2.3 Subsection C: Convention and Annual Meeting Purpose

The primary function of this meeting shall be the holding of a Business Meeting to discuss the year’s activities, business from the Board of Directors and Association committees, amendments to this Constitution and By-Laws, resolutions, business from the floor and any other matters of concern to the Association.

1.6.2.4 Subsection D: Order of Business

The Executive Director shall prepare and publish for distribution to all delegates to this Convention and Annual Meeting a formal Order of Business to be followed during the business Meeting, the adoption of which shall be the first order of business.

1.6.2.5 Subsection E: Voting Eligibility

Voting eligibility of Association members at the Convention and Annual Business Meeting shall be as provided in the By-Laws Article VI: voting.

1.6.2.6 Subsection F: Special Meetings

The Commander and Vice-Commander, with majority approval of the Board of Directors, or the Board of Directors, upon two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Board members present and voting at a regularly scheduled Board Meeting, may call additional meetings of the assembly. The Convention and Annual Meeting site shall be selected by the Board of Directors; the date shall be at least 30 days hence, to allow the Executive Director time to notify the Association membership.

Related Sections:

By-Laws

Executive Director 2.2.3.1 on page §
Credentials Committee 2.4.4 on page §
Constitution Committee 2.4.5 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.6.3 Section 3: Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall meet two (2) times per year, with one of these meetings to include the Association’s Convention and Annual Meeting. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Commander or Vice-Commander, or upon written request of a majority of the board members. Any member of the Association shall have the right to address the Board of Directors.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §

By-Laws

Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration 2.2 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.6.4 Section 4: Area Meetings

Area directors may hold meetings at their discretion or within thirty (30) days of a petition by a minimum of ten (10) percent of the area squads.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §

By-Laws

Appointed Area Directors 2.2.4 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 2.3.4 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.6.5 Section 5: Standing Committee Meetings

Standing Committees shall meet as required in the By-Laws.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §

By-Laws

Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Standing Committee Duties 2.4 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

1.6.6 Section 6: Ad Hoc Committee Meetings

Ad hoc committees shall meet as needed to accomplish the specific task assigned them by the Commander or Vice-Commander. The committee chairperson shall have primary responsibility for selecting meeting dates, times and locations and should make every effort to notify his/her committee members. However, the Commander or Vice-Commander shall not be precluded from calling ad hoc committee meetings.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Ad Hoc Committees 1.5.7 on page §

By-Laws

Voting 2.5 on page §

1.7 ARTICLE VII: Voting

Voting eligibility shall be as provided in the By-Laws Article V: Voting ( 2.5 on page §).

1.8 ARTICLE VIII: Affiliated Organizations and Functions

1.8.1 Section 1: Auxiliaries

1.8.1.1 Subsection A: Defined

An auxiliary, for purposes of this Association, is a group of  individuals, rightfully organized within the law, who, while being an independent organization, is a subsidiary of this Association or of a particular Rescue or EMS Unit and who exists for the main purpose of supporting this Association or that particular Rescue or EMS Unit in the execution of its stated objectives and responsibilities. Such support includes, but is not limited to, fund raising, public relations, training, junior rescue/EMS sponsorship or support, meal functions or any other activity that is not in conflict with the sponsor organization.

1.8.1.2 Subsection B: The Association’s Auxiliary

This Association recognizes the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS Auxiliary as its auxiliary.

1.8.1.3 Subsection C: Auxiliary Non-recognition

This Association shall not recognize any auxiliary which is in  conflict with, or not recognized by, the particular rescue or EMS Unit it is designed to support.

1.8.2 Section 2: Benevolent Brotherhood

1.8.2.1 Subsection A: N. C. Association of Rescue & E.M.S. Benevolent Brotherhood

There shall be established by this Association a fund to be entitled the Benevolent Brotherhood Fund whose purpose it shall be to render financial assistance to the beneficiaries of members of this fund at the time of such member’s death.

1.8.2.2 Subsection B: Rules and By-Laws

The Rules and By-Laws of the Benevolent Brotherhood Fund shall be established by a separate set of By-Laws attached to this Constitution and By-Laws. These Benevolent Brotherhood By-Laws are heretofore incorporated by reference into the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws.

Related Sections:

See Accompanying Benevolent Brotherhood Rules and By-Laws 3 on page §.

1.9 ARTICLE IX: Amendments

Proposed amendments to this Constitution shall be presented in writing to the Association Executive Director not less than 45 days before the Convention and Annual Meeting. The Executive Director shall submit a copy of all proposed amendments to the membership not less than 30 days in advance of the opening of the Annual Association Meeting. Prior to the Meeting, the Constitution Committee shall review the amendment(s) and shall provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors and, at the Meeting, to the assembly. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting delegates present and voting at the Convention and Annual Meeting shall be required for adoption of the amendment(s).

Related Sections:

By-Laws

Constitution Committee 2.4.5 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §
Amendments to the By-Laws 2.7 on page §

1.10 ARTICLE X: Effective Date

This Constitution shall become effective upon ratification.
Amended: August 28, 2015.

Related Sections:

By-Laws

Effective Date 2.8 on page §

Chapter 2
BY-LAWS

2.1 ARTICLE I: Membership

2.1.1 Section 1: Classifications and Requirements of Membership

2.1.1.1 Subsection A: Active Membership

Paragraph 1: Eligibility The Active Membership of the Association shall include Rescue and EMS squad members operating on a not for profit basis and individuals supporting the objectives of this Association.

Paragraph 2: Dues Unit and Individual dues shall be set by the Board of Directors. All dues are due and payable on October 1 of each year for the ensuing year.  Any squad or individual who is delinquent in payment of dues four (4) months after this due date shall be removed from membership in the Association  and must reapply to regain its membership. No dues shall be charged by the Areas.

Paragraph 3: Additional Membership Requirements In addition to the above stated requirements for membership, the Standards and Training Committee shall establish additional requirements for Active Association Squad Membership. Such requirements shall be aimed at creating uniformity among EMS units and Rescue Squads and may include required equipment, number of members and any other requirements that will enhance the Association or its membership. The Association may accept a single squad into membership as both an EMS and a Rescue unit, providing the requirements for both, as set by the Standards and Training Committee, are met; however, such a squad, serving as both an EMS and a Rescue unit, may only be charged the dues for a single squad and shall be entitled to only one vote at the Convention and Annual Meeting and Area Meetings.

2.1.1.2 Subsection B: Lifetime Membership

The Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the Commander, may recommend to the assembly that Lifetime Membership be conferred on an individual who has rendered conspicuous service to this Association during their time as an Active or Individual Member of the Association. Lifetime Membership requires majority approval of the assembly; voting shall be by secret ballot. No more than three individuals may be granted Lifetime Membership per year. Lifetime Membership carries all the privileges and rights of Active Membership, except voting rights, without the payment of dues.

2.1.1.3 Subsection C: Emeritus Membership

The Board of Directors, upon majority vote, may grant to  individuals, firms and/or corporations the designation "Member(s) Emeritus" of the Association for service rendered to member squads, citizens of North Carolina or the Association which embodies, promotes or supports the objectives of this Association. Emeritus Membership shall be for the life of an individual or 20 years for firms and corporations.

2.1.1.4 Subsection D: Associate Membership

Paragraph 1: Eligibility Associate Membership shall be granted to individuals who support the objectives of this Association, and to Firms and/or corporations engaged in the sale, resale, distribution or manufacture of rescue and/or patient care equipment, provided that such individuals or organizations support the objectives of this Association. By a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the Association, an Associate Member may be removed for failure to support the objectives or goals of the Association. Associate membership carries with it all the privileges and rights as active members, with the exception of voting rights. Membership shall be for one year and may be renewed.

Paragraph 2: Dues Associate Membership shall be divided into three classes:

  • Individual: Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors. Individual Associate Members shall receive a membership card and regular Association publications.
  • Resale or Distribution Organizations: Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors. These Associate Members shall receive a membership certificate and regular Association publications.
  • Manufacturers: Dues shall be set by the Board of Directors. These Associate Members shall receive a membership certificate and regular Association Publications.

2.1.2 Section 2: Acceptance into Membership

Any individual or organization seeking Active or Associate  Membership in the Association shall submit its dues and a membership application (approved by the Membership Committee) to the Executive Director. The Association Executive Director shall approve membership along the guidelines established by the Membership Committee.

2.1.3 Section 3: Removal from Membership

Except as otherwise noted, all forms of membership are good for one year. Membership in the Association may be terminated by the Executive Director if 120 days have passed since the dues became due and payable and they remain unpaid. If the Executive Director has reason to believe that an Association member no longer meets the requirements established by the Constitution and Bylaws or the Standards and Training Committee, then s/he shall refer the matter to the Standards and Training Committee for review. If the Standards and Training Committee upon review finds that the member no longer meets Association membership requirements, then as to Active and Associate Members, they may terminate Association membership; as to Lifetime Members, Emeritus Members and Honorary Members, they may refer their findings to the Advisory Committee for review.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Membership 1.3 on page §

Bylaws

Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2 ARTICLE II: Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration

2.2.1 Section 1: The Commander

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Commander found in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Commander shall also perform the following functions: s/he shall preside at the Association’s Convention and Annual Meeting and Board of Directors meetings. The Commander and Vice-Commander shall determine the Board of Directors meeting dates, times and locations for the coming year at the Convention and Annual Meeting. The Commander or Vice-Commander shall appoint all Committees and all appointed Association Officers and Representatives from the active membership of the Association within 30 days of the Convention and Annual Meeting. S/he shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of all committees. S/he shall also direct requests for mutual aid assistance as needed by Association Squads. S/he shall also perform all duties required by the Board of Directors. Finally, the Commander, with the consent of the Vice-Commander, may, if acting in good faith, act in the name of the Association in all matters of Association business that cannot await a Board of Director’s meeting. However, all such actions shall only temporarily bind the Association until the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, at which time the Commander and Vice-Commander shall report their actions to the Board of Directors who may adopt, disavow or modify the Commander and Vice-Commander’s actions.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Commander and Vice-Commander Removal and Succession 2.3.1 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.2 Section 2: The Vice-Commander

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Vice-Commander found in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Vice-Commander shall, in the absence of the Commander, perform all the duties of the Commander’s office. The Commander and Vice-Commander shall determine the Board of Directors meeting dates, times and locations for the coming year at the Convention and Annual Meeting. Finally, the Vice-Commander, with the consent of the Commander, may, if acting in good faith, act in the name of the Association in all matters of Association business that cannot await a Board of Director’s meeting. However, all such actions shall only temporarily bind the Association until the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, at which time the Commander and Vice-Commander shall report their actions to the Board of Directors who may adopt, disavow or modify the Commander and Vice- Commander’s actions.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Commander and Vice-Commander Succession 2.3.1 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3 Section 3: Appointed Association Officers

2.2.3.1 Subsection A: Executive Director

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director found in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Executive Director shall also perform the following functions: Timely notify the members of the Board of Directors of the times, dates and locations of the Board of Director’s meetings; timely notify Association members of the time, dates, location, registration requirements and deadlines for the Convention and Annual Meeting; shall keep a written record of the Association’s Annual Business Meeting and all Board of Director’s meetings and within 30 days following each meeting, inform the membership of their actions; send out all membership cards; maintain all records required of the squads as to their membership in the Association; maintain and furnish to the Commander records and data pertaining to equipment, manpower and telephone numbers of Association Squads for purposes of mutual aid assistance; and, serve as a central clearing house for all information pertaining to squad activities, new equipment and other related subjects affecting Association membership. The Executive Director shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of all Standing Committees. The Executive Director need not be a member of this Association and may be reimbursed for services or work performed on behalf of the Association as authorized by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director shall keep the Executive Officers and Board of Directors informed of all aspects of the office and shall perform such other duties as may be required of the office.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association  Officer 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.2 Subsection B: Treasurer

In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer found in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Treasurer shall also perform the following functions. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the Association funds; shall receive all monies due the Association and deposit it in the name of the Association in a bank whose deposits are insured and which is approved by the Board of Directors; shall keep a complete record of the dues received and when next due; shall make all disbursements upon receipt of warrants signed by the proper officers and authorized by this Constitution and By-Laws, the Finance Committee or Board of Directors to be paid; shall keep a detailed and accurate record of all funds received and disbursed by him/her; and, shall prepare and present at the Convention and Annual Meeting, and at such other times as the Board of directors may require, a complete report of the financial condition of the Association. This position shall be bonded for an amount equal to the total involvement of the Association for the previous year plus 10%. All checks issued against Association funds shall require two signatures signed by the Executive Officers or Administrative Staff as approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer may be reimbursed for services or work performed on behalf of the Association as authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep the Commander informed of all aspects of his office and shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of his/her office.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Finance Committee 2.4.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.3 Subsection C: Executive Director/Treasurer

The Board may, at its discretion, appoint a single individual to perform the functions of both the Executive Director and the Treasurer. In this event, this individual shall be an ex-officio non-voting member of all Standing Committees.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.4 Subsection D: Medical Advisor

The Medical Advisor shall be available to answer questions of medical practice and procedure as put to him by the Commander or Board of Directors in areas affecting rescue and EMS service. The Medical Advisor need not be a member of this Association; however, s/he shall, at all times during which s/he holds office, be licensed to practice medicine within the State of North Carolina.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.5 Subsection E: Legal Advisor

The Legal Advisor need not be a member of this Association; however, s/he shall, at all times during which s/he holds office, be licensed to practice law within the State of North Carolina. The Legal Advisor shall be available to answer questions of law and procedure as requested by the Commander or Board of Directors and draft documents as required by the Association. The Legal Advisor may be reimbursed for services given or work performed on behalf of the Association for which other attorneys would usually charge, provided that such disbursement is authorized by the Board of Directors prior to requesting the work.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.6 Subsection F: Chaplain

The Chaplain shall answer questions of religious practice and policy as put to him by the Commander and perform such other services as the Commander may require. The Chaplain need not be a member of this Association.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By- Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.7 Subsection G: Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian shall seek to enforce order at all Directors meetings of this Association and answer questions, as put to him/her by the Association membership regarding issues of parliamentary procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order. The Parliamentarian may be called upon at any time by an Association member or officer for advice.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Meetings 1.6 on page §
Meeting Rules 1.6.1 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.2.3.8 Subsection H: Standing Committee Chairpersons

Standing Committee Chairpersons shall seek to faithfully perform the duties assigned their respective committees by the Commander, Vice-Commander, Board of Directors and this Constitution and By-Laws.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Standing Committee Duties 2.4 on page §
Voting - 2.5 on page §

2.2.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Directors

In addition to any other duties and responsibilities of the Area Directors found in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Area Directors shall act as coordinators and liaison officers between their respective areas and the Association Board of Directors. The Area Directors shall determine the locations, dates and times of Area Meetings.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Appointed Area Officers 1.5.4 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Board of Directors 1.6.3 on page §
Area Meetings 1.6.4 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on the next page
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 2.3.4 on page §
Voting - 2.5 on page §

2.2.5 Section 5: Employees

Association employees shall have such duties and responsibilities as bestowed on them by the Commander, Vice-Commander, Board of Directors and their supervisor(s).

Related Sections:

Constitution

Association Employees 1.5.8 on page §

By-Laws

Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Association Employees 2.3.7 on page §
Personnel Committee 2.4.3 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §

2.2.6 Section 6: Remuneration

Except for the Executive Director, Treasurer, Legal Advisor and employees, all Officers shall serve without any remuneration, except for expenses actually incurred in the performance of the duty of their office. The Commander and Vice-Commander shall have their travel expenses paid by the Association while traveling within the state on Association business and they may hire individuals to assist them with their duties. Other officers, including Association or Area and elective or appointed, shall have their travel expenses paid by the Association while traveling within the state on Association business if directed to do so by the Commander or Vice-Commander. Approval by the Commander or Vice-Commander shall not be required for reimbursement of travel expenses by appointed area officers for travel unless reimbursement is sought from Association general funds. All travel expenses and expenses for additional help sought from the Association’s general funds must be approved by the Finance Committee prior to disbursement by the Treasurer. Out-of-state travel expenses may be reimbursed if pre-approved by the Board of Directors upon majority vote.

2.3 ARTICLE III: Removal and Succession of Officers and Employees

2.3.1 Section 1: The Commander and Vice-Commander

2.3.1.1 Subsection A: Generally

The Commander and Vice-Commander may prematurely leave office by:

  1. Resignation; or,
  2. Leave of Absence; or,
  3. Impeachment; or,
  4. The Vice-Commander’s succession to the Office of Commander.

2.3.1.2 Subsection B: Resignation

To resign from office, the Commander or Vice-Commander shall tender his/her resignation to the Personnel Committee Chairperson. The Personnel Chair shall meet with his committee and report to the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting on the reasons for the resignation and recommend acceptance or rejection of the resignation. Where appropriate, the Chair may recommend a Leave of Absence for the officer. The Board of Directors shall take action by majority vote.

2.3.1.3 Subsection C: Leave of Absence

The Commander or Vice-Commander may request a Leave of Absence from the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board of Directors may also consider a Leave of Absence in lieu of accepting an officer’s resignation. A Leave of Absence shall be granted upon majority vote of the Board; but, shall not exceed four (4) months.

2.3.1.4 Subsection D: Impeachment

Paragraph 1: Grounds The Commander and/or Vice-Commander may be impeached by the Board of Directors for transgressions including, but not limited to, conviction of a serious criminal act, misappropriation of Association funds, dereliction of duty, acts or activities unbecoming their office or the Association, failure to perform their duties, failure to comply with disciplinary actions taken by the Board against them, failure to uphold this Constitution and By-Laws.

Paragraph 2: Impeachment Proceedings Any member of the Board of Directors may move to impeach the Commander and/or Vice-Commander. After the motion has been moved and seconded, the moving Board member shall be given an opportunity to state the reasons for impeachment and s/he may present witnesses and offer evidence. The Commander or Vice-Commander and other Board Members shall be given an opportunity to question witnesses and the evidence presented. Following the presentation by the moving Board member, the Commander or Vice-Commander shall be given an opportunity to offer explanations, witnesses, evidence, etc. However, the Board may question him/her about the charges against them and any evidence presented. Finally, the moving Board member shall be given an opportunity to rebut the officer’s witnesses and evidence, provided his/her rebuttal presentation does not merely re-state the evidence already presented. Following presentation of all the evidence, the Board may discuss the impeachment in three (3) rounds of debate (five (5) minutes pro and five (5) minutes con per round) as provided for in Robert’s Rules of Order. Before the Board votes, the moving Board member and the officer facing impeachment shall each be given five (5) minutes to summarize their cases. The officer shall be impeached upon 2/3 majority vote by secret ballot of the Board of Directors present and voting at a regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

Paragraph 3: Presiding Officer and Postponement The Chairperson of the Personnel Committee shall preside over the  impeachment hearing. The Board member moving for impeachment or the officer facing impeachment may request that consideration of the matter be postponed until the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The Personnel Committee Chairperson may grant this request for good and sufficient cause. However, the Board may, upon 1/3 approval, grant a request denied by the Personnel Committee Chairperson. The Board may also postpone consideration of the impeachment until the next regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting upon its own motion. Impeachment may only be postponed once. The impeachment may be referred to one or more committees for consideration or recommendation during the period of postponement; however, no action by any committee shall bind the Board.

Paragraph 4: Failure of the Commander/Vice-Commander to be Present If the Commander or Vice-Commander is not present when a motion to impeach is made, then consideration of the motion shall immediately be postponed until the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. During the interval of postponement, the Executive Director shall notify the officer against whom the motion was made by certified letter of the motion, the moving Board member, the alleged reasons for impeachment and the date and location of the next regularly scheduled Board meeting at least 30 days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. If the officer fails to appear at the next regularly scheduled meeting, the impeachment may proceed in his/her absence upon majority vote of the Board members present and voting. If the moving party fails to appear at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, then the motion to impeach shall be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Paragraph 5: Effect of Impeachment Upon a proper and favorable vote for impeachment, the officer shall immediately be removed from office. The rules describing succession to his/her office shall take effect and a successor named.

2.3.1.5 Subsection E: Commander Succession

If the Commander leaves office for any of the above reasons, then the Vice-Commander shall serve as Interim Commander for the duration of the unexpired term or until the Commander’s Leave of Absence expires, whichever comes first. Upon succession to Commander, the Vice-Commander’s position shall be filled as described in Subsection F of this Section. If, however, the Commander returns to his office prior to the expiration of his term, the Interim Commander shall resume his/her duties as Vice-Commander. The Vice-Commander’s service as Interim Commander shall not count as consecutive years for purposes of ARTICLE V, Section 1, Subsection B of the Constitution.

2.3.1.6 Subsection F: Vice-Commander Succession

If the Vice-Commander leaves office for any of the above reasons, then the Board of Directors shall elect one of its members, by majority vote, to serve as Interim Vice-Commander for the duration of the unexpired term, or until the Vice-Commander’s Leave of Absence expires, whichever comes first. An Interim Vice-Commander may serve simultaneously as Area Director, unless it appears at the time s/he is first named as interim Vice-Commander that s/he will be called upon to serve as Interim Vice- Commander for a period exceeding 12 months. If, under this rule, the individual must leave his Area Directorship, then his replacement shall be named as provided for in Succession to the Area Director. However, if the true Vice-Commander shall return to office prior to the expiration of the Interim Vice-Commander’s Area term, the Interim Vice-Commander shall re-claim his Area Directorship for the remainder of his unexpired term. The Interim Vice-Commander’s service shall not count as consecutive years for purposes of ARTICLE V, Section 1, Subsection B of the Constitution.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Meetings 1.6 on page §

By- Laws

Commander 2.2.1 on page §
Vice-Commander 2.2.2 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Illness, Injury or Death of Officers 2.3.6 on page §
Personnel Committee 2.4.3 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.3.2 Section 2: Appointed Association Officers

2.3.2.1 Subsection A: Generally

Appointed Association Officers may prematurely leave office by reason of:

  1. Resignation; or,
  2. Leave of Absence; or,
  3. Commander’s withdrawal of appointment; or,
  4. Board of Director’s withdrawal of approval.

2.3.2.2 Subsection B: Resignation

Appointed Association Officers may voluntarily leave office by tendering their resignation to the Commander who shall either accept or reject it.  In lieu of the resignation, the Commander may grant the officer a Leave of Absence. The Commander shall immediately notify the Board of Directors.

2.3.2.3 Subsection C: Leave of Absence

The Commander may grant the appointed officer a Leave of Absence upon his/her request. The Leave of Absence need not be of limited duration. The Commander shall immediately notify the Board of Directors.

2.3.2.4 Subsection D: Withdrawal of Appointment or Approval

All appointed Association Officers may be removed from office by the Commander withdrawing the appointment. The Board of Directors need not be consulted. The Board of Directors may remove an appointed officer from office by withdrawing its approval of the Commander’s appointment by majority vote at a regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

The Executive Director may be removed from office by the Board of Directors withdrawing it’s appointment by 2/3 vote at a regularly scheduled or special Board meeting.

2.3.2.5 Subsection E: Succession of Appointed Association Officers

If any Appointed Association Officer leaves office for any of the above reasons, the Commander and the Vice-Commander shall, within 30 days, make a new appointment which shall be tentative until approved by majority vote of the Board of Directors at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The new appointee shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term; or, in the event of a Leave of Absence, until the Leave of Absence lapses. An appointed officer returning from a Leave of Absence need not be re-approved by the Board of Directors unless s/he returns after the expiration of their term.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Appointed Association Officers 2.2.3 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Illness, Injury or Death of Officers 2.3.6 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.3.3 Section 3: Board of Director Members

2.3.3.1 Subsection A: Commander and Vice-Commander

The Commander and Vice-Commander may only be removed from the Board of Directors through the provisions of Section 1 of this Article. However, this does not preclude the Board of Directors from taking disciplinary action against the Commander or Vice-Commander.

2.3.3.2 Subsection B: Past Commanders

Past Commanders, eligible to serve and serving on the Board of  Directors, may be removed from the Board of Directors on motion of the Commander or Vice-Commander and 2/3 approval of the Board of Directors for reasons including, but not limited to failure to attend two (2) consecutive Board of Directors Meetings without good and sufficient reason, failure to comply with disciplinary actions taken by the Board against them, or failure to uphold this Constitution and By-Laws.

2.3.3.3 Subsection C: Area Directors

Any Area Director failing to perform their area functions; without good and sufficient reason, may be removed from the Board of Directors on motion of the Commander or Vice-Commander and 2/3 approval of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may grant an Area Director a Leave of Absence or accept an Area Director’s resignation from the Board of Directors upon majority vote.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Elected Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Board of Directors 1.6.3 on page §

By-Laws

Appointed Area Directors 2.2.4 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Commander and Vice-Commander 2.3.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 2.3.4 on page §
Illness, Injury or Death of Officer 2.3.6 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.3.4 Section 4: Appointed Area Directors

2.3.4.1 Subsection A: Generally

An Appointed Area Director may prematurely leave office by reason of:

  1. Resignation; or,
  2. An Area Director’s removal from the Board of Directors; or,
  3. Being named as Interim Vice-Commander for a period expected to exceed 12 months.

2.3.4.2 Subsection B: Resignation

Appointed Area Directors may tender their resignation to the Commander or Vice-Commander. An Appointed Area Director who has failed to attend two (2) consecutive Board of Directors Meetings without good and sufficient cause shall be deemed to have tendered his/her resignation to the Board of Directors.

2.3.4.3 Subsection D: Removal from the Board of Directors

If an Area Director is removed from the Board of Directors as provided in Section 3, Subsection C of this Article s/he shall cease to be an Area Director in his/her Area.

2.3.4.4 Subsection E: Being Named As Interim Vice-Commander

An Area Director, named as Interim Vice-Commander, as provided in Section 1, Subsection F of this Article, for a period expected to exceed 12 months shall be removed from the office of Area Director and succeeded as described below. However, if the true Vice-Commander shall return to office prior to the expiration of the Interim Vice-Commander’s Area term, the Interim Vice-Commander shall re-claim their Area Directorship for the remainder of the unexpired term.

2.3.4.5 Subsection F: Succession of Area Directors

An Area Director who prematurely leaves office for any of the above reasons, shall be replaced by the Commander or Vice-Commander. A new director will be Appointed at the next regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting. The Director shall serve the remainder of the departed Director’s unexpired term.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Organization 1.4 on page §
Elective Association Officers 1.5.1 on page §
Appointed Area Directors 1.5.3 on page §
Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Board of Director Meetings 1.6.3 on page §
Area Meetings 1.6.4 on page §

By-Laws

Appointed Area Directors 2.2.4 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Illness, Injury or Death of an Officer 2.3.6 on the next page
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.3.5 Section 5: Committee Members and Association Representatives

Committee Members and Association Representatives may resign, be granted Leaves of Absence or terminated at the discretion of the Commander or Vice-Commander. If necessary, the Commander or Vice-Commander shall fill these vacancies as soon as possible. Additionally, Association Representatives may have their appointments revoked as provided for in Article V, Section 2, Subsection C of the Constitution.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Illness, Injury or Death of an Officer 2.3.6 on page §
Standing Committee Duties 2.4 on the following page
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.3.6 Section 6: Illness, Injury or Death of an Officer

In the event any officer listed above is stricken with a illness or injury and unable to perform the duties of his/her office, then the succession provisions listed above shall immediately take effect. However, upon recovery, the officer shall be reinstated to his/her original office, provided his/her term has not expired. In the event of the death of any officer listed above, the succession provisions listed above shall immediately take effect and remain in effect for the remainder of the unexpired term.

2.3.7 Section 7: Association Employees

All matters pertaining to employees shall be defined by the Association’s Personnel Policy.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Association Employees 1.5.8 on page §

By-Laws

Employees 2.2.5 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Personnel Committee 2.4.3 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §

2.4 ARTICLE IV: Standing Committee Duties

2.4.1 Section 1: Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee shall consist of ten (10) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Advisory Committee shall review and/or recommend policy changes affecting any Association activity, office, officer or employee; offer advice to the Board of Directors and any Association Officer or committee upon request; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Board of Directors 1.5.5 on page §
Board of Directors Meetings 1.6.3 on page §

By-Laws

Board of Director Members 2.3.3 on page §
Personnel Committee 2.4.3 on the following page

2.4.2 Section 2: Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall consist of ten (10) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Finance Committee shall prepare a budget to govern the expenses of the Association for the year following the Convention and Annual Meeting (this budget shall be approved by a majority of the Board of Directors and presented to the assembly by the Finance Chairperson); explore and implement ways of raising funds for the Association; approve all travel expenses and expenses for additional help prior to disbursement by the Treasurer, if appropriate; develop guidelines by which such disbursements may be made by the Treasurer; provide a recommendation on all matters concerning employee salaries,  including raises and cuts, to the Board of Directors who shall make all final salary decisions by majority vote; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

By-Laws

Treasurer 2.2.3.2 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Appointed Association Officers 2.3.2 on page §

2.4.3 Section 3: Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee and Chairperson shall be appointed annually at the Convention and Annual Meeting by the Board of Directors and shall consist of one (1) director from Areas 1-8 and (1) director from Areas 9-15, one (1) representative from Areas 1-8, one representative from Areas 9-15, one (1) member at large and the Executive Director who shall be ex-officio non voting member. All appointments are for two years, except the member at large which shall be a one year appointment. The Personnel Committee shall prepare a job description for the position of Executive Director and when hiring shall interview qualified candidates, prepare a proposed contract and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors on the most qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director. The chairperson shall immediately notify the Executive Officers and Board of Directors on the hiring, firing, resignation or leave of absence of any employee. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Personnel Committee shall also prepare and maintain a Personnel Manual for the Association; meet at least once annually and as needed to consider changes in the Manual; make recommendations to the Board of Directors and other Association bodies on issues involving employees; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Association Employees 1.5.8 on page §

By-Laws

Employees 2.2.5 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §
Association Employees 2.3.7 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §

2.4.4 Section 4: Credentials Committee

The Credentials Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet at the Convention and Annual Meeting prior to the opening of the first session of the Business Meeting or as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Credentials Committee shall also verify the credentials of each voting delegate to the Convention and Annual Meeting and certify his/her right(s) to vote during the Business Meeting; draft, for majority approval of the Board of Directors, and publish campaign requirements for candidates for Association Office; review the qualifications of candidates for Association Office at the Convention and Annual Meeting and report their findings to the assembly; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Membership 1.3 on page §
Meetings 1.6 on page §

By-Laws

Membership 2.1 on page §
Standards and Training Committee 2.4.8 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.4.5 Section 5: Constitution Committee

The Constitution Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members and shall meet at least once yearly and as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Constitution Committee shall also review the Association’s Constitution and these Bylaws to consider the need for amendments to clarify or update them, at their required meeting; review any amendment(s) submitted by the Association membership to determine their timeliness and impact of the Constitution and Bylaws prior to the Convention and Annual Meeting; provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors and to the assembly on such amendment(s); and interpret the Constitution and these Bylaws. Upon written request, the Committee shall give a written interpretation of the provisions of this Constitution and Bylaws which shall be filed by the Executive Director for future reference. Written interpretations by the Constitution Committee shall be binding and may only be changed by the Constitution Committee or Amendment. The Constitution Committee shall keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Meetings 1.6 on page §
Amendments 1.9 on page §

By-Laws

Administrative Procedures 2.6 on page §
Amendments 2.7 on page §

2.4.6 Section 6: Rescue Competition Committee

The Rescue Competition Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Rescue Competition Committee shall also serve as liaison between the Association and the North Carolina Department of Insurance Fire and Rescue Services Division, or its successor, for the purpose of sponsoring an annual competition between Association squads involving rescue techniques; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.4.7 Section 7: BLS Competition Committee

The BLS Competition Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the BLS Competition Committee shall also serve as liaison between the Association and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services, or its successor, for the purpose of sponsoring an annual competition between Association squads involving patient care techniques; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and,shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §
Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Committee Members and Association Representatives 2.3.5 on page §
Voting 2.5 on page §

2.4.8 Section 8: Standards and Training Committee

The Standards and Training Committee Shall Consist of a minimum of eight (8) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Standards and Training committee shall establish additional requirements for active unit membership, monitor, develop and recommend standard and training programs affecting members of the Association and keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and perform such other duties as the Commander and or Board of Directors may require of it.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Officers, Governing Bodies, Committees and Employees 1.5 on page §

Appointed Association Officers 1.5.2 on page §

Standing Committees 1.5.6 on page §

Meetings 1.6 on page §

Meeting Rules 1.6.1 on page §
Standing Committee Meetings 1.6.5 on page §

By-Laws

Officers and Employees Duties and Remuneration 2.2 on page §

All Standing Committee Chairpersons 2.2.3.8 on page §
Remuneration 2.2.6 on page §

2.5 ARTICLE V: Voting

2.5.1 Section 1: Active Members

Association Squads, and individual squad members serving within that squad, shall have one vote per squad at the Convention and Annual Meeting and Area Meeting. Each squad shall designate a delegate to cast its vote at the Convention and Annual Meeting.

2.5.2 Section 2: Lifetime Members

Lifetime Members shall have no voting rights.

2.5.3 Section 3: Emeritus, Associate and Honorary Membership

Emeritus, Associate and Honorary Membership conveys no office holding or voting rights.

2.5.4 Section 4: Commander, Vice-Commander and Committee Chairpersons

The Commander, Vice-Commander and other Chairpersons shall have no vote at meetings in which they preside. A tie vote by eligible voters defeats the issue in question; however, in the event of a tie, the Commander, Vice-Commander or other Chairperson may, at their discretion, cast a vote in favor of the issue in question.

2.5.5 Section 5: Board of Director’s Meetings

Only Board members shall be allowed to vote. Each member of the Board, with the exception of the presiding officer, shall have one (1) vote. Fifty percent (50%) of the Board members present and voting at a Board Meeting shall constitute a quorum.

2.5.6 Section 6: Appointed Association Officers

2.5.6.1 Subsection A: Convention and Annual Meetings, Board of Directors Meetings, and Area Meetings

Appointed Association officers shall not be afforded a vote at the Convention and Annual Association Meeting, at Board of Directors Meetings, or at Area Meetings, based solely on their appointed position.

2.5.6.2 Subsection B: Committee Meetings

If active members of this Association, Appointed Association Officers may be appointed to committees and/or committee chairpersons, with full voting rights, of any Association committee, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from serving and voting in such position(s) by this Constitution and By-Laws.

2.5.7 Section 7: Area Meetings

2.5.7.1 Subsection A: Area Squads

Area squads shall vote as described under the section on Active Members.

2.5.7.2 Subsection B: Area Directors

The Area Directors shall vote only if they are the sole representative of their squad or are individual members without a squad. A tie vote by eligible voters defeats the issue in question; however, in the event of a tie, the Area Director actually conducting the vote may, at his/her discretion, cast a vote in favor of the issue in question.

2.5.7.3 Subsection C: Appointed Area Officers

Appointed Area Officers shall not be afforded a vote at Area  Meetings based solely on their appointed position.

2.6 ARTICLE VI: Administrative Procedures

The Board of Directors may, by majority approval, adopt administrative procedures that clarify and/or supplement this Constitution and By-Laws, provided such procedures do not modify this Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Directors may, by majority approval, also adopt a system of office policies, practices, procedures and disciplinary actions to govern its membership, provided such does not conflict with this Constitution and By-Laws.

2.7 ARTICLE VII: Amendments to the By-Laws

Proposed amendments to these Bylaws shall be presented in writing to the Association Executive Director not less than 45 days before the Convention and Annual Meeting. The Executive Director shall submit a copy of all proposed amendments to the membership not less than 30 days in advance of the opening of the Convention and Annual Association Meeting. Prior to the Convention and Annual Meeting, the Constitution Committee shall review the amendment(s) and shall provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors and, at the Convention and Annual Meeting, to the assembly. A two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting delegates present and voting at the Convention and Annual Meeting shall be required for adoption of the amendment.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Amendments 1.9 on page §

By-Laws

Constitution Committee 2.4.5 on page §
Administrative Procedures 2.6 on the preceding page

2.8 ARTICLE VIII: Effective Date

These By-Laws shall become effective upon ratification.

Related Sections:

Constitution

Effective Date 1.10 on page §

Amended: August 28, 2015

Chapter 3
BENEVOLENT BROTHERHOOD RULES & BYLAWS

Pursuant to action taken by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., there is established a Benevolent Brotherhood Fund to be known as "The North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Benevolent Brotherhood."

3.1 ARTICLE I (Name)

North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Benevolent Brotherhood.

3.2 ARTICLE II (Purpose)

The purpose of the Benevolent Brotherhood is to render financial aid to the beneficiary, who at the time of his/her death, is in good standing as a member of the Benevolent Brotherhood.

3.3 ARTICLE III (Membership)

To qualify for membership in this Brotherhood, the person applying shall be a member or an official of a rescue squad that is affiliated with or a subsidiary of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., and the person applying must be a member of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

3.3.1 Section 1

Membership in the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Benevolent Brotherhood shall be available to all present members and/or officers of rescue squads that are affiliated with or subsidiaries of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

3.3.1.1 A member must join the Brotherhood within five (5) years after becoming a member of the Association. Unless, the department and all members join the Brotherhood as a unit. (Approved 1-25-98)

3.3.1.2 A member must join the Benevolent Brotherhood before they reach their sixty-fifth (65) birthday. (Approved 9-20-02)

3.3.2 Section 2

Applicants for membership in the Benevolent Brotherhood shall be in good health.

3.4 ARTICLE IV (Board of Directors)

The Directors of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., the Commander, Vice-Commander, and Executive Director-Treasurer shall constitute the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS Benevolent Brotherhood.

The Board of Directors shall meet annually at the regular conference of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc. The Commander shall be Chairman, the Vice-Commander shall be Vice-Chairman, and the Executive Director-Treasurer shall be appointed by the Commander with the approval of the Board of Directors.

The Chairman may call special meetings of the Board of Directors whenever he deems it necessary.

3.5 ARTICLE V (Officers’ Duties)

The Commander shall preside at all meetings. In the absence of the Commander, the Vice-Commander shall preside.

The Executive Director-Treasurer will be responsible for making a financial record of all transactions of the Benevolent Brotherhood, and shall make a report of the same at any regular or called meeting.

Upon receipt of proof of death (Death Certificate) of a member of this Benevolent Brotherhood (which may be from any cause, except that no benefits are to be paid in the event of death by suicide unless the deceased has been a member of the Benevolent Brotherhood for a period of two (2) years or longer), the Executive Director-Treasurer shall pay to the beneficiaries designated by the deceased member, the amounts as specified in these bylaws.

All checks against funds require two signatures signed by the Executive Officers or Administrative Staff as approved by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors has the authority to require a bond of these persons signing checks or handling funds.

3.6 ARTICLE VI (Dues)

Each member shall pay to the Treasurer four (4) dollars ($4.00) as the initial payment with application for membership and one (1) dollar ($1.00) upon the death of a member of the Benevolent Brotherhood.

Each member shall pay additional assessments of one (1) dollar ($1.00) each to cover the operating expenses of the Benevolent Brotherhood. The number of operating expense assessments needed to cover the operating expenses will be determined by the Board of Directors.

3.7 ARTICLE VII

The Chief or Captain of each squad shall appoint a member to receive collections from each Benevolent Brotherhood member when notified of a member’s death. The Collector shall forward the collections, along with a complete report, to the Executive Director-Treasurer of the Benevolent Brotherhood within a period of thirty (30) days after the date of the assessment. The squad is responsible for all collections, notifications of members regarding delinquency and cancellations of membership.

3.8 ARTICLE VIII (Disbursements)

3.8.1 Section 1

The Officers and Directors shall require the Executive Director-Treasurer to pay the beneficiary of a deceased member of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Benevolent Brotherhood the amount as specified in the following schedule:



Membership size Benefit amount




500 members $ 250.00


1000 members $500.00


1500 members $ 1,000.00


2000 members $ 1,500.00


2500 members $ 2,000.00


3000 members
$ 2,500.00


3500 members $ 3,000.00


4000 members $ 3,500.00


4500 members $ 4,000.00


5000 members $ 4,000.00


6500 members $ 5,500.00


7000 members $ 6,000.00


8000 members $ 7,000.00


9000 members $ 8,000.00


10,000 members $ 9,000.00


11,000 members $ 10,000.00


3.8.2 Section 2

The Benevolent Brotherhood shall furnish an Association flag for the graveside services or for the family, when requested by the deceased member’s family.

3.9 ARTICLE IX (Delinquents)

Any member who fails to pay within a period of sixty (60) days after the member and/or squad has been properly notified by letter from the Executive Director, shall forfeit membership in the Benevolent Brotherhood.

3.10 ARTICLE X (Expulsion)

Any member who is dismissed from his or her squad for not complying with the Constitution and Bylaws and/or the general rules of the squad or for any other reason, shall immediately forfeit membership in the Benevolent Brotherhood.

3.11 ARTICLE XI (Individual Membership)

Any member may retain membership in the Benevolent Brotherhood if he or she resigns or is retired from the squad for reasons other than those described in Article X, and is in good standing in the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc., retains good moral habits, keeps the Executive Director informed of his or her correct address, pays all assessments properly, gives full moral support to all squad personnel and rescue squads at all times, and has as much as three (3) years’ continuous service as a squad member or an officer (prior to retirement or resignation) of a member rescue squad of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

All Individual Brotherhood Members are required to pay thirty dollars ($30.00) in advance, to be used as assessments and dues occur. Once the thirty dollars ($30.00) is used up, the Executive Director will bill the Individual Member for another thirty dollars ($30.00).

3.12 ARTICLE XII (Amendments)

These Rules and Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Benevolent Brotherhood, providing the amendment is presented in writing to the Executive Director fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting in which the vote is to be taken.

3.13 ARTICLE XIII (Expenses)

Membership of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Benevolent Brotherhood shall finance the necessary expenses incurred in operating this fund.

3.14 ARTICLE XIV (Pre-existing Conditions)

The North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc. will pay no claim for:

1.

Results from a pre-existing condition, and which commences within two (2) years of application date. (A pre-existing condition is one that was diagnosed or treated by a doctor within five (5) years prior to the application date).

2.

The existence of symptoms which would cause an ordinarily prudent person to seek diagnosis, care or treatment within the five (5) year period prior to the application date.

3.15 ARTICLE XV (Disclaimer)

Nothing in these Bylaws shall be construed to create an expectation that such benefits payable by this Brotherhood are insurance benefits. Such benefits are not insurance benefits and are not subject to the jurisdiction and supervision of the Department of Insurance.

Chapter 4
MUTUAL AID GUIDELINES

The following guidelines were developed with the idea to help promote good public relations, and to also help inform State officials of Mutual Aid in rescue operations throughout the State of North Carolina.

4.1 MUTUAL AID GUIDELINES FOR STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The following information is intended to be used as a guideline by those agencies directly and indirectly involved in providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services resources in fulfilling their responsibilities as identified in the State Comprehensive Emergency Plan.

It is hoped that this document will clarify and identify lines of communication and command procedures that interface with existing procedures by other agencies. The procedures within follow these guidelines universally recognized and are in some stages of implementation by Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services within the State of North Carolina.

  1. Upon initial notification of SERT activity, the Association may be notified by any of the following agencies of any necessary resources requested; NC Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), or NC Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) Operations. The requesting agency will advise all pertinent information regarding the resource request that may include any of the following: name of IC, reporting location, communication channels to be used, appropriate contact information of the requesting agency, etc., and be advised of the individual in charge.
  2. All resource requests to the Association will be handled through the designated individual from OSFM, OEMS, or NCEM Operations.
  3. The Association shall notify, obtain, and organize requested equipment and notify the designated contact person with OSFM, OEMS, or NCEM Operations of the location of the resource, the individual in charge, and any pertinent information shared by the resource.
  4. All Area Directors are to assist the Association Office in securing the resources requested and report to the Association office the names and certification of all individuals and the name and number of all vehicles. The Association will then notify the State EOC of this information and the movement of resources can be authorized If possible, the individual squads should notify the appropriate individual in their county who should be aware of movement of resources from the county.
  5. If provisions for fuel, food, lodging and support needs cannot be authorized, Association resources will not be requested or authorized by EOC.
  6. Any resources responding, without documented authorization by the Association, will be returned and no support provided.

4.2 GUIDELINES FOR STATE EOC STAGING AREAS

  1. The location of the particular Staging Areas will be determined by Command based on known and predictable conditions. Locations will provide flexibility of movement and ease in providing support needs to units being held at staging.
  2. In the initial planning for the location of SERT Staging Areas, Command should include all appropriate state agencies. Staging Areas will not be established until availability of fuel, food and other support equipment at no cost, can be finalized.
  3. The Staging Areas’ managers will be provided with a list of expected agencies’ units, personnel, and the estimated arrival time of authorized resources. Any unauthorized units and/or personnel will be returned to their respective locations and no support provided.
  4. All fuel, food, supplies, and other support equipment used by the authorized resource must be documented and this documentation forwarded to F/R-OEMS Operations by F/R-OEMS field units. Command and the appropriate requesting agencies to include OSFM, OEMS, and NCEM is to be included in the incident documentation and for any possible reimbursements.
  5. Information relayed to Field Units from OSFM, OEMS, or NCEM Operations shall be passed on to resources located in Staging Areas by hourly briefings.
  6. All units must report to designated Staging Areas for debriefing prior to return and termination of all operations. All movement must be documented by Field Units and forwarded to F/R-OEMS Operations.
  7. No Staging Areas shall be terminated or equipment released unless authorized by OSFM, OEMS, or NCEM Operations.
  8. Any agency, county or local mutual aid agreements activated prior to or during SERT Operations shall be the responsibility of those requesting agencies and to not fall under the support responsibilities of OSFM, OEMS, or NCEM Operations.

Chapter 5
Directory

5.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS





Name

Address

Bus Phone Personal Phone




Baddour, Phillip

PO Box 916, Goldsboro, NC 27533

919 735-7275 919 734-3917




Blackwelder, Wesley E.

16 Midway Park Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681

828 455-8034




Bradshaw, Jerry

216 King Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-8715

910 533-2252




Butts, Stormy T.

259 Rooks Rd, Gates, NC 29737

252 357-0388 252 331-3417




Caudill, Richard

3440 Pine Swamp Rd., Sparta, NC 28675

336 372-2833




Cornelison, Jerry

PO Box 240, Bunn Level, NC 28328

919 776-5601




Cowan, Glenn E.

PO Box 1137, Robersonville, NC 27871-1137

252 795-4117 252 508-0317




Ellis, Ronald

419 Belvoir School Rd, Clinton, NC 28328

910 590-7283




Evans, Durwood

202 Turner Rd, Ure, NC 27935

252 357-0849




Faircloth, Joel

PO Box 505, Salemburg, NC 28385

919 736-0506 910 525-0385




Foxx, William Terry

145 Midway Park Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681-9981

828 632-2755




Frazer, Debbie

320 Bayleaf Dr., Goldsboro, NC 27534

919 738-8330




Gordon, Kevin

1310 Stoney Point Rd, Shelby, NC 28150

980 435-3282




Haddock, Eddie

PO Box 27, Princeton, NC 27569-0027

919 936-1981




Haddock, Kim

PO Box 27, Princeton, NC 27569-0027

919 936-1981




Hall, Sprunt

217 Jim Sauls Rd, Bowdens, NC 28398-7988

910 267-1942 910 293-3156




Harris, J. Keith

107 Stoney Run Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-9652

919 735-1512




Hedgepeth, Carnie

1882 Fishpond Rd, Farmville, NC 27828

252 296-6356




Henderson, Bill

2449 S Jim Minor Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-9185

336 578-5988




Hendrix, Ted R.

2351 Leroy Ave, Gastonia, NC 28054

704 736-2717 704 913-1746





Henrich, Harold W.

505 Neptune Dr, Swansboro NC 28584

919 369-5111




Hinshaw, Jeff

1201 Emerald St, Yadkinville, NC 27055-7833

336 716-4625 336 679-6443




Hogue, Kenneth

8374 Unity Church Rd, Denver, NC 28037

704 634-9935




Houston, Donnie

4068 Dover St., Claremont, NC 28610

828 464-5241 828 464-2434




Ivey Jr., Robert Dewey

174 Olan Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360

910 740-3383




Jacobs, Christopher W.

2044 Stamey Rd, Hudson, NC 28638





Joyner, Gordon A.

683 S Bentonville Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-8860

919 736-0506 919 705-3851




Joyner, Ricky E.

275 Manley Grove Ch Rd, Mount Olive, NC 28365-6961

919 689-9555




Knight, Darin

2409 Logan Field Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27530

704 400-6796




Kornegay Jr, Dr Hervy

102 Hyde Park Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27530

919 580-0004




Lunsford, Benjamin

4 Rosebank Court, Greensboro, NC 27407

336 905-7911 828 775-3942




Mancos, Joe

340 W New England Ave, Pinebluff, NC 27373

910 947-6500 910 281-5205




Mauney, Christopher Allen

4259 Bass Mountain Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349

919 666-3044 336 264-4767




Mauney, William C.

4259 Bass Mountain Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349

336 266-0420 (cell) 336 376-3589




McCaskill, L. Scott

1104 Black Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360-6012

336 242-2215 336 475-8654




McNeill Jr., Thomas

684 Myrtle St, Asheboro, NC 27205-7266

336 626-9948




Nowell, Paul

408 Holmes St, Weldon, NC 27890

252 532-3177




Oliver, Butch

1125 N White Post Rd, Pinetown, NC 27865

252 944-7346 252 927-2121




Pease, David

PO Box 10, Garner, NC 27529-0010

919 291-6201




Pennell, Tim H.

1931 Dover Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681-7036

828 632-0162 828 632-9809





Pippin Jr., John L.

194 Old Black Creek Rd, Fremont, NC 27830

919 242-6481




Poe, Debra

PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC 28640-0672

336 246-2768 336 246-3215




Poe, Robert G.

PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC 28640-0672

336 246-2768 336 246-3215




Rogers, Rodney S.

109 Sims Circle, Waynesville, NC 28786

828 400-6595




Sermons, Henry P.

218 Bryan St, Havelock, NC 28532-2348

252 447-5660




Skinner, Randy

236 Riverwood Dr, Hertford, NC 27944

252 426-1846




Smith, Mac

1337 Waters End Ct., Wilmington, NC 28479

910 470-0423




Sparks, Billy

965 Rock Spring Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

336 741-7073 336 767-1315




Stamey, David

PO Box 1013, Clyde, NC 28727-1013

828 646-2554 828 627-1112




Stewart, James S.

PO Box 762, Raeford, NC 28376-0762

910 904-2973 910 875-0313




Stone, Vince

PO Box 756, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-0756

828 884-2290




Sullivan, David

97 Valley Ln, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

828 259-5464




Sullivan, Woodrow III

108 Royal Oaks Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443-7328

910 270-4715 910 270-3695




Twomey, Robert D.

PO Box 53, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718-0053

828 884-3230 828 884-7174




Warrick, Ronnie

2303 Memorial Church Rd, Kenly, NC 27542-8807

919 242-5005




Whitman, Charles Gary

318 Clubhouse Dr, Dunn, NC 28334

910 892-1211 910 892-8558




Chapter 6
FISCAL YEAR

6.1 BROTHERHOOD OFFICERS

COMMANDER:

Terry Fox

CHAIRMAN:

 

VICE-COMMANDER:

Hervy Kornegay Jr.

VICE-CHAIRMAN:

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-TREASURER:

Joel Faircloth

6.2 RENEWAL OF YEARLY DUES

6.2.1 UNIT DUES

$40.00 per squad

6.2.2 MEMBERSHIP DUES

$ 16.00 per member

DUES ARE PAYABLE ON OCTOBER 1 - DELINQUENT AFTER FEBRUARY 1

DUES ARE PRORATED. MARCH 1 - AUGUST 31

6.2.3 BROTHERHOOD JOINING FEES

A ONE-TIME FEE OF $4.00.

6.2.4 INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL

PLEASE FURNISH THE ASSOCIATION WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WHEN RENEWING YEARLY DUES:

  1. SQUAD ROSTER of ALL members.
  2. SQUAD INFORMATION SHEET.
    It is important for us to have the correct mailing address of the squad, current Captain/Chief and Secretary along with emergency phone numbers. Please notify the Association when any changes are made in address, Captain, Chief and Secretary or Emergency phone numbers of any other officers.
  3. YOUR ROSTER CAN BE FILED ON-LINE AND PAYMENT MADE ON-LINE, OR YOU CAN FILE ON-LINE AND AUTHORIZE US TO BILL THE DEPARTMENT FOR YOUR ANNUAL DUES
  4. ALWAYS INCLUDE MEMBERSHIP DUES AND UNIT DUES AT THE SAME TIME, IF FILING YOUR ROSTER BY MAIL.

6.2.4.1 EACH SQUAD RECEIVES A CERTIFICATE FOR PAYMENT OF UNIT DUES.

6.2.4.2 INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATION CARDS ARE RECEIVED BY EACH MEMBER ON PAYMENT OF DUES. EACH CARD IS SIGNED BY THE COMMANDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-TREASURER. EACH MEMBER ALSO RECEIVES A NCAR&EMS WINDOW DECAL.

6.3 BENEVOLENT BROTHERHOOD

The Benevolent Brotherhood is a fund provided by the Association to the beneficiary of a deceased member of a Rescue Squad. The Benevolent Brotherhood pays benefits as provided for in ARTICLE VIII in the Benevolent Brotherhood Bylaws.

To be a member of the Benevolent Brotherhood, a member of a squad must first be a member of the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

N.C.A.R. & E.M.S. JOINING FEES ARE.........$16.00 per member

N.C.A.R. & E.M.S. BENEVOLENT BROTHERHOOD

JOINING FEES ARE...........................$4.00 per member

(Application Card Completed)

TOTAL JOINING FEES.........................$20.00

6.3.1 DEATH OF A SQUAD MEMBER

  1. Notify the Association office immediately when a death occurs.
  2. Send one (1) copy of the Death Certificate to the Association office. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL DEATH CERTIFICATE. Your local funeral home can obtain a copy for you.
  3. A NCAR&EMS flag may be obtained for the family of the deceased member, if they desire one. There is no charge for this flag.
  4. A Graveside Burial Booklet is available to squads on the death of a member. This booklet was composed and written by former State Chaplain, Rev. Dan Norman.
  5. Assessment fees are $1.00 per member, due within 10 days of  assessment billing date.
  6. In changing a Beneficiary, PLEASE FILL OUT ANOTHER APPLICATION CARD AND MARK AT THE TOP "CHANGE OF BENEFICIARY". Please have your squad secretary check occasionally for members whose beneficiaries have changed and for members who have gotten married and still list their parents as beneficiaries. Send changes to the Association Office as quickly as possible.
  7. When transferring a squad member to another squad, please make sure that all assessments are paid on them before requesting the transfer.

Chapter 7
OFFICERS

7.1 FY 2015 - 2016

COMMANDER:

Terry Fox

VICE-COMMANDER:

Hervy Kornegay Jr.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-TREASURER:

Joel Faircloth
Gordon A. Joyner, Emeritus

CHAIRMAN, NCAR&EMS/BENEV. BROTHERHOOD:

Terry Fox

VICE-CHAIRMAN, NCAR&EMS/BENEV. BROTHERHOOD:

Hervy Kornegay Jr.

7.2 APPOINTED OFFICERS

7.2.1 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/TREASURER

Joel Faircloth
PO Box 505, Salemburg, NC 28385
Res: 910/525-0385 Bus: 919/736-0506 Cell: 910/990-2728 Fax: 919/736-7759

Gordon A. Joyner, Emeritus
683 S. Bentonville Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-8860
Bus. 919/736-0506    Cell: 919/705-3851

7.2.2 MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Hervy Kornegay Jr
107 Hyde Park Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27530
Bus. 919/580-0004

7.2.3 LEGAL ADVISOR

Phillip Baddour, Jr.
PO Box 916, Goldsboro NC  27533-0916
Bus. 919/735-7275    Res. 919/734-3917

7.2.4 CHAPLAIN

Carnie Hedgepeth
1882 Fishpond Rd, Farmville NC  27828
Res. 252/413-0390

7.2.5 PENSION ADVISORY BOARD

Debra Poe
PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC  27640-0672
Bus. 336/246-2768    Res. 336/246-3215

Gary Whitman
381 Club House Dr., Dunn, NC 28334
Bus. 910/892-1211   Res. 910/892-8558

7.2.6 FINANCE OFFICER

Gary Whitman
381 Club House Dr., Dunn, NC 28334
Bus. 910/892-1211 Res. 910/892-8558

7.2.7 EMS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Robert G. Poe
PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC  28640-0627
Bus. 336/246-2768    Res. 336/246-3215

7.2.8 FIRE & RESCUE COMMISSION

Robert G. Poe
PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC  28640-0627
Bus. 336/246-2768    Res. 336/246-3215

Charles Gary Whitman
381 Club House Dr., Dunn, NC  28334
Bus. 910/892-1211    Res. 910/892-8558

7.2.9 PARLIAMENTARIAN

Ricky E. Joyner
275 Manley Grove Ch Rd, Mt. Olive NC 28365
Bus.     Res. 919/689-9555

7.3 FIRE & RESCUE COMMISSION CERTIFICATION BOARD

Joel Faircloth
PO Box 505
Salemburg, NC. 27385
Bus. 919/736-0506 Cell 910/990-2728

Terry Foxx
145 Midway Park Ln, Taylorsville NC 28681-9419
Res. 828/632-2755

Kenneth Hogue
8349 Unity Church Rd
Denver, NC 28037
Cell 704 634-9935

Tim H. Pennell
1931 Dover Church Rd
Taylorsville NC 28681
Bus. 828/632-0162 Res.. 828/632-9809

7.4 ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES

Joe Mancos
340 W New England Ave
Pinebluff NC 27373
Bus. 910/947-6500 Res. 910/281-5205

Ronald Ellis
419 Belvoir School Rd
Clinton NC 28328
Res. 910/590-7283

7.5 WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD

Jerry Bradshaw
216 King Rd, Clinton NC 28328-8715
Res. 910/533-2252

Gordon Joyner
683 S Bentonville Rd, Four Oaks NC 27524-8860
Bus. 919/736-0506    Res. 919/705-3851

Robert Poe
PO Box 672, Jefferson, NC 28640-0672
Bus. 336 246-2768   Res. 336 246-3215

Joel Faircloth
PO Box 505, Salemburg NC 28385-0505
Bus. 919/736-0506    Res. 910/525-0385

7.5.1 STROKE ADVISORY COUNCIL

VACANT

7.5.2 911 BOARD

James S. Stewart
PO Box 762, Raeford, NC 28376-0762
Bus. 910/904-2973   Res. 910/875-0313

7.5.3 URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

William Terry Foxx
145 Midway Park Ln
Taylorsville, NC 28581
Bus: 828/228-8526    Res: 828/632-2755    Cell: 828/320-3248

7.6 AREA DIRECTORS

7.6.1 AREA I

DIRECTOR:

Randy Skinner

DIRECTOR:

Stormy T. Butts

7.6.2 AREA II

DIRECTOR:

Glenn E. Cowan

DIRECTOR:

Butch Oliver

7.6.3 AREA III

DIRECTOR:

Ronnie Warrick

DIRECTOR:

VACANT

7.6.4 AREA IV

DIRECTOR:

Jerry Bradshaw

DIRECTOR:

Woody Sullivan

7.6.5 AREA V

DIRECTOR:

Robert Ivey

DIRECTOR:

Mac Smith

7.6.6 AREA VI

DIRECTOR:

Paul Nowell

DIRECTOR:

Harold Henrich

7.6.7 AREA VII

DIRECTOR:

Jerry Cornelison

DIRECTOR:

David Pease

7.6.8 AREA VIII

DIRECTOR:

Joe Mancos

DIRECTOR:

Christopher A. Mauney

7.6.9 AREA IX

DIRECTOR:

Jeff Hinshaw

DIRECTOR:

Billy Sparks

7.6.10 AREA X

DIRECTOR:

Bill Henderson

DIRECTOR:

Scott McCaskill

7.6.11 AREA XI

DIRECTOR:

Tim Pennell

DIRECTOR:

Wesley G. Blackwelder

7.6.12 AREA XII

DIRECTOR:

Richard Caudill

DIRECTOR:

Christopher W. Jacobs

7.6.13 AREA XIII

DIRECTOR:

Kevin Gordon

DIRECTOR:

Kenneth Houge

7.6.14 AREA XIV

DIRECTOR:

David Stamey

DIRECTOR:

David Sullivan

7.6.15 AREA XV

DIRECTOR:

Vince Stone

DIRECTOR:

Bob Twomey

7.7 ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Advisory Committee shall consist of ten (10) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Advisory Committee shall review and/or recommend policy changes affecting any Association activity, office, officer or employee; offer advice to the Board of Directors and any Association Officer or committee upon request; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.7.1 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Bob Twomey

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Glenn Cowan
Jerry Bradshaw
Jerry Cornelison
Bill Henderson
Joe Mancos
Tim Pennell
Randy Skinner
Vince Stone
David Stamey
Ronnie Warrick

7.8 BLS COMPETITION COMMITTEE

The BLS Competition Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the BLS Competition Committee shall also serve as liaison between the Association and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services, or its successor, for the purpose of sponsoring an annual competition between Association squads involving patient care techniques; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.8.1 BLS COMPETITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

William Mauney

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Debbie Frazer
Joe Mancos
Bob Twomey
Representative from the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, Office of E.M.S.

7.9 CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE

The Constitution Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members and shall meet at least once yearly prior to the first Board of Director’s Meeting and as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Constitution Committee shall also review the Association’s Constitution and these Bylaws to consider the need for amendments to clarify or update them, at their required meeting; review any amendment(s) submitted by the Association membership to determine their timeliness and impact of the Constitution and Bylaws prior to the Convention and Annual Meeting; provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors and to the assembly on such amendment(s); and interpret the Constitution and these Bylaws. Upon written request, the Committee shall give a written interpretation of the provisions of this Constitution and Bylaws which shall be filed by the Executive Director for future reference. Written interpretations by the Constitution Committee shall be binding and may only be changed by the Constitution Committee or Amendment. The Constitution Committee shall keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities, and perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.9.1 CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Glen Cowan

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Donnie Houston
Eddie Haddock
Bill Henderson
Bob Twomey

7.10 CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE

The Credentials Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members and shall meet at the Convention and Annual Meeting prior to the opening of the first session of the Business Meeting or as needed.  In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Credentials Committee shall also verify the credentials of each voting delegate to the Convention and Annual Meeting and certify his/her right(s) to vote during the Business Meeting; draft, for majority approval of the Board of Directors, and publish campaign requirements for candidates for Association office; review the qualifications of candidates for Association office at the Convention and Annual Meeting and report their findings to the assembly; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities, and shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.10.1 CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Jerry Bradshaw

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Wes Blackwelder
Jerry Cornelison
Robert Ivey
David Stamey

7.11 FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee shall consist of ten (10) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Finance Committee shall prepare a budget to govern the expenses of the Association for the year following the Convention and Annual Meeting (this budget shall be approved by a majority of the Board of Directors and presented to the assembly by the Finance Chairperson); explore and implement ways of raising funds for the Association; approve all travel expenses and expenses for additional help prior to disbursement by the Treasurer, if appropriate; develop guidelines by which such disbursements may be made by the Treasurer; provide a recommendation on all matters concerning employee salaries, including raises and cuts, to the Board of Directors who shall make all final salary decisions by majority vote; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.11.1 FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Gary Whitman

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Jerry Bradshaw
Gordon Joyner
Eddie Haddock
Bill Henderson
Dr. Hervy Kornegay Jr.
Tommy McNeill
David Pease
Debbie Poe
Billy Sparks
Vince Stone

7.12 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

The Personnel Committee and Chairperson shall be appointed annually at the Convention and Annual Meeting by the Board of Directors and shall consist of one (1) director from Areas 1-8 and (1) director from Areas 9-15, one (1) representative from Areas 1-8, one representative from Areas 9-15, one (1) member at large and the Executive Director who shall be ex-officio non voting member. All appointments are for two years, except the member at large which shall be a one year appointment. The Personnel Committee shall prepare a job description for the position of Executive Director and when hiring shall interview qualified candidates, prepare a proposed contract and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors on the most qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director. The chairperson shall immediately notify the Executive Officers and Board of Directors on the hiring, firing, resignation or leave of absence of any employee. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Personnel Committee shall also prepare and maintain a Personnel Manual for the Association; meet at least once annually and as needed to consider changes in the Manual; make recommendations to the Board of Directors and other Association bodies on issues involving employees; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and, shall perform such other duties as the Board of Directors may require of it.

7.12.1 PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Jeff Hinshaw  Director: 9-15, Term: Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Kim Haddock  Annually
Debbie Poe  Representative: 9-15, Term: Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
Jerry Bradshaw  Director: 1-8, Term: Aug 2014 - Aug 2016
Ronald Ellis  Reprentative: 1-8, Term: Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

7.13 RESCUE COMPETITION COMMITTEE

The Rescue Competition Committee shall consist of four (4) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws, the Rescue Competition Committee shall also serve as liaison between the Association and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Fire and Rescue Services Division, or its successor, for the purpose of sponsoring as annual competition between Association squads involving Rescue techniques; keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and shall perform such other duties as the Commander and/or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.13.1 RESCUE COMPETITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Tim Pennell

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Richard Caudill
Jeff Hinshaw
Ben Lundsford
Bob Twomey

7.14 RESCUE & E.M.S. MEMORIAL, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

7.14.1 MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Bill Henderson

MEMBERS:

Durwood Evans
Sprunt Hall
Gordon Joyner
Robert Poe
Bob Twomey

7.15 STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMITTEE

The standards and Training Committee Shall Consist of a minimum of eight (8) members, excluding its chairperson and any ex-officio members, and shall meet as needed. In addition to the duties and responsibilities bestowed on this Committee in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, the Standards and Training committee shall monitor, develop and recommend standard and training programs affecting members of the Association and keep the Board of Directors informed of its activities; and perform such other duties as the Commander and or Board of Directors may require of it.

7.15.1 MEMBERS

CHAIRPERSON:

Terry Foxx

EX-OFFICIO:

Commander & Executive Director-Treasurer

MEMBERS:

Wes Blackwelder
Richard Caudill
Kevin Gordon
Jeff Hinshaw
Kenneth Hogue
Darren Knight
Dr. Hervy Kornegay
Joe Mancos
William A. Mauney
Tim Pennell
Billy Sparks
Bob Twomey

Chapter 8
Past Commanders

*George Wentz

1957, 1958 Hickory, N.C.

*Roy Hardee

1958, 1959, 1960 Greenville, N.C.

*James Johnson

1960, 1961 Morganton, N.C.

*J. C. Purcell

1961, 1962 Laurinburg, N.C.

*Graham C. Johnson

1963, 1964 Elkin, N.C.

*James F. McDonald

1964, 1965 Goldsboro, N.C.

*W. O. Richards

1965, 1966 Newton, N.C.

*A. B. Parker

1966, 1967, 1968 Vass, N.C.

*Charles W. Campbell

1968, 1969, 1970 Salisbury, N.C.

*Howard A. Shaw, Sr.

1970, 1971, 1972, Goldsboro, N.C.
1977, 1978, 1979,
1983, 1984, 1985

*Jack L. White

1972, 1973, 1974 Canton, N.C.

Charles W. Swinson

1974, 1975, 1976 Mount Olive, N.C.

*T. Max Wesson

1976, 1977, 1989 Claremont, N.C.
1990, 1991, 1995,
1996, 1997

David A. Yount

1979, 1980, 1981 Newton, N.C.

J. Keith Harris

1981, 1982, 1983, Goldsboro, N.C.
1987, 1988, 1989

W. Wayne Cooke

1985, 1986, 1987 Rocky Mount, N.C.

John L. Pippin, Jr.

1991, 1992, 1993 Fremont, N.C.

*Hiram Brinson, Jr.

1993, 1994, 1995 Kenansville, N.C.

William H. White

1998, 1999 Fayetteville, N.C.

Henry Sermons

2000, 2001 Havelock, N.C.

Robert Poe

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 West Jefferson, N.C.

Gary Whitman

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Dunn, NC

Tommy McNeill

2009, 2010, 2011 Asheboro, NC

* Denotes Deceased

Chapter 9
CONVENTIONS/ANNUAL MEETINGS

First
Greensboro, NC   Sept. 22, 1957
Second
Goldsboro, NC   Oct. 5, 1958
Third
Salisbury, NC   Oct. 4, 1959
Fourth
Burlington, NC   Oct. 23, 1960
Fifth
Greenville, NC   Oct. 15, 1961
Sixth
Laurinburg, NC  Oct. 21, 1962
Seventh
Winston-Salem, NC   Oct. 27, 1963
Eighth
Hickory, NC   Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 1964
Ninth
Goldsboro, NC   Oct. 22, 23, 24, 1965
Tenth
Winston-Salem, NC   Oct. 28, 29, 30, 1966
Eleventh
Asheville, NC   Sept. 22, 23, 24, 1967
Twelvth
Goldsboro, NC   Oct. 25, 26, 27, 1968
Thirteenth
Hickory, NC   Sept. 26, 27, 28, 1969
Fourteenth
Elizabeth City, NC   Sept. 18, 19, 20, 1970
Fifteenth
Roanoke Rapids, NC   Sept. 17, 18, 19, 1971
Sixteenth
Wilson, NC   Sept. 22, 23, 24, 1972
Seventeenth
Asheville, NC   Sept. 14, 15, 16, 1973
Eighteenth
Charlotte, NC   Sept. 13, 14, 15, 1974
Nineteenth
Wilmington, NC   Sept. 19, 20, 21, 1975
Twentieth
Asheville, NC   Sept. 24, 25, 1976
Twenty-First
Charlotte, NC   Sept. 16, 17, 1977
Twenty-Second
Fayetteville, NC   Oct. 6, 7, 1978
Twenty-Third
Asheville, NC   Sept. 28, 29, 1979
Twenty-Fourth
Charlotte, NC   Oct. 3, 4, 1980
Twenty-Fifth
Winston-Salem, NC   Oct. 9, 10, 1981
Twenty-Sixth
Asheville, NC   Sept. 24, 25, 1982
Twenty-Seventh
Charlotte, NC   Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 1983
Twenty-Eighth
Fayetteville, NC   Sept. 21, 22, 23, 1984
Twenty-Ninth
High Point, NC   Oct. 4, 5, 1985
Thirtieth
Raleigh, NC   Oct. 3, 4, 1986
Thirty-First
Winston-Salem, NC   Oct. 23, 24, 1987
Thirty-Second
Morehead City, NC   Oct. 7, 8, 1988
Thirty-Third
Fayetteville, NC   Oct. 13, 14, 1989
Thirty-Fourth
High Point, NC   Oct. 4, 5, 6, 1990
Thirty-Fifth
Asheville, NC   Sept. 19, 20, 21, 1991
Thirty-Sixth
Morehead City, NC   Sept. 17, 18, 19, 1992
Thirty-Seventh
High Point, NC   Sept. 23, 24, 25, 1993
Thirty-Eighth
Greenville, NC   Sept. 15, 16, 17, 1994
Thirty-Ninth
Fayetteville, NC   Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 1995
Fortieth
Asheville, NC   Sept. 13, 14, 15, 1996
Forty-First
Hickory, NC   Sept. 19, 20, 21, 1997
Forty-Second
Winston-Salem, NC   Sept. 17, 18, 19, 1998
Forty-Third
Winston-Salem, NC   Sept. 16, 17, 18, 1999
Forty-Fourth
Fayetteville, NC   Sept. 21, 22, 23, 2000
Forty-Fifth
Hickory, NC   Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2001
Forty-Sixth
New Bern, NC  Sept. 20, 21, 22, 2002
Forty-Seventh
Winston Salem, NC  Sept. 11, 12, 13, 2003
Forty-Eighth
Winston Salem, NC  Sept 22, 23, 24, 2004
Forty-Ninth
Winston Salem, NC  June 23, 24, 25, 2005
Fiftieth
Winston Salem, NC  June 22, 23, 24, 2006
Fifty-First
Hickory, NC  June 21, 22, 23, 2007
Fifty-Second
Hickory, NC  June 19, 20, 21, 2008
Fifty-Third
Greenville, NC  June 25, 26, 27, 2009
Fifty-Fourth
Greenville, NC  April 23, 24, 25, 2010
Fifty-Fifth
High Point, NC  September, 16, 17, 18, 2011
Fifty-Sixth
High Point, NC  September, 13, 14, 15, 2012
Fifty-Seventh
Greenville, NC  July 25, 26, 27, 2013
Fifty-Eight
Greenville, NC  August 7, 8, 9, 2014
Fifty-Nine
Hickory, NC  August 27, 28, 29, 2015

Chapter 10
Area Directors’ Report

Date:_____________________

Squad:______________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

Captain:_____________________________________________________________

Number of members on squad: __________

Regular Meeting: YES______ NO______

Visit: YES ______ NO______

Is squad a Member of the N.C.A.R. & E.M.S.? YES______ NO______

Does Squad have an active training program? YES______ NO______

COMMENTS:_______________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

This is to certify that _________________________________________________

Director of Area __________ visited our squad.

SIGNED:__________________________________________________________

(Squad Official)

SIGNED:____________________________________________ AREA: _______

(Director)

Chapter 11
"Director of the Year Award"

POINT SYSTEM

  1. Getting a new squad to join the N.C.A.R. & E.M.S 100 pts.
  2. Holding and attending area meetings (50 points for each meeting) 50 pts.
  3. Visiting a squad during a regular meeting 50 pts.
  4. Visiting a squad for other than a regular meeting 25 pts.
  5. Visiting an area meeting (other than your area) 15 pts.
  6. Notifying the State Office of an area meeting 15 pts.
  7. Notifying the State Office within 24 hours of a mutual aid call 25 pts.
  8. Attending Director’s Meetings 50 pts.

In case of a tie, the Director visiting the highest percentage of squads in his/her own area (member and non-member) shall be the winner.

Cut-off date for the Commander accepting information for the Director of the Year Award shall be thirty (30) days prior to the Convention and Annual Meeting.

Amended at Director’s Meeting, September 17, 2006

Chapter 12
Emeritus Membership

Bob Bailey

Raleigh, NC

Ed Browning

Raleigh, NC

Joe Burris

Greenville, NC

Greg Chatham

Eden, NC

Regina Godette-Crawford

Whitsett, NC

Jean Kirk

Raleigh, NC

Clara Murphrey

Zebulon, NC

Drexdal Pratt

Benson, NC

Robert Swiger

Raleigh, NC

Wilburn Small

Wilson, NC

Rhonda Stevens

Selma, NC

Chapter 13
Lifetime Membership

Timothy L. Bradley

Mebane, NC

Jerry Bradshaw

Clinton, NC

Richard Caudill

Sparta, NC

Glen Cowan

Robersonville, NC

Anita J. Cox

Claremont, NC

Durwood Evans

Gatesville, NC

Joel Faircloth

Salemburg, NC

William Terry Foxx

Taylorsville, NC

William C. "Bill" Henderson

Mebane, NC

James Hardy

Summerfield, NC

J. Keith Harris

Goldsboro, NC

Jeff Hinshaw

Yadkinville, NC

Allen C. Johnson

Goldsboro, NC

Gordon Allen Joyner

Four Oaks, NC

Lena B. Joyner

Four Oaks, NC

Lawrence Scott McCaskill

Thomasville, NC

Marion Dawson Nethercutt

Grimesland, NC

Tim Pennell

Taylorsville, NC

John L. Pippin

Fremont, NC

Robert G. Poe

West Jefferson, NC

Debra E. Poe

West Jefferson, NC

Henry Sermons

Havelock, NC

David Stamey

Clyde, NC

Bob Twomey

Cedar Mountain, NC

Gary Whitman

Dunn, NC

David A. Yount

Newton, NC