North Carolina Firefighters Fund

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The NC Firefighters Fund is:

  • A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
  • Headquartered in Lewisville, North Carolina
  • Funded through private donations, organizations, corporations and foundations

Mission statement

Education. Support. Wellness.

Our Focus

The North Carolina Firefighters Fund was created in 2010 to support firefighters living and working in North Carolina. The goal of the NC Firefighters Fund is to raise public awareness of firefighters' needs and the roles they play in communities across North Carolina.


The North Carolina Firefighters Fund (NCFF) was created in 2010 as a way to support firefighters working in North Carolina in the areas of education and wellness. The NCFF also aims to raise public awareness about firefighters' needs and their roles in North Carolina communities.

Board of Directors

  • R. Scott Alderman — Board Chairman — Fire Chief, Lewisville Fire Department
  • Tim Bradley — Executive Director, North Carolina State Firemen's Association
  • Tommy Cole — Assistant Chief, Pinecroft Sedgefield Fire District
  • Dean Coward, CPA — Board Treasurer — Assistant Chief, Balsam-Willets-Ochre Hill VFD
  • Reginald R. Hassler — Retired Chief, Boone Fire Department
  • Bentley Hatcher — SVP Lending, Local Government Federal Credit Union
  • Wesley D. Hutchins — Director of Emergency Services, Forsyth Technical Community College and Walkertown Fire Department Chief
  • Phil Welch — Fire Chief, Gastonia Fire Department

Firefighter Facts

  • Approximately 46,259 firefighters live and work in North Carolina.
  • It costs approximately $3,000 to outfit and train a new firefighter

R. Scott Alderman, Board Chairman

Fire Chief Scott Alderman has been in the fire service for 20 years. Chief Alderman originally started as a volunteer firefighter with Piney Grove Fire Department in 1990. He was appointed Chief of Lewisville Fire Department in 2002. Chief Alderman has served as President of the Forsyth County Fire and Rescue Association (FCFRA) and the Piedmont N.C. Firefighters Association (PNCFA).

He served as the Past President on the N.C. State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) executive board. He is also a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC).

He holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Guilford Technical Community College and a Bachelors of Science degree in Fire Safety Engineering from UNC-Charlotte. He also graduated from the Executive Fire Officer program at the National Fire Academy.

Scott lives in Lewisville with his wife Sharon and their three children, Kristen, Kayla and Chase.


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