Membership benefits include:
- support of the NC Prescribed Fire Council's mission
- eligibility to vote and hold office
- reduced meeting registration fees
- quarterly newsletter
- distribution list announcements (press releases, training, job postings - Not a deluge!)
- increased awareness of issues related to prescribed fire
The North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (effective June 16, 2010) and is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts. The establishing budget for the non-profit NC Prescribed Fire Council, Inc. includes income from membership dues. The Board approved an individual annual and lifetime membership structure rather than an agency or corporate membership to promote a personal commitment and equality among the members regardless of their position or employer.
Annual Dues are currently set at $10. The calendar year for the NC Prescribed Fire Council begins August 1 each year. Therefore, annual membership dues are required each August 1st and should be paid in August or September. Membership benefits expire October 1.
The NC Prescribed Fire Council would like to encourage participation from students and young professionals. As such, the Council has approved a student membership rate. Both graduate and undergraduate students qualify. Students may join for 4 years for $25. This is a $15 savings! Students may join at the student rate at any time. If the student graduates before the end of their 4 year membership, no problem! The membership is valid for 4 years. Students should let the Council know when their e-mail address changes so the Council doesn’t lose track of them.
Lifetime "spark" membership can be purchased for $110.
North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council
P.O. Box 37434
Raleigh, NC 27627