The Norfolk Fire Department Federal Credit Union (NFDFCU) was originally founded by Mr. Frank Talley and chartered on April 28, 1940 and organized as a cooperative financial institution. The credit union was originally founded to provide Firefighters and their families with an alternative to high cost financial services, which were available only through banks at that time.
The credit union operated out of the back of a station wagon, operated by Chief Thorne. He would go from station to station, collecting deposits and loan payments, signing off on passbooks. You could also go to his home on Grandy Avenue and conduct business at his kitchen table.
The credit union was then moved to an unused room as part of Norfolk Fire Station #10, where the credit committee, board and few staff members would meet and make decisions affecting the credit union members.
Captain Christie Eugene became active in the Credit Union in 1949. He served on several voluntary committees before becoming Manager in 1952. He truly believed in going beyond the norm to help members with their financial needs.
On August 4, 1975, there was a groundbreaking ceremony to build an addition to Fire Station #10, thereby creating the actual Credit Union building, where it remains today.
The credit union’s Field of Membership has changed over the years, by encompassing Norfolk Fire and Rescue members as well as their families. The credit union also has Small Employee Groups (SEG) such as the Norfolk Police Union, Norfolk Airport, Virginia Beach Firefighter’s Union, churches and other small groups.
Our beloved Captain Christie Eugene remained active on local, state and national level with the credit unions until his untimely death on September 12, 2010. The building was dedicated to “Captain Chris” on January 19, 2011.
In honor of Captain Chris, we have dedicated a page to him. Click here to learn more about him; his influence and participation in the Credit Unions throughout the Commonwealth.
The credit union continues his legacy of helping members with their financial needs under the leadership of Kathy Galland. Membership with the Norfolk Fire Department Federal Credit Union is afforded to all City of Norfolk firefighters, police officers, dispatchers and their families.
We have a wonderful and friendly staff who will treat you like a person and not a number. They will be more than pleased to assist you with your banking needs.
|CEO, Manager||Kathy Galland|
|Operations Manager||Kathy Roehm|
|Junior Loan Officer||Leann Baez|
|PT Accounting Clerk||Gerry Jernigan|
|The Supervisory Committee|
The Supervisory Committee is appointed by the board of directors to police the credit union through auditing and reviewing members accounts and loans. The committee is in existence to protect the member's interest and to listen to and act on comments and suggestion that the member may offer. Please feel free to contact the committee via email or by snail mail at PO Box 12094, Norfolk, VA 23541 to make your voice heard.
|Board Liaison||Martin Gross|
Mary Lou Downing
|Board of Directors|
|Vice-Chairman||Earl Edwards Jr|