PFFPNC News Category

HB340: As time ticks down, PFFPNC aims for field goal range

Senate leaders announced this week that the likelihood of statewide bills moving in committee or to the floor are unlikely. With HB340 | Separation Allowance hanging in the balance, PFFPNC was granted a 30-minute meeting with Senate Chief of Staff Jim Blaine on Thursday, June 21. PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith and DVP Scott Mullins did an [...]

General Assembly doubles line-of-duty-death benefit

Top budget writers - Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow/Jones) and Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) - held a joint press conference on Thursday to announce a package of line-items that have been agreed upon in the General Assembly's budget. During his time at he lectern, Sen. Brown said budget writers were adding correctional officers to the list of eligible [...]

PFFPNC to Host IAFF’s 2018 FSPPFF Conference

PFFPNC is proud to announce the IAFF's Federation of State and Provincial Professional Fire Fighters Conference will be held Sept. 25-29, 2018, at the Fairfield Marriott (downtown) in Charlotte. The formal announcement was made at the IAFF's ALTs Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., last month. North Carolina was awarded the conference after submitting [...]

PFFPNC Executive Board meets in Asheville for winter retreat

The PFFPNC Executive Board met January 15-17 in Asheville for its winter retreat to discuss 2018 planning, including the upcoming General Assembly short session that begins May 16. Other issues include political outreach in the Senate on HB340, 2018 General Assembly elections, organizing Locals, the formation of an LLC, fundraising, communications and [...]

PFFPNC DVP Scott Mullins fighting for rights on state and local level

If you follow PFFPNC DVP Scott Mullins on Twitter, you'll notice he's stirring it up over the disproportionate number of fire fighters getting cancer, something he's been working on since 2015 when PFFPNC introduced presumptive workers compensation legislation at the General Assembly. Now Mullins has a focus on Asheville policymakers, and he's gotten the [...]

PFFPNC 2017 Convention Day 2

Day 2 of the PFFPNC Convention included some fantastic guests and presentations. The morning began with Rep. Holly Grange from District 20 addressing the crowd. Rep. Grange is a former member of the U.S. Army Core of Engineers. She talked about some core values she lives by and acknowledge fire fighters and paramedics do too: Loyalty, Respect, Honor, [...]

2017 PFFPNC Convention Day 1

Rep. Dennis Riddell
The 2017 Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Convention got off to a great start on Monday. Mike Williams, President, Local 2961, Jacksonville, and Carolina Beach Fire Chief Alan Griffin welcomed us.  PFFPNC President Tom Brewer gave opening remarks, encouraging Locals to talk to one another. He said over the next few days we will talk about ways [...]

PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith Seated On The Retirement System Board Of Trustees

PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith begins his service on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System July 20 after being sworn in before the start of the governance board’s meeting.  One of the primary responsibilities of the governing board is to maintain responsibility for the proper administration [...]