PFFPNC News Category

IAFF offers disaster relief resources for members

The International Association of Fire Fighters has dozens of resources to assist its members during a time of disaster. Just some of the information on the IAFF's website includes health, safety and response advisories, federal resources and information on the IAFF's disaster relief fund. Click this link for more [...]

PFFPNC/IAFF Brace for Hurricane Florence

With Category 4 Hurricane Florence expected to hit the North Carolina coast on Friday morning, PFFPNC is distributing this e-newsletter to readers. "While North Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes, Florence appears to be a storm of historic size and destruction," said PFFPNC President Tom Brewer, who produced a short video giving an overview of [...]

So What Happens to HB340 Now?

Technically, HB340|Separation Allowance is still alive as the General Assembly's adjournment resolution requires the legislative body to return in a lame duck session on Tuesday, Nov. 27, a couple weeks after election day. This is in contrast to past adjournment resolutions for a short session, in which the General Assembly adjourns sine die, which means [...]

Separation Allowance Bill Fails to Move as Session Adjourns

The General Assembly adjourned the 2018 short session Friday, June 29, without the Senate moving HB340|Separation Allowance in a committee. "We are very disappointed first and foremost that fire fighters were not given an open hearing in a Senate committee on the bill," said PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith. "The House initially had the same concerns [...]

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 [...]