PFFPNC News Category

Fayetteville Local 1873 Plays Large Role In Department Getting Raises, Bonuses

For the first time since 2000, Fayetteville fire fighters will see either substantial pay raises or bonuses after a hard-fought battle with the Fayetteville City Council. Fayetteville Local 1873 was in the forefront of the battle, in particularly by starting Fire Ops 101 to educate its elected officials. Throughout the last few months, members of [...]

Day 2 Of The 2014 PFFPNC Convention

Day 2 ended with a powerful presentation from Greensboro Fire Capt. Sterlin Suddarth. Capt. Suddarth was injured in the line of duty in January 2014. He was among nine fire fighters injured after a roof collapsed on a working structure fire. “It was like a freight train hit me,” Capt. Suddarth said. He spent weeks at Baptist hospital with seven [...]

Day 1 Of The 2014 PFFPNC Convention

Day one of the 2014 PFFPNC convention is in the books in downtown Winston-Salem. The morning started with sounding notes of support and thanks from members of the Winston-Salem city council and mayor Allen Joines. PFFPNC President David Anders addressed the crowd next. The outgoing leader touched on his more than 20 years experience with PFFPNC. He [...]

Captain Eric D. Lacewell Of Wilmington IAFF Local 129 Passes

Wilmington Fire Figther Captain and IAFF Wilmimgton Local 129 member Eric Lacewell passed away Nov. 4, 2014, from complications of an injury he received on duty three years ago. Capt. Lacewell was a Brother, friend, father and husband. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. Capt. Lacewell fought a long, hard battle with his [...]

Guilty Plea Accepted In Death Of Local 673 President

This past February, IAFF members in North Carolina were shocked when they heard the news that a hit and run incident had killed Todd Martinez, President of IAFF Local 673.  This past Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, a guilty plea was entered by Andrew Barham of Reidsville who struck Todd on his bicycle. Judge Joseph Craig ordered that Andrew Barham serve four [...]

Asheville Local 865, IAFF Can Be Proud Following North Carolina Legislative Elections

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for Democrats in North Carolina on Tuesday. Asheville is the state’s silver lining. Democrats and Asheville Local 865 supported candidate Brian Turner (pictured below with Local 865 member Matt Ballance) pulled off an upset over incumbent Republican Representative Tim Moffitt in NC House District 116. Moffitt was a [...]

Fire Fighters And Paramedics Give Back To NC Jaycee Burn Center

On April 17, 2014, the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina continue their efforts to give back to the community. Throughout their careers, fire fighters and paramedics witness the tragedy of many burn victims and, in the course of their duties, often suffer burns themselves. The PFFPNC Board decided that giving to the aftercare [...]