PFFPNC News Category

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 [...]

T-Shirt, Hoodie Purchases In Memory Of Fallen Brother Todd Martinez Support Sons

The High Point Fire Fighters Association is selling T-shirts and hoodies in rememberance of Todd Martinez. Martinez passed away after he was struck by a car while out riding bikes with his wife on Feb. 2, 2014. The T-shirts and hoodies will be printed on black, carry the IAFF logo and have Fallen Brother Todd Martinez High Point on them. T-shirts cost [...]

READ: Obituary, Funeral Arrangements For Todd David Martinez

Todd David Martinez, age 49, passed away on Sunday February 2, 2014 in Summerfield. Todd was born November 3, 1964 to Loretta Martinez in Clark County Nevada and grew up in Oakland and Hayward California. As a young man, he served proudly in the US Coast Guard and the United States Naval Reserves. Todd worked as a fireman and paramedic in Alameda County, [...]

IAFF Family In N.C. Lose One Of Our Own

It is with heavy hearts that IAFF members across North Carolina mourn one of our own. High Point IAFF Local 673 President Todd Martinez died approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday after being struck by a hit and run vehicle while riding his bicycle. The PFFPNC Executive Board and all our affiliates are deeply sorrowed by this tragedy. We would like to ask that [...]

PFFPNC To Donate 400 New Coats For Children In Need Across The State

ASHEVILLE – Approximately 75 Buncombe County children, and around 300 others across the state, will not worry about staying warm at the bus stop or playground this winter thanks to the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association of North Carolina. Asheville Fire Fighters Association donated its portion of the coats amongst the Black Mountain [...]

Fire Fighters Donate Coats To Kids In Need In Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE – Fire fighters with the Jacksonville Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 4249 hand delivered brand-new, American-made coats to approximately 50 children. The donations are a portion of 400 coats the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina purchased through Firefighters Coats for Kids, and divided among several [...]

Winston-Salem Local Delivers Coats, Toys For Kids

Saturday, Dec. 14 was a very rewarding experience and the joy of giving was felt as members of the Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association delivered brand new winter coats to children that really need them at Ibraham Elementary. Some of our firefighters & Santa arrived on fire trucks. They helped unload boxes and cook a yummy pancake [...]

Jacksonville Local President John Romero Named Firefighter Of The Year

Jacksonville Local 4249 President John Romero was named Firefighter of the Year with the Jacksonville Fire Department for 2013. Romero received the award on Dec. 13, 2013, at the annual awards banquet. Romero has been employed with the Jacksonville Fire Department for more than 22 years. He is currently a Driver/Operator and holds many certifications [...]