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PFFPNC 2019 Convention – Day 2

The second day of the 2019 PFFPNC convention continued with another group of great speakers and educational presentations. IAFF president Harold Schaitberger first addressed the crowd. He updated delegates of the growth of the union, particularly in North Carolina. He also touched on politics stating that IAFF supports both sides of the party line, [...]

PFFPNC 2019 Convention – Day 1

The 2019 PFFPNC convention got off to a great start on Monday with numerous speakers, legislative updates and more. Speakers included Gov. Roy Cooper who addressed the convention on Veteran’s Day saying, “I know you have a dangerous job not only because you can get hurt but because you can get sick because of the work you do. Municipalities should have [...]

PFFPNC launches quarterly magazine

PFFPNC is excited to announce the inaugural issue of The Firefighter, a quarterly magazine procuded by PFFPNC in collaboration with the IAFF and the government relations/communication team at New Frame. Click here to read the first edition of The Firefighter. Within The Firefighter, readers will find compelling content, new trends in the fire service [...]

Oral Cavity & Pharynx Cancer in Final Budget

The House and Senate released a compromise budget on Tuesday and included in the $24 billion spending plan is the funding of oral cavity cancer and cancer of the pharynx as a line of duty death benefit. The House and Senate passed the budget with bipartisan support on Thursday in a final vote in each chamber. Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday morning [...]

Senate agrees with House on LODD cancers

The Senate announced its version of the $25 billion state budget on Tuesday and it included a $235,000 Line of Duty Death benefit expansion of oral cavity and pharynx cancers, the exact line-item proposed by the House in its budget on May 1. While the House and Senate agree on the LODD line-item, there are sizable differences between the two chambers on [...]

PFFPNC’s PTSD Bill Filed Thursday

Rep. Holly Grange (R-New Hanover) (pictured with DVP Scott Mullins) joined Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincoln), Rep. Rena Turner (R-Iredell) and Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery/McDowell/Mitchell) on Thursday to introduce House Bill 622 | Provide WC for PTSD in First Responders. The legislation provides a process and standard for first responders to qualify for [...]

PFFPNC Presumptive Cancer Bill Filed

Powerful House Rules Chairman David Lewis (R-Harnett) filed House Bill 520 | Firefighters Fighter cancer Act on Thursday, legislation that will help relieve some of the burdens that fire fighters face once they have been diagnosed with nine work related cancers. The bill is co-sponsored by Majority Leader John Bell (R-Green/Johnston/Wayne), Rep. Jason [...]

PFFPNC to launch new magazine, “The Firefighter”

PFFPNC is excited to announce the coming of our new magazine, "The Firefighter." From PFFPNC President Tom Brewer: "Members, associates and friends. I am excited to announce the launching of our new magazine “The Firefighter” which will be online and emailed to our members and families. “The Firefighter” will include articles promoting fire [...]

Parity for First Responders Bills Filed

PFFPNC’s bill sponsors file two bills entitled Parity for First Responders this week in the Senate and House. Senate Bill 179 was filed Monday night by Senators Brent Jackson (R-Duplin/Sampson/Johnston), Danny Britt (R-Robeson/Columbus) and Tom McInnis (R-Anson/Moore/Richmond/Scotland). SB179 was referred to the Senate Rules and Operations of the [...]