PFFPNC News Category

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 [...]

2019 Convention Dates Announced

The 2019 PFFPNC Convention will be held Nov. 10-13 in Raleigh at the Holiday Inn located at 320 Hillsborough Street. Further details will be announced closer to this year's convention. We hope everyone can make plans to [...]

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 [...]