PFFPNC news

PFFPNC mourns the loss of Rep. Linda Johnson

PFFPNC mourns the loss of Rep. Linda Johnson, a Cabarrus County Republican lawmaker, who died on Tuesday from cancer. The 20-year veteran legislator was a high-ranking appropriations chair in the House who reveled in visits from fire fighters across North Carolina. "Her door was always open for us and we were always greeted with a hug," wrote PFFPNC [...]

PFFPNC Leaders Attend Joint Fire Summit

PFFPNC President Scott Mullins and Political Director Josh Smith attended a meeting this past week comprised of leaders from the three organizations advocating for fire fighters and the fire service at the General Assembly. The three organizations include PFFPNC, the NC Association of Fire Chiefs and the NC State Firefighters Association. "All three [...]

PFFPNC on Instagram, calls for photos

PFFPNC expanded its social media platforms to include Instagram in 2020. "We want to give our members - particularly our younger members one more platform to hear from PFFPNC," said PFFPNC president Scott Mullins. "While Facebook and Twitter are our gold standard message platforms, particularly about fire fighter news pertaining to the General Assembly, [...]

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 [...]