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 [...]

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 [...]