Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters Association Donates Nearly 70 Coats To Area Children

Nearly 70 students at Battleground Elementary School received a special surprise from the Lincolnton Professional Fire Fighters’ Association in mid-November.    Jeffrey Hurt, president of Local 4866, along with other members of the association, came to the school with boxes of brand new winter coats to hand out to students as ambassadors of Operation [...]

Fayetteville Local 1873 Plays Large Role In Department Getting Raises, Bonuses

For the first time since 2000, Fayetteville fire fighters will see either substantial pay raises or bonuses after a hard-fought battle with the Fayetteville City Council. Fayetteville Local 1873 was in the forefront of the battle, in particularly by starting Fire Ops 101 to educate its elected officials. Throughout the last few months, members of [...]

Day 3 Of The 2014 PFFPNC Convention

Day three of the 2014 PFFPNC convention wrapped up Wednesday shortly after noon following a morning of business. Among the discussion was the announcement of the PFFPNC elected executive board members for the following two years. Here are your newly elected officers: PFFPNC President: Tom Brewer, Local 660 Charlotte PFFPNC Secretary-Treasurer: Josh [...]

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 [...]