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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Nov. 23-27

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Nov. 23-27 is now posted and includes in this Thanksgiving edition a congratulations to Treasurer Dale Folwell on his re-election and a farewell to House Chief of Staff Bart Goodson who is leaving his position on December 31.

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Happy Thanksgiving from PFFPNC — especially to the firefighters running calls today, which are plentiful at Thanksgiving.  (Yeah, we are looking at you with the turkey fryer on your back patio.)

We hope day is safe, family-and-friendly filled (even if it’s virtual), and full of gratitude.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Nov. 16-20

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Nov. 16-20 is now posted and provides information on PFFPNC's work to make firefighters a top priority for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in North Carolina.  Meanwhile a COVID-19 breakout at the Asheville Fire Department underscores the importance of North Carolina firefighters being a top priority.

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North Carolina firefighters proudly stand behind Ed Kelly for IAFF General President.  

He will fight for our profession and PFFPNC looks forward to his continued leadership.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Nov. 9-13

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Nov. 9-13 is now posted and reports that PFFPNC won 90 percent of its endorsed races for the General Assembly.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Nov. 2-6

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Nov. 2-6 is now posted and includes an election wrap-up about General Assembly races from Tuesday night.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Oct. 26-30

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Oct. 26-30 includes a rundown of the down-ballot races PFFPNC will be tracking on Tuesday night that will decide who governs public policy affecting firefighters for the next two years.

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The Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics of NC proudly endorses Frank Lima for IAFF Secretary-Treasurer.  

North Carolina firefighters look forward to the leadership Frank will bring to our profession.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Oct. 19-23

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Oct. 19-23 and includes a story about South Carolina's Republican governor hosting a bill signing ceremony with the IAFF for a bill providing presumptive cancer coverage for South Carolina firefighters.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Oct. 12-16 

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Oct. 12-Oct. 16 is now posted and includes a WRAL video story featuring PFFPNC President Scott Mullins regarding the recent COVID-19 diagnosis of six Sandfor firefighters.

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Oct. 5-Oct. 9 is now posted and includes scenarios in which the North Carolina Senate could possibly flip control and includes a link to the NC Labor Commissioner debate.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Sept. 28-Oct. 2

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Sept. 28-Oct. 2 is now posted and includes news that South Carolina's Republican governor signed a Republican backed bill giving South Carolina firefighters presumptive cancer coverage. This leaves North Carolina as the only state that fails to provide living firefighters with any cancer presumptive coverage.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Sept. 21-25

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Sept. 21-25 is now posted and includes news from South Carolina on their passage of cancer legislation that leaves North Carolina, specifically the NC Senate, exposed.  In related news, PFFPNC also provides coverage of last Saturday's IAFF Wall of Honor ceremony that memorialized an Asheville firefighter who died of occupational cancer in 2019.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Sept. 14-18

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Sept. 14-18 is now posted and includes viewing information about Saturday's IAFF Wall of Honor Ceremony, which will honor fallen firefighter Karen Shuart, who died of occupational-related ovarian cancer in 2019.  The ceremony begins at 1PM (ET).

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Sept. 7-11

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Sept. 7-11 is now posted and includes the announced endorsement of Wayne Goodwin for NC Insurance Commissioner and a remembrance of September 11.

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Every year on September 11, we pause to remember our fallen brothers and never forget their sacrifice.

It is our solemn duty to honor our 343 FDNY brothers lost that day and our 207 IAFF brothers and sisters lost to 9/11-related illnesses. It is our responsibility to keep their memories alive.

Immediately following the attacks, the IAFF was on the ground to support our New York locals – the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) Local 94 and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) Local 854. At the same time, members from across the United States and Canada traveled to New York to provide support to members and their families.

Honoring each of the lives lost on September 11 and in the years since, and remembering their service and sacrifice, are profoundly important to not just those of us in the fire service but to the families of the fallen, as well.

So today, on this anniversary every year, we pause in memory of those who lost their lives in one of the most valiant rescue operations our nation has ever seen. We will Always Remember and Never Forget.
Happy Labor Day from all of us at PFFPNC!  

We especially want to thank the firefighters across this state working today so we can celebrate this great holiday.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Aug. 31-Sept. 4

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for  Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 is now posted and includes PFFPNC's endorsement announcement of Jessica Holmes for NC Labor Commissioner.  PFFPNC also shares the tragic news of a probationary firefighter in Greensboro who died at the age of 34 last week.

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North Carolina firefighters know Wayne Goodwin as a great friend to firefighters — from his service as a lawyer, state legislator, State Insurance Commissioner, and NC State Fire Marshal.  

What many don’t know is that his wife Melanie was just as dedicated to firefighters in her service as an attorney, state legislator, and as a staff member for the NC Industrial Commission, the commission that decides our occupational cancer claims.  (Melanie was even known to give us counsel in evening telephone calls on our legislation.)  

As many of you know, Melanie was in her own fight with cancer and that fight has now come to a close today — a close we all know all too well in our profession. Our hearts hurt for Wayne and their two children.  We are told she was surrounded by those who love her as she peacefully transitioned. 

From all the firefighters Melanie has fought for in public service, we extend our heartfelt gratitude, our love, and sympathies.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Aug. 24-28 

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for Aug. 24-28 is now posted and includes PFFPNC's bipartisan slate of recommended candidates for the NC House in November.  PFFPNC also reports on a panel discussion featuring PFFPNC President Scott Mullins.

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From PFFPNC President Scott Mullins:

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected fire fighters’ efforts to Fill the Boot on streets and stores front in local communities across the country. 

With many traditional Fill the Boot drives on hiatus, MDA families are still counting on us this year! The IAFF & MDA’s Virtual Fill the Boot campaign has been designed to help us continue our support and help raise these critically needed funds. 

I am asking all PFFPNC affiliates to support this effort and participate.

It is set up to be easy and turn-key for every local and members to participate across all social media platforms to appeal to family, friends, and your community. You can also work with your departments to see if you can colloborate together. 

This way you may be able to share with all firefighters internally and with your local communities by utilzing the locals and departments external social media platforms to expand your
reach. 

If possible, you can work with your department PIO to help.
PFFPNC President Scott Mullins is a featured guest of NC Labor Commissioner candidate Jessica Holmes tonight.

Scott will be part of an esteemed panel of state and local policy makers and will discuss North Carolina firefighter issues, including the need for presumptive cancer legislation, due process rights, equitable pay, and the right to retire from a dangerous profession with health and dignity.

For more information, visit https://secure.ngpvan.com/CL_0QIfDSkeCxQvInte9Pg2?emci=cc9f5e00-26e6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&emdi=d8492ea4-33e6-ea11-8b03-00155d0394bb&ceid=11755349
It's often said that when you call 911, the public doesn't care if the firefighter is a Republican or a Democrat.  Just bring a fire truck and put out the fire.  

The same goes for us when we call our state senators for help.  We don't care what political party they represent, just help firefighters.  

That's why we endorsed 16 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the North Carolina Senate in this November's election.  (We'd love to make it an even 16-16 or even 25-25 for that matter.)
The PFFPNC e-newsletter for Aug. 17-21 is now posted and includes PFFPNC's 2020 Senate recommendations to its members, a bipartisan slate of 16 Republican and 16 Democratic candidates. The e-newsletter also highlights the hurricane clean-up work for a paramedic in New Hanover County.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Aug. 10-14

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for Aug. 10-14 is now posted, which includes an update on the NC Fire and Rescue Commission meeting this past Wednesday in Raleigh, a ruling on gubernatorial emergency powers, and PFFPNC is set to make big announcements starting next week.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, Aug. 3-7

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for Aug. 3-7 is now posted and includes news about Isaias, the announced retirement of Rep. David Lewis from the General Assembly, and a news clipping regarding the Statesville Professional Fire Fighter Association's fight for equitable treatment by its City Council.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, July 27-31

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for July 27-31 is now posted. As Isaias heads to North Carolina, PFFPNC reminds firefighters that the Professional Fire Fighters of North Carolina Charitable Fund is ready to get to work for its members affected by the storm and it's ready to take your donations. PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith gives analysis of the race for US President among North Carolina voters.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, July 20-24

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for July 20-24 is now posted and includes celebratory news from the IAFF on presumptive COVID-19 legislation it successfully got through Congress this past week. Also, PFFPNC Political Director Josh Smith gives analysis of the US Senate race in North Carolina as the organization considers what political direction it will go this fall.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Breifing, July 13-17 

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for July 13-17 is now posted, which includes the tragic news of another firefighter killed by cancer. PFFPNC begins the evaluation of polling as the organization considers key endorsements in the November elections.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, July 6-10

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for July 6-10 is now posted and includes the latest news from the General Assembly and their failed attempts to fully reopen the economy as Governor Cooper shudders businesses in the hopes of keeping North Carolinians safe. PFFPNC also gets some tough questions on its legislative agenda, which prompts political questions going into the 2020 elections.

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“...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...”

Happy Independence Day, PFFPNC.
ICYMI: PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 29-July 3

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 29-July 3 is now posted and includes news still coming from the General Assembly around reopen legislation, Governor Cooper's vetoes of that legislation, and how firefighters see both sides of the issue.

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Many firework-related injuries are preventable. Fireworks injure more than 10,000 people each year. #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, June 22-26 

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 22-26 is now posted and includes a wrap up of the 2020 short session, which is once again a disappointing one for PFFPNC. Also, in the newsletter, PFFPNC President Scott Mullins answers the question, "What do firefighters do about the Senate?"

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‪To the fathers serving in the North Carolina firefighter profession, we tip our hat to you today — Happy Father’s Day and we are thankful you for all you do each and everyday to protect our communities. ‬
The PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 15-19 is now posted and includes major movement in the House to move all three PFFPNC bill again in hopes of getting the Senate's attention on these important issues to firefighters.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC legislative briefing
 for June 8-12

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 8-12 is now posted and includes a wrap-up of a meeting between Sen. Jim Perry and the PFFPNC Executive Board this past week in Raleigh.

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for June 1-5 is now posted which covers the life-saving and property-saving work of firefighters in riot-torn communities across North Carolina this past week.

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“Peaceful protests by our neighbors exercising their first amendment rights across America are being interrupted by violence and unrest. In the middle of the challenges and turmoil, I am proud of our IAFF fire fighters, paramedics and EMTs who are once again proving their dedication to keeping their communities safe when they are needed most.

“As always, the safety of our members is our top priority. So, it was with disappointment and outrage that I witnessed our members – who are integral to keeping everyone, including protesters, safe — attacked over the weekend. In cities from Atlanta and Austin to Cleveland and Minneapolis and St. Paul, our members were subjected to having bricks or large fireworks hurled their way, simply for doing their jobs. This is inexcusable.

“Throwing rocks, fireworks or directing violence toward fire fighters, paramedics and EMTs is never acceptable.

“Fire fighters will continue to respond when needed; it is their job and their calling. On behalf of our 320,000 IAFF members, please allow your fire fighters on the frontlines to do that job, keeping everyone safe, without violence or incident.

“To our members, stay safe and know that this IAFF has your back.”

 Harold A Schaitberger
General President
International Association of Fire Fighters
The PFFPNC e-newsletter for May 25-29 is now posted and covers the budget shortfall hitting North Carolina as a result of COVID-19 and its negative effect on PFFPNC's legislative agenda.

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PFFPNC President Scott Mullins chatted with Sen. Jim Perry today before a committee meeting — but at a social distance.
PFFPNC pauses to observe the solemn Memorial Day holiday today — a day to honor and memorialize those who died in military service to the United States of America.  

“Firefighters know all too well about laying down one’s life for another, and it is a day we take seriously around fire stations,” said PFFPNC DVP Ben Bobzien, whose district includes Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville.  

Many fire stations across North Carolina participate in the national moment of remembrance that takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, May 18-22 

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for May 18-22 is now posted and includes news from Raleigh about a $150 million fund pushed down to North Carolina municipalities that can be used to bolster firefighter jobs that may be in jeopardy because of the pandemic. PFFPNC also reflects on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday coming up on Monday.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, May 11-15

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for May 11-15 is now posted and includes an update on COVID-19 testing across the state, more budget news on the upcoming legislative session, and a memorial to a fall firefighter in New Hanover County.

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Firefighter applicants can expect to work 24-hour shifts, amid adverse conditions, while carrying 50+ pounds of equipment. Is your retirement plan ready for that kind of challenge?

You can’t predict what will happen in retirement. The IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit have collaborated on a program that can help you protect your principal against market loss, while offering interest potential. Call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 to find out more. 

www.Responders-First.com
Multiple factors determine fire department resource deployment. How do you have your retirement resources deployed?

The IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit have collaborated on a program that can help firefighters accumulate assets without fear of market downturns. Call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 to learn more. 

www.Responders-First.com
You understand the risks in a response environment. Do you understand the risks to your retirement environment?

To help identify the risks to your retirement goals, call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847. You’ll learn how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit may help. www.Responders-First.com
As with fire apparatus, a regular review of your retirement plan is essential, as you could face volatility, or the biggest challenge of all—a significant loss of savings.
 
To help you maintain retirement readiness, call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 to learn more about what the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit can offer. 

www.Responders-First.com
The recent market disruption may have had a profound impact on your retirement savings. 

Your retirement plan will need a measure of resilience, like no downside risk, to provide a sense of security for your future. Call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 and find out how IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit may help. 

www.Responders-First.com
Like a fire, market volatility can wreak havoc on your retirement quickly. Are you taking steps to prevent that before it happens?

A little prevention work can go a long way to help secure your retirement savings. Call your Responders First program rep at 877.700.6847 and find out how IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit may help. 

www.Responders-First.com
Your union is thinking ahead—we know that timing is everything, especially in retirement. A significant market correction when you retire could be devastating. Instead, your union has helped prepare a program that provides protection from the market downside (you cannot lose money), plus interest potential.  

Call 1-877-700-6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit are working for your future. www.Responders-First.com
Thinking ahead to retirement? Your union is ready to help. There’s a lot to consider -- when you want to retire, what you plan to do, whether your spouse is covered, and more. An accumulation vehicle with no downside risk may help you meet your retirement needs. 

Consider your retirement options - call 1-877-700-6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit are working for your future. 

www.Responders-First.com
Your union understands—we do extensive research in seeking the best available gear for your protection.  Have you explored the best available options to meet your retirement needs?

Be prepared - call 1-877-700-6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit care about your future. www.Responders-First.com
Your union understands--occupational stress and toxic hazards are just two of the challenges you face as a fire fighter. But in retirement, there are also challenges — inflation, market volatility, healthcare costs, and taxes. 

Prepare for your retirement challenges - call 1-877-700-6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit are working for your future. 

www.Responders-First.com
Your union cares--on the frontlines, your safety is always at risk. Don’t put your retirement at risk.  You may have a great pension benefit, but have you considered the impact of inflation, healthcare costs, or even a big purchase like a truck, boat or motorcycle?

Help ensure you have adequate retirement savings - call 1-877-700-6847 to learn more about how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit are working for your future. 

www.Responders-First.com
Your union delivers—we know that in an emergency, you have a game plan for responding. But do you have a game plan for retirement? Market volatility, inflation, healthcare costs and more can significantly impact your retirement dollars.
 
Assess your retirement game plan - call 1-877-700-6847 and learn how the IAFF Financial Corporation and Security Benefit are working for your future. 

www.Responders-First.com
The PFFPNC e-newsletter for May 4-8 is now posted and includes news about a coalition opposing legislation that would give workers compensation presumptive coverage to essential workers, including first responders.  PFFPNC also previews the legislative short session that was just announced as resuming on May 18.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, April 27-May 1

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for April 27-May 1 is now posted and includes an update on the General Assembly session, including COVID-19 presumptive bills and PPE.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, April 20-24

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for April 20-24 is now posted and includes the latest COVID-19 news out of Raleigh, including a reopen update from Governor Cooper, a web-based resource created by PFFPNC, and a short preview of the upcoming legislative session.

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Below is the The Insider article we reference in this week’s PFFPNC e-newsletter about the policy reversal of Insurance Commissioner/State Fire Marshal Mike Causey.  This article was published on Tuesday and the PFFPNC e-newsletter was published yesterday. 

FIREFIGHTER COMPENSATION

Colin Campbell, THE INSIDER, 4/14/20

Firefighters and paramedics want the legislature’s help in ensuring that they’ll get workers’ compensation if they get coronavirus. But the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Association of North Carolina says its request isn’t getting enough backing from the state fire marshal, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. PFFPNC President Scott Mullins said firefighters and paramedics are risking exposure to coronavirus on every call they answer, and they need to be guaranteed worker’s comp benefits if they get sick — regardless of whether the illness can easily be connected to their work. “Firefighters and paramedics are exposed at a much higher level or degree than the average person,” Mullins said. “We believe our people need to be compensated.” Several local governments, including Asheville and New Hanover County, have already made that commitment to their first responders, but PFFPNC wants to ensure it applies statewide.

Causey weighed in with a letter to legislators last week. He argued that the Industrial Commission shouldn’t be responsible for approving a workers’ compensation mandate. The commission handles disputes over individual claims, he said, but it “does not regulate the insurers providing workers’ compensation disputes ... nor does it issue general policies on how claims should be assessed or paid.” His letter doesn’t suggest any changes to the law, but he notes that “COVID-19 provides some specific challenges in evaluating workers compensation claims because it is often difficult to tell when and where an individual contracted the virus.” PFFPNC isn’t happy with Causey’s position on the issue. “We want him to advocate on our behalf as the state fire marshal and not act as an insurance adjuster that’s going to deny people’s claims,” Mullins said.

Asked if Causey would support a legislative change, Department of Insurance spokesman Barry Smith said in an email that “workers’ compensation is designed to cover accidents and injuries that occur in the course and scope of employment. That would not change even if the statute was changed requiring coverage for COVID-19. Firefighters would still have to prove, among other things, that they got the disease on duty and that they were more likely to get the disease than the general public because of their job.”

PFFPNC also clashed with Causey recently over the need for more protective equipment for firefighters and paramedics. The group criticized his comments in a Spectrum News interview in which he said that “I’ve not heard of any problems at this point about equipment.” Mullins said that’s inaccurate because fire departments have struggled to get an adequate supply of N-95 masks and other items to keep them safe as they respond to calls involving people who have coronavirus. “Firefighters are the first chain in the healthcare link, and if we don’t have what we need, it will just add to this pandemic,” he said.

Smith clarified Monday that Causey does support additional equipment for firefighters. “However, there is a nationwide PPE shortage and Emergency Management and DHHS have set guidelines for prioritizing who gets PPE from state supplies,” Smith said. “Firefighters are currently third in priority after healthcare workers and transport providers. Despite this, the Office of State Fire Marshall has found and purchased 10,000 KN95 masks. When it receives the shipment of masks, they will be distributed to the county fire marshals in all 100 counties.”
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, April 13-17

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for April 13-17 is now posted and covers a recent policy position reversal by NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and a report from the PFFPNC e-board meeting this week.

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Happy Easter to all who celebrate — especially those on the job today.  

While this Easter may not be like any other in our lifetime, we hope you feel the redemption, love, and sacrifice represented by this Holy Day.
ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, April 6-10

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The PFFPNC e-newsletter for April 6-10 is now posted and includes news about another problem PFFPNC has with NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the NC State Fire Marshal. We also include news on how the PFFNC Charitable Fund purchased 260 masks for firefighters in southeastern North Carolina.

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ICYMI: PFFPNC Legislative Briefing, March 20-April 3

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