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 Smith, Local 3137 Statesville

District 1 Vice President: Scott Mullins, Local 865 Asheville

District 2 Vice President: David Pollard, Local 682 Winston-Salem

District 3 Vice President: Keith Wilder, Local 548 Raleigh

District 4 Vice President: Frank Conklin, Local 1867 Greenville

Trustee: Curtis Collins, Local 3393 Cabarrus County

It was reported that 21 Locals participated in the voting process with 2,122 total votes.

Also discussed were several resolutions. Among those that were approved included developing an EDF policy; making fire fighter and paramedic separation pay upon retirement a legislative priority; and amending the PFFPNC Constitution that would allow for the Resolution Committee to be a closed committee and that all committee members adhere to the Resolution Committee Rules and General Guidelines currently in the constitution and by-laws.

A late-filed resolution that also was approved was for the PFFPNC board to make legislative effort for a bill setting guidelines for obtaining an IAFF-affiliated license plate for members and honorary guests.

Among the resolutions that failed included Voluntary Forfeiture of IAFF Charter and encouraging Local political participation.

During the business meeting, Wilmington and New Hanover Locals asked and were approved to host the 2016 convention. Next year’s convention will take place in Asheville.

This convention was the last that David Anders severed as president and Richard O’Brien as secretary-treasurer. Both have served PFFPNC for decades and their dedication was honored and recognized on many levels.