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Sunday November 23, 2014

Friend of Firefighters Award Presented

President Scott Alderman and Representative Dale R. Folwell

 

RALEIGH – The first ever Friend of Firefighters award was presented to Representative Dale R. Folwell of Forsyth County during the 2011 Legislative Day event held May 17th.

In 2009 Representative Folwell sponsored and worked diligently to pass House Bill 557. This bill, entitled “An Act to Enact the Future Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Members Act of North Carolina”, helped resolve issues surrounding the junior firefighter programs.

He has protected and defended many important issues related to funding for fire service programs. He has taken the time to become well educated on the programs and issues of the fire service and he has kept his door open and been accessible to our members.

We are proud and appreciative of the work done by Representative Folwell on our behalf. It is only fitting that he should be recognized for his efforts. Thank you Representative Folwell. We are indebted to you for your service.

Legislative Day 2011 Set: May 17

NCSFA President Wesley Greene (left) and Executive Director Paul Miller enter the Legislative Building in Raleigh in 2010.

RALEIGH – May 17, 2011 is the date of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Legislative Day.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

It has been said a thousand times but it is so true—legislators want to speak to members they represent.  House and Senate members respond best to those who vote for them.  There are 120 members in the House of Representatives and 50 members in the Senate.

A large number of our members of the General Assembly are new and beginning to learn the process.  This is a most important time to make friends and tell our story.  We need our members from the East, West and Piedmont to attend.

Our goal is to have at least one member from each district in Raleigh on May 17th to meet and greet your House and Senate members.  More details will follow as we better define the events of the day.