Join Us For Legislative Day
May 4, 2017
The NC State Firefighters’ Association and the NC Association of Fire Chiefs invite you to attend Fire Service Legislative Day Thursday, May 4th, in Raleigh. We will meet at 8:00 on the 4th floor of the Nature Research Center, 121 West Jones Street (Parking info below or CLICK HERE for a map). We’ll start with a quick briefing and then proceed over to the Legislative Building for a group picture on the red carpet steps. Between 11:30 and 1:00 lunch will be available, provided by the NC Association of Fire Chief’s, on the 4th floor of the Nature Research Center, 121 West Jones Street.
Both Chambers are in session at 10:00, and many legislators leave early on Thursday afternoon when session is over. PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES OFFICE AND SCHEDULE A TIME TO MEET WITH THEM BEFORE OR AFTER SESSION.
Since both Chambers are in Session at 10:00, we’ll try to sit as many as we can in the balcony of both the Senate and House Chambers for the opening of session. This will provide us a great opportunity for visibility as a group.
The impact of a large group of uniformed firefighters in the Legislative Building at one time is awesome, and speaks volumes when we ask for legislation. PLEASE SCHEDULE TO ATTEND.
We will have a display set up in one of the quadrants of the Legislative Building so legislators can stop by and chat. Please drop by during the day between visitations and chat with other fire service personnel and legislative members.
Schedule (Individual Visits can and Should be Scheduled Throughout the Day).
8:00 Opening Discussion and Material Distribution
9:00 Group Photo on the Red Carpet
9:10 Individual Visits
10:00 Seating in Chamber Balconies
11:15 Lunch Available back at the museum
1:15 Lunch Closes
4:00 Travel Home
Click the link below to download a report that includes legislation that has been introduced at the Federal and State Level that the Legislative Committee of the NCSFA/NCAFC's is tracking during the long session. It includes the bill number and a brief description of the bill under the comments section. You can access the legislation by clicking on the Bill number (HB XX) on the left and it will take you directly to the legislative site specific to the bill, including history, sponsors, and action. Once there you can click on the title and read the full text of the bill.
The map at the link below shows the Nature Research Center (building #2) and the parking garage behind it, as well as other parking options near the state complex indicated by the blue box with a 'P' in it. There may also be street parking available in the area.
Please plan to attend!
NCSFA President Brian Cox
NCAFC President Tracy Mosley