RALEIGH – On Tuesday, May 17th, the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association sponsored the annual Legislative Day.We had 70 firefighters from all across North Carolina come to Raleigh to participate in the event.
Most all of our fire service organizations were represented. We all owe these 70 firefighters thanks for the outstanding job they did.
Legislators were visited and thanked for their support, issues were presented and questions were answered by this group of firefighters. The end result has been a very positive response from legislators and their staff. We have been told repeatedly how polite and well informed our delegation was as they made their visits and presentations. The entire fire service will benefit from the hard work of these 70 members.
Our hope is that next year this 70 will turn into 150 and those into 300. We have 120 members in the House and 50 members in the Senate. Our hope is that one day we will have someone from each House and each Senate member’s district to visit them. That would give us maximum exposure and increase our results. Never underestimate the power of your visit.
We will see positive results from this year and hopefully even better results as our attendance increases. Thank you again to those who came. You did a marvelous job. Please come back next year and bring someone with you.