First Responders appreciative of Malone’s commitment to them
For Immediate Release
Raleigh, NC – Today Representative Chris Malone, a second term member of the NC House, received the endorsement from Raleigh fire fighters represented by the Raleigh Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics of North Carolina.
“Firefighters in Wake County are proud to stand with Rep. Chris Malone in his re-election this year,” said RPFFA President Keith Wilder. “He has shown over and over again his commitment to our profession and our livelihoods, and we are proud to show him our commitment to his leadership in the NC House.”
Malone is known as a go-to legislator in the General Assembly for first responders, including Raleigh police officers. He has worked tirelessly protecting public safety officers and their families from retaliation from gangs and drug lords. Malone also helped include a provision in the state budget this year that provides a $50,000 Line of Duty Death benefit for certain “firefighter cancers”.
RPFFAA and PFFPNC represent the paid and professional firefighters and EMS workers throughout North Carolina.
Representative Malone responded by saying, “I am honored by the endorsement of the Raleigh Professional Fire Fighter’s Association and the Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics of North Carolina. Our society absolutely needs our first responders and all too often their selfless service is overlooked and taken for granted by the public and the government. I have made it a continuing priority to understand the unique needs and situation of the first responders, just by listening and responding to them, and to try and have our laws and our budgets reflect our commitment to those who walk and run towards danger on our behalf. These men and women demonstrate courage in a way most of us will never understand. As General Norman Schwarzkopf once famously said, “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow. That’s what courage is.” I salute these true American Heroes.”
Representative Malone represents House District 35 in Northern Wake County, including Wake Forest, Rolesville, Zebulon, Wendell and Raleigh is in his second term in the House and is also the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee.