NEW JERSEY STATE FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE LEONARD LANCE FOR CONGRESS

September 27, 2016 press release
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 2016
NEW JERSEY STATE FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE LEONARD LANCE FOR CONGRESS
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 "Your support of firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers across our state was paramount in making this decision"

WESTFIELD, NJ -- The New Jersey State Firefighters (NJ FMBA) have unanimously endorsed Leonard Lance for Congress over his Democratic rival Peter Jacob.

In his letter, NJ FMBA President Ed Donnelly wrote, "Congressman Lance....your support of firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers across our state was paramount in making this decision." Donnelly praised Leonard Lance, adding, "Your commitment to keeping firefighters adequately staffed, equipped and safe is critical to our ability to protect and serve."

Leonard Lance's record in support of New Jersey's firefighters, EMTs and emergency dispatchers includes:

  • Member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.
  • Original sponsor of H.R. 1786 to provide health care benefits to Sept. 11 first responders.
  • Champion of federal SAFER and FIRE grants programs to help address staffing, equipment, training and health and safety needs for New Jersey's first responders.
  • Cosponsor of H.R. 2658, the "Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act."

The NJ FMBA letter concluded that the endorsement of Leonard Lance, "...includes our continuing efforts to secure your victory in November and to work with you in the coming Congressional terms to make New Jersey even better." 

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