Palm Springs, CA
Yesterday, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) endorsed California Congressman Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate. The union represents more than 339,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,500 chapters.
The endorsement was announced at an event at the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Union Hall, with IAFF President Edward A. Kelly, IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Frank V. Líma, IAFF District 10 Vice President Stephen Gilman, and local chapter leaders joining to share why they support Adam as California’s next U.S. Senator, and hear how he will fight for firefighters in the U.S. Senate.
“California’s firefighters and paramedics put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. I will be proud to be their champion in the U.S. Senate, just as I have in the House, fighting to protect our communities and the brave men and women who serve them. Firefighters know my record of getting things done in Congress, and in the Senate, I will work to make our cities and towns more resilient against the threat of fire, to bring down the cost of fire insurance and expand its availability, and to make sure that those who protect our homes can afford to live in the communities they serve. I am incredibly grateful to have the International Association of Fire Fighters in my corner, and I look forward to working together with them to deliver for the Golden State,” said Adam Schiff.
“We need a champion in the U.S. Senate who understands firefighters’ priorities and will fight for us and our families. Adam Schiff has a strong record of advocating for workers and he knows what it takes to keep our fire departments up and running. We are proud to stand beside him to be the next Senator from California and know he will continue to advocate for firefighter safety, benefits, health, and economic security when elected,” said International Association of Fire Fighters General President Edward A. Kelly.
“I’ve been a part of the labor movement for decades. I know what it takes in a lawmaker to be able to fight for my brothers and sisters in labor. Adam Schiff knows the importance of union solidarity. If we need to walk the picket lines, he’ll be there. If we need a better contract, he’ll be there. Adam has always been with the firefighters, and we’re proud to support him for U.S. Senate,” said International Association of Fire Fighters General Secretary-Treasurer Frank V. Líma.
“When the California Professional Firefighters’ 35,000 firefighter and emergency medical service personnel are out there on the front lines working to keep Californians safe, we need a leader in the U.S senate who has our back. Adam Schiff knows the importance of the work we do. And when we’re protecting Californians from wildfires, house fires, and everything in between, we trust Adam to secure the working conditions and contracts we need,” said California Professional Firefighters’ President Brian K. Rice.