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Ridgefield Fire Union Endorses Herbert

Bob Hebert, Republican Endorsed Candidate for the 111th General Assembly District (Ridgefield), has secured the endorsement of the Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Local 1739, part of the International Association of Firefighters.

The Ridgefield Professional Firefighters organization has a long history, having served the town of Ridgefield for over 50 years. IAFF Local 1739 represents the 35 professional firefighters that operate out of two stations responding to the fire, rescue, and emergency medical calls of the town to protect Ridgefield’s citizens and guests. The union also represents the town's Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshals.

In a letter to Bob Hebert, Anthony Cerulli, Jr., Vice President of Ridgefield Professional Firefighters Local 1739, wrote, “On behalf of the members involved in providing emergency response services, I am pleased to inform you that our Association [the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut] has voted to endorse your candidacy for Connecticut’s State House District 111.” He continued, “Our Association carefully evaluates candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment in our community and advocates for effective public policy solutions for everyone. In your role as both a Selectman and a Fire Commissioner, you have consistently demonstrated leadership and support of effective and practical public policy solutions for everyone.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Uniformed Professional Association of Firefighters in Ridgefield,” said Hebert. “I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of the brave men and women of Ridgefield’s fire department and for the dedicated work they do on behalf of our community every single day. My mission in Hartford will always be to advocate for the safety and security of our fire, police, and emergency services first responders, making sure they have the funding and equipment they need to perform their jobs, saving lives.”

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