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As a non-partisan independent expenditure-only Political Action Committee, we are determined to identify candidates that will support the following issues:
We advocate for legislation that will benefit and protect police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the performance of their duties. In addition, the Association for Emergency Responders & Firefighters PAC will support legislation that severely punishes any person convicted of endangering the life of an Emergency Responder while in the performance of their duties.
Public safety is the building block and foundation of our hard-working citizens. No matter what oneâs political views or opinion of our government, most agree that the most vital job of the government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.
In the worst moments of our lives, First Responders are there for us.Â In a dayâs work they see things over and over that most of can barely cope with just once â and yet they do it day in and day out â not just because itâs a job, but because they answer to a calling to be there when most other people could not.
But there are consequences. First Responders suffer from higher rates of:
- Heart Problems
- Substance Abuse
- And MOREâ¦..
Most First Responders donât reach out for help because it can endanger their jobs. We believe thatâs wrong.
Itâs time to battle the culture of stigmatization of these issues.Â Many First Responders also donât seek help because getting it can be as traumatizing as living through the events that caused them.Â And, services are difficult to find and often not covered by health care.
For First Responders who are left debilitated by their work, there are few long-term benefits.