SURREY FIRE FIGHTERS ENDORSE
Candidates of SURREY FIRST
“A proven track record of building a better city for everyone.”
Surrey, BC (Oct 8, 2014): Pointing to a nine-year track record that has built a better city for everyone, the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association (IAFF Local 1271) has endorsed seven of the Surrey First candidates as the right team to lead the city after the November 15th municipal election.
“Our members know every part of our city as fire fighters, residents and community volunteers, and when we look at how our city has changed for the better, it’s clear that Surrey First has made public safety and fire fighter safety a priority,” explained Mike McNamara, President of the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association.
“The candidates we have endorsed, particularly mayoral candidate Linda Hepner, have the experience, vision and common sense to continue moving Surrey forward as we become British Columbia’s largest city. Surrey is definitely on the right track and our Surrey First city council has proven that when you put politics aside and focus on what’s best for the city, you can really get things done for the community.”
The Fire Fighters’ endorsement includes Linda Hepner, current Surrey First Councillors, Tom Gill, Bruce Hayne, Mary Martin, Barbara Steele and Judy Villeneuve, and retired Chief Fire Prevention Officer Mike Starchuk, who has joined the Surrey First team.
“We’ve known and worked with each of these individuals for years, and we know they will do a great job for our city,” added McNamara.
The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association was established in 1957 and today, 400 members provide the city with state-of-the-art fire fighting, dispatch, inspection and fire prevention services.
Media Contact: Mike McNamara, President, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Association