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March 7, 2012
The Central Alabama Fire Chief’s Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Spencer Bachus for re-election. Congressman Bachus has always been a great supporter of the fire service not only in the 6th congressional district but, also throughout the United States. The congressman has been a longtime supporter of the Assistance to Firefighters and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs. These programs help provide personnel and equipment that our communities are unable to fund during these lean economic times.
Congressman Bachus has always been available and ready to work with the fire service on numerous issues, such as the development of a nationwide public safety broadband network and EPA emission requirements for fire apparatus. Additionally, the congressman’s voting record has consistently supported issues that matter to the fire service. As a senior member of Congress, Spencer Bachus has been a great advocate for public safety.On behalf of the fire service, Congressman Bachus recently spoke out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission requirements on fire apparatus. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the congressman voiced our concerns about the cost and effectiveness of the exhaust filter systems being mandated by the agency.
Congressman Spencer Bachus’ willingness to advocate for the fire service, and in turn the citizens of Alabama, creates an important partnership for the Central Alabama Fire Chief’s Association.
Central Alabama Fire Chief's Association