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September 14, 2020

-- Today, the Professional Firefighters of West Virginia (PFFWV) announced that they are supporting Ben Salango for governor in the 2020 general election.  

The membership of the PFFWV is comprised of firefighters and EMTs across the state of West Virginia. The PFFWV is part of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and represents over 1,000 active and retired members.

As a County Commissioner, Salango has a proven record of supporting firefighters, EMTs, and first responders.

“Ben Salango is a true friend of firefighters and first responders,” said Brian Jones, president of the Professional Firefighters of West Virginia. “West Virginia’s Firefighters and EMTs know Ben will have our back as governor. When in the Governor’s Mansion, we trust Ben to fight for the resources we need to combat the opioid epidemic and ensure the safety of West Virginia’s during the COVID-19 pandemic,” concluded Jones.

Myron Boggess, President of Charleston Professional Firefighters Local 317,  said, “We have Ben’s back because he has our back. It’s time West Virginia had a governor who will fight hard for the men and women on the front lines.”

“Our firefighters and first responders put their lives at risk day in and day out to keep our communities safe. I am honored to receive their endorsement," said Ben Salango. “As governor, I will work with our firefighters and EMTs to get them the resources they need, especially during the COVID-19 era,” Salango concluded. 

As governor, Salango will expand mental health and substance abuse counseling for all first responders and will encourage the creation of wellness centers specifically for first responders. In addition, he will focus on the recruitment and retention of professional firefighters across West Virginia.