The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 820, announced their endorsement of Peter Murphy for Chattanooga City Council in District 9.
epresenting over 200 city of Chattanooga Professional Firefighters as well as members of the Chattanooga Airport Fire Department, the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association represents "the best values of our local professional rescuers and the selflessness of those who place others before themselves in critically dangerous situations.
Jack Thompson, president of the CFFA, said, "Councilman Murphy has consistently been a friend and proponent of all of the firefighters in our city. He has taken the time to visit our stations, see our equipment and understand what we deal with every day. He has eaten dinner with us and has had our backs for the last four years. We are excited to endorse Councilman Murphy for District 9."
Secretary Treasurer Tim Bryant had this statement about the endorsement, "The candidates our members vote to endorse have taken the time to understand what we do every hour of every day in this city. Peter Murphy understands what a difficult job our members face and that we need to have appropriate equipment, training and protective gear to be able to fully use our skills to save lives, protect property and return home to our loved ones." He continued, "He also understands that we have families, and mortgages and deserve to be treated fairly and paid like the professionals that we are. That is why we are asking citizens to cast their votes to re-elect Peter Murphy in District 9 on March 5."