Staten Island – July 7, 2017: The executive board of the Uniformed Firefighters Association has endorsed Joe Borelli (R,C,I, Reform) for the 51st District of the New York City Council.
Borelli has been a member of the Council since winning a special election in November of 2015, and has been a champion of measures to protect the safety of firefighters and of the public. He previously served as a member of the State Assembly from 2013 – 2015.
Borelli has been an advocate for locating a new squad company on Staten Island since being elected, and was an early supporter of this year’s successful push to provide each firefighter with an additional set of boots. In the past, he has been involved in the protests to keep firehouses open on Staten Island.
Said Borelli, “Last weekend, I witnessed nearly all of the FDNY companies in my council district battling a blaze just a few hundred feet from my own house. Seeing the work the FDNY performed to make sure all got out safely was a very real reminder of how important it is to maintain our world class fire department. As in the past, I look forward to working with the UFA to ensure every firefighter has the tools, training and protections they need to get the job done.”
Said Eric Bischoff, Staten Island Borough Trustee of the UFA, “Councilman Borelli has been a strong advocate for the men and women of the FDNY since taking office. He has been with us in every attempt to make the work of firefighters safer and to expand out capabilities to reduce the number of fire-related deaths on the Island. We are proud to stand with him in this year’s election.”