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PEORIA, IL – Today representatives from the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois endorsed US Representative Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap – IL 18th) in both Peoria and Springfield for the upcoming election for the Illinois 18th Congressional District.

“Congressman LaHood has been an ally of firefighters in Illinois. He has stood by us and made sure we have the proper equipment, training, and support to protect our communities,” said President of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) Pat Devaney. “During his tenure as a State Senator, Darin demonstrated his support for professional firefighters. In his short time in Washington D.C. he has continued to do the same. We are proud to endorse him in the 18th Congressional District of Illinois.”

“It is a real honor for me to have the support of AFFI and the professional firefighters they represent,” said LaHood. “These are the people who go running into burning buildings when most people are running out. They deserve the best support and training we can give them. In much of the 18thDistrict the fire stations have become the heart of the community. Their dedication to public safety in our communities is a testament to the kind of men and women they are, and having their support is both humbling and gratifying.”

The AFFI represents over 15,000 members in 221 communities across the state.