March 2, 2018, Lowell, MA — Today, Lori Trahan’s campaign proudly announced the endorsement of Local 3126 Westford Firefighters and Local 1839 Chelmsford Firefighters, representing the latest in a series union endorsements for Trahan. Teamsters Local 25, Iron Workers Local 7 and Local 853 Lowell Firefighters have also endorsed Trahan.
“Firefighters are so important to the safety and health of our communities. They risk their lives to keep us safe,” said Trahan. “I, in turn, will do everything in my power to ensure they have the equipment and funding needed to do their jobs and to keep them safe.”
Both the Westford and Chelmsford Fire Departments have a rich history of serving the Third Congressional District. The Westford Fire Department, which has been saving lives for more than 100 years, is home to one of the longest running ambulance services in the greater Lowell region. The Chelmsford Fire Department can trace its roots back to the early 1900s as well, and responded to more than 7,000 calls in 2017 alone.
Both unions expressed a shared excitement about endorsing Trahan.
“The issues that are important to Lori are the issues that are important to us — access to resources so we can continue to protect members of our community, supporting a safe work environment, and ensuring that our men and women get home safely after every shift,” said Dave Greenwood, President of Local 3126 Westford Firefighters. “We are proud to stand with Lori, and we know she will be a strong advocate for Local 3126.”
“We’ve taken a good look at the field, and there’s no question that Lori is the most qualified to fight for our needs in Washington,” said David Houle, President of Chelmsford Fire Local 1839. “With her union family background and clear support for working men and women, we know Lori will be an effective advocate for the issues we care most about.”