As delegates at the IAFF Centennial Convention were hard-at-work writing the next chapter of IAFF history, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin (PFFW) President Mahlon Mitchell, who is running for governor of Wisconsin, took time away from the campaign trail to join his fellow union brothers and sisters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the union.
“When there is an emergency, fire fighters do not sit back and do nothing. We respond,” said Mitchell. “That is why it is time to send a fire fighter to the state of Wisconsin’s executive branch.” He added, “If we are going to make history, let’s make it count.
“Fire fighters do more than fight fires. When the U.S. joined allied forces in World War II, you know who willingly served our nation overseas and on the home front? Fire fighters. You know who pushed President Gerald Ford to sign a law that guarantees federal support to families of fallen first responders? Fire fighters. You know who answered the call on that fateful day in 2001 and will forever be etched into this nation’s memory? Fire fighters. You know who will elect me to the governor’s mansion? Fire fighters.”
Mitchell ended his remarks by saying that fire fighters accomplish great things when they do it together.