NHDP - Professional Fire Fighters of NH President Calls for the Removal of Ad Politicizing Heroin Crisis

Professional Fire Fighters of NH President Calls for the Removal of Ad Politicizing Heroin Crisis

Concord – The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire releases the following statement after seeing recent television and digital political ads purchased by a conservative group called “Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire.” 
 
“Our members, fire fighters, and paramedics see first-hand the heroin epidemic in this state and  witness the effects it has on real people and real families,” said David Lang President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. “It’s beyond despicable that anyone would try to play politics with New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic by launching a false and offensive attack ad.”
 
“Governor Hassan has been a strong leader in combatting substance abuse since she entered office.  She has been on the front lines helping fire fighters, paramedics, and all emergency officials save lives by increasing the availability of Narcan, pushing for more substance abuse treatment options, and working to address the over-prescribing of opioids that can lead to addiction,” Lang continued. “These irresponsible attacks have no place in the effort to combat substance abuse, and I call on this partisan group to immediately take down these reckless attacks.”
 
The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, headquartered in Concord, NH represents more than 2,000 active and retired fire fighters and paramedics from 44 locals across the state.  More information is available at www.pffnh.org.
 
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