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For Immediate Release: September 4, 2013

N.Y.C. Firefighters Launch Radio Campaign in
Support of Bill Thompson for Mayor

UFA President Cassidy: Bill Thompson Will Fix Broken 911 System and Keep Our Firehouses Open

The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) today launched a citywide radio advertising campaign urging New Yorkers to vote for Bill Thompson for Mayor in the Democratic Primary on September 10th.

The radio advertisements will run until the primary and will appear on 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, WCBS-FM 101.1FM, WFAN 660 AM, ESPN Radio 98.7FM, AM970 The Answer, WWRL 1600 AM, and WBLS 107.5 FM.

UFA President Steve Cassidy said that Thompson's commitment to public safety - including improving emergency medical response times, keeping community firehouses open and fixing the city's broken 911 system - is the reason why New Yorkers should vote for Bill Thompson on September 10th.

"Bill Thompson is committed to public safety and he understands, better than any other candidate, that our economy is closely linked to keeping New York the safest big city in America. New York is an attractive destination for families and businesses because of our top flight public safety and dedicated first responders. Bill Thompson will keep firehouses open and fix the broken 911 system, which unnecessarily jeopardizes the safety of New Yorkers," said Cassidy.

Thompson, who previously served as Comptroller of New York City from 2002-09 and as President of the Board of Education, was endorsed by the UFA in July.

The UFA has approximately 8,200 active members.

The radio campaign includes a 30 second and 60 second spot. Click here to listen: http://www.ufanyc.org/cms/contents/view/15918

60 Second Radio Advertisement Script
I'm Steve Cassidy, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. New York City is at a crossroads and faces serious challenges. Now more than ever, we need a mayor that understands public safety is of the utmost importance to you and your family. Democrat Bill Thompson is the best candidate to lead New York City through these difficult times. As former NYC Comptroller for 8 years and President of the Board of Education, he has the experience to lead our city. Bill Thompson has pledged to make public safety a top priority. He'll fix the horribly broken 911 system, will improve emergency medical responses and will keep your community firehouse open.

New York City firefighters stand with Bill Thompson and we ask for your support.

This election matters to you and your family so on Primary Day, Tuesday September 10th, vote for Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor.

Paid for by the UFA State Fire PAC

30 Second Radio Advertisement Script
I'm Steve Cassidy, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association. Now more than ever, New York City needs a mayor that understands public safety is of the utmost importance to you and your family. Democrat Bill Thompson will fix the horribly broken 9-11 system, improve emergency medical responses and will keep your community firehouse open.

On Primary Day, Tuesday September 10th, vote Bill Thompson to be New York City's next mayor.

Paid for by the UFA State Fire PAC