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Firefighters & EMS Fund releases 2020 Fire Referendum Report

In 2018, the Firefighters & EMS Fund produced their first ever “Fire Referendum Report.” It was a first of its kind look at the success of ballot measures related to Fire & EMS services around the country in the 2018 mid-term elections. Now, the grassroots political organisation has just released the updated 2020 edition to the public.

The report was created to better understand and support measures in the United States which affected the operations of emergency services. This national report focuses on local and state referendum and ballot measures so that citizens and Fire/EMS leadership alike may be better prepared to assist the political efforts of firefighters in America. 

In total, Firefighters & EMS Fund analysed over 80 referendums and ballot measures across 18 states to create this comprehensive report, which means that the 2nd Edition in the Referendum Report series was created covering more ground and analysing even more data than first presented back in 2018.

“The 2020 election season was unlike any other in modern history. Beyond the typical politics of the day, the nation was gripped by a once in a lifetime pandemic which turned every aspect of American society on its head,” said Executive Director Nile Porter. “Within the context of Covid-19, the importance of the referendums and ballot measures which affected the Fire & EMS communities around the country took on a new light.”

The mission of grassroots political organisation Firefighters & EMS Fund is to provide a grassroots voice for firefighters across the country in the state and local political process. According to their website, the organisation supports local ballot initiatives and works to elect political leaders at the state and local level that understand firefighters’ and public safety officers’ interests. The organisation is comprised of concerned citizens, first responders, Firefighter and EMS leaders, and more. 

The 2020 Fire Referendum Report provides interesting analysis that fire jurisdictions will need to know in order to successfully request funding from voters, now and into the future, as the need for funding inevitably grows more urgent.

To download the free report, visit https://www.fireandemsfund.com/2020-fire-referendum-report/