As tropical storm Isaac has delayed the start of the Republican National Convention, the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) has produced a fact sheet detailing Governor Mitt Romney’s public safety record in the state.
During his time as governor, Romney never met with the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts to discuss important issues. He is the only governor who never met with fire fighters in the state.
Massachusetts fire fighters say the Romney they knew doubled EMT licensing fees, proposed a biennial fee on first responders for the ability to use flashing red and blue lights and approved increasing other fees for the civil service exam.
As governor, Romney promoted regulations to privatize ambulance services. He also cut collective bargaining and civil service benefits for Springfield fire fighters as part of a budget bailout.
Check out the fact sheet the PFFM has produced about the Romney they know – the Romney who did not make life better for fire fighters and other public employees and who wants to take his platform nationwide.
Read more about Romney’s bitter history with fire fighters.