General President Harold Schaitberger appeared on the Rebuild America radio show Wednesday to discuss the political attacks waged on IAFF members and public sector unions in 2011.

General President Schaitberger also told radio host Jeff Santos that fire fighters and paramedics are a special group who believe in community service.

In 2011, fire fighters and paramedics faced unprecedented political attacks, thanks in large part to legislation crafted and promoted in statehouses by the American Legislative Exchange Council, the General President told Santos.

With a strong victory in Ohio, the IAFF is poised and ready to face the onslaught of attacks heading our way as state legislatures convene for the year.

“To go after our members they’ve got to go through the IAFF,” said General President Schaitberger.