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Today, the race for president of the United States has been called for Joe Biden.

Our union has been on this journey with now President-Elect Joe Biden for more than 18 months from the very first step. We were with him when it started, we were there when the chips were down in the early primary states and we were there throughout the general election, with efforts focused both on turning IAFF members out to vote, as well as influencing the public.

While the full story of this election is not over, we are proud today to say that our friend Joe will be the next president of the United States, and he will never forget that IAFF fire fighters had his back.

Read General President Harold Schaitberger’s statement on the election of Joe Biden as president. Comprehensive coverage of our support for Joe Biden and our efforts in helping elect him will be featured in the fall issue of Fire Fighter Quarterly magazine.