Thurm Supports Fire Fighters
There seems to be a false narrative out there in the world that District 5 incumbent Tammi Thurm is against public safety and public safety employees in the city of Greensboro. From the perspective of Greensboro’s firefighters, that portrayal of Tammi couldn’t be farther from the truth.
As a city councilmember, Tammi has cast multiple votes that have enhanced public safety in our city. Some of those votes include:
Supported upgrading fire training facilities. Tammi supported funding that replaced old and outdated training facilities. The new facilities are state of the art and provide your firefighters with more realistic training opportunities.
Supported upgraded 911 alerting system. She also supported upgrading the system that alerts firefighters when they are dispatched to an emergency. The new system helps 911 dispatchers more quickly send firefighters when you need them.
Supported cancer protections for firefighters. Until January 2022, firefighters in North Carolina had no protections against occupational cancer. As a city councilmember, Tammi supported the inclusion of cancer protections for firefighters to the city’s legislative agenda. This support made sure that Greensboro’s lobbyists were working at the General Assembly to pass cancer protections.
Supported public safety salaries that recruit and retain police and fire. Tammi has been a constant advocate to ensure that Greensboro can recruit and retain talented firefighters. Her work on the FY2022-23 budget around compensation for police and fire was extremely important. Because of Tammi, police and fire will have a step plan more consistent with industry standards in North Carolina.
For these reasons, the nearly 600 members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro have endorsed Tammi Thurm. Councilmember Tammi Thurm is the only District 5 candidate to receive the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro in 2022.
From the firefighter’s perspective, Tammi is good for public safety and good for Greensboro.
President, Professional Firefighters of Greensboro-IAFF, Local 947
Dave I am confident not all fire fighters support Tammi. She may support the fire department but I question her loyalty and support for our police department.
Why did Tammi vote to take 1 million from the police budget? Why did Tammi vote to GIVE fellow councilwoman Johnson 900 K for the cure for violence program without requesting accountability for the program,
Why is Tammi not supporting the police department in time if need?
Tony Wilkins is the better choice,
Tammi does NOT have the endorsement of the Greensboro Police Officer’s Association.
Tammi is generally anti police, has voted against a fully implemented take home car program, voted against accepting federal grant money for the police, and failed to implement raises that would make GPD competitive in the regional marketplace.
If you support the police, don’t supoort Tammi.
The recent Tax increase SUCKs !!! It is obvious that our elected City and County members don’t give a damn about those of us that are on Fixed incomes. Wish we could vote everyone OUT !!!!
Well said. Why would District 5 want to lose Tammi to the City Council? She has a proven record of of doing what’s right and doing so with integrity and honesty to move Greensboro forward.
How about because she just voted in the biggest budget and tax hike in history during a time of crisis level inflation, just off the top of my head….
Thanks, Bob, for endorsing Tammi. Now I’m sure I did the right thing by not voting for her.
The convoluted proposed increases for police (which no one can seem to figure out) does not make GPD competitive. Still no cars City Council! Your drawn out raises over the next year will continue to put GPD further behind. You also seem to be wanting the chief spot to be in limbo indefinitely. Which means nothing happens except keeping the status quo.