The Uniformed Fire Officers Association endorsed mayoral candidate Eric Adams today, calling him “the right choice to lead the city out of these trying times.” The UFOA represents the FDNY lieutenants, captains and chiefs in New York City. The union has more than 8,000 members active and retired.

“After careful consideration, the UFOA Executive Board unanimously endorsed Eric Adams. Being born and raised in New York City and patrolling the streets of the city as a uniformed member of the NYPD, it is evident that Eric Adams is the right choice to lead the city out of these trying times,” said UFOA President Jake Lemonda. “The Uniformed Fire Officers Association encourages all New York City residents to support Adams in the upcoming Primary and General Election, as someone who understands New Yorkers—because he is one and has served them his whole career.”

“It really is an honor to have the endorsement of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association. These men and women keep us safe, protecting us from danger every day. We owe them our gratitude, and so I thank them for their endorsement and the work they do every day,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “We cannot forget what our frontline workers did for this city during COVID. We can never forget it. Once again, they stepped up in the darkest moment and kept us safe. And they did it with the blue-collar spirit of hard-working New Yorkers. They show up. They do their job. These are the people that keep New York going—every single day.”