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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 20, 2017 10:27 AM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Jay Costa
To: All Senate members
Subject: Fire & EMS Study (SR 60 of 2003 Reboot)
 
In 2003, the General Assembly adopted Senate Resolution 60, which created a special commission to study and make recommendations on the delivery of Fire and EMS services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2004, the SR 60 Commission put forth 23 recommendations, many of which were adopted or acted upon.

Fourteen years later and with many challenges continuing to face our Fire & EMS community (loss of volunteer first responders, exorbitant costs of apparatus, and training needs), we are introducing a concurrent resolution calling for another commission to study our Fire & EMS system. The commission will include members of the Senate and House, representatives of the fire and EMS community, and municipalities. The commission will make its recommendations by June 30, 2018.

We will be introducing this measure early next week. If you have any questions, please contact Nate Silcox (Sen. Vulakovich's Office - 787-6538) or Ron Jumper (Sen. Costa's Office - 787-7683).



Introduced as SR6