|Posted:||February 25, 2019 01:18 PM|
|From:||Senator Daylin Leach|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Creation of the State Fire Commission|
|Soon I will introduce legislation to create a State Fire Commission and expand the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSCF).
Pennsylvania has always been the leader in the United States for fire prevention. The nation’s first volunteer fire service was created in the commonwealth, the state possesses the largest number of fire departments and it has the most career and paid personal providing emergency services in the US.
However, due to a decentralized governing body for fire services, Pennsylvania fire prevention suffers from a lack of consistency. To ensure that every municipality in the commonwealth is provided with excellent fire services, I’m introducing a bill that expands the authority of the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
My bill is based off the recommendations from the SR 6 Commission’s report on the issues impacting fire and emergency services in Pennsylvania. Under my bill, the Office of the State Fire Commissioner would become a stand-alone office that reports directly to the governor and will not fall under the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Additionally:
Please join me in supporting this important legislation.
If you have questions about this legislation, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Introduced as SB859