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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 2, 2019 03:48 PM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Fire & EMS Grant Program Reauthorization
In the near future, I will introduce legislation to reauthorize the Fire & EMS Grant Program, which is set to expire on June 30, 2020.

This legislation will:

*Reauthorize the Fire & EMS Grant Program until June 30, 2024,

*Ensure that the Fire Commissioner is the lead administrator of the Fire & EMS Grant program,

*Require the Fire Commissioner to post Fire & EMS Grant program information online,

*Allow grants to be used for Recruitment & Retention programs, Community Risk Reduction programs, and Volunteer Firefighter Length of Service Award programs,

*Require fire companies to respond to at least 15 calls annually to be eligible, and

*Require the Fire Commissioner to provide an annual report to the House and Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees.

Last year, the SR 6 Commission made 92 recommendations to improve our Fire & EMS services in Pennsylvania. This legislation advances several of those goals.

Please join me in cosponsoring this important legislation. If you have any questions, please call Scot Pitzer at 717-787-4651.

Introduced as SB910