|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