State Senate Policy Committee to Hold Local Hearing on Firefighting and EMS Services

At the request of Sen. Tim Kearney, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing next Thursday in Media to discuss the future of firefighting and EMS (emergency medical services) services in Pennsylvania.

“Making sure that our communities have the resources they need to adequately prepare for and respond to emergencies is of the utmost importance,” Kearney said. “We need to make sure that emergency service providers such as ambulance services and fire departments are adequately equipped and prepared to serve their communities into the future.”

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, at 11 a.m. at Delaware County Community College, Academic Building Room 2246, at 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063.

The committee is chaired by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh).

“It is time that we sit down and have a serious conversation about the direction our fire companies and EMS providers are heading,” Boscola said. “We have an obligation to ensure the public is benefitting from these services, and that fire companies and EMS have the resources they need to function most efficiently. I believe that vital reform measures will spring from this hearing, and the health and safety of our residents will be reinforced.”

There will be a number of testifiers present to give accounts of the current state of firefighting and EMS in Pennsylvania, and the future needs of the state.

Media coverage is welcome and encouraged.

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