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Pa. Senate Passes Pair Of Bills Designed To Aid Fire, EMS Services


February 6, 2020

Two bills designed to bolster fire and emergency services in Pennsylvania now head to the state House after senators passed them unanimously.

Senate Bill 908, sponsored by state Sen. Mike Regan, R-Carroll Township, would call for a voter referendum to expand a funding program for the state’s volunteer fire and emergency services companies to allow the state’s professional departments to take part.

That would enable 94 departments that have either fully paid staff or a combination of paid workers and volunteers to get funding for facility, vehicle and equipment upgrades. The money can al...

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