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Proposal To Create Pa. Fire Commission Garners Tentative Support


February 27, 2020



The Center Square

A Pennsylvania House committee is weighing a measure that seeks to make changes in how fire and emergency services are administered in the state.

The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee took up House Bill 1819, which would create a state fire commission.

State Rep. Austin Davis, D-McKeesport, the bill’s sponsor, said his district includes professional and volunteer-led fire departments that face issues regarding the ability to provide essential services and the ability to recruit and retain members.

“The communities I serv...

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