VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

VIDEO: SR 6 Commission voted on its final report, hoping to help fire and EMS workers

Nearly two years after Sen. Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) began working on Senate Resolution 6, the Senate Resolution 6 Commission voted on and adopted its final report during a Nov. 28 meeting. After the meeting, Vulakovich, Barrar, and most of the 39 members of the commission joined for a press conference where they announced the final report.

The report includes 27 recommendations that are aimed at providing support for volunteer fire and emergency medical services throughout Pennsylvania as well as assisting with professional fire and EMS departments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Capitol Rotunda host to 8th annual EMS memorial service

Capitol Rotunda host to 8th annual EMS memorial service

On Monday afternoon, dozens of EMS workers and supporters joined the Pennsylvania EMS Provider Foundation and the Bureau of EMS at the Capitol for the eighth annual EMS memorial service.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tags: EMS
Committee mulls request for special session on fire and EMS issues

Committee mulls request for special session on fire and EMS issues

House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee chairman Stephen Barrar (R-Delaware) offered an unusual coda to an otherwise routine committee meeting Wednesday: should the legislature hold a special session to deal with the decline in volunteer firefighters throughout Pennsylvania?

Thursday, May 3, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views

Pittsburgh looks to recruit more paramedics through changes to union agreement

In an effort to recruit more Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and reduce forced overtime costs, Pittsburgh plans to increase salaries for newly hired paramedics and emergency medical technicians. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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