Bizzarro supports bill to assist volunteer fire, EMS companies

HARRISBURG, May 28 – Volunteer fire and emergency medical service companies would receive a one-time crisis grant with the passage of S.B. 1122, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced today.

The bill, unanimously passed by the state House, establishes the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program. A total of $50 million in Federal CARES Funding earmarked for fire and EMS companies would be awarded thanks to the program.

“Volunteer fire and EMS companies are the backbone of our emergency response. This pandemic has crippled their ability to raise funds needed to uphold public safety. I am proud to support this legislation to support these heroes, especially during this trying time,” Bizzarro said.

The bill now awaits the governor’s signature for enactment.