Malagari to host Policy Committee hearing on volunteer firefighters and EMS

MONTGOMERY, March 6 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, today announced that the House Democratic Policy Committee will be hosting a public hearing on volunteer firefighters and EMS.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Hatfield Township Building, 1950 School Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. Media and the public are invited to attend.

Malagari requested the hearing to help facilitate solutions for shortages of volunteers for public servants and volunteers such as firefighters and EMS that can lead to saving lives. He continues to push for additional grants and funding for these organizations to assist in equipment purchases, debt reduction and training.

After the hearing is over, legislators will be on-site to answer questions from the media. The current agenda is:

2 p.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:10 p.m.       Panel of Local Fire Companies and EMS:

  • Jerry Guretse, president, Telford Volunteer Fire Co.
  • Debbie Wellington, treasurer, North Penn Good Will Services
  • Marv McKown, president, Tylersport Volunteer Fire Co.
  • Jim Gallagher, president, Perseverance Volunteer Fire Co.

3 p.m.            Closing Remarks