Volunteerism in the Fire Service
Ninety percent of firefighters in Pennsylvania are volunteers, and there are far fewer of them than in the past. There were more than 300,000 volunteer firefighters in the state in the 1970s. Today there are about 38,000.
Brittany will help volunteers by:
- Drafting/supporting Legislation requiring alarm companies to apply for an annual permit to operate in the Commonwealth. The alarm companies will be required to have a Q.A. program for continuous improvement to reduce false alarms to continue to operate in the Commonwealth. These licensing fees will be used to pay for the program’s costs.
- Drafting the Pennsylvania Heroes Tax Credit.