Public hearing on the progress of the Resolution 6 Commission

Joint Hearing

Resolution 6 Commission

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
and
the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

 August 14, 2018  | 10 a.m.

State Fire Academy
1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown

 

To receive an update on the progress of the Resolution 6 Commissionaccording to committee chairmen Senator Randy Vulakovich and Representative Steve Barrar.

The Committees will hear from the Senate Resolution 6 Subcommittee chairs (EMS, Government Support, Innovation, Recruiting & Retention, Regulation & Codes, and Training & Operations) on the issues that they are considering in the Final Report, which will be submitted to the committees by November 30th

The 39-member Senate Resolution 6 Commission, made up of legislators, first responders and representatives from municipalities, is charged with studying issues currently affecting first responders.


Agenda and Testimony

Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance by Chairman Steve Barrar

Welcome & Introductions

*Representative Steve Barrar, Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Chris Sainato, Democrat Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Member Introductions

Hearing

10:00 a.m. 

*Tom Cook, Assistant Administrator
State Fire Academy                       

10:15 a.m. 

*Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Subcommittee
Dave Jones, EMS Manager
Penn State University Health Services

10:30 a.m. 

*Government Support Subcommittee
Charles “Chas” McGarvey, Sr., Chief Fire Officer/Fire Marshal
Lower Merion Township Fire Department

10:45 a.m.

*Innovation Subcommittee
Greg Jakubowski, Principal and Chief Engineer
Fire Planning Associates, Inc.

11:00 a.m.

*Recruiting and Retention Subcommittee
The Honorable Frank Farry,
PA House of Representatives
Testimony

11:15 a.m.

*Regulation & Codes Subcommittee
Ed Mann, Regional Director
Provident

11:30 a.m.

*Training & Operations Subcommittee
John Bast, Fire Chief
City of Easton

Adjournment