Apr. 30, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) is urging the Senate to follow the lead of the House and quickly pass a bill he co-sponsored that would provide much-needed funding to fire and ambulance companies across the state.

Watch Warner’s comments in the House in support of House Bill 2413 here.

“Our fire and ambulance companies – most of them staffed entirely by volunteers – are a resourceful group and do a ton of fundraising to keep their doors open and continue serving our communities,” Warner said. “But many of their fundraisers – dinners, bingos and such – cannot be done right now because of the stay-at-home orders, social distancing and other efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

“Despite these financial challenges, they are still responding to calls for help in our communities. We need to help them by providing the funding they need to continue their mission to protect public health and safety,” he added.

House Bill 2413 would provide as much as $40 million in additional funding for grants similar to those offered annually through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

The bill was approved unanimously in the House and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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