August 2021 News Roundup

News Roundup - Firefighter and EMS Fund

August 2021 News Roundup

Following a recent industrial fire, one long term concern for both local residents and the firefighters called in to battle the fire is the potential use of “forever” PFAS chemicals used by one private firefighting company hired to participate in extinguishing the fire by Chemtool. We’ve previously warned about the dangers of PFAS and this fire is a good reminder just how many people are affected when they are used.

Last year, Pennsylvania, HB 1862 was tabled and never brought for a vote. Meanwhile, ambulance companies are still struggling due to insurance companies not covering the full cost of ambulance services.

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