Snyder to host Policy Committee hearing on decline of volunteer firefighters Thursday in Richeyville

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Pam Snyder will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on the sharp decline in the number of volunteer firefighters at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Co. Hall, 14 Firehall Road, Richeyville, 15358.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, will be joined by House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and other committee members. They will hear testimony from state and local officials about the seriousness of this problem and what might be done to rectify it.

The current hearing agenda is:

      2 p.m.           Welcome and opening remarks

      2:10 p.m.      Bruce Trego, acting Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner

      2:40 p.m.      Panel of local volunteer fire companies:

  • Jeff Marshall, chief, Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co.

  • Scott Dolan, chief, Hiller Volunteer Fire Co.

  • Mark Giovanelli, first assistant chief, East Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Co. 

  • Craig Baily, president, Carmichaels-Cumberland Township Volunteer Fire Co.

          3:30 p.m.      Closing remarks    

    The media and public are invited to attend.