Warren to host Policy Committee hearing on emergency services Thursday in Yardley

YARDLEY, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on emergency services issues at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company Station 80, 652 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.

Warren requested the hearing to highlight the drastic need for volunteers and the importance of state programs that provide vital funding assistance to local emergency services. Warren will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including State Rep. Chris Sainato, Democratic Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.

The current agenda is:

   10:00 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks

   10:10 a.m.  Dylan Ferguson

                    Director of Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

                    Pennsylvania Department of Health

   10:40 p.m.  Panel of Local Emergency Responders:

  • Evan Resnikoff, president, Newtown Ambulance Squad
  • Larry Newman, president, Yardley-Makefield Fire Company
  • Glenn Forsyth, fire chief, Newtown Township Emergency Services Department

   11:20 a.m.  Closing Remarks    

The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which focuses on people first and working together to build a stronger Pennsylvania through good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy. Visit plan4pa.com for additional information about the Democrats’ plan and www.pahouse.com/policycommittee for Policy Committee materials.

The media and public are invited to attend.