Ward to Host an Emergency Services Workshop on June 9

HUNTINGDON — Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) will host an Emergency Services Workshop at the Smithfield Fire Company No. 10 on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 6:00 PM to provide legislative updates, share funding resource information, and discuss current issues facing first responders.

“Our first responders are on the front lines, serving our communities in emergency situations, and they are facing serious financial and staffing issues,” said Ward. “It is my hope that this workshop will offer them information and resources that can help them meet the day-to-day challenges they face.”

Representatives from the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will discuss policy recommendations from Senate Resolution 6 of 2017, as well as other relevant legislative developments.

Funding experts will share information on federal, state, and private foundation resources specific to the needs of first responders. Each workshop attendee will receive a funding resources reference manual that contains an extensive list of grant and loan programs with contact information for each. The event is free, and fire, police, ambulance, and emergency management personnel are encouraged to attend.

Registration is available online or by calling 814-695-8386. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The Smithfield Fire Company No. 10 building is located 10 Firehouse Lane in Huntingdon.

 

CONTACT: Nathan Akers, 717-787-2421