Submitted Article Recognizing the additional challenges facing the Pennsylvania fire and emergency medical services resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state House of Representatives today approved $50 million in additional grant funding for the organizations, according to Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). Senate Bill 1122 creates the COVID-19 Crisis Fire andContinue Reading

Submitted Article In recognition of a statewide shortage of ambulance (EMS) providers, the PA Department of Health has temporarily lifted restrictions for individuals whose EMS certification has lapsed and who would like their certification reinstated. From  EMS of Northeastern Pennsylvania:  Because recruitment and retention of EMS Providers has become increasinglyContinue Reading

FWM Emergency Services personnel (from left) Ricky Kruder, Jeff Cappucci, Stephen Henning Jr., Crystal Thomas, Ben Thomas, Tina Henning, and Stephen Henning Sr. welcomed a number of people to their facilities in Mehoopany on Saturday to get an up-close look at apparatus, enjoy a slice of cake, and learn aboutContinue Reading

Submitted Article Rep. Jonathan Fritz (Susquehanna/Wayne) announced that the Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) recently awarded grants to local EMS and volunteer fire companies, which will help with needed building repairs, additional firefighter and ambulance volunteer training, or equipment repairs and purchases. “I am truly thankful for theContinue Reading

Firefighters and EMTs from numerous communities in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Bradford counties (top) were on hand this weekend for the burning of an old farm house in Auburn township that served as a valuable training tool for Back to Basics Training Weekend, sponsored by Susquehanna County Volunteer Firefighter Association andContinue Reading

Submitted Article More than $403,000 in state gaming proceeds will benefit 33 fire and ambulance companies in the three-county region that comprises the 110th Legislative District, said Rep. Tina Pickett (Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna). The grants are designed to help these companies better afford the critical life- and property-saving services they provide toContinue Reading

RVFD assistant chief Ed Bieleski (top, left) explains the extracation process to open house attendees as assistant chief Mike Jenner commands the exercise conducted by firefighters Phil Hillard, Chris Gardner, Ben Nelson, and junior firefighter David Jenner. Rush Volunteer firefighter Brandi Smith above, (left) and junior firefighter David Jenner explainedContinue Reading

Dancing was just part of the annual celebration by members of the Triton Hose Company on Feb. 18. The event was arranged to recognize and award the company’s volunteers. Company president Chuck Sands (above) provided opening and closing remarks for the brief program that followed dinner. Photos and Story byContinue Reading