Hearing on Fire Issues

Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Hearing on Fire Issues

September 11, 2017

Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1321 Scalp Ave, Johnstown


Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance

Welcome & Introductions 

Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

Senator Wayne Langerholc
35th Senatorial District


7:00 p.m.

State Perspective
Tim Solobay, PA Fire Commissioner

7:30 p.m.

PA Association of Fire Equipment Distributors
William Bowman, Pre-Engineered Field Team Leader
Keystone Fire Protection Co.
Todd Van Wagner, Fire Group Sales Manager
Kint Corporation

8:00 p.m.

Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP)
Don Konkle, Executive Director
PA Fire & Emergency Services Institute

8:30 p.m.

Local Panel/Issues of Significance
Wes Meyers, Fire Chief, Richland Township Fire Department
Bob Walls, Hyndman Fire Department and Hyndman Emergency Management
Toby Colledge, Fire Chief, Breezewood Volunteer Fire Company
Anthony Kovacic, Fire Chief, Johnstown Fire Department


Additional Remarks/Testimony on LOSAP:

Senator Andrew Dinniman
PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Jim Carstater, Fairview Fire & Rescue
Kim Houser, Mears, Smith, Houser & Boyle, PC

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