Harrisburg, Nov. 5, 2015 – A roundtable discussion with local fire chiefs and state officials will be held this evening, Thursday, Nov. 5 at McKeesport High School cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m.

“State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay will help lead a wide-ranging discussion with local fire chiefs and state officials concerning retention, recruitment, training and funding of volunteer fire services,” state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.

Brewster said he expected other local lawmakers to be involved in the discussion. He said that Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) and state Reps. Paul Costa (D-Allegheny), Marc Gergely (D-Allegheny), Bill Kortz (D-Allegheny), Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny), Harry Readshaw (D-Allegheny) and Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) were invited to attend.

The senator said that the event will include a general discussion then participants will break into groups to discuss firefighter recruitment, retention and training. He said that he expected the participants to also focus on funding issues associated with providing fire services.

What: Fire Chief Roundtable Discussion

When: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: McKeesport High School cafeteria

1960 Eden Park Boulevard


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