Resolution 6 Commission
Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
August 14, 2018 | 10 a.m.
State Fire Academy
1150 Riverside Drive, Lewistown
To receive an update on the progress of the Resolution 6 Commission, according to committee chairmen Senator Randy Vulakovich and Representative Steve Barrar.
The Committees will hear from the Senate Resolution 6 Subcommittee chairs (EMS, Government Support, Innovation, Recruiting & Retention, Regulation & Codes, and Training & Operations) on the issues that they are considering in the Final Report, which will be submitted to the committees by November 30th.
The 39-member Senate Resolution 6 Commission, made up of legislators, first responders and representatives from municipalities, is charged with studying issues currently affecting first responders.
Agenda and Testimony
Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance by Chairman Steve Barrar
Welcome & Introductions
*Representative Steve Barrar, Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Senator Randy Vulakovich, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Representative Chris Sainato, Democrat Chairman, House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee
*Tom Cook, Assistant Administrator
State Fire Academy
*Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Subcommittee
Dave Jones, EMS Manager
Penn State University Health Services
*Government Support Subcommittee
Charles “Chas” McGarvey, Sr., Chief Fire Officer/Fire Marshal
Lower Merion Township Fire Department
Greg Jakubowski, Principal and Chief Engineer
Fire Planning Associates, Inc.
*Recruiting and Retention Subcommittee
The Honorable Frank Farry,
PA House of Representatives
*Regulation & Codes Subcommittee
Ed Mann, Regional Director
*Training & Operations Subcommittee
John Bast, Fire Chief
City of Easton