The Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute is an educational, non-profit association of emergency service organizations, emergency responders, industry representatives, and elected and other public service officials. We research, exchange information, and cultivate relationships among constituents about the issues affecting emergency response and life safety issues in Pennsylvania.
Our goal is to research, provide recommendations and communicate issues to emergency service organizations, state-wide advisory groups, interested individuals , and the community at-large. We provide information through speakers, instructors, seminars, position papers, print and electronic media. We offer testimony for hearings, committee meetings, and provide information to legislative staff.
We facilitate relationships by participating in coalition meetings, developing relationships between local governments and emergency service providers, and encouraging discussion among interested parties.
We uphold positions on legislation supporting implementation of solutions for emergency service issues and concerns. Our guiding relationship principles are to promote collaboration and consensus among constituents and interested parties.