Save The Date for the 2019 PFESI Annual Conference and Dinner, Friday and Saturday, November 22 & 23, more information to follow.
The Senate Resolution 6 Commission is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. in Room 60 of the East Wing of the State Capitol. Attached is a copy of the FINAL report, which reflects the changes agreed upon at our October 23rd meeting. The only substantive change that was added after […]
This Annual Weekend Program, offered exclusively for the emergen cy services personnel of Pennsylvania, is a joint venture of the National Fire Academy (NFA) Field Programs Division, the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy (PSFA), and the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Service Institute (PFESI) as a co – sponsor. This 2 day […]
View the original flyer Challenges Training One of the most frequent issues voiced by volunteer firefighters is the cost and the time commitment required to attend classroom training. Further, the number of hours of training has also been cited as a primary impediment to individuals looking to join the fire […]
The following is a brief synopsis of the measures included in the Firefighter/EMS support package. Measures to Support our Firefighters School District/Community College Training Partnerships: Several community colleges are partnering with local schools to offer courses for those students who would like to become first responders. We plan to replicate […]
The Pennsylvania Junior Emergency Service Program Compliance Manual is now available: Download the manual
The number of volunteers in the emergency services of the South Central Mountains (SCM) region of Pennsylvania continues to decline. As the number of recruits is reportedly diminishing (as noted in alongitudinal research series and field interviews) and the available pool of trained volunteers ages rapidly, emergency service organizational leadership […]
Changes also made to effective date for new volunteers Effective immediately, clarification changes have been made to the state’s new law regarding background clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children, said Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks / 144th), author of the legislation. The governor today […]