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As a former volunteer firefighter, EMT, and licensed health professional,
Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson recognizes the challenges our rural fire departments face and is working to help identify solutions to help our firefighters have the necessary resources to perform their jobs safely and effectively.
Over the summer, I hosted two “Fire House Summits” in Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District to both recognize the challenges our rural departments face and help identify some solutions. This survey focuses on three categories: Training, Personnel, and Funding.
I’m sure we can all remember the days when joining your local fire department meant adding your name to a waiting list before you were officially on the roster. This scenario just doesn’t happen today and it is a shame. It is my hope that we can find a way to expand the ranks of our volunteer fire departments and support firefighters – like you – who have selflessly served our communities for years.
Your time is valuable and I appreciate you taking a moment to provide this information. Together, we can keep our rural fire departments strong for generations to come.
GLENN ‘GT’ THOMPSON
Member of Congress