Pa. House approves bills to aid stressed first responders
By: Peg Quann / Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa.
Lawmakers passed 16 bills in the last two weeks aimed at supporting first responders, including mental health initiatives and tax credits.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Rushing to the aid of Pennsylvania towns that need to recruit more volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel, the state House of Representatives passed 16 bills in the past two weeks to support their efforts.
State Rep. Frank Farry, R-142, of Langhorne, co-introduced House Bill 1459, which would create an Emergency Responder Mental Wellness and Stress Management Program that would assist first responders, including 911 dispatchers and coroners.
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