Pa. House passes bills to address firefighter shortage by offering property tax credits, college loan forgiveness and more

Jan Murphy | Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Length of service awards, college loan forgiveness, tuition assistance, and local property tax credits may soon be among the incentives available to individuals who choose to serve as a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania.

The state House of Representatives passed a package of bills on Wednesday aimed at addressing a growing shortage of volunteer firefighter and EMS personnel that is nearing or at crisis levels in some communities around the state. Those measures, along with ones passed earlier in the week, now will go to the Senate for consideration.

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