In celebration of Fire Service Day at the State Capitol, State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-119) met with Deputy Fire Chief Vaughan Dumas of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department on April 22nd.
Deputy Chief Dumas had the opportunity to discuss pending legislation with Rep. Staneski. Additionally Staneski was asked to support funding for the state fire schools.
“I’m so glad I was able to talk to the Deputy Chief Dumas. Hearing from constituents advocating for or against specific pieces of legislation, especially from an expert in the field of fire service, helps me do my job better,” said Rep. Staneski.
Some of the other bills that the may be considered this legislative session, pertaining to the fire service are:
· HB-5871, An Act Concerning Workers’ Compensation Coverage For Current And Former Uniformed Members Of Paid Municipal Or Volunteer Fire Departments which would provide adequate workers’ compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid municipal or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.
· SB-902, An Act Concerning Workers’ Compensation Coverage For Police Officers, Firefighters And Emergency Medical Services Providers With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which would provide workers’ compensation coverage to police officers and firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of witnessing the death of a human being or the immediate aftermath of such death.
· HB-6776, An Act Concerning Just Cause Dismissals for Municipal Fire Chiefs, requires a showing of just cause for municipal fire chief dismissals.
· HB-5921, An Act Requiring the Display of House Numbers which would require homeowners to prominently display the street number assigned to their home.