• VOTE YES

    Vote 'YES'

  • The fourth question is as follows:

    “Do you favor expanding the use of the indebtedness authorized under the referendum for loans to volunteer fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads under 35 PA.C.S. §7378.1 (related to referendum for additional indebtedness) to include loans to municipal fire departments or companies that provide services through paid personnel and emergency medical services companies for the purpose of establishing and modernizing facilities to house apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, and for purchasing apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, protective and communications equipment and any other accessory equipment necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the fire companies and emergency medical services companies?”

    VOTE YES.

    If passed, this amendment would allow municipal fire departments and EMS companies with paid employees, in addition to volunteer departments and companies, to apply for critical state loans. Importantly, these funds can be used to modernize or purchase necessary safety equipment for first responders. This referendum is a common-sense way to help local emergency responders, especially in rural and underserved areas, keep Pennsylvania safe and ensure they have the equipment they need to help communities in crisis. Voters should vote 'YES' on this question.

    This ballot measure is progressive, vote ‘YES’.

    The fourth question is as follows:

    “Do you favor expanding the use of the indebtedness authorized under the referendum for loans to volunteer fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads under 35 PA.C.S. §7378.1 (related to referendum for additional indebtedness) to include loans to municipal fire departments or companies that provide services through paid personnel and emergency medical services companies for the purpose of establishing and modernizing facilities to house apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, and for purchasing apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, protective and communications equipment and any other accessory equipment necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the fire companies and emergency medical services companies?”

    VOTE YES.

    If passed, this amendment would allow municipal fire departments and EMS companies with paid employees, in addition to volunteer departments and companies, to apply for critical state loans. Importantly, these funds can be used to modernize or purchase necessary safety equipment for first responders. This referendum is a common-sense way to help local emergency responders, especially in rural and underserved areas, keep Pennsylvania safe and ensure they have the equipment they need to help communities in crisis. Voters should vote 'YES' on this question.

    This ballot measure is progressive, vote ‘YES’.