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Monitor Fire Departments

December 10, 2013

Neffs Fire Chief Mike Knowlton told our reporter a bankruptcy filing by the department will not interrupt firefighting and emergency medical services. “We are going to be here,” Knowlton emphasize....

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Thebudman

Dec-11-13 10:23 AM

Thanks obamacare!

ObamaCare is threatening the closure of thousands of volunteer fire departments, Gretchen Carlson reported today on The Real Story.

Already on tight budgets, fire officials say they can’t afford to pay for health care. In Pennsylvania, volunteers make up 97 percent of the fire departments.

Pennsylvania’s State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann told Gretchen, “When volunteer fire companies across the nation, and particularly here in Pennsylvania, already struggle with the dollars they need to pay for equipment, we don’t need the additional expense.”

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