CORAOPOLIS – The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee is holding a joint public hearing with the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Allegheny 911 Center located at 150 Hookstown Road., Coraopolis.
The public hearing will cover Senate Bill 792, which would create a Pennsylvania Task Force Urban Search and Rescue team based in Allegheny County to assume primary coverage in the western part of the state.
Participants will include:
- Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33), chair of the committee;
- Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37), prime sponsor of Senate Bill 792;
- Members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee;
- Randy Padfield, director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA);
- Brian Kokkila, assistant chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire;
- Matt Brown, chief fire marshal, Allegheny County; and
- Kim Houser, assistant chief, Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Watch the committee hearing live at veterans.pasenategop.com.