Chester County Fire Chiefs Association
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Chester County launches Text to 9-1-1 service

CCFCA News Desk, April 08

New service available when calling 9-1-1 is not possible

WEST CHESTER - The Chester County Commissioners and officials from the Department of
Emergency Services announced today the availability of a Text to 9-1-1 service for situations when
calling 9-1-1 in an emergency is not possible. Chester County is the first county in Southeastern
Pennsylvania to introduce Text to 9-1-1 capabilities.

“By adding ... (Full Story)

IRS shrinks clothing tax - what you need to know

Past President Raymond Stackhouse, April 02

Return to the April 1, 2015 issue of On Scene

Is that old fire department t-shirt in the back of your closet really taxable income? The volunteer and combination fire service may be familiar with the requirement to declare the value of incentives provided to volunteers, but many fire departments are unaware that the IRS considers uniforms to be a type of reportable incentive.

However, a recent ... (Full Story)

Tell Congress to Restore AFG Funding!

CCFCA, March 20

From the National Volunteer Fire Council -

The leadership of the House Fire Services Caucus is circulating a sign-on letter asking the House Appropriations Committee to provide $405 million each for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. Use the NVFC's Engage Action Center (link is below) to send your U.S. Representative ... (Full Story)

Vanishing Volunteers

President Neil Vaughn, March 16

“Vanishing Volunteers”

Subject of WHYY’s “Radio Times”

Tuesday, March 17 at 10 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the volunteer fire company, may now be on the verge of becoming the volunteer fire service’s final resting place, some say. That’s because in less than 40 years, Pennsylvania lost about 80 percent of its volunteer firefighters — dropping from about 300,000 in 1977 to ... (Full Story)

Meeting Cancellation

President Neil Vaughn, March 05

The regularly scheduled meeting for this evening (3/5) has been cancelled due to weather. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 2nd.... (Full Story)


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