HARTFORD – State Reps. Pam Staneski (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-119) officially became members of the legislature’s bi-partisan Fire and EMS Caucus on Tuesday during the first meeting of the newly formed caucus.
“I am a big supporter of our fire and EMS services members. We, in the General Assembly need to do everything possible to help and support our brave first responders, said Rep. Pam Staneski. “They deserve the best training and the most up-to-date life-saving equipment.”
“The formation of the Fire and EMS Caucus is a great idea,” said Rep. Ferraro. “The bipartisan caucus will work together next year with our fire and EMS officers to find common ground on important legislation that will help our brave men and women that save lives daily. I will be reaching out to all of our local fire and EMS departments to make sure I get their input before the next meeting.”
Reps. Ferraro and Staneski are strong supporters of public safety officers , supporting legislation in 2016 that established a firefighter’s cancer relief program, and funding this year for regional fire training schools.
Co-chairs, State Reps. Brian Ohler and Pat Boyd announced in May their plans to form the Fire and EMS Caucus. The caucus will focus on will specific public safety issues that first responders must navigate on a daily basis.
For more information about the Fire and EMS Caucus, visit www.cga.ct.gov. Rep. Ferraro can be reached at Charles.Ferraro@housegop.ct.gov and Rep. Staneski can be reached at Pam.Staneski@housegop.ct.gov.