Committee Meeting to Focus on Changes to 911 Emergency Services

WHAT:          Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), majority chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will hold a public hearing to gather input on necessary changes to the 911 Emergency Telephone Act.  Among the issues to be examined is the reauthorization of wireless surcharges, which are set to expire in June, and needed updates to language in the Act to keep pace with advancing communications technology. Testimony from state and county officials and stakeholders, at this and two other scheduled hearings in Lewistown and Pittsburgh, will help in the drafting of legislation to be introduced in the fall.  

WHO:            Barrar; Delaware County Council members Mario Civera and David White; Edwin Truitt, director of the Delaware County Emergency Services Department; Glenn Cannon, director Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency; County Commissioners Rob Loughery (Bucks), Ryan Costello (Chester) and Bruce Castor (Montgomery); several officials of county 911 centers; and representatives of the communications industry.

WHEN:         Tuesday, July 30, at 1 p.m.

WHERE:       Delaware County Council Chambers, 201 West Front St., Media.


Media contact: Donna Pinkham, 717.260.6452,

Office of State Rep. Steve Barrar
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