Barrar to Hold Hearing in Lewistown on Changes to 911 Emergency System

WHAT:           Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-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, and needed updates to language in the law to keep pace with advancing communications technology.

WHO:              Barrar; Glenn Cannon, director, PEMA; Frank Buzydlowski, director of government relations, Verizon;  Steve Samara, president, Pennsylvania Telephone Association; Dave Kerr, regional vice president, AT&T; Tracy Carl, director, Radio Technology Bucks County; Scott Krater, director, Schuykill County 911 Center; Robert Haffner, director, City Bethlehem 911 Center; Dan Tancibok, director, Centre County 911; Tim Baldwin, deputy director, Lancaster County-Wide Communications; Mike McGrady, chairman Joint APCO/NENA Legislative Affairs Committee; Mr. Doug Hill, executive director, CCAP; Commissioner Diane Meling, Blair County; Commissioner Mike Pipe, Centre County; Commissioner Malcolm Derk, Snyder County; Commissioner Barb Cross, Cumberland County; and Elizabeth Marx, Esq., PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

WHEN:          Tuesday, Aug. 13, starting at 10 a.m.

WHERE:        State Fire Academy, 104 State St., Lewistown, PA

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The hearing will be streamed live at

Media contact: David Foster, 267.207.0207,

Office of State Rep. Stephen Barrar  and
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