Barrar and House Committee to Focus on Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress
2/11/2019
WHAT: Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, will conduct an informational hearing to learn about how post-traumatic stress (PTS) impacts Pennsylvania’s emergency responders.

WHO: Members of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee; Steve Bender, found of the Firefighter 5 Foundation; Scott Weiant, deputy secretary of compensation and insurance for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry; Sarah Bernes, International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF); Ralph Sicuro, president of the Pittsburgh Firefighters IAFF Local 1; Charles McQuilkin, vice president of the Philadelphia Firefighters Union IAFF Local 22; Jeremy Warmkessel, president of the Allentown Firefighters IAFF Local 302; Dave Chiaramonte, president of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association; JT Penningtown, secretary/treasurer of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association; Nicole Bailey, M.A., supervised psychologist for Marshall University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Don DeReamus, legislative chairman for the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania; Joseph Brown, president of the Berks County Fraternal Order of Police; and Sam Marshall, president and chief executive officer for the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Room G-50, Irvis Office Building, Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: SteveBarrar.com, barring any technical difficulties.

Media contact: Alison Evans, 717.260.6206, aevans@pahousegop.com
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