The League and its cosponsoring associations, the PSATC and PAHRA, currently purchase their own health insurance coverage, but rapidly rising health care costs and customer service needs were becoming an important issue.
PLCM, PSATC, and PAHRA members are under no obligation to choose HealthAmerica.
supports proposed draft legislation which includes many years of negotiations and compromises made to answer the opposition and reflect the true nature of this legislation - public safety.
proposes that an allocation from the tobacco settlement monies be utilized for the following purposes: volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention incentive programs, fire prevention programs relating to smoking materials, assisting fire companies in replacement of aged firefighting equipment and the purchase of updated lifesaving equipment, and when determined absolutely necessary by the municipality, the hiring of paid firefighters to supplement the depleting volunteer ranks.
In 1991, as the PSATC
was developing its draft recommendation, the local governments that had formed PSCOG decided to replace that organization with the Regional Council, which has since gained significant new authority under federal transportation and state growth- management laws.