Opinion: The value of life-saving emergency services is worth the price tag

BY: - September 13, 2023

By Lisa Schaefer We live in a world of monthly subscriptions. Whether it’s your two or three favorite movie streaming services, an online TV package or a gaming product, it’s likely that you receive a number of autopay notifications between $6 to $15 every month. And it’s no secret; those rates are climbing at a […]

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa.’s 911 call centers need funding renewed before expiring in 2024, officials said Monday

BY: - September 11, 2023

Members of the state Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee heard testimony about the surcharge and what would happen to funding for 911 call centers if that funding source were allowed to expire.

Merion Fire Company of Ardmore, Pa.

With fire departments struggling for volunteers, states respond to the alarm

BY: - April 25, 2023

More than 80% of U.S. fire departments are composed mostly of volunteers.

As 911 wait times rise, Philly cops urge patience

BY: - February 17, 2022

People should not hang up because their calls and concerns will be addressed, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.