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May 18, 2017, 11:06 ET PEMA: Wolf Administration Creates New Fire and EMS Administrative Leadership Course to Improve Public Safety Organizations

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner and Department of Community and Economic Development today announced the creation of a new training and...


Mar 09, 2017, 09:15 ET Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding you to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when changing your...


Nov 04, 2016, 09:15 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Issues Reminder to Test, Change Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Batteries This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding citizens to test all smoke alarms and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon...


Jun 30, 2016, 09:20 ET State Officials Remind Citizens to Follow State Laws, Practice Safety When Using Fireworks

With the fourth of July holiday fast approaching, all Pennsylvanians are being reminded to stay safe and follow state law when enjoying fireworks...


Oct 30, 2015, 09:30 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Encourages Safe Halloween Celebrations and Issues Reminder to Change Batteries This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is encouraging everyone to play it safe this Halloween. He's also reminding citizens to change the batteries in...


Feb 06, 2015, 12:25 ET PA State Fire Commissioner Announces Next Step in $30 Million Fire Company/Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program

 On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay announced today that more than $30 million in grants will be available to...


May 02, 2014, 11:40 ET Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner Receives Prestigious Fire Safety Leadership Award

At a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday, State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann accepted the 2014 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety...


Nov 01, 2013, 13:40 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Change Batteries in Smoke Alarms When Changing Clocks This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today reminded Pennsylvanians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when...


Oct 04, 2013, 12:15 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Observe Fire Prevention Week

 State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent fires in their homes and businesses during Fire Prevention...


Jun 28, 2013, 11:57 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to be Safe, Follow State Laws When Using Fireworks

 Fireworks are a traditional part of many Fourth of July celebrations, and state safety and law enforcement officials are reminding citizens to...


May 28, 2013, 11:29 ET Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, Fire Commissioner Announce Safety Awareness Program

 Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today announced the start of a new safety awareness program for yellow corrugated...


Mar 08, 2013, 12:36 ET Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors This Weekend

Pennsylvania residents are reminded to change the batteries in older-model smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks...


Nov 02, 2012, 11:31 ET Change Clocks, Replace Batteries in Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann urges residents to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks...


Oct 05, 2012, 15:42 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Honor Fallen Firefighters This Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today urged Pennsylvanians to join him in observing National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. "On Sunday,...


Sep 17, 2012, 14:27 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Reminds Fire and Volunteer Ambulance Companies to Apply for Grants

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding fire and volunteer rescue and ambulance companies that it's not too late to apply for a share in $30...


Feb 01, 2012, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Offers Course in Ethanol Response

 The State Fire Academy is taking its school on the road, beginning with a training course next month on how to respond to ethanol...


Nov 03, 2011, 12:01 ET Pennsylvanians Reminded to Change Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks This Weekend

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today reminded residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors...


Oct 04, 2011, 14:58 ET Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Companies Reminded to Apply for Grants

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance companies that it's not too late to apply for a share of $25...


Jun 30, 2011, 15:45 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Follow State Laws When Using Fireworks

Fireworks are a traditional part of many Fourth of July celebrations, but the safest way to enjoy them is by seeing a professional display, State...


Jun 28, 2011, 15:13 ET State Fire Commissioner Announces Death of Charles 'Chet' Henry

Pennsylvania's First Fire Commissioner was 84 Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today announced the death of the state's first Fire...


Mar 11, 2011, 16:14 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner: Remember to Change Batteries in Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks this Weekend

Pennsylvanians are reminded to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they move their clocks ahead by one...


Nov 04, 2010, 15:55 ET Pennsylvanians Reminded to Change Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries During Weekend Switch to Standard Time

Pennsylvanians are reminded to replace the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they turn their clocks back by one hour on...


Jul 01, 2010, 12:40 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Be Safe, Follow State Laws When Using Fireworks

Because fireworks are a fun, but potentially dangerous, part of Fourth of July celebrations, state safety and law enforcement officials today...


Jun 28, 2010, 12:17 ET State Fire Commissioner Mann Mourns Passing of Former Fire Commissioner Jack Simon

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today expressed sorrow at the passing of former State Fire Commissioner John W. "Jack" Simon, of...


Mar 11, 2010, 12:27 ET Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner: Remember to Change Batteries in Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks this Weekend

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding Pennsylvanians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they...