ERIE, Pa. — It could be as early as the start of 2017 that Millcreek Township will have a Fire and Emergency Services Commission.
For around a year now, Millcreek supervisors and first responders have been working together to form a fire and emergency services commission.
Now the supervisors are seeking written input from the various departments before officially adopting the commission into an ordinance.
Representatives from the volunteer fire departments and paramedic service stood up during Tuesday’s meeting to voice their support for the formal partnership.
“To get the emergency services from where they are right now to where we need them to be in the future because this community continues to evolve very rapidly every year,” deputy chief of West Ridge Fire Department James Rosenbaum said. “And emergency services have to evolve so we can meet addition demands.”
The supervisors are meeting with chiefs from fire departments later this week and the ordinance will be presented at the supervisor’s first meeting after the new year.