Sen. Pat Toomey Talks Federal Grants, Difficult Regulations With Fire Chiefs

Colin McEvoy
Easton Express-Times

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Lehigh Valley today, speaking with local fire chiefs and elected officials about ongoing efforts to assist first responders and improve fire safety.
“We had a very helpful conversation,” Toomey said during his visit to Allentown’s recently unveiled East Side Fire Station.

“It’s helpful for me to hear firsthand (about) their concerns, their priorities and the needs they have to make sure I’m able to play the role I can play in Washington to help,” he said.

During a brief public appearance, Toomey highlighted several legislative efforts he has pushed, including tax code changes encouraging small business owners to install fire sprinkler systems and a reversal of a requirement for lead-free fire hydrants.

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