Civil Service for Pennsylvania Firemen

Civil Service for Pennsylvania Firemen

Answering a question from one of our readers, an act was passed in Pennsylvania providing for the establishment and extension of civil service to fire department personnel, several years ago.

In boroughs, towns and townships of the first class where there are three or more paid fire fighters and where no civil service commission existed at the time, the civil service system was to be established. For those boroughs, towns and townships which established a civil service system in 1941 for police personnel, civil service was to be extended to the fire departments which employ two or more fire fighters.

Those localities with a civil service commission may utilize it in carrying out this legislation rather than appoint a new commission. Three commissioners were to be appointed to administer the act where no civil service system existed, at the time.

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