New Bill Renews Push for Volunteer Firefighters, EMTs

New Bill Renews Push for Volunteer Firefighters, EMTs

(IOCI RADIO) – There’s a renewed push for legislation aimed at attracting more volunteer firefighters and emergency workers.

The creates a $500 income tax credit for those volunteering as firefighters or EMTs in their community. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Christopher Belt of East St. Louis.

Supporters stressed that smaller communities rely on the volunteers and there’s a shortage of those willing to sign up.

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