Support for our emergency workers
To help them get the training they need, we’re working to create a shared facility to support the training of Iowa’s firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical responders. By pooling local, state and federal funds, we can develop a high-quality, efficient center. Given Iowa’s tradition of national leadership in fire service training and safety education, this project makes perfect sense.
Every Iowan will likely receive help from our volunteer emergency workers at some point in their lives. As a small token of appreciation, the Legislature approved and the Governor signed a “thank-you” to volunteer firefighters and EMTs.
Starting next year, they’ll get a $50 state tax credit on their personal tax returns. It’s the first time that the state has recognized the financial contribution of our volunteer emergency workers, who also donate their time and sometimes risk their lives.
Please be sure to thank your local firefighters and emergency medical responders the next time you see them.Posted May. 7th, 2012 at 10:21 am by Senate Staff
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