Action Alert!

Action Alert!

As all of you know Ed Holohan, Penflex, the National Volunteer Fire Council and others have spent years fighting for the enactment of legislation that would benefit volunteer firefighters. The legislation is called the Volunteer Emergency Services Recruitment and Retention Act (VESRRA) and seeks to clarify the tax treatment of Length of Service Award Programs (LOSAP). This legislation is more important than ever as volunteer forces continue to decline in number while at the same time the average age of volunteers is on the rise. LOSAPs are critical tools in a department's recruitment and retention efforts and the VESRRA act will ensure their continued availability as departments seek to reverse this trend.

We are now thrilled to announce that VESRRA has some momentum. Recently the bill was introduced into the Senate and is called S. 1911 while the House version of the bill is H.R. 376. It is vitally important that volunteers and the citizens that rely on them write their representatives and urge them to get behind this legislation. Thanks to the National Volunteer Fire Council you can alert your representatives in the House and Senate conveniently and in just minutes by clicking here!.

We thank you in advance for doing your part to help the volunteer services remain the active, efficient and cost-effective force they have been throughout our nation's history. Check back here often for news on the legislation and, as always, feel free to contact Penflex with any questions by phone or with our secure contact form.


The Penflex Team