Weekly Update: Opioid Epidemic, Jobs, Healthcare

first_img May 12, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Weekly Update: Opioid Epidemic, Jobs, Healthcare Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf It’s #TeacherAppreciationDay – Teachers spend their lives empowering, inspiring, and supporting each of their students. #ThankATeacher https://t.co/MC0xyBNdsT— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 9, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf announced and celebrated initiatives to continue the fight against the opioid abuse epidemic in Pennsylvania. On Thursday in Philadelphia the governor celebrated the success of the Drug Take-Back Box program and formally announced that additional funding to provide Philadelphia police with naloxone. On Friday, Governor Wolf announced new prescribing guidelines for orthopedic and sports medicine and hosted a roundtable discussion on the guidelines at Temple University.Governor Wolf continued his “Jobs That Pay” tour on Wednesday with a visit to Rutter’s in York where he met with employees and discussed the importance of growing a business from modernization. Governor Wolf also announced new jobs coming to Lancaster county with the expansion of AMES Reese, Inc.Ensuring that all Pennsylvanians have access to affordable health care is a priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner Teresa Miller testified at the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee hearing on the potential impact of the American Health Care Act.Governor Wolf’s Week, May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017Monday, 5/8/17Governor Wolf Receives Award for Commitment to Early Childhood EducationTuesday, 5/9/17Wolf Administration Launches Loan Program to Help Older Pennsylvanians and Those With Disabilities Live Where They ChooseGovernor Wolf’s Statement on Civil Service Commission Banning the BoxGovernor Wolf Announces Changes to SEPTA BoardWednesday, 5/10/17Governor Wolf Recognizes State Employees Proclaims May 10 “State Employee Recognition Day”Governor Wolf Statement on Confirmation of Estelle Richman to the SRCOn “Jobs That Pay” Tour Governor Wolf Visits Rutter’s, Discusses Growing Business Through ModernizationWolf Administration Testifies before U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee on Potential Impact of American Health Care ActThursday, 5/11/17Governor Wolf Celebrates Drug Take-Back Box Success, Announces Philadelphia Police Naloxone Funding at Visit to WalgreensGovernor Wolf Announces $33 Million in Traffic Signal Improvement FundingGovernor Wolf Announces 30 New Jobs with Expansion of AMES Reese, Inc. in Lancaster CountyPresident Trump Denies Disaster Declaration Request for Northeast PA Counties Hit Hard in March StormFriday, 5/12/17Governor Wolf Joins Temple University Staff and Student Athletes to Discuss New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations for Orthopedics and Sports MedicineHighlights from The BlogCheck Out the New Health and Human Services Unification Informational WebpageMap: 400+ PA Locations Allowed to Sell Wine or Six-Packs To GoHighlights from TwitterPresident Trump has denied PA’s request for a federal disaster declaration in NEPA for March’s crippling snowstorm. https://t.co/lye52H3PN4— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 11, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

City of Alpena Fire Department Holds Training

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena Fire Department got some training in Wednesday morning. Reporter Star Connor was there for all of the action.Package: Imagine wearing a heavy suit, and not be able to breathe while trying to save someone. That’s just what the men and women of Alpena Fire Department do almost everyday.Early Wednesday morning, the fire department practiced routines and trained during a victim rescue just as if they were in a real life fire.“What we’re doing as far as the training is we’re going over a couple different scenarios. One is a victim rescue and the other one is a mayday situation,” Captain Rob Edmonds said.The department has training once a month to prevent accidents like the one they had while putting out flames during a fire last month. When it comes to this type of training, Edmonds said firefighters need to make sure they are in great shape.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena Fire Department, City of Alpena Fire Department, Fire Department, Fire TrainingContinue ReadingPrevious H.P.C. Credit Union Presents Check to Future Alpena Dog ParkNext Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Talks Upcoming Event: ‘All Aboard’ at New Fletcher Street Depotlast_img read more