News Conference on Vermont Emergency Personnel

Sen. Sanders held a press conference in his Burlington office with Vermont firefighters and EMS personnel to discuss recruitment and retention needs. He announced a $100,000 grant to recruit, train and retain firefighters and emergency medical services personnel throughout Vermont. The senator was flanked at a press conference in his Senate office here by Kristy Oxholm President of the Vermont State Firefighters Association; Jim Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association; Gary Dillon of the Waterbury Volunteer Fire Department; Chief Charles Cole of the Essex Volunteer Fire Department; Dean Gilmore of the New Haven Volunteer Fire Department; Chief Tom Hooker of the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department; and Chief Jim Litevich of the Vermont Fire Academy.