May. 10, 2023

WHAT: Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) is hosting a town meeting to help identify solutions to the state’s growing emergency medical services crisis. The problem is especially severe in rural areas.

WHO: Causer; Rep. Mike Armanini (R-Clearfield/Elk); Aaron Rhone, director of the Bureau of EMS within the Pennsylvania Department of Health; Heather Sharar, executive director of the Ambulance Association of Pennsylvania; Tom McElree, executive director of EMS West; county and local officials; EMS providers; and concerned citizens.

WHEN: Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Smethport Fire Department, 109 S. Nelson St., Smethport.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, the meeting will stream live at

Media contact: Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,