The 2020 Fire Department Day on the Hill scheduled for March 18th has been postponed due to the current health concerns.
“In honoring the request of the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House we are postponing the Fire Department Day on the Hill…our options are limited. You could possibly still have a phone conversation with your representatives. We will still publish a talking point paper soon. When the Governor’s budget amendment is released we will need to ramp up our email and contact campaign. The volunteer incentive bill should be in that document.”
“The General Assembly is encouraging groups who have planned non-essential events and activities in and around the Cordell Hull Building and Capitol to consider rescheduling or postponing. We will continue with the business for which we have been elected and for which we are constitutionally bound. But we will do so with extreme caution and in the public health’s best interest. We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and keep in consultation with Governor Lee and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our website will remain online and meetings will continue to be streamed and televised. The people of Tennessee will still have access to the work they have elected us to do. We will continue to take additional action as needed.”
More information will be provided if/when the Fire Department Day on the Hill is rescheduled as well as when important legislative items need your support in-person, by way of phone call, or email. Unfortunately, there may be some groups seeking legislation that is counter to fire safety concerns who may try to use the current situation and health concerns to their advantage. The Tennessee Fire Service and fire safety professionals may be called on with short notice to voice support or opposition to proposed bills.