HARRISBURG – State senators in Harrisburg approved legislation creating an online registry of fire courses for PA firefighters. Senate Bill 1265 would implement within the State Fire Commissioner’s office a comprehensive registry of all courses that a firefighter successfully completes. Such a system would be highly useful for both a fire company, as well as a firefighter, because it would more efficiently access, track, and maintain their records. The registry would be similar to what is maintained within the Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services for medical responders, EMT’s, and paramedics. Currently, PA has no centralized registry for firefighters, fire chiefs, and administrative officers to easily verify training and certification. The bill now goes to the PA House.