2017 Financial State of Pennsylvania (Released 9/25/2018)
Prior Years' TIA Data
City and Other Municipal Reports
Publishing Entity: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget
In Pennsylvania, where Benjamin Franklin started the nation's first volunteer fire company in 1736, the number of volunteer firefighters declined from 300,000 in the 1970s to 38,000 in 2018, according to the Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute.