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The Fire Grants and Safety Act reauthorizes SAFER and AFG grant programs through fiscal year 2028
Legislation to fund grant programs and U.S. Fire Administration through 2028 heads to the President for signing
With program “sunset” on the horizon, National Advisory Council members converge to call on Congress to take action for America’s fire service
AFG and SAFER programs are scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2024
It’s time for the fire service to get a seat at the table of technological advancements that will impact our service delivery
Call your senators about restoring the proposed $22 million in fire grant program cuts
An inside look at the annual event to connect fire service leaders and legislators
Dr. Daniel Madrzykowski and Peg Paul were among the honorees during the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Remembering Dr. Anne W. Phillips, author of the Minority Report published in conjunction with “America Burning”
The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation is a nonprofit designed to respond to unmet needs of the firefighter community by facilitating access to wellness resources
The funds could go toward building or renovating stations, adding emission control systems, installing backup power systems and building personnel quarters
Other departments have show an interest in the Colorado Springs Fire Department’s multi-tiered response program
“Peg Paul has made significant contributions at the national level to fire prevention and life safety initiatives,” the Congressional Fire Services Institute said
Recent actions (and cautious optimism) suggest a finely tuned performance ahead from our fire service organizations
Chief Jim Estepp was elected to serve as president, with Peggy Echols elected vice president and Chris Neal re-elected secretary/treasurer
We asked current fire service leaders to spotlight the best of the best – those leaders, living or departed, whose influence is felt far and wide
At CFSI’s annual symposium, the fire administrator touted enhanced collaboration and consistency of messaging from fire service groups
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, founder of the International Public Safety Data Institute, has served in fire and emergency services since 1987
Rebecca Booker has served as a certified Fire and Life Safety Educator, arson investigator and firefighter, and she developed the Home Safety Survey
Sponsored by the CFSI and NFFF, the Sarbanes award recognizes organizations for outstanding contributions to firefighter health and safety
The chief will be honored during the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner in April
The four national awards recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding leadership in fire and life safety
The 40th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend honored fallen firefighters from 2019 and 2020
The award recognizes leaders with exemplary impact on the national level in firefighter advocacy and fire prevention, mitigation and response
The Congressional Fire Services Institute award recognizes public safety leaders who had made an exemplary impact at the national level
The 2021 National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium is scheduled for April 27-29 with seminars to be conducted online
The deadline for four Congressional Fire Services Institute awards has been extended to Feb. 12, 2021