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President Joe Biden

Joe Biden is the 46th president of the United States. He previously served as vice president under President Barack Obama. The FireRescue1 Joe Biden resource page includes news about the president that impacts fire and emergency services, analysis of legislative actions, and statements that affect firefighters and EMS personnel. Read news related to the IAFF’s endorsement of Biden for president, plus related backlash from firefighters’ groups, and get information about fire service events attended by Biden.

Philadelphia is receiving $22.4 million to pay for 72 firefighters’ salaries and benefits for three years, President Joe Biden announced
President Joe Biden met with officials and first responders in the aftermath of a wildfire that killed at least 115 people
The landmark federal report marked a turning point for the U.S. fire service in 1973. Five decades later, many of its recommendations remain relevant – and unmet
The president would like to see wider adoption of the latest building codes and encourages individuals to take precautions
The bill would renew the Assistance to Firefighters and SAFER grant programs and reauthorize and increase funding for the U.S. Fire Administration
If the president’s plan is approved, more federal firefighters could be hired at a higher starting pay level
“You’ve had my back and I’ll have yours,” said Biden, the first sitting president to speak at the event
The effort to clear trees and underbrush from national forests in 10 states may be undermined by a worker shortage, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said
“Fire remains a serious threat to public safety — and America is still burning,” said Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell on a three-city tour
While the investigation is ongoing, a local news outlet reports that one vehicle was under a safety recall due to a faulty battery junction box that can cause fires
The president, along with First Lady Jill Biden and their 3-year-old grandson, Beau, visited with Nantucket Fire-Rescue crews
A look back and ahead as a tumultuous session turns to lame duck
Biden’s appearance marks the first time a president has participated in the Summit on Fire Prevention and Control since Harry Truman in 1947
USAR teams have been deployed to a staging area, and local fire departments have been issuing safety reminders to their communities
More than 270,000 acres continue to burn across the state