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Legislation and Funding

As part of the FireRescue1 Legislation & Funding topic, we highlight articles that will affect the bottom line of fire department budgets and operations.

Understand the distinction and implication of Congressionally Directed Spending and Community Project Funding
Change in Fort Worth will make MedStar employees members of the fire department
Maryville Fire Chief Doug Dankenbring incentivized more responses and included time spent on calls
Officials for Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Graham Fire & Rescue and Orting Valley Fire and Rescue have taken first steps in putting plan before voters
Municipal leaders support the bill but ask where will funding for mental health resources come from and what will be the impact on insurance funds
Members of the Menomonie fire and police departments were surprised by the gift
Waterford administrator offered a plan to create a new EMS department as part of a larger reorganization
Sam Sloan donated the money to the Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department to help make improvements
Newport News officials proposed a pay raise and step plan to be more competitive with neighboring departments
Ogdensburg officials anticipate overtime costs estimated at almost $300K
Atlanta’s Fire Station 16 was home to the city’s first Black firefighters
The Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety will be receiving a new Rosenbauer Fire Apparatus using funds from Michigan’s Marijuana Excise Tax
Bill, based on concerns about hacking, faces opposition as Chinese-made drones are generally cheaper
Live Oak officials approved purchasing the Dräger system to keep firefighters from having to leave their response area for training
The Surfside Beach Town Council faces two options that will lead to increased taxes
St. Cloud voters will determine if a new fire station will be built in an area experiencing new houses, apartments and schools
Over 70 departments were awarded funding from the Texas A&M Forest Service
FireRescue1 readers weigh in on viral article about harsh realities of response capabilities, funding and community support
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Bills highlight the violent line-of-duty death of FDNY EMS Capt. Alison Russo-Elling
Funding will help provide new gear for Saybrook Township Fire Department personnel
Longmont Station No. 2 has a “negative pressure room” to store firefighting gear when not in use
Santee residents are promoting a measure to gain $5.6M annually to build and staff two new fire stations
The Seattle Fire Department has seen a 50% increase since 2016 in vehicles pulled from service due to breakdowns, malfunctions
Commissioners in Montville have asked for one additional paid firefighter in order to cut OT costs
The law now allows TEMS medics to carry a firearm in prohibited areas for their protection
The Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission members detail recommendations for a Senate committee
Cheyenne Fire Rescue held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of its first new fire stations
Latest round of canceled debt applies to over 77,000 borrowers