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NAEFO Supports Fire Grants & Safety Act, Call In Your Support to Congress

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The National Association of Emergency and Fire Officials (NAEFO) supports the Fire Grants and Safety Act to reauthorize the federal emergency services assistance programs and enhance federal fire prevention and training.

As S. 870 (Peters) is expected to be considered before the full House during the week of May 6, NAEFO encourages emergency services districts and organizations to call their members of the U.S. House of Representatives to urge for their “yes” vote.

The Fire Grants and Safety Act would reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, and the U.S. Fire Administration through 2032. Funding for the programs would be authorized through 2030.

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NAEFO sent on April 30 a letter supporting the Fire Grants and Services Act to House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

The bipartisan legislation would hold AFG and SAFER funding ceiling steady through its Fiscal Year 2030 program year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fire Administration could experience up to a 24-percent boost in annual appropriations through FY30 compared to current levels.

  • Click here for more information on the significance and eligibilities of AFG.
  • Click here for more information on the significance and eligibilities of SAFER.
  • Follow this link to learn more about the U.S. Fire Administration.

For more information, contact Cole Arreola-Karr, NAEFO Executive Director.

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