ABOUT FAMA/FEMSA GAC
FAMA and FEMSA Governmental Affairs Committee aim to be the vehicle for FAMA and FEMSA to maintain and enhance their leadership role, with strategic partners and governmental entities to promote issues related to the needs of first responders. We ensure that all the activities of the Committee on Governmental Affairs support the mission of FAMA and FEMSA and work together to support the initiative. We monitor and share emergency rescue data and reports to ensure FAMA and FEMSA are aware of changes in the industry. This includes events within the fire service industry including the Hill Day and Home Day events and fire grants issued throughout the USA.
JOINT COMMITTEE - GAC LEADERSHIP
John Granby (FEMSA), Lee Morris and Joseph Mirabile (FAMA) - Co-chairs, David Gatton, GAC Consultant
GAC meeting are held monthly - submit inquiries or suggested topics through the contact page.
Reauthorization of AFG and SAFER Programs in 2017
Last week we sent you the outline of the agreement among the major Fire Service organizations on the reauthorization of the Assistance to Firefighters and SAFER (hiring) grant programs. We want to…
FAMA and FEMSA Members – 2017 Hill Day Registration is Now Open
The 2017 FAMA/FEMSA GAC Hill Day will be held April 5-6, in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI's 29th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars. …
Reps. Pascrell, King, Hoyer, Reichert, Johnson Introduce House Bill Reauthorizing Fire Service Grant Programs, H.R.3881
Sept. 29, 2017 …
Senate Passes AFG/SAFER REAUTHORIZATION BILL, S. 829
On August 2, 2017, the Senate unanimously passed S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Reauthorization Act. The bill passed on what is called the "unanimous consent" calendar, meaning that unless a Senator…