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.
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Increases AFG and SAFER Funding to $355 million each ($710 total).
September 24, 2019 the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY 2020 DHS appropriations bill. The Subcommittee increased Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) and SAFER…
Information Regarding the USMCA Trade Agreement
The following communication from NAM is being shared as a service to our member companies, it is not a call to action by the GAC. If you feel it would be beneficial to your organization, please…
House Full Appropriations Committee Passes FY2020 DHS Bill
As expected, the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY 2020 Department of Homeland Security bill earlier this week. The full committee kept the amounts for FAMA and FEMSA priority programs…
House Appropriation Subcommittee Gives Fire Grants $50 Million Increase
June 5, 2019, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee marked up its FY 2020 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill. …