Category: Announcements

Upcoming FY 2021 Appropriations Process

Over the course of the next three weeks, it is anticipated that Congress will turn its attention to the FY 2021 appropriations process. It is critically important that you contact your Congressional delegation now to support the Fire Service Coalition’s

USFA COVID-19 Update

Click here to review an update from the U.S. Fire Administrator regarding COVID-19 fire-related activities and current information If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs: John Granby at jgranby@lionprotects.com Lee Morris at lmorris@oshkoshcorp.com David Durstine at ddurstine@idexcorp.com

National Volunteer Fire Council Donate to Volunteer Responders in Need

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is working to help volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These volunteers are on the frontlines helping their communities every day. A donation to

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to shake the fabric of our nation, first responders across the country are serving on the frontlines protecting Americans every day. Tragically, firefighter line-of-duty deaths have arisen in multiple states due to COVID-19. In response,

For Essential Businesses: Providing Documentation Letters to Your Employees

As the nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, businesses across the country have been forced to close down operations, while some businesses deemed “essential” by their states and/or local governments have become exempt from state and/or local emergency

Revised Federal Guidance on Essential Workforce

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, DHS Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Agency (CISA) released updated Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Previously, we had sent you the first two versions which contained relevant information under the “Critical Manufacturing” section. The third

URGENT GAC Survey and Other COVID-19 Activities and Resources

The FAMA/FEMSA GAC has been contacted by the AFG Grants Office with an urgent request for information. The Grants Office asked that we survey our members and provide data that will help them clearly understand the operating status of FAMA

Qualifying as An Essential/Critical Business in light of State COVID-19 Shutdowns

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the general population, Governors are increasingly adopting “shelter in place” orders that have the effect of curtailing/prohibiting business operations. It is important that FAMA and FEMSA member companies be put on your State’s Essential Workers list

Update on Federal Coronavirus Actions – Completed and Pending

Congress has taken action on two supplemental appropriations bills to combat COVID-19, with a third currently being negotiated in the Senate. Both the first supplemental bill (H.R. 6074) and the second (H.R. 6201) have been signed into law. In addition

Postponement of FAMA/FEMSA GAC Hill Day

CFSI announced the postponement of the 2020 CFSI Fire Dinner/Symposium (previously scheduled for April 29-30th), due to the COVID-19 pandemic and various levels of states of emergency (federal and D.C.). Accordingly, the FAMA/FEMSA GAC is postponing the 2020 Hill Day