Category: Announcements

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

Register NOW for 2020 Hill Day April 29-30, 2020 – Washington, D.C.

The FAMA/FEMSA GAC 2020 Hill Day will be held April 29-30 in Washington D.C. in conjunction with the CFSI 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner.  Please click here to register and participate in the FAMA/FEMSA GAC

CFSI Registration is Now Open for the 32nd Annual Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Symposium / Instructions to Secure Your Hotel Room for the 2020 FAMA/FEMSA GAC Hill Day (April 29-30)

CFSI has announced that registration for the 32nd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Symposium is open. If you plan to attend the FAMA/FEMSA 2020 GAC Hill Day, April 29th-30th, stay in the CFSI room block and get their

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 funding by $10 million to a total of $710 million ($355 million for each

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 register your support. GAC

2019 Hill Day Results

We are pleased to report another successful Hill Day to the FAMA and FEMSA membership. Hill Day 2019 had 58 FAMA/FEMSA attendees representing 45 companies in 24 states. The attendees were put into nine teams and met with a total

DUE FRIDAY 4/5/19 – Submit Your Location and Employment Info Now!

Only about 1/3 of our member companies have provided the vital information needed to create the employment map we use on Capitol Hill to educate our congressional reps and their staffs on the size of the fire and emergency services