I am urging U.S. fire and emergency service leaders to write their senators and ask them to cosponsor S. 829, legislation that would reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program (popularly known as the FIRE grant program), including the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.
These programs provide critical training, equipment and staffing for the nation’s fire and emergency service. We must make this point crystal clear to every U.S. Senator. They need to hear directly from the nation’s fire chiefs.
The IAFC has suggested language available that fire chiefs can incorporate on department letterhead.
Access the letter template here. View the list of S. 829 cosponsors here. Find your senators' contact information at: www.Senate.gov
John Sinclair is IAFC president and chairman of the board.