U.S. Federal Legislative Update

  • March 29, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Online


The IAFC encourages its members to attend the 30th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner on April 18 and 19. The dinner presents a great opportunity to meet with your U.S. Senators and Representatives and ask them to support legislation that helps your local fire department.

This webinar will help you to prepare for your meetings on Capitol Hill.  Attendees will learn about proposed funding for important U.S. federal fire service programs such as the U.S. Fire Administration; the FIRE and SAFER grant programs; and federal wildland fire programs.  Additional discussion points include the status of legislation on cancer research and risk in firefighters; incentives for local volunteer firefighters; and training programs to improve response to rail incidents involving hazardous materials.


  • Learn the status of important fire and emergency service legislation on Capitol Hill
  • Learn the funding situation of federal fire and emergency service programs, such as the U.S. Fire Administration and FIRE and SAFER grant programs.
  • Learn how to advocate for IAFC legislative priorities when you are meeting with your members of Congress on April 18 and 19 


Ken LaSala, director of IAFC Government Relations and Policy
Jim Goldstein, government relations manager
Evan Davis, government relations manager