IAFC Legislative Update

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April 3, 2019 Online

Summary:

 CFSI's National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner is on April 25. This webinar helped prepare chiefs to meet with their Congressional members and educate them about the legislative priorities of the fire and emergency service, addressing funding for federal programs and what's new in federal legislation and policies affecting the fire service.  

Takeaways:

  • Funding for the FIRE and SAFER Grant programs and the U.S. Fire Administration
  • New federal Medicare/Medicaid billing initiatives 
  • Legislation to address public-safety communications and transportation safety
  • Legislation to promote tax incentives for fire safety and volunteer firefighter recruitment

Presenters:

Ken LaSala, director of IAFC Government Relations and Policy
Evan Davis, government relations manager
Brandon Allen, government relations manager

  

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