Legislative Issues

  • March 17, 2017
    With the new administration and Congress, the chances of seeing comprehensive tax reform increased dramatically. There may be several ways the fire and emergency service can capitalize on this to achieve some longstanding goals. read more
  • March 17, 2017
    With the new administration and Congress, the chances of seeing comprehensive tax reform increased dramatically. There may be several ways the fire and emergency service can capitalize on this to achieve some longstanding goals. read more
  • March 17, 2017
    In today’s economy, we’re still working to make ends meet and stay within our budgets. It’s never been more critical to examine alternative funding streams to supplement existing budgets, support essential services and purchase new technology. read more
  • March 1, 2017
    This is a really important year for you to contact your senators and representatives! Our number-one goal will be to reauthorize vital federal fire and EMS programs, like the FIRE and SAFER Grants programs, or they will expire. read more

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Brief overview of the most prominent, current issues for the fire and emergency service, including talking points that you can use when discussing these issues with federal legislators.

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Issues Discussion

Detailed information on the most prominent, current legislative issues impacting the fire and emergency service including background, current status, what the IAFC is doing and specific steps you can take to help.

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