ABOUT FAMA/FEMSA GAC
FAMA and FEMSA Governmental Affairs Committee aim to be the vehicle for FAMA and FEMSA to maintain and enhance their leadership role, with strategic partners and governmental entities to promote issues related to the needs of first responders. We ensure that all the activities of the Committee on Governmental Affairs support the mission of FAMA and FEMSA and work together to support the initiative. We monitor and share emergency rescue data and reports to ensure FAMA and FEMSA are aware of changes in the industry. This includes events within the fire service industry including the Hill Day and Home Day events and fire grants issued throughout the USA.
JOINT COMMITTEE - GAC LEADERSHIP
John Granby (FEMSA), Lee Morris and David Durstine (FAMA) - Co-chairs, David Gatton, GAC Consultant
GAC meeting are held monthly - submit inquiries or suggested topics through the contact page.
AFG Reauthorization; EPA Deadline on PFAS; and Supply Chain Issues
The FAMA/FEMSA GAC wants to bring the following three important developments to your attention. …
FEMA to Host Listening Sessions for Fire Departments That Did Not Apply for AFG Funding in FY2021
From August 1st through August 11th, FEMA will host listening sessions for AFG applicants who did not apply for AFG funding for FY2021. These digital convenings are an opportunity for U.S. fire…
House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2023 DHS Bill: $740 million ($370 each) for AFG and SAFER
On June 15, 2022, The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security approved an FY 2023 bill for the Department of Homeland Security, providing $370 million each for the AFG and SAFER…
Proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget
This week President Biden released his proposed FY 2023 Federal Budget, which proposes $370 million for AFG; $370 million for SAFER and $60.4 million for the U.S. Fire Administration. …