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Urgent Action Needed to Save FIRE and SAFER Grants

Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities.

Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOWHouse Republican leadership promised America’s firefighters they would get the job done. It's time to live up to their word. In less than two legislative weeks, Congress adjourns for the Christmas Recess. We are running out of time.  You can help. Call your U.S. representative and tell them to call on House Republican leadership to pass S. 829 before it is too late!
  • The FIRE and SAFER grant programs have long helped protect public safety in local communities. These crucial programs help ensure local fire departments have the necessary training, equipment and personnel to respond to more than 30 million emergencies every year.
  • Fire departments in nearly every congressional district have received funding from FIRE and SAFER grants.
  • Absent immediate House action, these crucial life saving-grants will be eliminated effective January 2.
DON’T DELAY, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW! Contact your U.S. representative and tell them to call on House Republican leadership to pass S. 829 immediately!Call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with your representative’s office.Email your representative. Email addresses are available on the House website.Post a message on your representative’s social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).For additional assistance, contact the IAFF Governmental Affairs Department at (202) 737-8484.