NEWS

  • THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS TO BE HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: Fire Service-Based EMS Award Presentation at 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO ADDRESS NATION’S FIRE SERVICE LEADERS: Over 1,800 Fire Service Leaders Attending 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • CFSI AND IFSTA ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2015 DR. ANNE W. PHILLIPS AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION: Catherine B. Lohr and Pamela A. Powell will be honored at the 27th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Read more here...

  • CFSI ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Read more here...

  • THE SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES FIRE SERVICE SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS: CFSI and NFFF Recognize IAFF for Leadership in Addressing Cancer in the Fire Service Read more here...

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UPDATE ON FUNDING FOR AFG AND SAFER FOR 2013

Questions abound about funding for the AFG and SAFER grant programs for the 2013 cycle.  Unfortunately, there is little to share until Congress can complete its work on the FY13 appropriations legislation.  Currently, the federal government is operating on a continuing resolution (CR).  This enables federal agencies to continue to operate, but only funds basic functions and not grant programs.  The current CR expires at the end of March.  By then, we expect Congress will have completed their work and approved appropriations legislation that will fund all government programs – including AFG and SAFER – through the end of the fiscal year.  So stay tuned.