Sample Letter: Save AFG and SAFER

Dear Senator/Representative Lastname,

My name is Name and I am a Job Title at Department Name/Organization in Town, State. I am writing today to urge you to ensure that the Fire Grants and Safety Act (S.870/H.R.4090) is included in the FY2024 appropriations package so it can become law before vital fire service programs expire.

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs are critical to ensuring that fire and EMS personnel have the equipment, staffing, and training they need to do the job safely. AFG and SAFER will sunset this year if they are not reauthorized, harming fire departments across the country. Add your story about the importance of AFG/SAFER here.

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is also up for reauthorization and serves as a critical voice of the fire service at the federal level. USFA provides vital training, data, analysis, education, and much more for both fire and EMS personnel, as well as the general public.

Please protect America’s fire and emergency services by ensuring that the Fire Grants and Safety Act (S.870/H.R.4090) is included in the FY2024 appropriations package so it can become law before AFG and SAFER expire.

Thank you for your consideration of my request.

Sincerely,

Name