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FIRE and SAFER Grant Programs are Due to Sunset on January 2, 2018This is NOT a funding issue – this is a sunset included in the underlying statute governing the grants – meaning the programs will be completely eliminated on January 2 if Congress does not act to reauthorize the grants. We have been working with Congress for two years now to do just that. Earlier this summer, the Senate passed S. 829 to reauthorize the programs and eliminate the sunset. We have been working with the House to take up and pass the Senate bill. They have not as of yet for a variety of reasons, and we are running out of time.
I encourage you and your local leaders to take this extremely seriously. The House will leave for the year on December 22, leaving us very few days to reauthorize the programs. You all know the importance of FIRE and SAFER – the consequences of losing these programs are dire not only for local fire departments but also for the IAFF as a whole and its members as individuals.So I’m asking for your help. To the extent you can encourage your members to take this action, please do so. To the extent you can apply pressure to your elected Representatives, particularly Republicans, please do so. Rest assured we are working nonstop in DC to get this done, but as I always say, I cannot and never will have the unique influence that do our fire fighter – constituents.I thank you all.Shannon MeissnerDirector, Governmental AffairsInternational Association of Fire Fighters(202) 824-1581
United States House of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
House Leadership leaves for a break on December 22. Consider calling your US Representative and ask that they call on the House Leadership to reauthorize these programs.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LOCALS!!
Seattle, WA Local 27
Best Electronic Communication
Healthy In, Healthy out Out-Firefighter Cancer Prevention Video
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
Social Media Video
Anacortes, WA Local 1537
Seattle, WA Local 27
The IAFF Media Awards Contest recognizes locals for their best work in communicating with their members and with the public, and honors photography and reporting that best portray professional fire fighters and paramedics as dedicated all-hazards responders.
After more than two years of dedicated work, the efforts to produce a best practices manual for reducing fire fighter risk of exposures to carcinogens has come to fruition. Healthy In, Healthy Out is now available for all fire fighters in Washington. To get copies for your members, call the WSCFF office at 360-943-3030.
Copies are now available in Spanish or click for flipbook.
Watch the Healthy-In, Healthy Out VIDEO for more best practices protocols.
Our gratitude to Beth Gallup of Local 1747 for leading the effort and the team of dedicated members and professionals who worked diligently to help our members protect themselves: Bob Carroll, Local 452; Charles Cordova, Local 2898; Bob Dirham, Local 1296; Brian Dodge, Bates & Local 1747; Scott Ervin, Local 2024; Dan Griffey, Local 2394; J. Havner, Local 27; Bill Hoover, Local 2545 & Firefighters Cancer Support Network; Jenny Keizer, Kent Fire Department; Dean Shelton, Local 3219 & WSCFF 10th District Rep.; Brad Thompson, Valley Regional Fire Authority; Adam Villard, Local 3811.
Funding and support for this project has been provided by the State of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.Paused
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