IAFC President Provides Testimony on FIRE Act, Homeland Security, Other Issues

04/30/2003
Washington, D.C. - Chief Randy R. Bruegman, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, testified before the full Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on several critical issues facing the fire service, including the future of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (FIRE Act), homeland security, hazmat placarding, communications and interoperability, staffing and the Firefighting Research and Coordination Act.The FIRE ActChief Bruegman began his testimony by stressing the importance of the FIRE Act, calling it "a federal success story of which the taxpayers can be proud." However, he expressed the IAFC's significant concern over the future of the pro...

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