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NVFC Reaffirms Legislative Priorities for the 108th Congress

The National Volunteer Fire Council has reaffirmed its legislative priorities for this session of Congress. These priorities were voted on by the NVFC Board of Directors at its Fall meeting held in Little Rock, Arkansas from September 25-27.These priorities are: FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant ProgramAlthough the FY 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill contained $750 million for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, it was moved out of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and into the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP). However, the conference report does contain the following provisions that will help ensure the program remains successful:The grants are to remain a...

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