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Fire Service News: White House Recommends Cuts to Key Fire Service Programs

03/04/2014
The White House unveiled the Administration's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. The $3.9 trillion budget, which is an estimated increase of $250 billion over the Fiscal Year 2014 levels, contains $38.2 billion for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This represents a decrease of approximately $1 billion from Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations for the department. Several programs of importance to the nation's fire and emergency services are among those considered for budget cuts under the administration\'s proposal. The Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs would be reduced by $10 million to $670 million for bo...

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