FCDA to Start 1953 State-Share Program

Issue 1 and Volume 106.

FCDA to Start 1953 State-Share Program According to information just received from Nicholas B. Odum, of the Federal Civil Defense Administration, the FCDA is almost ready to start dealing with the states under the Federal-State Matching Program for the Fiscal Year 1953. As is generally known, the Congress appropriated $15 million on July 15, 1952, which, if matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, would make a grand total of $30 million for the procurement of fire fighting and rescue equipment, medical supplies and equipment, attack warning and other communications, and for training and special education. As this is written, FCDA is not prepared to state how much fire equipment each state proposes to procure. From a preliminary analysis, of the proposal submitted by approximately one-half of the states involved, it appears that the Federal Office will be in the market for about 500 pumpers in the fiscal year. Details concerning the…

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