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    Testimony of Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness at the Cannon House Office Building.

    http://www.thegovmonitor.com/world_n...est-47445.html


    I know Craig personally from one of the organizations I was with. I was President , he was Secretary. He came from the trenches as most of us have and is willing to fight to help preserve the AFG funding.
    Last edited by mmcneill; 03-09-2011, 04:14 PM.

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    Originally posted by mmcneill View Post
    Testimony of Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness at the Cannon House Office Building.

    http://www.thegovmonitor.com/world_n...est-47445.html


    I know Craig personally from one of the organizations I was with. I was President , he was Secretary. He came from the trenches as most of us have and is willing to fight to help preserve the AFG funding.
    Wow, $250 million for AFG/FP&S......that would mean $12.5 million for FP&S ( 5%) leaving only $237 million for AFG. That's $59.4 million for vehicles (25%) and $178 million for Ops & Safety... its gonna be a lean year if this flys!
    Kurt Bradley
    Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
    " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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    • #3
      But keep funding SAFER at $420m. A largely failed program. Union payback is JOB1.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ktb9780 View Post
        Wow, $250 million for AFG/FP&S......that would mean $12.5 million for FP&S ( 5%) leaving only $237 million for AFG. That's $59.4 million for vehicles (25%) and $178 million for Ops & Safety... its gonna be a lean year if this flys!
        If this level of funding remains we will be lucky if there is $178 million left over for Ops. Past practice shows that final number will be substantially less. If no changes are made to the funding levels in the PG that will occur.

        $250 million (appropriation)
        -$10 million (Admin. 4% max. has been allowed)
        -$22.45 million (FP&S about 8.98% AFG adds extra above the required 5%)
        -$62.5 million (vehicles up to 25%)
        $155,050,000 remains available for Ops

        If you take out $5 million for non-affiliated EMS there will be only $150,050,000 for the fire side.

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        • #5
          "If you take out $5 million for non-affiliated EMS there will be only $150,050,000 for the fire side."

          Definitely makes me rethink my grant proposal this year.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by neiowa View Post
            But keep funding SAFER at $420m. A largely failed program. Union payback is JOB1.
            more of a welfare program for the big cities that are bankrupt.

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            • #7
              Luckily Congressional leaders mentioned they are in favor of removing $500mil from the DHS R&D budget that's never been used to any extent and moving that into AFG. Don't see it being below 2010/11 numbers when they're done with it. Especially considering how many hiring apps have been turned down. And continue to be.
              Brian P. Vickers
              CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
              FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BC79er View Post
                Luckily Congressional leaders mentioned they are in favor of removing $500mil from the DHS R&D budget that's never been used to any extent and moving that into AFG. Don't see it being below 2010/11 numbers when they're done with it. Especially considering how many hiring apps have been turned down. And continue to be.
                So more money for SAFER for the big cities that can't provide thier own staffing.

                Bet the IAFF is dancing nin the streets at the thought of this.

                So much for the original intent of the program.

                To be honest, it wouldn't bother me a bit if SAFER was eliminated.
                Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                • #9
                  Kind of brings to mind the saying about teach a man to fish, give a man a fish.
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