H.R. 3992 (107th): Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters Act of 2002

Mar 19, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sherwood “Sherry” Boehlert
Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district
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Mar 19, 2002
10 pages
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H.R. 1118 (108th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Mar 06, 2003


This bill was introduced on March 19, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 19, 2002
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 2002
Full Title

To establish the SAFER Firefighter Grant Program.


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42 cosponsors (26D, 15R, 1A) (show)

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters Act of 2002 - Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to require the establishment of a new office within the United States Fire Administration to administer the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Firefighter grant program under this Act.Authorizes the U.S. Fire Administrator to make grants to States, local governments, Indian tribal governments, other public entities, and multijurisdictional or regional consortia thereof to increase career firefighter presence and enhance their ability to save lives, property, and effectively respond to all types of emergencies.Limits such grants to three years and their use for programs to hire new, additional career firefighters.
Requires grantees to commit to retaining such career firefighters for at least one year beyond the termination of their grants.

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