H. R. 5900
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 6, 2012
Mr. Lankford introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
To modify the training requirements for certain fire departments applying for Federal grants.
Training requirement modification
Any fire station serving a rural area may apply for a grant from the Federal Government for which it would otherwise be eligible regardless of whether it has completed the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training.
Any fire station serving a rural area that receives a grant for which it applied under subsection (a) shall complete such training by the end of the period of time covered by the grant award and may claim the cost of such training as an allowable cost under the grant award.
Fire station serving a rural area defined
In this section, the term
fire station serving a rural area means any fire department with
a service area that comprises all territory, population, and housing units in
rural areas or outside a city or town with a population of less than 20,000