S.1941 - Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Dodd, Christopher J. [D-CT] (Introduced 11/17/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||09/20/2000 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1941 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act - Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to authorize the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to: (1) make grants on a competitive basis for protecting the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards; and (2) provide assistance for specified fire prevention programs (requiring at least ten percent of grant funds to be used for such programs). Provides a program priority for organizations that focus on prevention of injuries to children from fire.
Introduced in Senate (11/17/1999)
Requires: (1) ten percent non-Federal matching funds; (2) each grantee to report to the Director on grant uses; and (3) grants to be made to a variety of recipients, including paid and volunteer firefighters and urban, suburban, and rural.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 2000 through 2005.