S.2587 - Firefighters Special Operation Task Force Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 04/06/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||04/06/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.2587 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/06/2006)
Firefighters Special Operation Task Force Act - Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to authorize the Administrator of the U.S. Fire Administration to award grants to a task force (two or more fire services operating under a cooperative agreement to coordinate incident response within a geographic area) for: (1) salary and benefits to hire or rehire firefighting personnel to provide services to the task force; (2) expenses related to the participation of firefighting personnel in appropriate training courses offered by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Fire Academy, or a state or local fire academy; (3) training related to incident response; (4) appropriate equipment or support systems for task force members; or (5) improved communications between task force members and a local police department or hospital.
Requires the Administrator, in selecting grantees, to give priority to task forces serving geographic areas within 50 miles of: (1) a nuclear power facility; (2) a large facility that produces, treats, or refines chemicals or petroleum products; (3) a business district of national significance; or (4) a location with one or more critical infrastructures.
Requires grantees to provide non-federal matching funds of at least 55% of the amount awarded by the Administrator for each fiscal year.