Summary: S.2218 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate without amendment (07/12/2012)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012 - Amends the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to: (1) revise references to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to provide for its establishment within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (rather than within the Department of Commerce) and to change references to the head of FEMA as the Administrator (rather than the Director), (2) authorize the USFA Administrator to appoint a Deputy Administrator (current law requires the Deputy Administrator to be appointed by the President), (3) authorize the USFA Administrator to take such steps as the Administrator considers appropriate to educate the public and overcome public indifference as to individual preparedness (as well as to fire and fire prevention), and (4) authorize appropriations to carry out such Act through FY2017.