IAFC Testifies on USFA Funding, Roles

  • Source: international association of fire chiefs
  • Published: 05/18/2012 12:00 AM

Chief Jim Critchley of the Tucson Fire Department and president of the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. In his testimony, Critchley, representing the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and WFCA, supported the authorization of adequate funding for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) through 2017. Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Ranking Member Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) presided over the hearing whose topic was Working for a Fire Safe America: Examining United States Fire Administration Priorities. The authorization for USFA expires on September 30, 2012, and Congress has to reauthorize long-term funding levels for the agency.


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