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    Legislation (S. 829) to reauthorize the FIRE and SAFER grant programs passed the U.S. Senate months ago, but the U.S. House has failed to act, despite numerous opportunities.

    Unless the U.S. House of Representatives acts swiftly, the FIRE and SAFER grant programs will be abolished on January 2 -- in less than one month. It is critical that these essential programs are reauthorized NOW!  

    House Republican leadership promised America’s fire fighters they would get the job done. It's time to live up to their word. In less than two legislative weeks, Congress adjourns for the Christmas Recess. We are running out of time.  

    You can help. Call your U.S. representative and tell them to call on House Republican leadership to pass S. 829 before it is too late!

    • The FIRE and SAFER grant programs have long helped protect public safety in local communities. These crucial programs help ensure local fire departments have the necessary training, equipment and personnel to respond to more than 30 million emergencies every year.
    • Fire departments in nearly every congressional district have received funding from FIRE and SAFER grants.
    • Absent immediate House action, these crucial life saving-grants will be eliminated effective January 2.

    DON’T DELAY, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW! Contact your U.S. representative and tell them to call on House Republican leadership to pass S. 829 immediately!

    Call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with your representative’s office.

    Email your representative. Email addresses are available on the House website.

    Post a message on your representative’s social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).

    For additional assistance, contact the IAFF Governmental Affairs Department at (202) 737-8484.




    What We Do
    Our Executive Board, Trustees, Staff and Legal Counsel work tirelessly to ensure that our members have the best representation in order to ensure a fair and equitable workplace.

    Who We Are
    Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics was chartered on November 29, 1976 as the Sarasota Professional Firefighters.

    Who We Represent
    Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics represents over 1,400 professional firefighters and EMS personnel in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties across 12 jurisdictions.
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