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      house Committees
      House Committee on Homeland Security
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    IntroducedMarch 16th, 2009

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Title

Firefighter Fatality Reduction Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a survey to determine the level of compliance with national voluntary consensus standards and any barriers to achieving compliance with such standards, and for other purposes.

Summary

Firefighter Fatality Reduction Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a survey of, and report to Congress on, the compliance of fire departments in the United States with national voluntary consensus standards for staffing, training, safe operations, personal protective equipment, and fitness. Requires the Secretary to establish a Task Force to Enhance Firefighter Safety to: (1) consult with the Secretary to conduct such survey; and (2) develop a plan to enhance firefighter safety by increasing compliance with such standards, including by reviewing and evaluating the report to determine the extent of and barriers to achieving compliance and by considering ways the federal government, states, and local governments can promote, encourage, or require compliance.

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