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IAFC Update Metro Chiefs 2014 Baltimore, Maryland Chief Bill Metcalf President and Chairman of the Board Mark W. Light, CAE IAFC Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. State of IAFC. IAFC is healthy and recovering after economic downturn

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IAFC Update

Metro Chiefs 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Chief Bill Metcalf

President and Chairman of the Board

Mark W. Light, CAEIAFC Chief Executive Officer andExecutive Director

state of iafc
State of IAFC
  • IAFC is healthy and recovering after economic downturn
  • Made changes to what we do and how we do it, similar to every fire department
  • Major revenue sources include conferences, membership dues, and grants and contracts
federal funding
Federal Funding
  • FY 2014 - $340 million for SAFER and AFG
  • President’s budget called for $335 million in FY 2015
  • House Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $340 million
  • Still has exemptions, but will end this year
  • Anticipate SAFER Grants to open this fall
u s fire administration
U.S. Fire Administration
  • FY 2014 received $44 million
  • Obama Administration reduced 2015 request to $41.407 million
  • House Appropriations Subcommittee approved $44 million
  • Support funding to continue updating the NFIRS system and NFA
national preparedness grants
National Preparedness Grants
  • FY 2015 Obama Administration repeated request to consolidate FEMA grant programs into one NPGP program
    • Rolls UASI and Homeland Security Grant Program into one grant program
  • NPGP would be administered by the states - based on Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment completed by states and FEMA regions
national preparedness grants1
National Preparedness Grants
  • IAFC testified before Congress on April 29th against this change
    • Local responders were not consulted about the assessments
    • State-centric focus would create stovepipes
    • Unknown how UASI cities would receive funding
    • Firefighting is not listed as a core capability
  • Only support for consolidation was from the administration and NEMA
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UASI
  • FY 2014 UASI program received $557 million
    • Congress did not limit number, so 39 cities are eligible
    • Currently determined by FEMA through an analysis of the relative risk of terrorism faced by 100 most populous MSA’s.
  • UASI applications were due by May 23rd, and funding awards no later than Sept 30
haz mat issues
Haz Mat Issues
  • Fighting for changes to Haz Mat Emergency Preparedness Grant Program
    • Large portion of funds are not being distributed by states to fire responders
    • Request to allow 25% of funding to be competitive for non-profit organizations for training
    • 50% of funding would be reserved for e-learning to allow for blended training
haz mat issues1
Haz Mat Issues
  • Benefits for career firefighters to reduce overtime and backfilling charges for in-person training
  • Funding would be used to train firefighters to Operational Level of NFPA 472
  • Many departments are undertrained for dealing with incidents involving hazardous materials
cadillac tax for health care
Cadillac Tax for Health Care
  • Excise tax part of Affordable Care Act
  • Takes effect in 2018
  • Surtax of 40% on high-value health plans
  • High value is $10,200 for individual or $27,500 for family
  • In 2020 the value starts going up based on CPI +1%.
  • Healthcare growing faster than CPI so more will be impacted
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Cadillac Tax for Health Care
  • Allows for “high risk profession” to have higher-value plans before being subject to Cadillac Tax
  • To be eligible, the majority of the plan participants must be in the “high-risk” profession
  • Most FD’s are on municipal plans so may not qualify
  • Self Directed Health Plan- 17, 18, 19 -$63
t band giveback requirements
T-Band Giveback Requirements
  • FCC to begin auction in 2021 and all public safety operations must be cleared of the band within 2 years of the auction close
  • T-Band is used in 11 major urban areas
  • Estimated $6 billion to relocate public safety users - to be paid by Federal Govt.?
  • Issue raised with Secretary of Homeland Security and Congress
weight limit for apparatus
Weight Limit for Apparatus
  • FAMA is attempting to include language in upcoming surface transportation reauthorization bill to implement a national standard for treatment of emergency vehicles under federal vehicle weight laws
  • Some states have stringent requirements that are a burden to delivering apparatus
    • 25 give exemptions,
    • 21 states have unknown requirements
    • some have specific requirements for emergency vehicles
educational opportunities
Educational Opportunities
  • FRI- Dallas, Texas - August 13-16
  • Company Officer Leadership Symposium
    • First onsite delivery in Richmond Metro area
  • Chief Officer Leadership Symposium
  • Executive Chief Officer Development Symposium
  • Fire Service Executive Development Institute
  • Chief’s Edge
safety education programs
Safety Education Programs
  • Near Miss
    • Lessons Learned Become Lessons Applied
  • FSTAR - Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research - online toolkit through collaboration of studies
  • International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week – June 15-21 www.safetyandhealthweek.org
leadership management initiative
Leadership Management Initiative
  • LMI Technical Assistance
    • One-on-one work in your department
  • Wellness Fitness Initiative
    • Update coming later this year
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test
iafc as a professional organization
IAFC As A Professional Organization
  • Represent Fire Chiefs on Capitol Hill
  • Give you tools you need, before you know you need them
  • Serve as a networking and information sharing hub
  • Be a trusted resource to help you run your department day-to-day and into the future
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IAFC Update

Metro Chiefs 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Chief Bill Metcalf

President and Chairman of the Board

Mark W. Light, CAEIAFC Chief Executive Officer andExecutive Director