Fire Politics: Be Sure to Check "Behind the Curtain"

When a piece of legislation is introduced in Congress, it can be tempting to offer support for the bill based solely on the title and/or what it appears to accomplish on the surface. This can be a mistake. It is important to know who or what is hidden...


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For EMS to be effectively administered at the federal level, the fire service must play an important role in the development of policies, programs, procedures, training and distribution of funds. The fire service was not actively involved in the development of H.R. 3144 and that is probably why there seems to be skepticism from the fire service concerning the bill. n