While Congress sits in recess, feel free to discuss the FIRE Bill, which would give $5 billion in funding over the next 5 years to the nation's career and volunteer fire and rescue services.

The text of the bill can be found at: http://www.Firehouse.Com/news/99/7/27_firebill.html

Firehouse.Com will continue to provide accurate coverage through the recess. Congress resumes after Labor Day and we will update the status of the bill.

Feel free to contact your local state and local fire service officials, and U.S. representatives regarding this bill during the recess.