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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFD10
    Does anybody know if the USERRA law applies to these volunteer FEMA teams? I know DMAT is covered by it.

    I believe that this law only covers US Military Personnel (Reserve/NG) actived for duty....not for civilian vollies.
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    The members of my department, the 20 who were selected were deployed Sunday night.
    They had about 3 days total from start/application to boarding a plane for Atlanta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper45
    The members of my department, the 20 who were selected were deployed Sunday night.
    They had about 3 days total from start/application to boarding a plane for Atlanta.
    We got our apps in at 0800 this am, FINALLY! FEMA called back almost instantly and got some dept contact info, and said they would let us know when. Here we sit....
    "The more we sweat in training, the less we bleed in battle."

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    USFA EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO FIREFIGHTERS

    The United States Fire Administration wishes to thank the fire service for the magnificent response in support of the Hurricane Katrina community relations mission. More than 4000 fire fighters responded to the call and are being sent for this critical humanitarian mission to assist our fellow Americans in this time of great need. Due to the benevolence of the American fire service, we have met our goals and no further solicitation of the fire service is anticipated. The USFA call center has suspended processing new applications effective September 6, 2005. Again, we want to thank all those who responded

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    I know the feeling, I'm in the same boat!
    "They" sure are making it difficult to help,
    and I am sure that they could use all of us,
    If "they" can ever get it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by METROMEDIC82
    I work for 2 EMS services and a fire dept. Im also part of "Fema's" Disaster Medical Assistance Team and I have been trying to get there and havent got deployed by anyone. Fema told me I couldnt go because my id card got lost in the mail. Its Crazy! Firefighter/EMT, no family to tend after, I can go for as long as needed and I'm still sitting at home. Its disgusting.
    oops! My reply is to this message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB
    I believe that this law only covers US Military Personnel (Reserve/NG) actived for duty....not for civilian vollies.
    It covers Reserve and NG as well as DMAT teams. It CAN cover teams for this event if designated by the President:

    The term 'uniformed services' means the Armed Forces, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard when engaged in active duty for training, inactive duty training, or full-time National Guard duty, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, and any other category of persons designated by the President in time of war or emergency.
    I wondered if this had been done yet...
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