Webinar - Fire Service Legislation: Congressional and Regulatory Updates
We are now over halfway through the first session of the 118th Congress and there has been significant movement on some of the NVFC’s legislative priorities, including reauthorization and funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The NVFC has also voiced support for a number of other policy initiatives that would address critical issues facing the fire service, such as the expansion of the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Program to cover cancer and improve firefighter mental and physical wellbeing. This webinar, presented by NVFC chief of legislative and regulatory affairs Ryan Woodward, will provide an update on fire service legislation and what you as an NVFC member can do to help continue the progress that has been made.
Chief of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
National Volunteer Fire Council
Ryan joined the NVFC in 2022. He is available to assist NVFC members with any questions or concerns related to federal legislation or regulations, is the staff liaison when it comes to standards and codes setting committees, and actively promotes the interests and priorities of the volunteer emergency services to Congress and the Executive Branch. Ryan came to the NVFC with a decade of policy experience. Before joining our staff, Ryan worked on the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ government relations team for two years and worked for former Congressman Peter King for eight years, including as legislative director. Rep. King is the former chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security and the former co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.