IAFF Wins Significant Funding for SAFER Grants

December 21, 2007 -- Despite a variety of significant obstacles as Congress approached its annual year-end recess, the IAFF succeeded in winning a unprecedented increase in funding for the SAFER grant program. H.R. 2764, the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2008, included $190 million for SAFER, an increase of more than 65 percent over the previous year.

Representative David Price (D-NC) and Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) were instrumental in securing the largest funding increase in the program