This support is possible through a partnership with the State of California with federal firefighting partners called the California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA). This agreement was signed on May 1 and is applicable until December 31, 2024. Under normal conditions, travel expenses that occur in California are not refundable under the CFAA. However, there are unusual situations and an incident commander may authorize certain travel expenses related to a self-help response. All expenses submitted on a travel report must follow the procedures of The CFAA`s Schedule “H” (link to the agreement above). There are no exceptions to the documentation requirements in Figure “H.” Email Blast of CalChiefs 4/19/19 CalChiefs has been informed that there may be some changes to the method used by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to compensate mutual assistance services for incidents that occur at the federal level in this upcoming season of fires. If this change is proposed, CalChiefs is very concerned about the impact this potential change could have on our members and whether resources will be available for the use of mutual assistance in our next big season. Fire-saving assistance is available to states, local and tribal governments to mitigate, manage and fight fires in public or private forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction, which would constitute a major disaster. The fire aid process is initiated when a state requests assistance from the Regional Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the event of a “major disaster risk.” The whole process is proceeding quickly and a FEMA decision will be made in a few hours. The Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) provides a 75 per cent share of the Federal Government`s costs, with the remaining 25 per cent being paid by the state for actual costs. Before a grant can be granted, a state must demonstrate that the total eligible cost of the declared fire is consistent or exceeds the individual fire cost threshold for individual fires, the cumulative fire cost threshold, which detects many minor fires burning in a state.
Use, repair and replace devices Tools, materials and stocks Mobilization and demobilization activities. More information about the FMAG program can be found on femA FMAG`s website:www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grant-program ja, in retrospect, you`re right. I forget because I live in the type 1 world, but forget all the strike teams type 3, 6 LG etc. This would also have an impact on CalFire if it would go through. We only have to hope that everything works, because he would hate to see the impact of no state or LG resources on Fed fires. The agreement also allows the authorities to continue to call for the intervention of volunteer firefighters to respond to emergencies throughout the state.