H.R. 7077, the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act



This bill would authorize the USFA to send safety specialists, fire protection engineers, codes and standards experts, researchers, and fire training specialists to coordinate and assist local firefighter investigators in on-site investigations of major fires. The bill directs incident investigators to examine the determined cause and origins or the fire and to assess broader systematic matters including the use of codes and standards, demographics, structural characteristics, smoke and fire dynamics, and costs and associated injuries and deaths. The bill also requires the USFA to issue a report in coordination with federal, state, and local authorities on their findings, and to provide recommendations to federal, state, and local officials to implement to prevent similar fires from occurring in the future.



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The bill is supported by the Fire Department of New York, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the National Association of State Fire Marshals.