H.R.1499 - Firefighter Fatality Reduction Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.1499 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (03/12/2009)
Firefighter Fatality Reduction Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a survey of, and report to Congress on, the compliance of fire departments in the United States with national voluntary consensus standards for staffing, training, safe operations, personal protective equipment, and fitness.
Requires the Secretary to establish a Task Force to Enhance Firefighter Safety to: (1) consult with the Secretary to conduct such survey; and (2) develop a plan to enhance firefighter safety by increasing compliance with such standards, including by reviewing and evaluating the report to determine the extent of and barriers to achieving compliance and by considering ways the federal government, states, and localities can promote, encourage, or require compliance.