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Ask Your Congressional Leaders to Pass the SIREN Act

Jul 16, 2018

NAEMT is pleased to report that the SIREN Act was passed by the Senate as an amendment to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. Read the text of the SIREN Act here.

The SIREN Act – introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Representatives Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and David Loebsack (D-IA) in the House – reauthorizes a federal grant program to directly support rural EMS agencies in recruiting and training personnel and purchasing equipment for everything from naloxone and first aid kits, to power stretchers or new ambulances.

The Farm Bill will now go to a conference committee where the House and Senate will reconcile the differences between their respective bills.

Please urge your House and Senate lawmakers to include the SIREN Act in the final Farm Bill.