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DHS - 22868 - U S Fire Administration Policy and Program Advisory Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameU S Fire Administration Policy and Program Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number22868
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/16/2006Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date11/16/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter11/16/2006Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date11/15/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*TBD
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Designated Federal Officer Phone* 
Effective Date Of Authority* Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board will provide advice and recommendations on policy and program issues as identified by the U.S. Fire Administrator with the goal of reducing the Nation's fire problem and enhancing emergency management training and program policies, processes and procedures through enhanced research, programs and training to assure the nation’s resources are better prepared to prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from major emergencies or disasters regardless of cause or magnitude. The Board will provide only advice and recommendations on policy and programs as identified by the U.S. Fire Administrator.
How is membership balanced?*Members will be selected their demonstrated professional and personal qualifications, and on their direct and continuing experience with fire and emergency activities and organizations. Advisory Committee members will include representatives for the western, central and eastern portions of the country, state emergency management agencies, fire chiefs’ associations, and fire fighters’ associations. The Committee membership will be a balanced mix of sponsoring organizations by geographical region, management, and labor.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4 Estimated Total Meetings - 8
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The National Urban Search and Rescue Response System comprises 28 US&R Task Forces in 19 States, with over 5,000 System Members. Local governments or fire departments sponsor 26 of the Task Forces, State universities sponsor two. A professional staff of five, with two administrative assistants, manages the System at the federal level. Given the size, complexity and diversity of the US&R System, and the small size of the federal staff managing the System, the professional advice, experience, expertise and technical assistance that the Advisory Committee and its advisory organization provide are critical to the overall mission of the System. As experienced and skilled as the FEMA USFA personnel are, they do not have the day-to-day operational contact and range of technical and other experience that the Advisory Committee and its work groups will bring to the table. The expertise that the Committee and its advisory organization will provide is not available within FEMA or DHS as a whole, and there are no existing committees that provide or could provide the assistance that the Committee will provide. Alternatives such as public hearings or consultant contracts could not provide the continuity or the economy of the present USFA advisory system. USFA desires to utilize the donated, voluntary time of over 300 of the most highly skilled and experienced fire and emergency personnel in the United States on the Advisory Committee and its subcommittees. To replicate their knowledge and experience by paid consultants could cost millions of dollars, if they were available and sought. The Advisory Committee’s functions, perspectives and experience are uniquely those of the Sponsoring Organizations and System members (management, labor, and participating agencies) that are professionally involved with USFA. No other existing committee provides those perspectives and experience. No other means, such as a public hearing, can provide the depth and continuity that the Advisory Committee will provide.
Why close or partially close meetings?
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Secretary's office has not received recommendations of candidates for appointment to this committee. Administratively inactive.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013206U S Fire Administration Policy and Program Advisory Board2006
 COM-013423U S Fire Administration Policy and Program Advisory Board2005