LAS VEGAS, NV – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) was joined by Las Vegas City Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Chief Fernando Gray, and President of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1285 James Suarez, as she called on her Senate colleagues to pass the bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act. This legislation will help provide robust funding to local fire departments in Nevada and nationwide to hire more firefighters and purchase lifesaving equipment. In March, Senator Rosen helped advance this legislation out of committee.
- U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen is pushing the federal government to allocate more money to firefighters in southern Nevada.
- The first-term senator is working to get the Bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act through Congress.
- The bill would allow fire departments to hire more staff and purchase equipment that community members say is much needed in southern Nevada.
Reporter: “U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, along with city councilwoman Olivia Diaz, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Chief Fernando Gray, and others, gathered at a local fire station calling on her colleagues to pass the bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act.”
Rosen: “These brave men and women are heroes who routinely put themselves in harm’s way… They save lives every day”
Reporter: “The Senator says she continues to take steps supporting firefighters. Last year, she helped deliver a historic pay raise and benefits funding for federal wildland firefighters.”
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen now calling for action from her colleagues in Washington, D.C. She wants her fellow Senators to pass the bipartisan Fire Grants and Safety Act.”
Rosen: “[Firefighters] risk their lives to keep us safe and make sure our communities are protected, and so they deserve our undeniable support. And that means for me, that means making sure that our firefighters get the pay they deserve for their heroic work they do every day.”