Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property

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Under Section 11 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, reimbursement may be made to fire departments for fighting fire on property owned by the Federal government. Only firefighting costs over and above normal operating costs are reimbursable. Claims are submitted to USFA and are reviewed by the Deputy Administrator to ensure they meet the criteria outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Reimbursement is paid to the fire departments by the U.S. Department of Treasury after a claim is approved for payment. For more information, please contact the USFA's Dennis Gentzel at 301-447-7574.