To amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to authorize the Administrator of the United States Fire Administration to provide assistance to firefighting task forces, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Firefighters Special Operation Task Force Act''.
SEC. 2. GRANTS FOR FIREFIGHTING TASK FORCES.
The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``SEC. 38. ASSISTANCE FOR FIREFIGHTING TASK FORCES.
``(a) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Critical infrastructure.--The term `critical infrastructure' has the meaning given that term in section 1016(e) of the Critical Infrastructures Protection Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)). ``(2) Firefighting personnel.--The term `firefighting personnel' has the meaning given that term in section 33(a). ``(3) Incident response.--The term `incident response' means a response by a task force or task force unit to-- ``(A) a terrorist attack, including such an attack that utilizes a weapon of mass destruction; ``(B) a release of a hazardous material; ``(C) a natural disaster; or ``(D) any other emergency for which a response by a fire service is appropriate. ``(4) Member.--The term `member', with respect to a task force, means a fire service that is a party to the cooperative agreement establishing the task force. ``(5) Task force.--The term `task force' means 2 or more fire services that...