Committees -> Governmental Affairs Committee

As a FAMA member if you would like to be part of a committee, please contact one of the committee co-chairs.


FAMA (Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association) and FEMSA (Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association) Governmental Affairs Committee is the vehicle for FAMA and FEMSA to maintain and enhance its leadership role with strategic partners and governmental entities to promote issues related to the needs of first responders and the communities they serve.


  • Monitoring and disseminating potential and enacted legislation to all FAMA members
  • Monitoring and disseminating emergency-rescue data and reports as they are released to all FAMA members
  • Working with and providing to the FAMA Board and legal counsel:
    • Data
    • Potential consequences
    • Recommendations and options as they relate to potential legislation
  • Maintaining a strategic partnership with other organizations as deemed appropriate (e.g., CFSI) and disseminating the information to all FAMA members
  • Developing an annual operating budget, funding plan, and strategic plan
  • Interacting with the appropriate legislative and administrative agencies of the federal government
  • Pursuing only those issues that are non-competitive (affect all FAMA members) in nature
  • Develop a communications vehicle/network within FAMA and the appropriate associations
  • Ensuring all activities of the Governmental Affairs Committee support the mission of FAMA

Policies and Procedures

Please visit the FAMA/FEMSA GAC website.

Annual GAC Hill Day Video

Lee Morris (Oshkosh Airport Products)
David Durstine (Akron Brass Company)