Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1092 By Senator Bean 4-00998A-20 20201092__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to fire prevention and control; 3 creating s. 633.137, F.S.; creating the Firefighter 4 Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program within 5 the Division of State Fire Marshal of the Department 6 of Financial Services for certain purposes; requiring 7 the division to administer the program and annually 8 award grants, and distribute equipment and training, 9 to qualifying fire departments in a certain manner; 10 requiring the State Fire Marshal to adopt rules and 11 procedures; providing application criteria; providing 12 requirements for grant recipients; providing an 13 effective date. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 17 Section 1. Section 633.137, Florida Statutes, is created to 18 read: 19 633.137 Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant 20 Program.— 21 (1) The Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant 22 Program is created within the division to help protect the 23 health and safety of firefighters in this state. The program 24 shall provide financial assistance to help fire departments, 25 including volunteer fire departments, procure equipment, 26 supplies, and educational training designed to mitigate exposure 27 to hazardous, cancer-causing chemicals. 28 (2) The division shall administer the program and annually 29 award grants to fire departments on a need-based basis. The 30 division shall distribute equipment and training in a manner 31 that leads to the greatest reduction in incidences of 32 firefighters being exposed to hazardous post-fire contaminants. 33 (3) The State Fire Marshal shall adopt rules and procedures 34 for the program, including for the approval of applications and 35 development of need-based criteria. This criteria shall include, 36 but are not limited to, the decontamination equipment and supply 37 needs of the fire department, the financial needs of the fire 38 department, and the level of nonstate matching funds proposed in 39 the application. Grant applications must include a minimum of 25 40 percent nonstate funding. 41 (4) Grant recipients must: 42 (a) Report their activity to the division for submission in 43 the Fire and Emergency Incident Information Reporting System 44 created under s. 633.136. 45 (b) Comply with the Florida Firefighters Occupational 46 Safety and Health Act, ss. 633.502-633.536. 47 (c) Comply with any other rule determined by the State Fire 48 Marshal to effectively and efficiently implement, administer, 49 and manage the program. 50 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.