Public Safety Grant News 2014

 

$26,330,146 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 14 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 25, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fourteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $26,330,146 to 155 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $2,363, Operations and Safety, EMS Equipment, Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Services, Inc., Belle Vernon, PA
  • $99,332, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department, Cynthiana, IN
  • $425,000, State Fire Training Academy, Equipment, Colorado Department of Public Safety/Division of Fire Safety, Denver, CO
  • $850,250, Vehicle Acquisition, Sugarcreek Township Fire Department, Dayton, OH
  • $1,899,293, Operations and Safety, Equipment, Lathrop Manteca Fire District, Lathrop, CA

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$11,237,166 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 13 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 18, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the thirteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $11,237,166 to 95 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $2,850 Operations and Safety Training Grant, awarded to the Fort Kent Fire Department, Fort Kent, ME, to a $664,299 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fire Grant, awarded to the South King Fire & Rescue, Federal Way, WA.

 

Round 13 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 84 awards, $8,574,425
  • Vehicles: 10 awards, $2,237,741
  • State Fire Training Academy: 1 awards, $425,000

 

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

 

To-date, 1,339 fire grants totaling $174,744,680 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,174 awards, $136,249,812
  • Vehicles: 145 awards, $33,201,422
  • State Fire Training Academy: 20 awards, $5,293,446

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $71,706,402 (34%)
  • Vehicles: $39,005,597 (54%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $3,371,396 (39%)

 

With 103 average awards per round, the average award is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $116,056
  • Vehicles: $228,975
  • State Fire Training Academy: $264,672

 

An estimated 8 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

1 First Responder Grants Client Wins $806,690 in AFG 2013 Fire Grant Awards

Fire Grant News

 

July 17, 2014 — A department who worked with First Responder Grants has won a $806,690 fire grant during Round 12 awards from the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

The Operations and Safety Equipment fire grant will be used as part of a regional interoperable communications grant award. The total project total cost is $893,322.

 

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Reports from the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Research and Development (R&D) Program for Firefighter Safety and Health

Fire Grant News

 

July 15, 2014 — A summit meeting of researchers and fire service leaders was held in the fall of 2010 with the goal to identify policy and protocol implications of the research and determine methods of effectively implementing the lessons learned to provide the highest possible impact on firefighter safety and health.

 

The meeting, hosted by the Illinois Fire Service Institute, was funded in part by a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Research and Development (R&D) Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. This was one means of disseminating the results of research performed to benefit the safety and health of firefighters. There were 5 presentations on completed research and two additional presentations outlining concerns and implementations of new findings.

 

Presentations are available from the Illinois Fire Service Institute website. Links to each presentation are provided below.

 

Firefighter safety and health related research projects conducted by the Illinois Fire Service Institute can be found at: www.fsi.illinois.edu/content/research/projects.cfm.

 

Please contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at: firegrants@dhs.gov.

 

Links to Project Presentations

 

Health and Wellness in The Fire Service
Sara A. Jahnke, Ph.D. - Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research
C. Keith Haddock, Ph.D. - Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research
Walker S.C. Poston, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research
"When we hit the fire ground, your risk factors become my risk." — Firefighter Steve Mast

 

The Practical Guide to Heat Stress and Emergency Incident Rehab
David Hostler - University of Pittsburgh
(Note: Dr. Hostler has since transferred from the University of Pittsburgh to SUNY the University at Buffalo)
"The notion that firefighter esprits de corps can somehow defeat the principles of physiology is not only wrong but it is dangerously wrong."

 

Cardiovascular (and Thermal) Strain of Firefighting
Denise L. Smith, Ph.D. - Illinois Fire Service Institute and Skidmore College
Gavin Horn, Ph.D. - Illinois Fire Service Institute
"Firefighting activity places significant strain on the cardiovascular system, affecting the heart, vessels and blood. Firefighters must be physically fit and medically healthy to undertake such strenuous work."

 

Cardiovascular Disease in the US Fire Service: Past, Present and Future
Stefanos Kales, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, FACOEM - Harvard University
"Strenuous duties can precipitate cardiovascular events. Cardiovascular event victims have clinical coronary heart disease, subclinical disease and excess risk factors. Many potential victims could be identified. Risk profiles could be modified before clinical events manifest."

 

Training
Steven T. Edwards, Director - Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
"Post mortem information on 713 deceased firefighter's medical histories show that 603 (or 84.6 percent) had suffered prior heart attacks, severe arteriosclerotic heart disease, undergone bypass surgery or angioplasty / stent placement, or were diabetic."

 

Policy
Craig Haigh, Chief - Hanover Park Fire Department
"Fire Service change needs to be driven by research. Research needs to be driven based on Fire Service concerns. It takes courage to change the status quo and find solutions to difficult problems with limited human and financial resources."

 

 

$32,980,255 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 12 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 11, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the twelfth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $32,980,255 to 219 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $3,779 Operations and Safety Training Grant, awarded to the Menlo Fire and Rescue, Menlo, IA, to a $914,501 Operations and Safety Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the McCords Volunteer Fire Dept., Centre, AL.

 

Round 12 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 162 awards, $20,563,673
  • Vehicles: 54 awards, $11,786,944
  • State Fire Training Academy: 3 awards, $629,638

 

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

 

To-date, 1,244 fire grants totaling $163,507,514 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,090 awards, $127,675,387
  • Vehicles: 135 awards, $30,963,681
  • State Fire Training Academy: 19 awards, $4,868,446

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $80,280,827 (39%)
  • Vehicles: $41,243,338 (57%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $3,796,396 (44%)

 

With 104 average awards per round, the average award is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $117,133
  • Vehicles: $229,361
  • State Fire Training Academy: $256,234

 

An estimated 8 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest Available

FEMA Public Safety Grant News

 

July 9, 2014 — FEMA offers 3 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs—the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HGMP), the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program—to help states, territories, tribal governments, local communities, private non-profits and businesses implement cost-effective, long-term mitigation measures for all natural hazards. Supporting this endeavor is most effective when all stakeholders share in a mutual understanding of program purpose, concepts, terminology and procedures.

 

As part of this effort, FEMA has produced a digest of HMA program operational terms and references. The HMA Program Digest is intended to be an easy-to-read, easy-to use, brief summary of the basic HMA program elements.

 

While the HMA Program Digest is primarily intended for those unfamiliar with the HMA programs, it also may serve as a reference for employees, applicants, and other stakeholders with many years of experience with the programs. Because the digest is not exhaustive, either in topics or in detail, information should be verified with the FEMA HMA Unified Program Guidance and FEMA HMA program officials before becoming the basis for decision making.

 

To view the digest please visit: www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/95109.

 

 

$38,175,030 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 11 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 7, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eleventh award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $38,175,030 to 232 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $4,370 Operations and Safety Training Grant, awarded to the Tohono O'odham, Nation, Sells, AZ, to a $2,501,514 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fire Grant, awarded to the City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department, Mesa, AZ.

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$19,078,865 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 10 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

June 27, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the tenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $19,078,865 to 116 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $1,425 Operations and Safety Training Grant, awarded to the Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia Falls, MT, to a $2,012,035 Operations and Safety Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the San Jose Fire Department, San Jose, CA.

 

Round 10 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 101 awards, $15,112,726
  • Vehicles: 10 awards, $2,281,003
  • State Fire Training Academy: 5 awards, $1,685,136

 

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

 

To-date, 793 fire grants totaling $92,352,229 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 725 awards, $75,665,474
  • Vehicles: 53 awards, $12,695,955
  • State Fire Training Academy: 15 awards, $3,990,800

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $132,290,740
  • Vehicles: $59,511,064
  • State Fire Training Academy: $4,674,042

 

The average award is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $104,366
  • Vehicles: $239,546
  • State Fire Training Academy: $266,053

 

An estimated 19 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

 

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$1,584,532 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 23 SAFER 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

June 27, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the twenty-third award round for the FY2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

 

FEMA awarded 4 fire grants totaling $1,584,532 to fire service organizations throughout the US:

 

  • Cricket Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., North Wilkesboro, NC, Recruitment, $117,390
  • Voluntown Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. #1, Voluntown, CT, Recruitment, $187,900
  • Tuolumne County Fire Department, Sonora, CA, Recruitment, $543,984
  • Auburn Fire Department, Auburn, NY, Hiring, $735,258

 

See the full SAFER award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

$20,333,028 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 9 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

June 20, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the ninth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $20,333,028 to 124 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $1,508 Operations and Safety EMS Equipment Grant, awarded to the Somerset Area Ambulance Association Inc., Somerset, PA, to a $850,500 Vehicle Acquisition Fire Grant, awarded to the Leominster Fire Department, Leominster, MA.

 

Round 9 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 57 awards, $8,354,249
  • Vehicles: 3 awards, $1,323,600
  • State Fire Training Academy: 2 awards, $488,665

 

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

 

To-date, 677 fire grants totaling $73,273,364 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 624 awards, $60,552,748
  • Vehicles: 43 awards, $10,414,952
  • State Fire Training Academy: 10 awards, $2,305,664

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $147,403,466
  • Vehicles: $61,792,067
  • State Fire Training Academy: $6,359,178

 

The average award is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $97,040
  • Vehicles: $242,208
  • State Fire Training Academy: $230,567

 

An estimated 24 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

 

 

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$2,254,670 Recruitment Fire Grant Awarded in Round 22 SAFER 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

June 20, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the twenty-second award round for the FY2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

 

FEMA awarded 1 recruitment fire grant, totaling $2,254,670, to the Maryland State Firemen's Association, Crofton, MD.

 

See the full SAFER award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!