Public Safety Grant News

 

NIMS Alert 06-17: Release of NIMS Resource Management Supplemental Guidance and Tools

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

Nov. 7, 2017 – FEMA’s National Integration Center is pleased to release a series of National Incident Management System (NIMS) Resource Management component documents that enhance interoperability and the effectiveness of mutual aid.

 

Today’s release includes:

 

  • The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) that describes the components of a qualification and certification system, defines a process for certifying the qualifications of incident personnel, describes how to stand up and implement a peer review process, and provides an introduction to the process of credentialing personnel.
  • A set of NQS Job Titles/Position Qualifications that minimum qualifications criteria for personnel serving in defined incident management and support positions. A set of NQS Position Task Books (PTBs) that identifies the competencies, behaviors, and tasks that personnel should demonstrate to become qualified for a defined incident management or support position.
  • A set of NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions other than NQS that define minimum qualifications and capabilities for personnel and their equipment within their assigned teams to manage all threats and hazards, regardless of the incident’s cause or size.
  • The NIMS Guideline for Mutual Aid that provides an overview of common mutual aid practices, defines common terminology and processes, and describes an approach for creating legal agreements and operational plans.
  • To support partner and stakeholder adoption, FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the National Qualification System and answer questions related to the foundational guide and supporting tools. All webinars are open to the whole community, including individuals and communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. To review the documents and for additional webinar information, visit: www.fema.gov/national-qualification-system.

 

To review the NIMS Job Titles/Position Qualifications and Resource Typing Definitions other than those in NQS, go to: rtlt.preptoolkit.fema.gov/Public.

 

 

HMA Competitive Grant Application Period Closing Soon

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

Nov. 7, 2017 – The application period for two competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs is closing at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 14, 2017. Eligible applicants including territories, federally-recognized tribes, states and local governments may apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants at https://portal.fema.gov.

 

If you have any problems submitting your application in the eGrants system, call 1-855-228-3362 or email MTeGrants@fema.dhs.gov. Please ensure that you keep a record of any previous email correspondences with FEMA’s eGrants helpline when contacting the help desk.

 

 

NIMS Alert 05-17: Refreshed National Incident Management System Release

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Oct. 17, 2017 – This year’s active hurricane and fire seasons highlight the importance of working together before, during, and after disasters of all types and sizes. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards.

 

Through an iterative process of engagement with stakeholders from across the nation, FEMA reviewed more than 3,000 comments to update NIMS guidance and incorporate the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.

 

Today, FEMA released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) to ensure that this important guidance continues to reflect the collective expertise of the whole community. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.

 

The refreshed NIMS:

 

  • Retains key concepts and principles of the 2004 and 2008 versions of NIMS;
  • Reflects and incorporates policy updates from lessons learned from exercises and real-world incidents and disasters;
  • Clarifies the processes and terminology for qualifying, certifying, and credentialing incident personnel, building a foundation for the development of a national qualification system;
  • Clarifies that NIMS is more than just the Incident Command System (ICS), and that it applies to all incident personnel, from the incident command post to the National Response Coordination Center;
  • Describes common functions and terminology for staff in Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), while remaining flexible to allow for differing missions, authorities, and resources of EOCs across the nation; and
  • Explains the relationship among ICS, EOCs, and senior leaders/policy groups.

 

FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the updates in the refreshed NIMS and answer questions related to NIMS. The webinars will be open to the whole community.

 

To review the refreshed NIMS document and for additional webinar information, visit: www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system.

 

FEMA continues to support strengthening the security and resilience of the nation by working to improve the ability of all to manage incidents, events, and emergencies.

 

 

Round 10 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 22, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 10 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 17 fire grants totaling $40,103,547, including:

 

  • Mosquito Fire Protection District, Placerville, CA, Hiring, $1,089,997
  • City of Inkster Fire Department, Inkster, MI, Hiring, $1,682,760
  • Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine, CA, Hiring, $3,691,527
  • Detroit (MI) Fire Department, Detroit, MI, Hiring, $5,136,636
  • City of Hartford Fire Department, Hartford, CT, Hiring, $11,067,070

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 17 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 22, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 17 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 79 fire grants totaling $18,921,802, including:

 

  • Ringwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Ringwood, NJ, Operations and Safety, $7,143, Equipment ($7,500)
  • St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 5, Folsom, LA, Regional Request, $43,182
  • Skagit County Fire Protection District #5, Bow, WA, Operations and Safety, $111,860, Equipment ($108,250)
  • Havre Fire Department, Havre, MT, Vehicle Acquisition, $485,715, Vehicle Acquisition ($510,000)
  • Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA, Operations and Safety, $2,625,344, Training ($45,000)

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 5 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 15, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 5 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 1 fire grant, totaling $329,378, to the VT DPS, Div. Fire Safety, Public Education, of Waterbury, VT.

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 9 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 15, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 9 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 8 fire grants totaling $2,779,060:

 

  • Oakridge Fire & EMS, Oakridge, OR, Recruitment, $18,627
  • Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster, NY, Recruitment, $42,066
  • Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Seneca, SC, Recruitment, $159,565
  • Corinth Holders Vol. Fire Dept., Zebulon, NC, Recruitment, $175,700
  • Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, Terrebonne, OR, Recruitment, $183,688
  • Oxford Fire Department, Oxford, MI, Recruitment, $333,706
  • Chelan Fire & Rescue, Chelan, WA, Recruitment, $924,308
  • North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, Greensboro, NC, Recruitment, $941,400

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

House Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

Sept. 13, 2017 – On Tuesday, September 12th, the House approved by voice vote H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), creates a specialized national registry to provide researchers and epidemiologists with the tools and resources they need to improve research collection activities related to the monitoring of cancer incidence among firefighters...

 

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4 First Responder Grants Clients Win $1,676,900 in FY2016 Fire Act Grant Awards

 

Fire Grant News from First Responder Grants

 

Sept. 8, 2017 - 4 departments who have worked with First Responder Grants have won a total of $1,676,900 in fire grants during FY2016 AFG, SAFER, and FP&S fire grant awards announced Sept. 8, 2017:

 

  • Port Security Grant, South Marin Co. FD, CA, $750,000
  • AFG Interoperable Communications Grant, Monterey FPD, CA, $704,000
  • AFG Vehicle Acquisition for New Tanker, Obion FD, TN, $198,000
  • Ithaca FD, NY, $24,900

 

These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that's not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

 

 

Round 4 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 4 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 33 fire grants totaling $21,069,606, including:

 

  • Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown, MA, Fire Prevention, $10,475
  • Saginaw Fire Department, Saginaw, MI, Fire Prevention, $32,381
  • Vincennes City Fire Department, Vincennes, IN, Fire Prevention, $166,205
  • CFAI-Risk, Inc., Chantilly, VA, Fire Prevention, $1,000,000
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Research, $1,500,000

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 8 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 8 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 15 fire grants totaling $4,843,112, including:

 

  • Stillwater Fire Department, Stillwater, MN, Recruitment, $35,100
  • Naples Fire Dept., Naples, NY, Recruitment, $68,550
  • Pinal Rural Fire Rescue & Medical District, Mammoth, AZ, Recruitment, $230,900
  • Snowville Volunteer Fire Department, Snowville, UT, Recruitment, $501,000
  • Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue, Tarpon Springs, FL, Hiring, $692,714

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 16 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 16 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 366 fire grants totaling $52,692,899, including:

 

  • Mcadoo Fire Co.Inc, Mcadoo, PA, Operations and Safety, $5,834, Training
  • City of New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford, MA, Operations and Safety, $74,000, Equipment
  • East 52 Vol. Fire Dept., Celina, TN, Regional Request, $258,949
  • Oakridge Fire & EMS, Oakridge, OR, Vehicle Acquisition, $430,306
  • Charter Township of Comstock Fire & Rescue, Galesburg, MI, Regional Request, $860,344, Equipment

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 3 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 1, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 3 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 53 fire grants totaling $9,506,492, including:

 

  • Burlington Community Fire Protection District, Burlington, IL, Fire Prevention, $3,772
  • Bristol Fire Company, Bristol, PA, Fire Prevention, $31,905
  • Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, Stillwater, OK, Fire Prevention, $155,314
  • Baltimore County Fire Department, Towson, MD, Fire Prevention, $589,048
  • University Auxiliary and Research Services Corpora, San Marcos, CA, Fire Prevention, $958,249

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 7 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 1, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 7 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 97 fire grants totaling $61,236,103, including:

 

  • Greenwood Rural Volunteer Fire Dept., Weatherford, TX, Recruitment, $22,600
  • Highfalls Fire Rescue Incorporated, Bennett, NC, Recruitment, $154,980
  • Oak Creek Fire Department, Oak Creek, WI, Hiring, $533,554
  • South Kitsap Fire Rescue, Port Orchard, WA, Hiring, $1,601,762
  • City of Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix, AZ, Hiring, $5,389,627

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 2 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 18, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 2 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 10 fire grants totaling $800,291, including:

 

  • Kent Fire Department, Kent, OH, Fire Prevention, $8,095
  • Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue, Hallandale Beach, FL, Fire Prevention, $12,858
  • Hall County Fire Services, Gainesville, GA, Fire Prevention, $23,129
  • City of Meridian Fire Department, Meridian, MS, Fire Prevention, $53,253
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami, FL, Fire Prevention, $247,620

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.