Public Safety Grant News 2014

 

$8,657,476 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 20 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

September 5, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the twentieth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $8,657,476 to 81 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $1,653, Operations and Safety, Equipment ($1,740), Concord Fire & Rescue, Concord, VT
  • $47,060, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment ($49,036), King Cove Fire & Rescue, King Cove, AK
  • $71,250, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition ($75,000), Spencer Township Fire/Rescue, Holland, OH
  • $121,578, Operations and Safety, Equipment ($125,080), North County Fire Protection District, Castroville, CA
  • $261,393, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition ($275,000), Madill Fire Department, Madill, OK
  • $382,500, State Fire Training Academy, Vehicle Acquisition ($450,000), NYS DHSES OFPC Academy of Fire Science, Montour Falls, NY
  • $720,726, Operations and Safety, Equipment ($800,806), Panama City Beach Fire Rescue, Panama City Beach, FL

 

Round 20 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 75 awards, $7,390,691
  • Vehicles: 5 awards, $884,285
  • State Fire Training Academy: 1 awards, $382,500

 

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, 2,042 fire grants totaling $207,478,935 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,792 awards, $207,478,935
  • Vehicles: 219 awards, $52,967,009
  • State Fire Training Academy: 31 awards, $8,526,166

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $477,279 (
  • Vehicles: $19,240,010 (27%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $138,676 (2%)

 

With an average of 102 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $115,781
  • Vehicles: $241,858
  • State Fire Training Academy: $275,038

 

Estimated remaining awards:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 4
  • Vehicles: 80
  • State Fire Training Academy: 1

 

An estimated 1 award round 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!

 

 

$1,568,445 in Fire Prevention Fire Grants Awarded in Round 8 FP&S 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

September 5, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eighth award round for the FY2013 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $1,568,445 to 8 Fire Service organizations throughout the US:

 

  • $9,500, Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • $25,245, City of Bartlesville Fire Department, Bartlesville, OK
  • $75,261, St. Lucie County Fire District, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • $191,977, Center for Public Safety Innovation, Clearwater, FL
  • $222,324, Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc., Tucson, AZ
  • $256,120, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Inc, Grand Rapids, MI
  • $363,672, Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, NY, Utica, NY
  • $424,346, Michigan Public Health Institute, Okemos, MI

 

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

 

 

$981,522 Hiring Fire Grant Awarded in Round 24 SAFER 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

September 5, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the twenty-fourth award round for the FY2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

 

FEMA awarded a $981,522 Hiring Fire Grant to the City of Fayetteville Fire Department, Fayetteville, GA.

 

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

 

 

$8,063,951 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 19 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 29, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the nineteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $8,063,951 to 75 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $4,090, Operations and Safety, Equipment, Beaver Township Fire Department, North Lima, OH
  • $16,010, Operations and Safety, Equipment, Whatcom County Fire District #17, Ferndale, WA
  • $22,107, Operations and Safety, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, Grand Haven, MI
  • $42,750, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Burnt Chimney Volunter Fire Department, Wirtz, VA
  • $61,275, Operations and Safety, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Monroe Fire Dept., Monroe, ME
  • $95,000, Vehicle Acquisition, Jefferson County Fire District #7, Ozawkie, KS
  • $142,500, Vehicle Acquisition, Clark County Ambulance, Clark, SD
  • $262,675, Vehicle Acquisition, Riverton Fire and Rescue, Riverton, IA
  • $421,935, Operations and Safety, Training, City of Tacoma Fire Department, Tacoma, WA
  • $633,033, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), City of Yuma Fire Department, Yuma, AZ

 

Round 19 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 69 awards, $7,070,481
  • Vehicles: 6 awards, $993,470
  • State Fire Training Academy: 0 awards, $0

 

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, 1,961 fire grants totaling $260,314,634 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,717 awards, $200,088,244
  • Vehicles: 214 awards, $52,082,724
  • State Fire Training Academy: 30 awards, $8,143,666

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $7,867,970 (4%)
  • Vehicles: $20,124,295 (28%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $521,176 (6%)

 

With an average of 103 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $116,534
  • Vehicles: $243,377
  • State Fire Training Academy: $271,456

 

An estimated 1 award round 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!

 

 

$2,894,608 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 7 FP&S 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 29, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the seventh award round for the FY2013 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $2,894,608 to 9 Fire Service organizations throughout the US:

 

  • $43,394, Fire Chiefs Association of Pinal County, Casa Grande, AZ
  • $132,417, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax, VA
  • $167,848, LLR - SC Fire Marshal's Office, Columbia, SC
  • $182,438, Forsyth County Fire Department, Winston-Salem, NC
  • $251,048, State of Tennessee, State Fire Marshal's Office, Nashville, TN
  • $274,860, Plainfield Fire Department, Grand Rapids, MI
  • $339,922, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • $568,376, MySafeLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • $934,305, CFAI-Risk, Inc., Chantilly, VA

 

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

 

 

$9,388,168 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 18 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 22, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eighteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $9,388,168 to 68 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $3,764, Operations and Safety (Equipment), La Pointe Volunteer Fire Department, La Pointe, WI
  • $19,950, Operations and Safety (Training), Polo Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Polo, MO
  • $50,350, Operations and Safety (Modify Facilities), Acushnet Fire & EMS Department, Acushnet, MA
  • $66,331, Operations and Safety (Personal Protective Equipment PPE, and Wellness and Fitness Programs), City of Indianola Fire Department, Indianola, MS
  • $112,575, Vehicle Acquisition, South Summit Fire Protection District, Oakley, UT
  • $432,000, Vehicle Acquisition, Villa Park Fire Department, Villa Park, IL
  • $951,311, Operations and Safety (Equipment), Hartford Fire Department (City of Hartford), Hartford, CT

 

Round 18 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 60 awards, $7,846,190
  • Vehicles: 8 awards, $1,494,481
  • State Fire Training Academy: 0 awards, $0

 

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, 1,886 fire grants totaling $252,250,683 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,648 awards, $193,017,763
  • Vehicles: 208 awards, $51,089,254
  • State Fire Training Academy: 30 awards, $8,143,666

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $14,938,451 (7%)
  • Vehicles: $21,117,765 (29%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $521,176 (6%)

 

With an average of 105 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $117,122
  • Vehicles: $245,621
  • State Fire Training Academy: $271,456

 

An estimated 2 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!

 

 

$2,250,667 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 FP&S 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 22, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the sixth award round for the FY2013 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $2,250,667 to 13 Fire Service organizations throughout the US:

 

  • $6,915, West Allis Fire Department, Milwaukee, WI
  • $9,785, New London Fire Department, New London, CT
  • $23,750, Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, Palatine, IL
  • $55,452, Alternative Community Resource Program, Johnstown, PA
  • $95,570, Boise Fire Fighters IAFF Local 149, Boise, ID
  • $393,300, Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association, Hagerstown, MD
  • $743,508, Institution of Fire Engineers, Alexandria, VA

 

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

 

 

Publication of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Appeals Database

FEMA Grant News

 

August 19, 2014 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the availability of the Hazard Mitigation Grants Program Appeals Database.

 

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides grants to state, local, tribal and territorial governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.

 

An eligible applicant may appeal any FEMA determination regarding applications submitted for funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The appeal process allows applicants to request a reconsideration of the decision in conformity with program requirements.

 

There are two levels of appeals. The Regional Administrator decides first appeals. If FEMA denies the appeal at the Regional Administrator’s level, the applicant may submit a second appeal to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation at FEMA Headquarters. If FEMA approves an appeal, FEMA will take the appropriate action to implement the decision. If the second appeal is denied, the decision is final.

 

To provide an effective means to research and track appeals, FEMA developed a web-based database that can be accessed online. The online Appeals Database is a searchable database containing FEMA responses to applicant appeals for assistance. The database houses HMGP second appeal records since 1988 and first level appeals since the release of the FY2011 Hazard Mitigation Assistance guidance. In 2011, FEMA started monitoring first appeals made in the regions. The purpose of the database is to inform the public on how program requirements are applied. The database can be accessed at: www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program/hmgp-appeals.

 

For more information on the terms used in the appeal database and a brief summary of the basic program elements, users can reference the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest.

 

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance datasets are also available through OpenFEMA

 

 

1 First Responder Grants Client Wins $11,499 in FP&S 2013 Fire Grant Awards

Fire Grant News

 

August 15, 2014 — A department who worked with First Responder Grants has won a $11,499 fire grant during Round 5 awards from the FY2013 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) program. These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

The Edinburg FD, Ohio, will use the FP&S fire grant funds "to start a senior/functional needs Knox Box program," says Chief Tim Paulus.

 

"We are a small department in a rural community," says Chief Paulus. "Today we broke a milestone with grant awards since 2006 in excess of $600,000. Thank you for all of your help over the years, Kurt."

 

Is your department trying to figure out how it will compete for grants in 2014's competitive landscape? Check out the First Responder Grants grant-writing training classes.

 

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America's public safety agencies win over $900,000,000 in grant funding. Learn more: Classes and Training, Services and Resources.

 

 

$7,317,909 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 17 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 15, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the seventeenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $7,317,909 to 66 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $9,595, Operations and Safety, Defiance Fire and Rescue Division, Defiance, Ohio
  • $19,000, Vehicle Acquisition (Non-Affiliated EMS Organization), Creston Rescue Unit, Creston, Nebraska
  • $36,100, Vehicle Acquisition (Fire Department/Fire District), Red Lick Volunteer Fire Dept., Berea, Kentucky
  • $174,397, Operations and Safety (Fire Department/Fire District), Grand Rapids Charter Township Fire Department, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • $391,207, Operations and Safety (Regional Request), Whitman County Fire District 12, Pullman, Washington
  • $500,000, State Fire Training Academy, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, College Park, Maryland

 

Round 17 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 54 awards, $4,946,499
  • Vehicles: 9 awards, $1,325,234
  • State Fire Training Academy: 3 awards, $1,046,176

 

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, 1,818 fire grants totaling $242,910,012 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,588 awards, $185,171,573
  • Vehicles: 200 awards, $49,594,773
  • State Fire Training Academy: 30 awards, $8,143,666

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $22,784,641 (11%)
  • Vehicles: $22,612,246 (31%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $521,176 (6%)

 

With an average of 107 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $116,607
  • Vehicles: $247,974
  • State Fire Training Academy: $271,456

 

An estimated 3 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!

 

 

$533,272 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 5 FP&S 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 15, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fifth award round for the FY2013 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $533,272 to 7 Fire Service organizations throughout the US:

 

  • $11,499, Edinburg Fire Department, Rootstown, Ohio
  • $19,067, Dubuque Fire Department, Dubuque, Iowa
  • $27,037, Rockford Public Safety Department, Rockford, Michigan
  • $30,771, Larkspur Fire Protection District, Larkspur, Colorado
  • $65,759, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • $71,915, Dalton Volunteer Fire Department Inc, Dalton, Ohio
  • $307,224, Firefighter Cancer Support Network, Burbank, California

 

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

 

 

2014 National Preparedness Report Now Available

Public Safety Grant News

 

August 14, 2014 — FEMA has released the 2014 National Preparedness Report (NPR). The NPR is an annual status report on the nation's progress toward reaching the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation established in the Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness.

 

The NPR identifies areas of sustainment and progress made across 31 core capabilities towards building a secure and resilient nation while identifying opportunities for improvement. Key overarching findings from the 2014 NPR include:

 

  • Embracing a new approach to disaster recovery: Major events, such as Hurricane Sandy and the severe 2012-2013 drought, have served as catalysts for change in national preparedness programs, drawing clearer links between post-disaster recovery and pre-disaster mitigation activities.
  • Launching major national initiatives: The Federal Government has initiated several national-level policy and planning initiatives that bring unity of effort to preparedness areas, including critical infrastructure security and resilience, cybersecurity, recovery capabilities, and climate change.
  • Managing resource uncertainties: Budget uncertainties have created preparedness challenges at state and local levels of government, resulting in increased ingenuity, emphasis on preparedness innovations, and whole community engagement.
  • Partnering with tribal nations: Tribal partners are now more systematically integrated into preparedness activities. However, opportunities remain for Federal agencies and tribal nations to increase engagement and expand training opportunities on relevant policies.

 

For a copy of the full report go to: www.fema.gov/national-preparedness-report.

 

As this NPR indicates, as a nation we can continue to become better prepared. One way to do this is by registering for the America’s PrepareAthon! campaign and participating on September 30—National PrepareAthon! Day. Learn more about America’s PrepareAthon! at www.ready.gov/prepare.

 

 

1 First Responder Grants Client Wins $73,150 in AFG 2013 Fire Grant Awards

Fire Grant News

 

August 8, 2014 — A department who worked with First Responder Grants has won a $73,150 fire grant during Round 16 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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fire grant will be used to replace SCBA. The total project total cost is $77,000.

 

Is your department trying to figure out how it will compete for grants in 2014's competitive landscape? Check out the First Responder Grants grant-writing training classes.

 

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America's public safety agencies win over $900,000,000 in grant funding. Learn more: Classes and Training, Services and Resources.

 

 

$16,117,356 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 16 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 8, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the sixteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $16,117,356 to 113 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $2,138, Operations and Safety, Training, Pipestem Volunteer Fire Department, Pipestem, WV
  • $39,113, Operations and Safety, Equipment, Rio Vista Volunteer Fire Department, Rio Vista, TX
  • $96,498, Operations and Safety, EMS Equipment, Mount Laurel Township Emergency Medical Services, Mount Laurel, NJ
  • $123,500, Vehicle Acquisition, Joanna Volunteer Fire Department, Joanna, SC
  • $692,991, Operations and Safety, Modify Facilities and Training, Warwick Fire Department, Warwick, RI
  • $1,700,595, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Parma Rural Fire Protection District, Parma, ID

 

Round 16 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 100 awards, $12,852,747
  • Vehicles: 13 awards, $3,264,609
  • State Fire Training Academy: 0 awards, $0

 

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, 1,752 fire grants totaling $235,592,103 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,534 awards, $180,225,074
  • Vehicles: 191 awards, $48,269,539
  • State Fire Training Academy: 27 awards, $7,097,490

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $27,731,140 (13%)
  • Vehicles: $23,937,480 (33%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $1,567,352 (18%)

 

With an average of 110 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $117,487
  • Vehicles: $252,720
  • State Fire Training Academy: $262,870

 

An estimated 3 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!

 

 

$22,443,483 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 15 AFG 2013

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

August 1, 2014 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fifteenth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $22,443,483 to 148 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $3,031, Operations and Safety, Equipment, Frankford Volunteer Fire Department, Frankford, WV
  • $21,051, Operations and Safety, Training, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA
  • $45,600, Operations and Safety, Modify Facilities, Massena Volunteer Rescue Squad, Massena, NY
  • $110,498, Operations and Safety, EMS Equipment, Hopkinsville Christian County Ambulance, Hopkinsville, KY
  • $277,092, Vehicle Acquisition, Leadwood Fire Protection District, Leadwood, MO
  • $1,618,469, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), City of Ontario Fire Department, Ontario, CA

 

Round 15 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 129 awards, $15,978,671
  • Vehicles: 14 awards, $5,100,439
  • State Fire Training Academy: 5 awards, $1,364,373

 

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, 1,639 fire grants totaling $219,474,747 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,434 awards, $167,372,327
  • Vehicles: 178 awards, $45,004,930
  • State Fire Training Academy: 27 awards, $7,097,490

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $40,583,887 (20%)
  • Vehicles: $27,202,089 (38%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $1,567,352 (18%)

 

With an average of 109 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $116,717
  • Vehicles: $252,837
  • State Fire Training Academy: $262,870

 

An estimated 4 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!

 

 

$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

 

Round 14 award allocations:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 131 awards, $15,143,844
  • Vehicles: 19 awards, $6,703,069
  • State Fire Training Academy: 2 awards, $439,671

 

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, 1,491 fire grants totaling $197,031,264 have been awarded:

 

  • Operations & Safety: 1,305 awards, $151,393,656
  • Vehicles: 164 awards, $39,904,491
  • State Fire Training Academy: 22 awards, $5,733,117

 

Estimated remaining funds are:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $56,562,558 (27%)
  • Vehicles: $32,302,528 (45%)
  • State Fire Training Academy: $2,931,725 (34%)

 

With an average of 107 awards per round, the average award amount is:

 

  • Operations & Safety: $116,010
  • Vehicles: $243,320
  • State Fire Training Academy: $260,596

 

An estimated 6 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!

 

 

$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.

 

Is your department trying to figure out how it will compete for grants in 2014's competitive landscape? Check out the First Responder Grants grant-writing training classes.

 

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America's public safety agencies win over $900,000,000 in grant funding. Learn more: Classes and Training, Services and Resources.

 

 

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!