Round 3 FY 2017 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)FEMA has announced Round 3 fire grant winners for the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 111 fire grants totaling $27,903,416, including:

  • Whatcom County Fire Protection District 5, Point Roberts, WA, Operations and Safety, Equipment ($9,098), $9,401
  • Wolf Creek Fire Protection Association, Farmington, MO, Regional Request, Personal Protective Equipment ($726,800), $660,728
  • Central Crossing Fire Protection District, Shell Knob, MO, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment ($155,000) || Training ($9,200), $156,381
  • Biloxi Fire Department, Biloxi, MS, Operations and Safety, Wellness and Fitness Programs ($138,400), $150,446
  • Loudonville Fire Department, Loudonville, OH, Operations and Safety, Modify Facilities ($82,782), $80,269
  • Pinetop Fire Department, Pinetop, AZ, Regional Request, Personal Protective Equipment ($819,000), $744,546
  • The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, State Fire Training Academy, Equipment ($85,000) || Vehicle Acquisition ($410,000), $430,435
  • Padanaram Hose Co., #.3, Inc, Danbury, CT, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition ($137,500), $125,000
  • Water Witch Hose Company #2 of New Milford, New Milford, CT, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition ($1,000,000), $909,091
  • St. Charles Fire Department, St. Charles, IL, Regional Request, Equipment ($1,537,863), $1,398,058

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 2 FY 2017 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsFEMA has announced Round 2 fire jobs grant winners for the FY 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program. FEMA awarded 2 fire service hiring grants totaling $847,377, including:

  • Dudley Fire and Emergency Service, Dudley, MA, Hiring, $138,856
  • Farmington Hills Fire Department, Farmington Hills, MI, Hiring, $708,521

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

Improve School Safety: Sandy Hook parent, Virginia Tech victim share their experiences

NIMS Alert FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and emergency management partner organizations today released two new PrepTalks from Michele Gay and Kristina Anderson focused on improving school safety.

NIMS Alert 21-18: FEMA and Emergency Manager Partners Release School Safety PrepTalks

Gay’s PrepTalk, “Rethinking School Safety”, relays her personal experience as the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. She highlights some of the simple solutions that students and staff needed during the crisis at Sandy Hook, and presents Safe and Sound Schools’ Framework for Comprehensive School Safety Planning and Development: Emergency Management, Community Engagement, Physical Safety, Mental and Behavioral Health, Climate and Culture, and Health & Wellness.

Anderson’s PrepTalk, “Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy”, begins with her experience of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, when she was shot three times. She translates her experience into a focus on the importance of threat assessments in schools to identify and mitigate potential threats. She explains that it’s important to improve physical safety, but it’s just as important to encourage people to monitor their environment and to build a supportive culture in a school.

The next PrepTalks Symposium will be held on September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. All PrepTalks, question-and-answer sessions, discussion guides, and related resources are available at https://www.fema.gov/preptalks.

PrepTalks are presented by FEMA, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association, the National Homeland Security Consortium, and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

What does this mean for your department?

Here are things to examine in your organization:

  • What are your policies and procedures for responding to incidents at schools, colleges, and universities?
  • How will your department coordinate with other responding agencies?
  • What protocols are in place to protect your personnel or minimize risk?

If you are trying to figure out how your organization can better prepare for and respond to school-related incidents, we may be able to advice on grants or other programs that may be able to assist your department.

Contact us today

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) System Outage – July 27, 2018

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)If you were planning to be in the AFG System this weekend, sounds like you need to change your plans. Here’s the word from FEMA:

“Please be advised that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) System will be unavailable due to scheduled system updates this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation.”

Outage Period

Start Date
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 P.M.

End Date
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00 P.M.

Round 1 FY 2017 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsFEMA has announced Round 1 fire grant winners for the FY 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program. FEMA awarded 2 fire grants totaling $1,069,219, including:

  • City of La Feria, La Feria, TX, Hiring, $244,193
  • East Cleveland Fire Department, East Cleveland, OH, Hiring, $825,026

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

2 First Responder Grants Clients Win $236,182 in Round 2 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Hualapai Nation Emergency Services of Arizona and Beaver Falls Fire Department of Pennsylvania won a combined $236,182 during Round 2 awards from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

Beaver Falls FD of Beaver Falls, PA, has been a First Responder Grants client since 2008. They will use their $23,324 fire grant to purchase new fire hose.

In addition to providing fire and EMS services to the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona, Hualapai Nation Emergency Services also operates the Grand Canyon Sky-Walk. They will use their $212,858 AFG fire grant for new cardiac monitors for their ambulances. A First Responder Grants client since 2015, Hualapai Nation Emergency Services also won AFG fire grants in 2015 and 2016, for a grand total of $486,878 in fire grant awards.

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

“From small towns to Native American tribal lands, AFG helps fire service organizations replace outdated equipment and procure new gear that helps departments better protect their personnel and their communities,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “With the quantity and variety of potential public safety threats on the increase, departments need the AFG program more than ever.”

About First Responder Grants

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 2 FY 2017 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)FEMA has announced Round 2 fire grant winners for the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 75 fire grants totaling $10,212,063, including:

  • Bunkom Hill New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Booneville, MS, Operations and Safety, $3,810, Training
  • Lawrence Fire Department, Lawrence, MA, Operations and Safety, $16,364, Training
  • Beaver Falls Fire Department, Beaver Falls, PA, Operations and Safety, $23,324, Equipment
  • South Santa Clara County Fire District, Morgan Hill, CA, Operations and Safety, $76,882, Modify Facilities
  • Hualapai Nation Emergency Services , Peach Springs, AZ, Operations and Safety, $212,858, Equipment
  • Brockton Fire Department, Brockton, MA, Operations and Safety, $578,215, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Regional Request, $720,664, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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 1 FY 2017 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)A little over a week after Independence Day 2018, the newest round of AFG fire grant awards has begun. FEMA has announced Round 1 fire grant winners for the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 213 fire grants totaling $34,799,291, including:

  • Taylorville Fire Department, Taylorville, IL, Regional Request, $3,410, Training
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, State Fire Training Academy, $163,653, Equipment
  • Waterbury Fire Department, Waterbury, CT, Regional Request, $295,264, Equipment ($279,790) || Training ($45,000)
  • Pawtucket Fire Department, Pawtucket , RI, Operations and Safety, $299,795, Modify Facilities, Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Calypso Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Calypso, NC, Regional Request, $909,005, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Colorado Department of Public Safety/Division of Fire Safety, Denver, CO, State Fire Training Academy, $500,000, Equipment
  • Everett Fire Department, Everett, WA, Vehicle Acquisition, $927,944, Vehicle Acquisition

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.

1 First Responder Grants Client Wins $33,517 in Round 1 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Port Royal EMS, Inc., of Port Royal, PA, worked with First Responder Grants and won $33,517 AFG fire grant during Round 1 awards from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

Port Royal EMS will use the fire grant award to procure new Personal Protective Equipment.

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

“AFG helps fire service organizations nationwide procure mission-critical equipment and training,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “AFG is more competitive than ever, and I’m glad we could help Port Royal put forth an AFG application that stood out from the pack. Congratulations to all AFG winners!”

About First Responder Grants

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.