$2.6M SAFER firefighter jobs grant & $20K+ AFG fire equipment grant

“I would like to share our story about working with Greg Bavis and First Responder Grants.

In Kennebunk, we were successful many years ago to start with our first SAFER grant, two people. In the last few years, we have been attempting grants again. Two years with no luck.

We then contacted First Responder Grants and Greg Bavis. This was the beginning of a better understanding of how FEMA grants work.

At our very first meeting with Greg, he explained to us why we had not been successful and what not to expect from FEMA for our small department. We worked diligently for several months under Greg’s guidance and came up with a great plan and grant application.

We were successful this year, FY20, with not only a SAFER Grant for 8 firefighters ($2.6 million), but we were also awarded an AFG Grant for equipment replacement for $20K plus.

We owe it all to the First Responder Grant Company and Greg Bavis.

If you have been trying and have been unsuccessful, my recommendation is to contact First Responder Grants. They helped us and I am sure that they can help you.

Thank you First Responder Grants!”


Chief Jeff Rowe
Kennebunk Fire Rescue
Kennebunk, Maine