11 First Responder Grants clients and students receive FY 2022 AFG and SAFER fire grant awards
As award rounds wind down for the FY 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, fire grant awards for our students and clients keep coming! Eleven of our Fire Service clients and students have received fire grants under AFG’s FY 2022 program year:
- Gorham Fire Department, New Hampshire, $98,469, for radios to include portables, mobiles, base station, and pagers
- Newark Volunteer Fire Department, Vermont, $31,376, for radios to include portables, mobiles, base station, and headsets
- Canterbury Fire Department, New Hampshire, $75,986, for radios to include portables, mobiles, base station
- City of Augusta, Maine, SAFER Grant award for $2,464,946, for hiring of eight new firefighters
- Addison Fire Protection District, Illinois, SAFER grant award for $1,135,894, for hiring of three new firefighters
- Dwight Fire Protection District, Illinois, SAFER grant award for $284,508, for recruitment and retention
- Stoneham Rescue Services, Maine, $132,433, for power stretchers and power load systems for the ambulances
- Capron Rescue Squad, Illinois, $140,723, for power stretchers and power load systems for the ambulances
- Richton Park Fire Department, Illinois, $57,142, for auto extraction equipment
- Jefferson Township Fire Department, Ohio, $135,714, for SCBA and SCBA compressor
- City of Yonkers, New York, $987,779, for driver operator training
That’s a grand total of over $5.5 million. The grants these departments competed for will help them better protect their communities and personnel.
This last grant was written by a student that attended one of our grant-writing training classes in 2022.
“It’s for driver operator training,” said the grant writer. “I wrote that one, your class works!”
Congratulations, and welcome to the winner’s circle!
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