Assistance to Firefighters Grant

To provide financial assistance directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations to enhance their capabilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards.

To help fire departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response needs.

To

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support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.
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Examples of Funded Projects

Training: A fire department where a high percentage of firefighting staff needs basic firefighting training.

Wellness and Fitness: A fire department that wants to establish a wellness and fitness program that offers an entry-level physical and a job-related immunization program.

Firefighting Vehicle: A fire department that has few or no vehicles of the type for which they are applying and whose existing fleet is old with high mileage and/or high volume of calls.

Firefighting Equipment: A fire department that needs basic firefighting equipment to satisfy a statutory requirement but has never been able to purchase such equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment: A fire department where a high percentage of firefighting staff has never had personal protective equipment and wants to purchase enough equipment to protect all of the firefighting staff.

Fire Prevention Programs: A fire department that wants to establish a public education program that focuses on children under 16 years of age, seniors, and/or firefighters, in a community that has no such program.


Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - The Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered from the FEMA Headquarters Office.

FEMA also has 10 regional offices which house Fire Program Specialists who may be contacted for information on the program.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov


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