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Fire truck financing: Surviving the credit crunch
How to beat the odds: The nuts and bolts of a successful AFG narrative
It’s a regional thing: AFG grants
Back to the basics: Success depends on understanding grant fundamentals
Interoperable Communications Roundtable Discussion: Getting There
Finding the Money for Communications Interoperability Purchases
Interoperable Communications: Building Toward Tomorrow
NH Fire, EMS, police consolidate communication center
New dispatch system will send information to tablet computers in rigs  
Volunteer fire department to buy SCBA with grant money
The FEMA grant will replace 70 outdated SCBA packs  
Kan. county EMS gets grant for new blood monitor
It uses "new non-invasive" monitoring of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels and is also Wifi capable  
Conn. fire department receives $900K FEMA grant
The grant will be used to purchase new breathing and technical rescue equipment   
$1M grant helps train Ohio firefighters
The funds will reduce expenses for basic certification in the hopes that individuals will pursue more specialized training   
Ky. county awarded $44K for new radio consoles
The funds will go towards a system-wide overhaul of the county's dispatch center  
How to win the fire-grant data battle
Getting a head start on standard data collection will improve award odds and cut application stress  
Mich. mayor hesitant to accept multi-million grant
He worries that after the grant runs out, the city won't be able to afford the new employees that were hired  
Wisc. dept. wins $245k grant
The grant will allow the department to buy new equipment including air tanks  
Grants used for 2 new fire trucks in Calif
Both of the apparatus being retired are more than 20 years old  
Ky. fire department uses grants to build training facility
Construction work is being donated by volunteers  
Baltimore dept. receives FEMA grant
The $135,043 grant will be used to replace air packs and other equipment  
North Baltimore dept. receives FEMA grant
The $135,000 grant will be used to buy air packs  
Mass. dept. receives $75k grant
The grant will be used to buy LikePak 15's  
Ala. fire dept. receives $81,000 grant
The FEMA-issued grant will be used for firefighter education and training  
Mo. dept. receives $658,000 SAFER Grant
The money will be used to pay for salaries and benefits of five new firefighters for two years  
Town considers joining regional dispatch network
As it weighs the merits of regional dispatch, the town is halting plans to allow the sheriff's department to take over dispatch  
Nashville FD receives almost $60,000 in grants
The AFG grant will help to bolster operations and enhance safety at fire departments  
Fire department adds 8 defibs with grant money
The $76,000 grant purchased cardiac response equipment  
Pa. dept. lands $140,000 grant
The money will be used to buy 30 news sets of turnout gear  
56 fire, EMS department's in Wis. receive grants
The funding will cover the cost of courses including firefighter safety and survival, wildland firefighting and incident command  
NY fire department awarded $600K grant for equipment upgrades
Narrow band radio transmissions will allow for more efficient and dependable communication between emergency responders  
'Surprise' grant award allows Ohio fire dept. to hire
After being rejected for SAFER money, Ohio city lands $500k  
Ill. fire dept. receives two fire investigation training grants
Elgin Fire Dept. will send firefighters to classes that will teach them to determine causes of fires  
Ill. town to hire new firefighters first time in 4 years
FEMA grant will allow Hoffman Estates to bring on new recruits as some retire  
Calif. city receives FEMA grant to restore firefighter positions
The $855,000 grant will allow the fire department to restaff three positions for two years  
Mass. city accepts grant to hire four new firefighters
The $425,000 SAFER grant is the third for Fitchburg in three years   
Vol. fire department lands $500K SAFER grant to add paid staff
The grant provides for 9 full-time positions  
NC fire department accepts SAFER grant, to hire 15
Grant pays for salary and benefits of new firefighters' first two years on job  
Grant add 6 firefighters to Ohio fire department
The additional firefighters will allow the city to put its ambulance back in service  
Mich. city may reject SAFER grant to add firefighters
City warned that the fire department is operating with a skeleton crew  
SAFER grant to add 15 firefighters to Colo department
The additional firefighters will allow the city's new station to be fully staffed  
Calif. fire dept. to use grant to reopen 3 stations, hire 27 firefighters
15 of the firefighter hires will be those previously laid off  
Maine fire department looking for ways not to cut 4-person shifts
Fire department is hoping for grant relief to keep crew fully staffed  
Pa. volunteer fire dept. back in business, but must dock $1M boat
Larger questions loom regarding FEMA grants and what to do with the boat now  
Fire department lands donation for extrication equipment
A Va. volunteer fire department was awarded nearly $30,000 from Firehouse Subs for extrication equipment  
Fire department uses grant to give away smoke detectors
Grant and local business donations will put 150 smoke detectors in low- to moderate-income homes  
NY volunteer fire dept. received $235,000 grant
The federal grant will help provide equipment like 46 new SCBA  
Ohio fire station may close if levy not passed
If a crucial levy is not approved by voters, a station may close and firefighters may lose their jobs  
Mass. voters approve $3.5 million for fire station
Fire officials have been advocating for a new fire station since 2004  
Anonymous donor gives fire dept. $25K for fire truck
Fire chief says the gift will be a great help to the fire department but is not a long-term solution for equipment needs  
Sandwich franchise donates equipment to Ariz. fire district
Firehouse Subs is giving about $24,000 for a tactical simulation lab  
City has 'healthy cash balance' yet lays off firefighters
The Ohio city is laying off 21 firefighters and closing 1 station despite having an extra $1M for capital improvements  
Reading, Pa. lands $4M grant to hire firefighters
The SAFER grant will allow Reading to hire 30 firefighters  
Fire district buys rapid intervention tools with Calif. grant
The grant funds were also put toward a master stream appliance  
Texas plea for FEMA funds yet to be answered
More Texas wildfires are expected this week as the weather shifts again to hot, dry, and windy — meaning delay could have implications  
Federal grant helps replace old, unsafe fire truck in NJ
Volunteer firefighters who ride in the old truck risk ejection and serious injury from a partially enclosed cab  
NJ city rehires 29 of 30 laid-off firefighters
The city in February was awarded a $9.7 million federal grant as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program  
Conn. city launches rehabbed fire academy
New Haven Regional Fire Training Academy recently received a $4.5 million overhaul through a grant from the state  
$1M grant helps Maine fire dept. hire 12
The grant also returns to action the department's Heavy Rescue Vehicle  
$6.5M federal grant gives lifeline to Calif. fire district
The board of supervisors may not lay off any firefighters during the grant period and must maintain a 260-firefighter minimum staffing level  
Texas governor, FEMA jab over fire relief
FEMA awarded Texas its 26th grant Sunday to help cover the cost of firefighting efforts  
Calif. fire district receives $6.5 million grant
The additional funding from the SAFER program will pay to keep 21 firefighters employed  
Fire Grants Reauthorization passes key committee
The bill would reauthorize AFG, FP&S, and SAFER grant funding  
Calif. city to hire 6 firefighters
A nearly $1 million SAFER grant will pay the salaries, benefits and pensions for three firefighters over the two-year period  
Texas volunteer fire departments grateful for grants
Thirty-five departments will receive aid from various foundations in the aftermath of massive wildfires  
Ind. fire department uses grant to buy new radios
The department will buy 200 new radios and upgrade 65 others as part of a $1.4 million regional Assistance to Firefighters Grant  
Texas fire dept. gets wildland fire vehicle through grant
The TIFMAS grant program offers training, equipment and vehicle grants creating standards and mobilization systems to make statewide use of local resources  
NJ firefighters get $10K grant from Port Authority
It was the sixth of $135,000 in grants to be awarded to 13 fire departments and other first responders in New Jersey  
Va. firefighter wins national award for rescuing girl
The girl was found unconscious and ended up in a pediatric intensive care unit for 10 days  
Shuttered Mass. fire station could reopen by winter
With the help of grant money, four firefighters have been hired to replace positions lost in 2009 due to attrition  
Calif. firefighters use 4th of July parade to fundraise
The department has raised about $45,000 of the $160,000 needed to replace a ladder truck, the rest of which is covered by a $636,000 federal grant  
$500K grant to help fund paramedic service in Calif.
The Banning Fire Department had submitted a grant application to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians totaling $823,331  
Technology from $540K grant to improve response times in Calif. city
"It's like Google Earth on steroids," said project manager Eric Napralla  
Grant could fund firefighter jobs in Calif.
A $2.2 million SAFER grant approved last year provided enough money to fund jobs through 2012 for nine firefighters who would have been laid off  
Goodyear donates $45,000 in tires to Texas firefighters
Donations are key to a volunteer fire department's survival  
Grants help Calif. dept. reopen station, hire 9 firefighters
Pending city council approval, the two-year $3.6 million federal grant would begin restoring some of the city's lost staffing and facilities in the coming months  
Ill. firefighters get grant to buy new helmets
The Prospect Heights Fire Protection District got a similar grant the previous year for firefighting gloves  
Ill. fire department receives grant to add firefighters
Springfield's grant was among $420 million awarded nationwide as part of a program initiated during the last federal fiscal year  
SAFER grant to help replace retirees at Ill. fire department
The money is designed to pay salaries and benefits of 20 new firefighters for two years  
DHS announces more than $2.1B in preparedness grants
In FY2011, DHS grants were reduced by $780 million for the FY 2010 enacted level, nearly a quarter of FY 2010 DHS grant funding  
Grant helps replace 3 fireboats at Port of Houston
Within the next 16 months, Clayton, N.Y.-based MetalCraft Marine will deliver three high-tech fireboats to the Port Authority  
Federal grant funds 12 new firefighter positions at Calif. fire department
The department's budget in 2010 was trimmed by $2.1 million, resulting in the loss of nine positions and elimination of a fire engine  
22 laid-off Calif. firefighters back on the job thanks to grant
The layoffs took place after city and fire union leaders failed to reach an agreement on pay cuts  
Grant helps reopen Calif. fire station, rehire firefighters, buy new trucks
The new fire staffing will come from a federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant  
Grant funding help Maine dept. order new fire-rescue boat
The 26-foot, aluminum-hulled boat will cost $184,434 and is expected to be delivered by boat-maker Northwind Marine of Seattle, Washington  
Local fire companies benefit from Pa. conservation grant
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded more than $669,000 in grants last week  
Iowa fire department gets $4K grant for power unit
A 2011 Dubuque Racing Association grant of $4,425 fully funds the power unit upgrade  
Texas Farm Bureau gives $550K to firefighters
Nearly 13,000 fires have burned more than 3 million acres in Texas because of extremely dry conditions since November  
Minn. fire department gets prevention grant to expand home safety checks
The tri-city fire department recently won a $144,400 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expand its Home Safety Survey  
Pa. fire, ambulance grant deadline extended
The original grant deadline has been extended by two weeks to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 due to the extensive flooding that affected many residents statewide  
Texas county gets $850K grant for fire cleanup
The Bastrop County wildfire covered some 34,000 acres, claimed two lives and destroyed more than 1,600 residences  
Cal Poly fire program receives $1 million federal grant
Fire Protection Engineering program has been awarded $940,571 federal grant to evaluate methods for fighting wildland fires that have spread to urban areas  
New federal resources to improve firefighter safety in southwest Ohio
2011 grants awarded to fire departments in Cincinnati, Dayton, Miamisburg, Middletown to bolster operations, safety  
Calif. fire department to boost ranks, reopen station
Vallejo station closed under weight of budget cuts may reopen by summer; fire administrators are running background checks on 10 potential new hires  
Fires, cuts hit Texas volunteer fire departments
The state cut its annual volunteer fire department grants last year from $25 million to $7 million  
Grant reopens Calif. fire station
$2.3 million federal grant is paying for its first 2 years of operation; city agreed to keep it open 3rd year by tapping its ambulance fund  
Mich. fire department, business incubator get grants
Sterling Heights Fire Department has netted nearly $50,000 from AFG program for replacing aging mobile data computers in 14 apparatuses  
Feds give Maine town $270K grant for equipment
'It's almost like we won the lottery,' Fayette Fire Chief Marty Maxwell said   
Mass. fire departments win grants to update rescue gear
Lenox Fire Department will be able to replace its 20-year-old SCBA; Great Barrington ambulance squad won money to buy protective gear  
Calif. fire department gets $600,000 grant
Grant will be used to update mountaintop radio repeaters, dispatch console in command center, supporting infrastructure  
Mass. fire dept. gets FEMA grant
Funds will pay for new air packs and recharging station  
$2.7M grant will help Mass. fire departments
AFG funds training, health programs, new safety equipment and emergency vehicles, and increased training for front-line firefighters  
Fire chief thanks Calif. university for donation
Donation helped to buy ladder truck that has already made difference to department by replacing outdated truck  
Ga. firefighters getting longer-lasting air tanks
Commissioner OK'd spending federal grant money to buy equipment including 159 new breathing apparatuses with carbon-fiber air tanks  
Texas volunteer fire crew can buy cutting tool with grant
$10,000 grant from Community Foundation of Abilene will pay for extricator  
NH town wins Homeland Security grant for new tanker
Truck will replace department's existing tanker, now 27 years old  
New Jersey American Water awards grants to 21 volunteer emergency services groups
Grants totaling nearly $20,000 given to volunteer fire departments, ambulance squads, first responder units  
2 Pa. departments receive grants
Gap Fire Company received $47,025; Lancaster City Bureau of Fire received $40,000  
6 Ill. departments to share in $1.1M in grants
Cicero, Eureka-Goodfield, Gurnee, Mundelein, Prophetstown, Wauconda departments received funds  
ND fire dept receives 2 grants
A $1.5M grant will help build new police and fire station, while $10K will train firefighters for oil-field operatons  
Fight expected to up spending for Mass. fire station that has no running water
Town voters already rejected one proposal to replace the 1950's era station that has no water and no bathroom facilities  
Calif. fire team acquires mobile lab
With smart board screens, officials can model potential chemical plumes, plan evacuations, communicate information  
Fla. fire dept. rehires 6 firefighters with SAFER grant
The hiring will allow the fire department to reopen one of its fire stations  
Texas fire dept. to re-establish Underwater Recovery Team
Specialized unit can assist in the recovery of bodies from lakes and rivers  
'Fire tax' measure fails in Calif. city
District now preparing for layoffs and station closures in the next several weeks  
Volunteer firefighter calls out Tenn. department for lack of turnout gear
Fire chief says he does not have enough bunker gear for all 200 firefighters  
Extreme Makeover: Fire Station Kitchen Edition
Dept. won $25,000 makeover from IKEA, Family Handyman magazine; 'It was so nice, nobody wanted to touch the new stuff,' says FF/Medic  
Grant to save 100 Detroit firefighter jobs
Mayor hopes grant will rehire most of164 firefighters to be laid off due to budget constraints  
FEMA extends submission deadline for paper AFG applications
All paper applications must be postmarked by July 16 rather than the original deadline of July 6  
Grant gives Texas fire truck new life
Grant helped cover almost half of cost to restore wrecked brush truck  
'Summer of Fire': What's happening in Detroit
Arsonists, budget cuts, job losses, pay cuts contribute to dire fire situation; fires are so frequent that local residents know firefighters by name  
NJ governor to Washington: Stop sending money to hire firefighters
Gov. Chris Christie: 'I've got plenty as it is, and I don't need any more, and they're expensive!'  
Pa. department gets AFG award
Fire Prevention and Safety Grant totaled $65,430  
Ill. department receives $87K grant
Money will be used to buy new radio equipment for Crestwood firefighters  
Texas department looks to hire 77 for next year
20 firefighters who will be hired in next year will be paid for with federal SAFER grant  
Iowa department gets $28,960 AFG grant
Last year's grant provided fire detector installation funding for hearing-impaired people  
Mass. town aims for fire station grant, gets support in DC
Ind. department vying for part of $210M grant for station upgrades
Calif. department gets new system to monitor responses
Fla. county aims for millions in fire station grants
Fla. county wary of accepting firefighter staffing grant
Grant funds dive gear, training for Texas fire department
Grant money buys Ala. fire department robotic Sparky the Fire Dog
Pa. fire officials hope grant will help clean firehouse air
Mass. chief struggles to recruit firefighters in bad economy
Grant helps Conn. fire department hire 8 firefighters
Old firehouse sells for $1 in Pa.
Mich. city hopes grant will bring new fire station
Ohio city seeks stimulus money to replace old fire stations
NH department gets insurer grant for data, preplanning
Pa. firefighters seek stimulus funding for station, senior center
Cochran confirmed as US Fire Administrator
Mass. fire chief seeks stimulus money for ladder truck staffing
La. district gets 6 new firefighters after staffing grants
Wis. city rejects firefighters' SAFER grant plan
Utah scholarship helps kin of firefighters
Hawaii gets $6.8 million DOT grant for airport fire facility
Va. department look to grant for new truck
Ill. fire chiefs sound alarm on equipment funding
Fla. department gets latest thermal imaging technology
Firefighters lose DHS grant to ACORN
Officials: ACORN will not get DHS firefighting grant
Stimulus money puts more than 100 Mass. firefighters back to work
Grant to improve firefighter radio communications in NY county
Senate rejects wildland fire funds for DC
Fire station grant makes overdue Kan. project possible
Wildfire funds awarded to DC despite criticism
Texas city gets USDA funds to build fire station
FEMA grant helps Neb. fire department buy sprinkler safety house
Stimulus brings back 16 firefighter recruits in Mass.
Calif. firefighters get grant for equipment
IAFF: cities playing 'Russian roulette' with fire cuts
Stimulus prevents closure of Mass. fire department
Grant helps Mass. city keep substations open
Technology, training make Worcester firefighters safer
Online voting to determine if grants go to Mass. fire departments
Calif. fire department gets new CPR equipment
NH council opposed to firefighter grant
FEMA delays grants for reducing wildfire hazards in Calif. hills
Salt Lake City Fire Department gets grant for fire, CO detectors
Pa. county gets $300,000 for emergency radios
Grant to bring 30 paid-call firefighters to Calif. county
Small Pa. departments unite to earn more grant money
Pa. fire, ambulance companies get $1M grant
Tenn. town steps up hazmat preparedness
Pa. grant program funds local departments
Minneapolis may not accept SAFER grant
SC fire division may turn down SAFER grant
Fla. fire official charged with mishandling grant money
Grant buys shelters for Fla. firefighters
Calif. firefighters get thermal-imaging cameras
Foundation commits $1.3M in grants to Texas community
Maine department floats station $1.4M plan
Wis. city denied grant, left without funding for new station
Grants finally OK'd for Maine town firetruck
Mass. fire department finances dive training with grants
Ga. department may need to repay grants after layoffs
Trailer offers fire training to Ala. firefighters
NH firehouse closures rumor doused
The rumor said Fire Chief George Klauber was threatening to shut down fire stations  
Fla. mayor vetoes firefighter staffing grant
Mass. town seeks grant to help add 4 firefighters
The DHS grant would cover the new firefighters' salaries and benefits for two years  
Texas fire department gets mobile command unit with grant money
The vehicle will be used to respond to large-scale disasters, such as floods or a Columbine-style shooting  
Texas fire department seeks grant for breathing units
The purchase is part of an effort to equip all fire departments in the region with interchangeable equipment  
NJ fire departments get FEMA funding for equipment, training
Four fire departments in Warren County and the Bethlehem area recently received more than $243,000  
Residents to vote on plan for new pumper in Maine town
The fire company plans to trade in its old pumper truck and use grant money  
Chicago firefighters team with lab for fire research
The research project is part of a new Firefighter Safety Research Grant from the Department of Homeland Security  
Fla. firefighters could get first solar-powered fire station
If a federal grant comes through, the station's roof that was blown off by Hurricane Charley would be restored with solar panels  
Mass. town gets grant for SCBA
The grant totals nearly $130,000 and covers the cost of about 25 breathing kits  
Maine firefighters push for marine emergency training center
The marine emergency training facility would be one of a few such training centers in the country and the only one in the U.S. Coast Guard's Sector Northern New England  
Grant enables Conn. town to hire 8 firefighters
The town will help pay for the new firefighters and increase financial contributions over a five-year period  
Ill. firefighters get 'virtual firefighting'
FEMA will pay $30,600 — the majority of the software's cost  
Device to predict flashover in development
Worcester Polytechnic Institute engineers and graduate students are developing a device that will give firefighters a 20- to 30-second warning  
Pa. firefighters get new home
The new firehouse will total 30,000 square feet of garage space, including four bays for vehicles  
Grant to help put laid-off firefighters back to work in Calif.
The FEMA grant will pay the salary and benefits for three full-time firefighters for two years  
Volunteer firefighters struggle for donations in Tenn. community
The department operated on a budget of roughly $435,000 last year, including about $340,000 in residential donations  
Pa. volunteer fire department gets equipment grant
The department will use the grant to purchase a portable water tank, fire nozzles, external auto defibrillators and a ladder access system for one of its trucks  
Ill. fire department ready to hire
A FEMA grant will pay the salaries and benefits for the three firefighters for two years  
Emergency funds improve fire communications in Maine
Towns, counties, fire departments, EMS, and other agencies all benefitted from money, with the main goal of building NIMS compliance  
Grant helps Pa. city hire 4 firefighters
The Pittsfield Fire Department will increase its ranks from 60 to 64 and overall staffing from 90 to 94  
Pa. fire company seeks online votes for grant
The Franklin Fire Company is vying for a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project  
Conn. fire department gets grant worth almost $600K
The department will receive 110 complete SCBA and buy 285 masks, among other equipment  
6 laid off Calif. firefighters could get jobs back
A SAFER grant of $1.7 million would pay for the salary and benefits of the Alameda firefighters  
Texas fire department gets nearly $1M addition
Now houses fire fighters, paramedics   
Mass. to rehire 5 firefighters with grant
Plymouth will get $627,190 that officials plan to use to restore the jobs of firefighters laid off last July  
Ex-NJ fire chief accused of stealing grant money
He is charged with taking $11,900 from the department  
Ohio fire chief secures funding for radio upgrade
A $86,677 grant will help purchase new radio communications equipment  
17 recruits graduate as firefighters in NC
Mass. fire department to hire 17 firefighters with grant
The city will receive $2,227,387 over two years as part of the SAFER grant program  
W.Va. county sets up grant to honor fallen firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Donald "Donnie" Adkins III drowned while helping with a swift-water rescue operation during heavy flooding  
Maine fire chief builds reputation with grants success
The fire chief in Goodwin's Mills is making the most of funding chances, winning more than $1 million so far  
Grant helps Fla. fire department bolster staff
The Department of Homeland Security grant funds salaries and benefits for three full-time and three part-time firefighters the next two years  
SC city pursuing fireboat grant
The nearly $800,000 Department of Homeland Security grant would be used to purchase a 30-foot, fully equipped fireboat  
Calif. city struggles to reopen shuttered fire station
To receive the grant, El Monte has to come up with $540,000 to pay a portion of operations  
FEMA grant helps Calif. city reopen fire station
$1.8 million to reopen the station will come from a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency  
Mass. fire department gets grant for safe driving training
The $4,000 was awarded by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association  
Conn. fire chief says grant needed to replace SCBA
He says the department's current breathing air packs do not meet current standards and are near the end of their life expectancy  
Grants help rehire 6 firefighters in Ind. city
The firefighters in Huntington were laid off last year; $800,000 in federal grant money will pay for the salaries over two years  
Fire truck purchase spurs clash in NY
A manufacturer upset with the bidding process caught the attention of FEMA  
Grant keeps Calif. fire station open for 2 years
Because of budget cuts, the city might have had to close a station, which would have reduced firefighters' response time  
NM mayor wants to buy fire equipment with firehouse grant
The city had applied for the $1 million grant but the state and city weren't able to finish plans for the firehouse by deadline  
Calif. fire department gets grant to hire six firefighters
Firefighters will be hired from the city's Reduction in Force list, as well as the California Fire Foundation displaced firefighter list  
Pa. fire department aims to hire after getting grants
In December, the city laid off seven of its 13 firefighters to help balance its $4.6 million budget  
City in NY rejects fire truck bids to preserve grant
The city will start over with new specifications; may have to repay grant if it aims too high  
LA area gets nearly $55 million Homeland Security grant
Among the projects and programs funded are a Joint Hazard Assessment Team and Joint Terrorism Task Force; satellite radio communications system; and hazardous materials training  
State, city to buy new SCBA for NM firefighters
The state is giving $685K and the city is giving $150K to buy 167 sets of breathing apparatus for Albuquerque firefighters  
Mass. fire department hit by cuts calls on others for help
More than $2.5 Million needed to rehire personnel and save department  
Grants help ND firefighters get cache of communications equipment
Previously, firefighters sometimes had to make calls to each other or to the Law Enforcement Center using their personal cell phones  
Fire departments receive grants in Wis.
233 Wisconsin fire departments received $611,000 in funding  
Racing association grant helps Ill. fire department buy radios
The radios will be used by crews on fire and emergency scenes to communicate with the incident commander  
Pa. city plans to disband paid fire department
The fire department had recently landed a $632,835 federal grant to bring the force back to its full complement of 11  
Federal grant may rescue Oklahoma City firefighters' jobs
If the city gets the grant, it must maintain its current staffing level for the two years the grant pays for the positions  
Grant could train future firefighters in Va.
SAFER grants could help establish classes on recruiting  
2 W.Va. fire departments win recruitment grants
The FEMA money is going to the Bradley-Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department and Triune-Halleck Volunteer Fire Department in Morgantown  
Va. county hopes grant will boost fire services
The money would go to hire six new staff members  
$155 million grant to help develop communication system for LA responders
The system, which will take three to five years to develop and cost $700 million, will improve interoperability  
Pa. city rehires 5 firefighters with grant
The new labor agreement includes annual pay raises of 3.5 percent and a provision prohibiting layoffs  
Va. fire department gets grant money for new fire station
The new station will be a one-story building with three double fire truck bays and a training room  
Cal Fire to get $2.1 million grant for staffing
The grant will provide for the hiring of six firefighter II positions and five apparatus engineers, the crew members that drive the fire engines  
Grants sought for Maine county emergency dispatch
One grant would provide $130,000 to help combine Lewiston-Auburn 911 and the Androscoggin County dispatch service  
Pa. city gets $2M grant for bigger, safer fire hall
More than 7,500 departments had applied for the construction funds nationwide; just over 100 departments were approved for funding  
Mass. fire department buys trailers with health grants
One grant was a related to the H1N1 pandemic for about $17,000  
Grants help NH town better prepare for crises
Totaling $22,990, the three grants were received recently from the state's Department of Safety and its Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  
Mass. communities urged to regionalize dispatch
The state is encouraging communities by providing grant money to investigate the feasibility and to build regional dispatch centers  
Pa. city purchases used fire truck as reserve pumper
The 1982 Seagrave is equipped with a foam dispersal unit for battling chemical fires  
$8.7 million approved for Super Bowl radios in Dallas
The mostly handheld, 2,000 radios are needed so Dallas police and fire-rescue workers can communicate with those from Arlington, Fort Worth and other cities  
Grant helps firefighters train Calif. volunteers
CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department is co-sponsoring the training; volunteers will augment emergency services personnel in helping at a neighborhood level  
DHS: ACORN should not have received fire grant
OIG report says organization claimed experience it did not have in pilot program application  
Grant helps Vt. firefighters install pressure hydrant system
The pond where the system is installed has more than 170,000 gallons of water available to the fire department  
Pa. volunteer fire companies share $94K in federal aid
FEMA's has awarded three departments $94,832 through the Assistance to Firefighters grant program  
Mass. chief hopes grant can rehire 5 firefighters
The elimination of the five positions, meant to help bridge a $1.2 million budget gap, exacerbated understaffing  
Maine fire department gets DHS grant for alert system
$7,600 funding is provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program  
FIRE Act grant to aid Maine firefighters
$26,900 in FIRE Act funds to provide power stretcher and electric stair chairlift   
Maine fire department gets $115,053 AFG grant
Funding will be distributed through the Operations and Firefighting Safety Program  
Calif. firefighters get new rescue equipment through grant
A state grant is paying for power units that will make cutting through wrecks faster  
Calif. firefighter grant provides new defibrillator, CPR machine
Annual federal Assistance to Firefighters for Emergency Medical Service Equipment grant process netted the fire district $80,000  
Mass. fire dept. gets $24,300 grant
Grant is part of nearly $2 million being awarded to 12 communities across Mass.  
Federal grant buys new equipment for Maine firefighters
Fire department was awarded $23,830 for new helmets, jackets and other protective gear   
Ill. village to match grant for fire truck
The new fire engine would replace the department's 1973 Pirsch pumper  
Federal grant would let NJ county rehire firefighters
The grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the firefighters for two years  
Federal grant would rehire Pa. firefighters
The Camden County borough let three firefighters go last spring  
2 Maine fire departments get federal grant money
The Eddington Fire Department will receive $22,491 and the Bucksport Fire Department will receive $24,320  
Maine firefighters get emergency water tank with grant
The tank was entirely paid for by a $30,000 Poland Spring Good Neighbor Grant  
New simulator to help train NY firefighters to drive trucks safely
Buffalo's Fire Department gets grant to buy the city's first firetruck-driving simulator system  
NJ firefighters get $140,000 grant
Fire chief said money will replace outdated equipment on 4 engines and ladder truck  
Calif. fire district to use $664,000 grant for new truck
Ladder truck will replace a 30-year-old vehicle   
AFG award aids ladder truck purchase at Calif. department
Grant will cover 80 percent of the purchase of the new apparatus   
Pa. fire company awarded $157,729 grant
Volunteer fire company to purchase new communications equipment with funding  
Maine fire department receives $97,727 grant
Part of the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the grant will go toward a truck-mounted exhaust filter system, a portable air compressor and storage unit for breathable air  
NJ city needs balanced budget to pick up SAFER grant
The city laid off 60 firefighters in January, but was awarded a $5.1 million grant Wednesday  
AFG grant helps Maine fire department buy equipment
The grant will cover the cost of a RIT kit and a thermal imaging camera  
Wis. fire departments get local grants for equipment
Each year, Grant County Emergency Management provides assistance to any interested area fire departments and EMS agencies  
Grant postpones fire department mergers in Calif.
The $811,800 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund three firefighter positions for two years  
US lawmakers vote to restore firefighter grant funding
A measure to restore the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response was approved  
Grants help Mass. cities rehire firefighters, buy equipment
A total of $2.6 million in federal grant money was secured for Massachusetts fire departments  
Pa. firefighters get $675K grant for new ladder truck
The grant was made available through the U.S. Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program  
Ill. fire department gets funding to hire firefighters
All four new hires will start academy training in March  
Atlanta to get 75 new firefighters via grant
The SAFER grant will allow four firefighters to staff each fire apparatus; currently, 66 percent of all calls are manned by fire trucks with only three  
Sandwich shop gives communications system to Tenn. firefighters
Pittman Center firefighters have been outfitted with an $8,399 state-of-the-art communications system from the Firehouse Subs' Public Safety Foundation  
NM fire chief declines staffing grant under pressure
City employees and Bloomfield residents voiced concerns over acceptance of a SAFER grant that would hire four firefighters  
NH fire dept. awarded $55K grant for firefighter gear
Other items that will be bought with the grant money include water rescue suits, portable radios, pagers and an RAD-57  
Conn. fire department gets $237K grant for firefighter gear
The department will purchase 29 new SCBA and six AEDs  
Grant helps SC department train firefighters as EMTs
The department's medical responses have increased by more than 300 percent since 2004  
Ohio fire department gets grant for equipment
The department plans to use the money to buy 27 new helmets, 44 sets of gloves and about 18 sets of fire coats and fire pants  
Calif. fire departments awarded AFG grants
Funding to go toward 12 lead EKG monitor/defibrillators with capnography and carbon Monoxide monitoring capability  
NM fire stations finally get fire sprinklers
A more than half-million-dollar grant will fund fire sprinkler systems for five fire stations  
NM wildfire destroys 15 homes, eases overnight
The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a grant that will cover 75 percent of the cost of fighting the fire  
NYC agrees to pay $657M to WTC responders
Most if not all of the money would come out of a $1 billion grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency  
Regulators propose grant for nationwide wireless network for responders
Police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers would be able to communicate with each other  
NFFF receives $1M grant for firefighter safety
ND official on trial for offering unapproved grant to firefighters
Wildland grants cut months before Calif. wildfires
Texas firefighter grants missed fire-prone areas
Areas worst hit by wildfires received only small portion of more than $128 million the state awarded to volunteer depts  
Obama pushes for firefighting jobs for vets
President will seek more grant money for programs that allow local communities to hire more police officers, firefighters  
City's newest firefighters almost all war vets
This marks the first time the city has recruited veterans since WWII  
$1.2M federal grant to help fund Pa. 9/11 memorial
The memorial in Shanksville marks the grounds where a hijacked United Airlines jet crashed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks  
Va. fire departments receive $200K in grants
It will be used for such purchases as protective equipment, communications gear, water tanks for brush trucks, tools and training materials  
Ill. fire departments to share $1.5M in federal grants
The AFG money will be distributed across the state  
Tucson firefighters part of 3-year cancer study
FEMA gave the University of Arizona $1.5 million to learn the relationship between cancer and the chemicals firefighters are exposed to  
Tenn. hiring wildfire victims with $5.8M federal grant
The application period began last week for jobs that could last until December  
Ohio OKs federal money to help rural fire departments
The funds will be used to purchase wildland gear, equipment and all-terrain and utility vehicles  
What are risks if Homeland Security shuts down?
The reality is that a department shutdown would have a very limited impact on national security  
Some GOP governors back DHS showdown
If the department shuts down, employees who handle fire grants would be furloughed  
House rejects Homeland Security funding
If DHS shuts down while Congress argues over funding, employees who administer firefighter grants will not be working  
Ga. EMS gets community health grant for new cardiac monitors
Wilcox County EMS received $90K as part of $390K in grants to bolster health care services in rural communities  
Newtown to seek $8M federal grant for counseling
The grant would help people with longer-term counseling needs, including police officers and other first responders  
Okla. fire department awarded FEMA grant
The department will be awarded $830,792 for recruitment and retention of firefighters  
Ky. awarded $2.8M in security grants
Some $1.4 million in grants was approved for communications equipment such as alert systems, 911 projects, computers and radios  
Cincinnati plans to reduce fire department brownouts
The addition of 14 new firefighters per shift, along with maintaining the current overtime budget, would allow the fire department to reduce the current number of brownouts  
Md. fire department gets grant for thermal imaging camera
The cameras use infrared technology to help firefighters locate victims, pinpoint fires and recognize structural dangers  
Where to look for EMS grant opportunities
Here’s some tips on where to begin searching for available EMS funding  
Fire service icon Chief Glenn Gaines dies
USFA deputy administrator and retired fire chief Gaines died unexpectedly at his home Sunday  
Grant funding implications of the Field EMS bill
While some debate its purpose, this bill redefines EMS in the federal government, establishes grant programs and helps determine how funding is delegated  
FDNY receives grant for female firefighter training
$11K will go toward preparing the women for the Fire Academy  
Tenn. fire department gets new uniforms with $230K grant
It's been about 15 years since new turnout gear and air packs were purchased   
Fire grants safe in Trump budget
The proposed budget keeps fire grants at the 2016 level, but slashes other federal programs that aid fire and EMS  
6 Calif. firefighters laid off after dept. loses grant funding
After being denied the grant renewal, at least nine other Chico firefighters face layoffs   
9 Calif. firefighter positions slashed, stations closed
Fire station staff levels will drop from 17 to 14; it has not been that low since the 1990s  
FEMA releases Assistance to Firefighters Grant application dates
The application period will open Oct. 11. See the changes that have been made to this year’s AFG.  
Mass. firefighters to wear ballistic vests, helmets
The department now has enough vests and helmets for a full shift of seven firefighters and paramedics  
NJ city approves plan to lay off 64 firefighters to plug $5.3M budget hole
The city said it needs to make up an anticipated increase in the 2018 budget caused by the firefighters who are being paid for by a SAFER grant  
FEMA announces AFG application dates
The application period will open Dec. 7 and close Jan. 15, 2016  
Volunteer fire dept. gets new ambulance after wreck
The new ambulance will replace one the department lost in a collision last year; the new ambulance was grant-funded  
Download your complete AFG 2015 Success Guide
This free PDF from FireGrantsHelp and FireRescue1 will give you everything you need for this year's Assistance to Firefighters Grants program  
Fire dept. gets new rig, no money to equip it
City officials are hesitant to pay to equip the truck, saying it would wipe out their entire budget for the year  
Fire chief: Department stuck with faulty equipment
The fire department is currently working with leaky fire trucks, worn out equipment and broken radios  
3 volunteer fire departments win new turnout gear
NVFC and Globe gave departments in Arkansas, New Jersey and Canada four sets of new turnout gear  
Minn. fire departments receive grant for new rescue vessel
A total of $447,750 has been awarded to two area fire departments  
President signs bill to fund fire grants, USFA and service benefits
The fire service funding components were amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act.  
Amendment to new law will protect first responders injured on duty
The amendment was part of the defense bill that funded federal fire grant programs and the USFA  
Next round of NIST flashover testing under way
Eight houses will be burned to find ways to avoid or delay flashover  
Successful EMS grant applications engage VIPs and stakeholders
Key communicators in your community will be able to advocate for you and dispel any myths about your agency and its needs  
Congress passes spending bill, fire grants untouched
The money available for fire grants will remain the same in 2013 as it was in 2012  
High-rise study shows importance of large crew
A multi-group study on how best to deploy crews at high-rise fires could change response strategies  
President's budget calls for cuts to grants, USFA
The proposed cuts to the grant program are small, USFA would see a bigger percent of budget cut  
Signs would warn firefighters of dangerous Chicago buildings
Measure would add 2-by-2-foot reflective signs sporting large red "X" on each of those structures  
16th Round of FY2011 SAFER grant awards announced
The grants have been given to 22 departments nation-wide  
Congress reauthorizes USFA, grant programs
President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law that will fund the programs through FY2017  
Detroit firefighters get new gear with $1.75 million grant
The firefighters will receive almost 1,000 new sets of turnout gear   
Senate agrees on USFA, FIRE and SAFER grants reauthorization
The House and Senate versions must be hammered out in joint committee meetings  
Near-miss program gets brief reprieve
IAFC finds short-term funding solution, but warns site may experience problems  
Near-Miss Reporting System funded into 2013
The IAFC board approved a plan that will reduce services, but keep the database alive until September 2013  
Firehouse Subs donates equipment to four fire depts.
Restaurant's foundation gives more than $40,000 to departments in the Carolinas  
House OKs additional grant funding for 2013
By approving two amendments the house restored the grant programs to FY2012 levels  
NFFF gets $1M grant for safety, scholarships from Motorola
The funding will support two NFFF programs — the Motorola Solutions Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Everyone Goes Home Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives  
AFG application period extended due to Hurricane Irene
The new 5 p.m. EST, September 16 deadline follows storm  
Pa. fire companies launch video recruitment program
The documentary-style program, launched on May 2 via YouTube, is funded by a regional 2008 SAFER grant  
New legislation proposes changes to AFG, SAFER programs
Bill reauthorizing fire grants programs clears committee
Slim air pack cools firefighters, aims to replace SCBA
House passes bill reauthorizing AFG, SAFER grants programs
Study calls for elimination of fire grants
Eased SAFER restrictions aim to protect firefighter jobs
DHS announces grant guidance for $3 billion in preparedness grant programs
Stimulus plan earmarks funding for fire service
Fire station, wildland funding included in approved stimulus plan
FY2009 AFG program details announced
Gaines named USFA deputy assistant administrator
Study highlights firefighters' fears on economy
DHS issues guidance for fire station stimulus grants
Economic downturn hits fire departments
Pa. Boy Scout scores AFG award for fire truck
AFG application dates announced on FEMA web site
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program now underway
FY2010 AFG program details announced
Approximately $390 million will be awarded to fire departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations throughout the country  
Fire groups remain hopeful on grants despite budget cut plans
President Obama proposes $305 million each for AFG and SAFER in 2011  
Budget bill could hurt firefighter staffing
Public safety staffing and hiring grants are among the areas affected in the cuts  
2010 SAFER grant period open
Applications can be submitted through the official website, which also provides an application tutorial  
Grants to bolster NJ cities after deep firefighter cuts
Camden cut about one-third of the city's firefighters on January 18, while Atlantic City laid off 30  
Recruitment and Retention projects for SAFER 2010
Why not give back to those members who volunteer their time and energy to the department?  
Life after AFG for EMS
While AFG is well worth applying for, there are many other options available  
Important criteria for FP&S funding
Applications may be submitted until 5 p.m., on February 4  
How to start your FP&S application
From new changes to key topics, here's what you need to know as you start your application  
While the fire service is the main focus, AFG allocates two percent of the available funding to non-affiliated, EMS-only agencies   
How to secure ASPR grant funding
ASPR grants are offered periodically with the intent of strengthening the capabilities of hospitals and health care systems in public health emergencies and medical disasters  
AFG help: Modifications to EMS stations and facilities
Another consideration for an AFG application is 'cost sharing'  
AFG for EMS: Part 2
Give your agency the greatest opportunity for success when applying for any grant opportunities  
AFG help: EMS vehicle acquisition
An organization can apply for vehicle funding even if they are applying for funding under EMS Operations and Safety  
Developing a federal grant budget
A well researched and fully developed budget will go a long way to getting your grant application awarded  
Funding increase hope for AFG and SAFER 2011
The subcommittee's bill will now be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee  
How to secure wellness and fitness AFG funding
Here's a breakdown of what the category covers and what you need to include in your application  
How to Save Staffing if SAFER Funding is Denied
SAFER 2010: Here's what you need to know
Here's a quick overview of what changed between the 2009 and 2010 processes, what stayed the same, and everything in between  
Build your SAFER application around national standards
Start by determining how the appropriate NFPA standard applies to your department  
Video could help secure AFG, SAFER funding
The CFSI has put together a six minute video that can be used to educate elected officials on the importance of AFG and SAFER funding  
Applying for fitness equipment grants through SAFER
If you want to write a grant for fitness equipment, you need to focus on training and responder health and safety  
Cuts make 2010 AFG funding more competitive
For 2010, AFG appropriation has been cut by 30 percent, making the application process even more competitive than before  
AFG 2010 is for EMS, too
$7.8 million of AFG funding has been earmarked for nonaffiliated, independent EMS agencies  
How to make AFG 2010 easier for your department
Here's a handy list of what you should cover in your application  
Pre-AFG application submission planning
Here are 5 things you need to do before you submit your application  
Apply early for ARRA special vehicle funding
$600 million is available nationwide via the program, but applications are awarded on a first come, first serve basis  
Reporting rules and procedures for accepted AFG Grants
Social networking for grant leads
Creating positive professional relationships can help you find new sources for grants and funding  
Make a Stand Against Proposed Budget Cuts
The ICE Age Cometh
Tell and Sell Your Story: How a Well-Planned Narrative Can Give You the Edge
Follow the Rules for AFG Success
Getting Funded: It's All About Risk
Government Resources for Firefighter PPE – Part 1
Every Dollar Counts: Insurance Company Grants
Funding Opportunities: What's in Your Backyard?
Ensuring Success in SAFER Grant Applications
Sweat the Small Stuff
The Dollars Are in the Details
The Nuts and Bolts of CEDAP
Volunteers Gain Most From Grant Programs
How to Get Your Hands on Stimulus Money
Department Funding: Make Your Voice Heard
Guide to AFG: Describing Your Project
Guide to AFG: Explaining financial needs
Let's explore some options to assist you in making your narrative's financial need element stronger and more competitive  
Guide to AFG: Outlining the Benefits
Guide to AFG: Effect on Daily Operations
Grab a Greater Slice of Funding
AFG Awards: Show Me the Money!
Safety First in 2009
Gathering the Right Data to Write a Grant
Grant Proposal Building Blocks: The Problem Statement
Overlooked Grants Could Bolster Your Budget
Fire Station Stimulus Funding: The Narrative
AFG Cuts: Fight for Fair Funding
Application Process for Fire Station Stimulus Funding
Priorities for Fire Station Stimulus Funding
Successful AFG Applications: The Next Steps
Securing Fire Station Stimulus Funding: The Basics
Connecting Rural Agencies: The Quest for Funding
How to Hire Firefighters With 2009 SAFER Grants
SAFER Narrative Tips
Hazmat Pipeline Grants Open
A Decade Dedicated to Safety
Fire Grants 101: An Introduction to Firefighting Grants
How to Start Fire Prevention and Public Safety Programs
More Choices for Fire Prevention Funding Sources
Application Tips for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
How to Secure SAFER Funding for Retention and Recruitment
How to Secure Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
What is a grant?
Be sure to explore all of possibilities and make sure that the opportunities fit with your agency's budget and needs  
Act now to save AFG and SAFER levels
There is hope to substantially restore both programs through the efforts of Congressman Steven LaTourette  
AFG and SAFER funding in jeopardy
Once again we find ourselves in a situation where fire service-related programs are under attack – here's what you can do  
Preplanning for firefighter grant season
With proper pre-planning, applying for a grant can be a breeze and have a high likelihood of being funded  
2011 AFG: How you can secure funding
If you were simply thinking of dusting off last year's rejected project and resubmitting it, you need to reconsider your plans  
FEMA releases AFG Get Ready Guide
There are a lot of changes to the application and some new requirements depending on the project being prioritized  
FEMA releases AFG narrative assistance guide
This year there are five narrative components required in five different sections in the application as opposed to years past with four components in a single narrative section  
Training grants: Opportunities, tips you need to know
Any cost that this training might create should be included in your request and cost breakdown in your application  
Firehouse Subs: Have a hook and ladder with your grant request
The Firehouse Subs Foundation can be a great way for your organization to find grant funding of up to $20,000  
EMS grants: Go 'outside the tackle box' for funding solutions
Sometimes finding EMS grants in from less prominent sources of funding can be a safer bet with less competition from other public agencies  
AFG 2011: Ambulance, PPE and other changes
Key changes will impact ambulances, PPE and other areas of the AFG program  
Hazmat kits: How to use grants to secure funding
There is a wide range of hazmat and bio-detection kits on the market, with different potential sources of grant funding  
Changes to AFG award procedures announced by FEMA
If you submitted 2011 AFG application, you need to be aware of some changes toward electronic applications  
Get funding for your out-of-the-box EMS idea
If you thought you were thinking big before, how about an additional one billion dollars being added to the funding matrix  
Wal-Mart Foundation can fund community projects
Funding new projects to help community, environment will place high level of prestige on your agency, ensure higher level of care  
Federal SAFER grant can help attract, retain firefighters
Program will pay for wide variety of incentives allowing volunteer departments to retain current members, recruit new ones  
AFG 2011 lessons learned
Just as we would with fireground operations, we should also meet with our grant preparation committee and discuss this year's AFG application while it is still fresh in our minds  
Are you ready for 2012 AFG applications?
Don't let this be another year of chaos, last-minute attempts to get funded  
EMS partnerships key for getting grants
EMS managers can position themselves as unique resources for patient care data to maximize system efficiency  
FEMA announces FY12 grant guidance
More than $1.3 billion was earmarked for 7 separate grant programs  
Why you should support Fire Grants Reauthorization Act in 2013 budget
This measure would authorize extension of Fire Act Grant until 2016, which is critical to life of fire service in US  
How SAFER can benefit volunteer and combination departments
The recruitment and retention section is very flexible in type of resources you can fund through your application  
Getting ready for AFG 2013: Grant writing success
Prepare to distinguish your EMS agency for next year's AFG and for grant funding in general  
Grants: 3 keys to planning
Getting lawmakers' buy-in before applying for grants is one way to avoid problems  
Your grant success starter kit
Assistance is crucial for grant writers who may or may not be familiar with your EMS service, service area or special capabilities  
Getting grants from Medic One Foundation
Medic One Foundation offers general research funding for increasing SCA outcomes  
Firefighter funding: Why the cuts must stop
The proposed 2013 budget would cut another $2 million each from the AFG and SAFER programs  
Dealing with excess grant funds
Your grant manager is not your enemy; in most cases, this person is your advocate with funding agency  
Revisit your FP&S application
Required question was left off of e-grants application  
Finding your niche in EMS grant funding
AFG grant guidance document gives values to each of 5 categories for EMS applications, which they call 'funding priorities'  
SAFER grant funding can assist with staffing, deployment capabilities
Program is open to career, volunteer and combination departments  
Ask Congress not to cut fire funding in 2012
We need to tell our federal legislators that foundation laid by Commission on Fire Prevention and Control needs to be supported rather than destroyed  
Grant funding: Back to basics
Find out what grants your agency might be eligible for, where to get money to fund new initiatives and/or provide capital for operational expenses  
Meeting your local official at the most crucial time
Setting up a meeting now while your newly elected officials start making their governmental decisions can be vital to ensuring the best interests for your EMS service  
Finding and creating the right markets for your grants
Don't fall victim to the "Achilles hill" of grants by applying for grant for a solution or market that doesn't need it or exist  
Taking responsibility before falling off the 'Fiscal Cliff'
Less can be more when it comes to grants
Fire apparatus funding: Beyond AFG
With AFG funds shrinking, fire departments must look to alternative funding sources for apparatus purchases  
Funding your continuing EMS education program
With dwindling funding, there are options out there to keep finance your education   
Grants and greed: Joyrides on a $1M fireboat
The $1 million boat is a great lesson in the importance of separating need from want when it's time to apply for grants  
Utilizing the USDA Community Facility Grant
For building up rural delivery of pre-hospital emergency medicine, the USDA steps up   
Having the right stories to tell
A Reminder: Why we do what we do
Securing funding to purchase a new vehicle through AFG
How to make your supporters feel like VIPs
3 insider tips to get AFG funding for fire trucks
The fierce competition for apparatus grant funding means you cannot afford a mistake on your application  
SAM simplifies the grants process
SAM consolidated the capabilities of several other government sites into one common entity  
Fire experts: How to bounce back from the recession
The slow economic recovery and the delay in tax revenue means continued financial pain for many fire departments, but there are ways to minimize the damage  
Work your network: How to present your ask
Planting the seed for your big idea and then cultivating it as a successful grant application is a process  
Keeping up with grant 'trend-setters'
What sequestration means to the fire service
Elected officials can still get their act together and pull us out of this mess; if not, here's what to expect  
What to do with your grant-acquired equipment
Where to fit in your grant planning and writing for 2013
How to land more funding
Mimicking the actions of large, successful fundraisers, starting with a fundraising plan, will provide a great deal more money to keep your department running  
3 rules for telling a memorable EMS grant story
Write a compelling narrative with passion, conflict and resolution to engage grant application reviewers in your project  
Firefighter grant scam alert
With new grant awards comes a new twist by scammers; here's how to not get duped  
3 overlooked resources in fire, EMS grant writing
Surrounding yourself with resources and support is a great way to get a leg up on the competitive grant landscape  
Fire grant programs: How to save them
While funding for next year's grants is on track, the entire program is set to expire; here's how to keep them alive  
Avoid these fire grant deposit form pitfalls
Not having the 1199A form in order can stop FEMA from putting a grant award in your bank  
3 grant writing rules for public safety agencies
Follow these rules to help your EMS agency or fire department take the next step in success with grant applications  
Firefighting grants may be cut in 2017
Obama sent Congress a proposed budget that calls for less AFG and SAFER funding; use this election year to press for funding  
FEMA changes fire grants security
FEMA's updated security system is causing access problems for some; here's how to navigate it  
Body armor for EMS: 4 success tips to fund through AFG
Ballistic protective equipment for active shooter response is eligible for Assistance to Firefighters grant funding  
Volunteer firefighter grant funding in line for a raise
Legislation moving through the House and Senate would provide more help for volunteer departments that take on wildland firefighting  
How to bridge the fire grant communication divide
The delays and frustrations with this year's fire grants can be avoided in coming years if applicants and FEMA better communicate  
Why fire-report data matters
Accurate and complete fire-response data will influence local and national fire service support  
Fire prevention grant awards are off mark
Shifting money from rural departments to national organizations harms the intent and function of fire-prevention grant funding  
Grant-writing workshop: How to get the most out of the time spent and resources
A workshop on EMS grant writing is an invaluable experience for new and experiences applicants   
Why firefighter research sends mixed signals
Seemingly conflicting results shows the difficulty of research and the need for more of it  
Firefighters' guide to election season sanity
With the silly season in full dizzying swing, here's a look at some head scratchers, head slappers and some ways to keep your head screwed on straight  
Second-life fire trucks: Know the risks
Repurposing rigs for fire-service duty can be a great cost savings, but they require great care to make sure they are safe for firefighting  
Fire department policy: Bid disputes
Having a bid dispute policy is often required and always a good idea; here are steps to build one  
How to win a 2015 AFG grant
This excerpt from the 2015 AFG Resource Guide introduces the steps fire departments must follow to getting a grant funded; the full guide is free  
Fire grant delay: What to do while you wait
Rather than wring your hands over when the AFG application period will open, take these steps to be ready when it does  
Firefighting grants are finished, despite rumors
Rumors of the FY2014 grant awards continuing are greatly exaggerated; they are truly closed for the year  
Foundation grants for EMS: Avoid these 4 common errors
Successful grants from foundations are obtained with persistence, hard work and dedication, not secrets  
Fire grant change a boon for small departments
For the first time, prevention micro grants are open to small fire departments minus some prohibitive restrictions  
Firefighter health research: Who's next?
We've built a solid body of evidence on firefighter health and well being for the white male majority group, yet have little data on others  
4 ways to demonstrate fiscal stability for EMS grant funding
Sustainment of a project beyond the period of grant funding is a sign of a wise investment for a project funder  
AFG awards: When is an EHP review required?
You must complete an Environmental and Historical Preservation review for AFG awards to ensure reimbursement  
AFG grant funding for SCBA purchases
AFG grant funding for SCBA is the best route for fire departments to replace allocation of SCBA packs and spare cylinders  
Fire & EMS grants: What is a DUNS number?
All fire and EMS agencies need a DUNS number – a unique, free identifier – to bid on government contracts or apply for government grants  
How fire, EMS can win grant funding from foundations
Make your grant application stand out from the pack and secure foundation funding for your EMS organization or fire department   
Grant funding: 5 networking steps for fire, EMS leaders
Nurtured connections in the grant funding organizations are advocates for fire and EMS proposals  
Everything you need to know about thermal imaging camera grants
Clearly outline how new TIC technology will benefit fire operation, firefighter safety and nearby fire departments in your grant application  
How to not sabotage your fire grant application
There are several ways fire departments can disqualify or hurt their grant application's chance of being funded; they are all preventable  
How EMS agencies can participate in Health Information Exchanges
Health Information Exchange participation and funding for EMS agencies is a pathway to improving patient care and safety  
Firefighting grants: How to land non-AFG funding
There are several smaller local and federal grants available to fire departments that know where to look and what to ask for  
Firefighter hiring grant changes for 2016
SAFER grant use and cost sharing requirements are tighter in the coming cycle; here's what you need to know before you apply  
8 firefighter SAFER grant priorities
SAFER grant applicants’ success will be partly determined by how well they match up with this list of priorities  
Habits of successful fire grant professionals
The consistency of these habits will help you achieve your desired grant seeking success  
Emerging trends in EMS grants
In 2017, expect substance abuse, mental illness, innovative technology and collaborative solutions to be top trends in EMS grant funding  
5 grant writing tips for fire, EMS agencies
Quality writing, demonstrated need and staying within the financial parameters are critical in determining whether or not your agency wins an award  
Trump budget sets tone for fire grant funding
While not specifically seeking to eliminate or reduce grant funding, the president's budget is not specific enough to rule out either  
AFG, SAFER funding preserved in new federal budget
The 2017 U.S. government federal spending plan also sustains USFA funding and increases allocation for Urban Area Security Initiative and the USAR system  
How to not win a fire, EMS grant proposal
Here are four of the most common mistakes in public safety grant writing and how to avoid making them  
How to land a private-sector fire prevention grant
Federal Fire Prevention and Safety grants are extremely competitive; look to outside sources to help fund your programs   
Myth-busting the new fire grant rules
News of new AFG rules are causing a great deal of undue fear in the fire service; here's what you need to know to not run afoul  
Understanding the new fire grant rules
The new regulation that takes affect later this year makes substantial changes to how fire departments can interact with vendors prior to buying equipment with AFG money  
7 changes for 2014 AFG fire grants
To make your AFG application the most competitive it can be, pay attention to these seven changes for 2014  
Use this analysis tool for a better EMS grant proposal
Brainstorming different causes that lead to an effect or problem your EMS agency wants to fix helps make a strong case for your funding request  
Firefighter LODDs renew our vow to be safer
Those who've experienced a LODD revisit that pain with each new firefighter death; fire grants can play a vital role in the firefighter safety puzzle  
9 keys to a competitive SAFER grant
The grant period opens in about two weeks; have these bases covered to giver your application the best chance at success  
Cold water challenge shows fun side of fundraising
As fun as the videos are, the surprise fundraising success will assist survivors of fallen firefighters  
3 tips to securing a grant-funded project
A project fueled by passion, bought into and has all its T's crossed is more likely to be successful  
United, firefighters move political mountains
The blunder in D.C. was set right by firefighters exercising their political clout; something we should do for grant funding  
Why highway safety programs are so hot for EMS funding
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers EMS funding for data-driven initiatives focused on motor vehicle and public safety  
7 common fire grant rejection letter questions answered
Grant rejection letters are never easy to take; here's a deeper look at the three types of letters and why they are sent  
Where to look for nongovernment EMS grants
Private companies often have more flexibility for allocating funds, so don’t get stuck in the government-resource bubble  
Reflecting on fire grants and Chief Gaines
Chief Glenn Gaines' push for federally funded grants made the fire service safer and better; it is a mistake to take them for granted or forget how they came to be  
How to buy a fire truck
It's a big purchase that's meant to last a long time; fire truck buying is not something any department can afford to get wrong  
Fire grants, DHS shutdown: Is the sky falling?
A government shutdown at the end of the month could spell trouble for those making purchases with fire grants; here's what to look for and what to do  
4 Fire Prevention and Safety grants priorities
With $34 million to hand out, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants will be awarded to those who best meet these four priority areas  
Fire grant money is coming, now what?
Ignore the rumors, expect delays, consider micro grants and get your house in order for the next round of grants as this year's money is released  
5 must-haves for firefighting gear washers
These five features will improve versatility, reduce operating costs and get the gear as clean as possible  
How to sell your story in grant applications
Include emotional anecdotes and photos on your grant application, and make sure your facts back it up  
Audits matter: Why you should never lie to FEMA
The federal government is taking a closer look than ever at grant applications, and going after those who try gaming the system  
How to avoid getting denied AFG money for communications equipment
Many departments have had to pay back FEMA, or are not getting reimbursed because the purchases are not P25 compliant  
Another great CFSI dinner in the books
Fire service leaders cultivate relationships at CFSI's National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner and Seminars Program  
Help prevent volunteer departments from paying health insurance
Ask your representative to the combat health-insurance requirement for volunteer employees that work more than 30 hours per week   
3 steps to turn grant rejection into success
Minimizing the time to cement collaborative relationships means using inexpensive tools and maximizing the resources available  
How to land a Fire Prevention and Safety grant
The grant period is open for the next month, here's how to improve your chances of landing an FP&S grant  
6 ways for Fire and EMS to collaborate on FP&S funding
Working together is a win-win strategy that adds depth and credibility to projects that may otherwise seem out of reach  
Obama budget calls for cuts to fire grants programs
If adopted, the cuts will impact fire grant programs, the U.S. Fire Administration and Urban Search and Rescue  
Who pays for community paramedic training programs?
Funding may be just around the corner, so start exploring options now   
Agencies passionate about giving are the real winners
The AFG application process demonstrated that true rewards go beyond funding  
SAFER grant program adds incentive for hiring veterans
The Veterans Hiring Program sets aside $20 million to recruit or hire military veterans to fill SAFER-funded positions  
Why are the other guys always getting the grants?
If you’re not getting your fair share of funding, it may because you already expect to hear 'no'   
Federal shutdown leaves fire grants adrift
When it comes to your grants, here's what to expect and what to do during the federal government shutdown  
AFG grant offers benefits for EMS agencies
Funding highlights include equipment, smaller projects, health and fitness and community paramedic training   
4 critical AFG 2013 changes you need to know
The 2013 program includes requirement changes, additional matches, micro grants, and updates to equipment ages  
SAFER grants: Path to a competitive application
SAFER grants are not exclusively awarded to big cities; a competitive application will increase smaller departments chances of winning  
Shop around: Why AFG isn't for everyone
Make sure you communicate how funding your "ask" will make the world a better place  
Land a foundation grant by following the rules
Research and meet the requirements of each grant application for the best chance at funding  
Public/private partnership disburses FEMA preparedness grants
The 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge Grants help 30 organizations build community preparedness  
4 critical tips for your AFG 2013 application
Here are some steps to avoid last minute chaos and help score the funding  
Volunteer fire companies could lose grant funding in NY
The recently approved 2012 House Homeland Security Appropriations bill would slash up to 17 percent of the funding for AFG and SAFER  
DHS Republicans seek cuts to Homeland Security funding, primarily in grants
FEMA's state and local grant programs would receive $2.1 billion less than fiscal 2011 funding levels, leaving the grants only $1 billion  
FEMA could tweak its fire grant award process
ND ambulance service receives federal grant
Take a systematic approach to grant writing: Assess your vulnerability
Dive in: Pool of grant funds is large
Myth information: Debunking common grant myths
Obama administration targets AFG cuts, SAFER increases for 2010
Grant could help Tenn. department build new hall
Calif. councils get wildfire prevention grant
Ga. department's grant comes with strings attached
Mass. chief details uses of fire prevention grant
Iowa departments get big boost from federal grants
Grant aids pre-planning at Colo. department
Grants to fund firefighter fitness, equipment, trucks in Pa.
The Pottsville Fire Department grant is part of a $1.2 million grant package  
$10.8M grant will return Mass. fire department to full strength
The SAFER grants were the highest in the country for the round  
SAFER grants help Ohio fire departments with PPE costs
$197,584 was awarded to three Ohio fire departments  
AFG award helps Minn. department buy pulse oximeters
A 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant paid 80 percent of the cost of the devices  
Mo. rural fire departments receive grants
The Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division awarded a $645 matching funds grant to the Polk Township Rural Fire Department  
Mass. fire department gets grant from property insurer
The award from FM Global will be used to assist with pre-fire planning to efficiently collect and track data related to local community buildings  
Ind. lawmaker announces $1.9 million grant to rehire 13 firefighters
The Kokomo Fire Department received a SAFER grant  
Grant helps Mich. fire department add 6 firefighters
The SAFER grant will pay the cost of six additional firefighters for two years and CAFA will be responsible for picking up the cost in the third year  
NY fire department gets new defibrillator with federal stimulus funds
The funds were used for a new Physio-control LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator  
The Grants Ballgame: You Can't Win, If You Don't Play
Cruisin for Solutions Recap
Functional Fundraisers
Grants by the Numbers
Grants by the Numbers, Part 2
What Separates the Winners from the Losers in Grants?
Length of Service Award Programs
LOSAP Part 2
Applying for SAFER Grants
Update : The Grants Ballgame
USDA Rural Development First Responder Initiative
Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Uses Low-Cost Bond Financing to Build a New State-of-the-Art Firehouse
NY officials, firefighters in dispute over AFG award
Board, fire dept differ on grant fund usage  
NJ firefighters get grant for gear
The first time Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department applied for the grant, they were awarded  
Ariz. cities miss out on aid for firefighter pensions
More than half of Arizona cities and fire districts failed to consistently apply for funding  
Cleveland can't afford grant to save firefighters' jobs
Many of the firefighters are being laid-off for the second or third time  
House votes to restore FIRE Act, SAFER funding
Funds had been slashed from the SAFER and FIRE Act grant programs  
Grant helps FDNY get roof ventilation simulator
The new simulator is a one-story building measuring 30-by-30 feet, with multiple cutting stations on the roof  
2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period announced
Grant recipients must register in the central contractor registration (CCR) system this year  
Grants help Fla. firefighters buy PPE
$15,000 in grants will allow Jacksonville Fire Department to purchase 8 new sets of fire turnouts  
Ky. fire department wins $10K grant
Covington residents took 10-question online quiz about fire safety knowledge; each completed quiz secured credit toward grant  
Mass. fire department receives SAFE Program grant
Holliston Fire Department has been awarded $4,665 for Student Awareness of Fire Education Program by state Department of Fire Services  
Iowa foundation awards fire grants totaling $80,919
Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County has awarded grants to 17 non-profit organizations in county for 2011  
10 Ky. firefighter organizations receive water grants
Kentucky American Water established its first-ever Firefighting Support Grant Program this year to provide financial assistance to uniformed, professional, volunteer departments  
NJ fire department uses grant for new fire truck
Cliffside Park replaces 30-year-old tiller with tractor-drawn ladder truck using funds from $675,000 federal grant  
Conn. town receives grant to build emergency ops center
$1 million grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be used to build Emergency Operations Center in city's new fire headquarters  
Atlantic City receives grant to hire firefighters
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response money will pay salaries of 21 new firefighters for two years, fund promotions  
Ill. fire department will use grant to replace aging defibrillators
$72,900 grant received in December will be used to replace cardiac monitor defibrillator equipment carried on advanced life support ambulances  
Ark. fire department receives Rural Fire Protection Program grant
Grants totaling $175,000 were distributed among 83 fire stations in state for water supply equipment, communications equipment, more  
Ala. fire department received grant for apparatus
$185,250 grant from U.S. Department of Homeland Security will help Cleburne County fire department purchase new vehicle  
Mass. town to use grant to hire 4 firefighters
Total number of firefighters will rise to 117, 13 of whom are paid by SAFER grant  
Obama proposes cuts to SAFER, AFG, USFA
DHS also is announcing new initiative to encourage drawdown of obligated, but unspent, homeland security grants from FY 2007 and later  
Federal grants awarded to 6 NJ fire departments
Fire departments, a safety squad were awarded more than $2 million in federal grants for training, equipment, vehicles  
Ala. town gets grant for new radios
$658,000 AFG will buy digital radios to work with new communications system that eventually will let all local emergency responders talk to each other  
Fla. town's grant money set to expire
Nearly $9 million in grant money that saved more than 30 jobs, fire station runs out Aug. 13  
5 NY departments split grant
AFG totalling $791,600 will be used to purchase upgraded breathing equipment  
Miss. volunteer fire station gets new pumper
$70,000 grant from Rural Fire Truck Acquisition Assistance Program helped fund purchase  
$1.75 million grant aids Mich. radio communication
New equipment for Kent County essentially will allow for updating dispatching center consoles  
Tenn. department installing alarms for disabled
Department used federal grant at end of 2011 to purchase 100 bed shaker alarms and 100 strobe-light alarms  
NJ town to hire 8 firefighters with grant funds
SAFER grant totaled $1.35 million, FPS grant yielded $22,664  
Late audit dooms Calif. city grant request
Grant would have benefited renovations to badly outgrown fire station  
Federal grant to pay for 5 Pa. firefighters' salaries
Competitive FEMA grant will pay cover salaries and benefits for 2 years  
Grant to boost Ill. department's IT capacity
$1,250 grant from Illinois American Water will allow remote access  
NJ fire dept. takes delivery of new tower
75-foot mid-Mount Ladder Tower Platform Truck will replace 22-year old vehicle  
Federal grant will prevent Nev. cuts
Reno will be awarded $13.7 million SAFER grant  
10 NC volunteer departments get grants
Volunteer Fire Department Fund provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants  
Calif. wildfire safety gets funding boost
Grant will provide $147,690 in funding for project that will clear 60 acres of wildfire-safe defensible space this year  
Ga. department gets new equipment, improved training from grant
Scott Liberty 2 mobile air compressor and generator will help firefighters keep their air tanks filled  
Mich. city turns down $8M SAFER grant
Mayor: FEMA said that, despite letter citing concerns about not being able to maintain requirements, 'there was no way to stop the grant'  
Mo. departments receive state grants for training
State's Division of Fire Safety will give $115,000 to Three Rivers  
Calif. town will hire with grant funds
Grant will pay for 'entire package' of salary, benefits and retirement for fire engineer for 2 years  
Pa. town to reject some SAFER funds
Mayor: City could not afford to keep paying new hires after 2 years and would have to pay unemployment benefits when they were laid off  
Grant will fund minority firefighting training
Bank of America has put up $10,000 for firefighter training at Seminole State College  
Volunteer fire department lands $32K grant
The private grant money was used to buy tools   
NJ fire department receives $450,000 SAFER grant
The money will be used to hire full- and part-time firefighters  
Detroit, Harper Woods land $700,000 in grants
More than half a million in AFG money will help Detroit buy firefighting gear  
Wash. fire department uses SAFER grant to avoid layoffs
More than $500,000 will keep the department staffed  
NJ fire department lands $172K grant for SCBA
The grant money will buy 31 SCBA sets  
Fed grant buys new radios for 14 fire departments
The new radios will offer more channels and better communication quality  
3 W.Va. volunteer fire departments land AFG grants
The money will be used for safety equipment and training  
Ohio firefighters prepare for layoff as SAFER grant expires
The city's application for another grant was rejected and officials will layoff the 12 hired through the original grant  
NY volunteer department lands grant for extrication equipment
Oswego Fire Department was awarded a $38,000 AFG grant  
Calif. fire department gets $1M grant for engines
After a 20 percent match by the city, the grant will pay for two new engines  
Minneapolis Fire Dept. to increase staffing
An aging staff means the department could lose nearly half of its firefighters over the next 10 years  
Fire prevention grant buys high-visibility address markers
Free to residents, fire chief says these markers will reduce response time for 911 calls  
Ind. FD receives $4 million grant
The grant will allow for the hiring of 30 firefighters  
15 Mich. firefighter jobs preserved after $2.3M grant
The SAFER grant will save all firefighter positions on the chopping block  
Mass. fire department gets $200K grant for safety gear
The grant will allow the department to purchase breathing apparatus kits as well as protective clothing  
Mass. fire department gets $50K grant for gear
They're getting a power-lift stretcher that's battery-powered and can be used to lift a person who weighs up to 700 pounds  
Mich. fire department gets $117K grant for safety improvements
The grants help improve their operations and boost safety for their emergency personnel and the public   
NY volunteer fire department awarded $100K grant
The competitive grant will help the fire department buy the new SCBA for its firefighters  
Wis. officials, firefighters clash over full-time operation
The contract between the city and volunteer firefighters comes to an end January 1, 2014  
La. fire departments receive nearly $860K in FEMA grants
The grant will provide new communication equipment including new pagers, mobile and portable radios  
City hires 5 firefighters thanks to FEMA grant
The city also saves because each of the men hired is an experienced firefighter/paramedic  
Fire department on mission to put smoke detectors in every home
When firefighters arrive on the scene of a fire, the first thing they do is listen for smoke detectors  
Calif. fire department loses $7.8M grant for new fire boat
There were delays in the bidding process that ran up against the deadline  
Duluth receives $129K grant
The FEMA grant will be used to replace fire-suppression tools  
NY fire department lands $238,000 SAFER grant
The money will be used on recruiting and retention programs  
Michigan fire department lands $55K grant
The grant will buy two defibrillators   
NY fire department gets $500K grant to hire 3 firefighters
The money will boost the ranks of the combination department for two years  
Conn. fire department lands $72K grant
The money will go to buy new PPE  
10-year-old with ALS secures $200K donation for fire department
The boy was appalled when he saw how those who saved his life had to sleep  
Idaho dept. gets $509,000 grant
The money was used to hire three firefighters   
Colo. firefighters win grant for new breathing masks
The competitive federal grant totaled $87,000  
NH mayor to debate SAFER grant
Mayor Ted Gatsas says pensions on police hires may 'prove sobering' for the city board   
Gov. Cuomo announces first responders grant
The grants have been distributed to nine first-responder organizations to repair damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee  
ZOLL Data: Blazing a new future for EMS software
RescueNet Suite, an extensive collection of software programs, can provide big benefits to your organization  
La. fire dept. to receive $1.67 million grant
The grant could fund 20 new firefighter positions over a two-year period  
26 Detroit firefighters rehired with $5.6 million grant
Detroit Firefighters Association President Dan McNamara says the rehires are not enough to adequately serve the public  
Ky. fire dept. holds fundraiser
Despite bad weather, community members still attended the volunteer fire dept's BBQ   
Fire dept. applying for grant to build 'relaxation area'
The dept. hopes to get a $1,000 grant so volunteers can have an area to debrief and relax  
2 La. depts. receive $5,000 grants
They are two of 25 selected to receive the grant  
Mont. fire depts. receive $1,000 grants
AAA Mountain West awarded the grants   
ND board award $4 million in public safety grants
The grants will go towards the state's oil-producing counties   
Calif. fire dept. receives $1.24M grant
The money will be used to hire new firefighters and attract volunteers  
Ohio fire department receives $1M SAFER grant
The fire chief says this grant will allow the department to return staffing levels to where they should be  
NH dept. receives grant aimed at arson prevention
The $2,100 grant will be used to purchase a laptop, DVD and LCD projector to make the prevention program more mobile  
Texas vol. dept. receives 3 grants
The grants total to $39,000   
Scott Safety pledges $10,000 to NVFC
The donation will help firefighters impacted by severe disasters like Hurricane Sandy   
Grant allows for rehire of NY firefighters
The Long Beach Fire Department received a federal grant to rehire five laid off firefighters  
Ind. dept. receives $600 grant
The grant is awarded as part of $22,000 being given to 43 depts. across the state  
Fire department uses fire grants for new radios
The $216,000 in federal grant money will go to the purchase of radios  
Ind. fire dept. wins grant for on-board iPads
The iPads will replace data stored in books and binders in the rigs  
Mich. dept. poised to receive $736,000 grant
The SAFER grant will help the department maintain a high-level of staffing   
Medical company to donate $100k to Ga. dept.
The dept. currently has supplies inconveniently spread across 11 different stations  
Mich. fire department lands SAFER grant
City council must still vote to accept the grant money  
Ohio town seeks to pass $1.5 million levy
Officials say the levy is needed to maintain the same level of protection for its citizens  
Texas city builds new training facility with grant
San Angelo received a $1.2 million federal grant that helped the city build a new $2.6 million regional fire training facility   
FEMA awards Detroit Fire Dept. $22.5 million grant
The grant is the largest in FEMA's SAFER program history  
Pa. fire company receives grant to go green
The company will share a $2.5 million grant with other public entities to be more environmentally-conscious   
Calif. vol. firefighter receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Susan Raimond was among 20 vol. firefighters honored for their service  
Ala. depts. receives Forestry grant
15 volunteer fire departments will split almost $9,000 in funds  
NJ fire station receives SAFER grant
The Cherry Hill Fire Department will receive a $460,000 grant to go towards hiring more firefighters  
NC fire dept. awards $5,000 grant
The Level Cross Fire Dept. is one of 25 fire units around the nation to receive the Georgia-Pacific grant  
EMS providers apply for millions in casino-funded grants
Pa. county officials plan on awarding almost $4 million to fire departments, police, and other responders who apply  
Volunteer firefighters to get tuition reimbursement at La. academy
The student pays tuition up front, and the grant reimburses the tuition once the degree is acquired  
Atlantic City prepares to layoff 51 fire personnel without grant money
With 51 fewer firefighters, that would mean closing two to three of the 11 companies per shift or as many as six companies in a 24-hour period  
La. volunteer fire department ordered to repay FEMA grant
They were ordered to repay a $71,412 FEMA grant because it could not substantiate overtime costs for work after Hurricane Katrina  
NY fire department awarded $75K grant
The grant will be used to update and standardize fire hydrant threads throughout the village's fire district  
Pa. volunteer fire department awarded $34K grant
The fire department intends to order firefighters extrication gear for 12 firefighters   
Utah fire departments receives FEMA grant for safety gear
The FEMA grants allow the fire departments to outfit their crews with safer equipment without dipping into their already-tight budgets or burdening taxpayers with covering the price  
Wis. fire department receives $325K grant, adds 2 new firefighters
The new positions covered by the SAFER grant fill the gap from rising overtime costs and budget constraints that forced the department to let two firefighters go in about 2008  
Mich. fire department gets equipment upgrade with federal grant
The money will be used to purchase five thermal imaging cameras and 20 self-contained breathing apparatuses  
Grant eases cost of new extrication equipment
The extrication equipment will replace the old rescue systems that have become ineffective and outdated  
NY fire department awarded $88K grant
The funding will go directly to these fire departments to help make sure enough personnel are at the ready to respond to any emergency  
19 Ill. firefighters get layoff notices
The firefighters who are being laid off were paid through a federal grant that has now run out  
Calif. firefighters receive $33K grant for better equipment
The grant enables them to purchase new radios, enabling firefighters to better communicate with each other at the scene of an emergency  
Ohio firefighters seek signatures to renew SAFER grant
If received, the renewed grant will give the Fostoria Fire Division roughly $1.2 million  
Mass. fire department awarded $625K grant
The grant will be used for a community fire-education program and will be used to purchase smoke detectors, which will be installed by the fire department in eligible residences throughout the city  
Pa. fire department looking forward to extra training expected from federal grant money
The money will help pay for 3 firefighters to earn certification in fire investigation, allow the department to receive updated training in rescue efforts and will provide capital to buy cameras and other evidence-gathering equipment  
Calif. fire department to buy fire engine with federal grant money
The most cash-strapped city in Ventura County could not pay for increased code enforcement or a new fire engine without federal help  
Va. fire and EMS receive $5K camera grant
Thermal imaging cameras allow firefighters to "see" through smoke, darkness and other low-visibility conditions  
Mass. fire department awarded grant to hire more firefighters
The grant, which was submitted to the city in August 2012, covers salaries and benefits for three years  
Ky. fire department awarded $13K FEMA grant
This grant will be used to purchase a new $9,000 thermal imaging camera and 8 pagers  
NJ fire department to receive $2.4M grant to save 12 firefighter jobs
The funding is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs  
City approves FEMA grant to hire 33 new firefightres
Under the grant, the county would commit to keeping the firefighters who are hired and trained under the grant on staff throughout the two-year grant period  
Calif. fire department receives grant for medical emergency bikes
The grant funding will be used to create specially outfitted bicycles, uniforms, saddle bags, and automatic external defibrillators  
City receives $84K grant for fire hydrants
At least 25 of the town's 80 fire hydrants are either not working or in dire need of repairs  
Grant to Ga. fire department pays for 4,000 smoke detectors
The smoke detectors will go to Gwinnett residents in 10 communities in high call volume areas based on incident reports   
$100K grant to provide alarms, fire prevention education to elderly
The grant will fund a part-time program coordinator who will do outreach at senior centers and other gatherings to make seniors aware of the program  
NY fire department to receive $359K grant
The federal funding will be used to purchase new protective equipment  
Calif. fire department receives grant to replace aging truck
The city is kicking in $95,156 from its general fund to supplement the grant  
Wis. fire department selected for $250K assistance grant
The grant funding will be used to replace the department's outdated SCBA  
Ill. fire department receives $10K grant for equipment
They will use the money to maintain radio and data communications equipment  
Pa. department awarded grant for smoke detectors
The department has until April to meet the goal of installing 200 smoke detectors or the program will be discontinued  
Mich. firefighters facing layoffs as grant runs out
Three firefighter positions will be eliminated and three lieutenants will be demoted to firefighters to save money  
State awards $361K grant to newly expanded NY fire department
The newly expanded Lysander Fire District eliminates the towns' responsibility for fire protection services, unites two fire departments and creates one fire district  
Fire chief: Department has no shot at ladder truck grant
Since the ladder truck request is already in the town's budget, officials say it would be difficult to justify the request through the grant program  
Officials approve grant application to fund firefighter jobs
The grants pay for 100 percent of salary and benefits for firefighters over a two-year period  
Government shutdown delays fire grant requests
"All we can do is wait and hope (the government) opens soon so they can get back on track with reviews," said Fostoria Fire Chief Keith Loreno  
NJ firefighters facing layoffs amid government shutdown
The firefighters who received notices this week about the possible layoffs were hired in January and May of 2013 under a federal SAFER grant obtained in 2011  
Area fire departments get water company grants
The grants are some of $72,975 that Illinois American Water is providing to 75 departments in its service area through a program it created in 2010  
Pa. fire department receives 'bucket brigade' grant
A $3,000 grant will allow the Greenawalds Fire Co. to replace fire hose nozzles and to more efficiently fight blazes.  
City asks for $7.9M SAFER grant to fund 39 firefighters, two fire stations
If the city did get the full amount, it would be the third consecutive award of a full SAFER grant  
Fire officials continue to search for grants to upgrade equipment
The department was awarded two new sets of Globe firefighter gear last week at a ceremony  
Grant for new fire department radios doubled
The grant fund will help ease the problem of areas in the county where responders are cut off from all communication  
Mass. fire department receives grant for fire education programs
One grant is for the Student Awareness Fire Education program and the second grant is for the Senior Awareness Fire Education  
2 Ore. firefighters hired thanks to federal grant
The $453,000 grant will cover the salaries and benefits for the firefighters for two years  
Texas EMS gets 800 radios when grant funding doubles
The agency is able to purchase more than 800 MHZ radios when a non-matching grant doubled to $176K  
Ill. EMS receives grant for carbon monoxide tester
The nearly $5K grant funded the purchase of a RAD 57 machine used that will be used to test carbon monoxide levels of patients who may have been exposed, and firefighters who may have inhaled too much smoke  
Conn. ambulance company receives anonymous $5K grant
The ambulance organization was chosen as one of this year’s beneficiaries through a family fund set up to support non-profits  
SAFER grant funds paid Va. EMS squad
The $1.3M grant will cover the cost of 13 EMTs and training expenses for two years   
Grant to boost new fire station staffing in Ohio
The SAFER grant is anticipated to cover all salary and benefits of six firefighters for two years at the station  
Nevada fire department gets fire truck from anonymous donor
"We have applied unsuccessfully for many grants for a new engine for the last 10 years," one fire official said  
Ky. department receives $500K grant for new station
The new station will allow for improved response times  
FirstNet benefits EMTs with on-scene information
EMS will see benefits with this program such as better information on scene and the ability to provide electronic patient records to hospitals while in transit  
Grant assures no cuts or layoffs for Fla. fire department
The $11.4 million SAFER grant will ensure no fire department cuts or personnel losses for the next two years  
Grant saves 26 Ore. firefighters from layoffs
Two fire and rescue stations were also set to close due to budget cuts, but the grant will keep them open as well  
La. fire department receives grant for extinguishers, detectors
Fire officials say it's something the entire city can benefit from and can set a new standard  
Pa. volunteer fire department hits obstacle obtaining grant
Their dual classification is making it difficult for the Telford Volunteer Fire Company to obtain grant money  
NY fire and EMS agencies receive equipment thanks to Homeland Security grant
These funds have allowed them to give the brave men and women who put their lives on the live to safeguard the public the right tools to do the job both safely and effectively  
Ariz. gets $1.5M grant to hire 12 firefighters
This is the second time the district has received the grant; it received a $1.4 million grant in 2006 to help it increase staffing  
NY county awarded $3.4M for emergency radio upgrade
Most of the money will be used to upgrade the county's four existing relay tower sites by making them taller and sturdier  
Pa. state grant funds EMS equipment
The $7K will offset the cost of mobile data terminals for four EMS vehicles  
Fla. grant paves way for non-medical transport service
The county used grant money to purchase a new ambulance, freeing up a vehicle for the non-medical transport program  
Mass. towns band together for EMS supplies, grants
A $26 state grant will pay for a regional purchase of EMS medical supplies, and other towns have joined forces to seek collective grants  
Ill. EMS to purchase new defibrillators with $60K grant
The two new models will have expanded capabilities to meet current patient care requirements  
Federal grant aims to boost firefighter numbers
Capt. Wade Ralph said the increased manpower will lead to "better response times and more trucks on duty at a given time" for the department  
Cincy fire department gets $8M grant to end brownouts
It's the last piece of the puzzle to stop the brownouts; the money will add 50 firefighters and pay their salaries for two years  
Ohio firefighters rescue man from burning home
The firefighter that found the victim was hired thanks to SAFER grant money  
60 firefighters face layoffs in Mass.
The mayor says 60 firefighters could be laid off and the department would be back to the smaller size of 153, down from the current 213  
Mo. fire department buys fire truck with grant
They recieved loan and grant funds that were used to purchase the community a new pumper truck  
N.C. officials accept grant to pay for 6 firefighters
The $565,782 FEMA grant will pay for the firefighters at the department for the next two years  
Texas EMS awarded $35K toward new ambulance
The funds are the maximum amount awarded by the state and will go toward matching the need for the purchase of a new ambulance  
Md. fire department to lose 12 firefighters as grant runs out
"We will look high and low, near and far, to try to keep these guys as long as we can," Mayor Jim Ireton said  
NY officials to approve grant search to fund new ladder truck
The nine-member council is likely to favor the mayor seeking a $810,000 grant to help offset the cost of the new ladder truck  
Ariz. fire department buys tools with governor's grant
The rescue tools will improve local firefighters' ability to perform patient extrication  
Fire grant helps recruit, retain volunteers
They were able to utilize grant funds to send volunteers to a driver/operator course to become trained to specifically operate water tenders freeing up line firefighters to fight fires  
Pa. fire department receives $1.2M grant to hire firefighters
"It's going to increase the level of safety for the firefighters that are on duty. We're hopeful to get a third fire engine company place back in service," said Fire Chief Jay Delaney  
Mass. gets $160K grant to launch regional medic service
Three towns have created the state’s first inter-municipal paramedic ambulance service that will operate 24 hours, seven days a week  
Ohio grant funds EMS training and equipment
The $4,250 paved the way for an emergency responder class for firefighters and equipment upgrades  
Tenn. cities get grant for farm safety training
Two agencies were awarded $2,500 to train officials for farm safety and agricultural emergencies  
Va. EMS hires 6 firefighter-medics with $650K grant
Reno to lay off 35 firefighters, brown out 3rd station
The layoffs are determined by seniority affecting firefighters that were hired most recently  
$200K grant awarded to NY fire department for new equipment
The grant money will help replace outdated equipment with the purchase of 38 new breathing apparatuses  
Volunteer fire department receives $40K AFG grant
With the grant money, they will replace their air-filling station to help the department comply with federal regulations  
NY fire department receives $40K federal grant
The grant will allow the department to purchase extrication equipment  
Volunteer fire department receives Homeland Security grant
They will use some of the money to hire a volunteer coordinator and for new programs to provide additional training and equipment for its Cadet Training Program  
Conn. EMS gets $325K grant toward new facility
The $1.3M center has been in the works for more than two decades and should be completed by the fall  
Ind. grant helps fund simulated pediatric training
It was used to purchase a child-size mannequin simulator to train paramedic and emergency medical technician students  
Reno city council votes to layoff 35 firefighters
The layoffs became necessary after the city lost a federal grant that was to fund 50 firefighters next year; city staff found enough money to retain 15 of those jobs  
Texas volunteer fire department gets wildfire truck from grant
The state grant program provided a retired military wildland firefighting vehicle that replace a 1960's-era truck  
Firefighters to be fired as grant expiration looms
Five of 15 firefighters on staff will be let go because a two-year federal grant will expire  
Detroit receives $1.2M grant for Fire-EMS training, equipment
Minn. fire department gets grant for new fire station
The city was awarded a $1 million grant from the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation; they want to build a fire station on a vacant 4-acre site  
Tenn. fire chief seeks new turnout gear, fire truck
Chief Kevin Peters said their current turnout gear is 13 years old, while the average life span is eight years  
Pa. fire department receives $176K grant
The grant is specifically earmarked for the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters  
Firehouse Subs grant outfits department with firefighter gear
With the money, they were able to buy eight full sets of turnout gear for its volunteer firefighters, including protective pants and coats  
NJ partnership secures $40K training grant for EMT certification
CareerWorks will also link newly certified EMTs to employers  
Budget outlines plan to pay for 15 Reno firefighter jobs
"We were able to find enough money to keep 15 people employed, so rather than 50 (layoffs) we're looking at 35," said Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez  
Mich. fire department awarded FEMA grant
New exhaust handling equipment and a filling station for air bottles will be paid with the grant  
S.C. fire department to use grant to hire more firefighters
The $256,000 SAFER grant will be the salaries of three firefighters  
Mass. fire department gets $1M SAFER grant
"Thanks to this critical SAFER grant the Holyoke Fire Department will have the resources it needs to keep the community safe and secure," said Senator Markey  
Officials not banking on future SAFER grants for fire department
The city is anxiously awaiting word on its request for a $7.9 million grant to avoid laying off 19 firefighters and closing two fire stations  
Grants help fund replacement for 25-year-old Ohio radio system
The new system cost more than $6M, and recently went live  
Wis. fire chief retires after 40 years of service
Chief Tom Larson provided the department with 6 FEMA grants, a new snorkel truck and a safety a feature for fire trucks and traffic signals  
Grant helps S.C. fire department offset cost of volunteers
The money will pay for firefighting gear as well as station gear and required physicals for about 25 volunteers each year  
Fla. fire department gets grant for rescue equipment
Fire Chief Joe Jenkins said most of the money is going toward new extrication tools that will reduce the amount of time it takes firefighters to rescue crash victims trapped in cars  
Ala. fire dept. receives grant for new fire truck
The federal funds will help replace 37-year-old ladder truck  
Firefighter Safety Research Institute receives federal funding for 10th consecutive year
The grant will help support the institute's mission to increase knowledge and reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and the communities they serve  
W.Va. volunteer fire departments share $800K grant
The funds will provide financial support and assist with recruitment efforts for eight departments  
W.Va. volunteer fire department receives grant for recruitment
The department will receive $577K to increase staff and buy new equipment  
SF fire department receives $8M to hire 36 firefighters
With many retirements expected over the coming years, SFFD will need to hire additional personnel to maintain minimum staffing levels  
Philly fire department receives $22M to hire 160 firefighters
Due to attrition, the department loses about 100 firefighters a year and last year it paid $37M in overtime  
Va. EMS agency gets grant for stretcher technology
The technology lifts the stretcher mechanically and locks it in place  
Ohio fire department to buy cameras with grant
The department's two thermal imaging cameras are about 15 years old and need to be replaced  
Colo. fire dept. awarded grant to buy new rig
The federal funds will allow the district to buy a pumper tender that will replace a vehicle that's about 30 years old  
Grant helps Calif. fire department buy new SCBA
The $60,477 award will be used to replace old and malfunctioning SCBA that have reached the end of their service life  
Minn. fire dept. uses grant to buy fire simulator
A Firehouse Subs grant gave Richfield the first fire-simulation training unit in the state  
13 firefighters hired under grant issued layoff notices
The firefighters with the least seniority at the department were issued layoff notices in February  
Computer glitch keeps Pa. fire dept.'s from reporting fires
The fire chief said that it could compromise public safety and cost fire departments millions of dollars in grants  
Fire dept. increases water supply with surplus fire truck
The truck will help increase efficiency in fighting fires for their spread out region  
La. fire department lands grant for child safety house, smoke alarms
The fire safety house will teach kids how to react to fire; the smoke alarms will be given free to low-income households  
Ill. fire department lands grants to replace aging fire trucks
Both trucks being replaces are more than 30 years old; mayor objects to the purchase saying money is not available  
Ky. fire department receives nearly $263K grant
The grant money will be used to purchase new air packs and air tanks   
N.C. fire dept. breaks ground on $1.3M expansion
It will add two larger bays and allow the department to have a total of seven to eight pieces of apparatus under roof  
2 NY EMS agencies receive federal funding for training, equipment
The funding will be used to purchase two cardio compression devices and to train responders on the management of pediatric emergencies  
Mich. firefighters facing layoffs, firehouse closures
Fire officials said the changes would mean bigger fires, more damage and more dangerous situations for firefighters and residents  
City gets $3M grant to avoid 84 firefighter layoffs
The city is awaiting news on a two-year extension that would kick in after this one runs out  
NJ fire departments receive $397K in grants
Central Jersey fire departments and rescue squads obtain AFG grants  
Fire dept. gets $977K grant to increase staffing
With departments already facing budget shortfalls, this grant is critical in keeping the community safe  
SC health groups share $11M in grants
Money will fund scholarships and services for the uninsured and low-income communities  
Mich. EMS agency receives $23K grant
The funds will be used to replace outdated cardiac monitoring equipment  
Ohio fire dept. receives $160K in federal funds
The money will go mainly toward powered cots for the EMS units  
NC fire department gets $328K grant
The funds will be used to purchase 40 new airpacks and 25 new sets of turnout gear  
Miss. fire departments share $1.4M in grants
The 16 departments will use the funds to buy new equipment and train their firefighters  
Ky. fire dept. using drones to help battle fires
The drones have thermal cameras to detect body heat and infrared cameras  
RI public safety organizations receive $143K in grants
The funds will go toward a new vehicle and equipment  
NY approves grants to develop microgrids
The energy networks would provide power during emergencies  
Volunteer fire dept. to hire full-time firefighters
Although fire department has more than 150 volunteers, most aren't available for daytime calls  
Mich. fire departments get grants for new equipment
The $281K federal funds will go toward new vehicles or parts of existing equipment  
Grants help Ala. volunteer fire departments
The funds will be used for upgrades to trucks and equipment  
NY fire departments receive federal grants
Eight departments get more than $650K in total necessary to do their work and keep the public safe  
Ind. hospital gets $17K in grants from local nonprofit
Funds will go toward new equipment, programs and services  
Ohio EMS agency receives grants for training equipment
Local nonprofit organization donates funds for EMS Training Academy  
Volunteer emergency services receive limited funding
Texas fire department and EMS agency struggle to get by on limited donations  
Mich. fire dept. awarded $691K grant for recruitment
The department will hire six 24-hour shift firefighters  
W.Va. fire department receives grant for new rig
Quint truck will be the only aerial pumper apparatus combination truck in the region  
Md. fire and EMS agencies get $575K grant for new radios
The radios will allow better collaboration among counties  
Grant funds new NC transitional care program
The intent of the program is to reduce a patient’s likelihood of readmission and reduce emergency calls to 911  
Fla. fire rescue department receives grant to update equipment
The funds will allow the purchase of three battery-powered stretchers  
Ohio EMS agency receives grant for training and equipment
The state funding will support continuing education courses and additional equipment for the department  
Pa. fire companies get $485K in federal grants
AFG funds will go toward new truck and turnout gear  
Ohio fire departments get grants for new rescue tools
The $110K in federal funds will allow the purchase of three hydraulic extraction devices  
Mass. fire department receives grant for new truck
The $238K federal grant will allow the purchase of a new tanker  
Alaska EMS lands grants to expand telemedicine services
More than just cameras, telemedicine 'carts' connect rural areas to doctors  
Health organizations receive $38M in grants for interoperability improvements
The funds will help 20 organizations adopt interoperable health IT tools and services  
Nearly 600 volunteer fire departments receive $9.5M in N.C. grants
The grants assisting volunteer fire departments with the purchase of equipment and capital expenditures  
Mass. fire departments receive $19M in FEMA grants
The funds will support equipment acquisition, training, and staffing  
NJ fire department receive $100K grant for safety equipment
The funds are part of a combined $1.8M in federal grants to improve safety, operation and staffing across New Jersey  
Ohio fire and EMS department awarded $245K grant
The department will replace 33-year-old tanker truck  
Va. EMS agency receives grant for new equipment
The state funds will allow for the purchase of new medical equipment for five ambulances  
Congress continues funding for child-saving EMS equipment
The bill reauthorizes a program that helps EMS providers keep ready specific medicine and tools needed when treating younger patients   
Mich. department secures grant for thermal imaging cameras
The fire department will have to come up with $4,500 in matching funds, but Chief Michael Reddy calls that a bargain  
3-year study will examine fire truck, driver safety
University of Arizona and four fire departments will work for three years to reduce firefighter risk  
Mass. fire department uses grant for exhaust removal
The $50,000 AFG grant will pay for exhaust-removal systems at two of the department's stations  
Mich. fire department uses $110K in grants for training, gear
Part of the funds will cover a mobile training unit equipped with materials to simulate a burning building  
$500K grant helps build Md. fire station
Along with county funding the $13.5 million facility is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016   
City to vote on grant extension to prevent layoffs of 9 firefighters
The SAFER grant fund has about $719,000 left after the city was given $1.9 million in 2011  
City to extend grant funds to retain 9 firefighters
With the grant-funded positions, there are a total of 24 firefighters in the department  
Pa. EMS receives FEMA grant
The EMS squad was given $130,500 to purchase a vehicle  
Ohio fire-EMS receives FEMA grant
Goshen Township Fire and EMS was awarded $23,750 in funding   
Reno judge delays ruling on firefighter layoffs
The firefighters said the city is violating state law that allows for layoffs only if the city can demonstrate a lack of work or a lack of funds  
Ohio seat belt fines fund $2K grant for EMS equipment
The city's fire department received a $2,486 public safety grant that will help purchase backboards, bandages, gauze and other daily use items  
Ill. raises fire department borrowing limit
The program now let's departments borrow $350,000 and don't charge interest; that's $100,000 more than previously  
White House budget proposal cuts fire service programs
If adopted, the cuts will impact fire grant programs and the United States Fire Administration  
FBI raids fire chief's home, he claims no wrong doing
Sources say the investigation has to do with his role on the sheriff's department, not the fire department  
2 Mass. fire departments land EMS grants
Both departments will purchase advanced air way equipment  
Minn. EMS awarded grant for community paramedic program
The program aims to increase the quality of rural health while decreasing the cost  
New N.C. dispatcher center funded with state grant
Fire, police, and rescue calls will all be handled from the new location   
Detroit Fire Dept. gets $500K donation from law firm
The firm represented the city's retirees in Detroit's bankruptcy case; the money will be used to replace worn out gear  
3 Ohio fire departments get radio grants
The money will allow the county departments to switch to interoperable radios  
Volunteer fire departments get 2 new trucks with USDA grants
The two new pumpers were bought with USDA Rural Development grants  
Mass. fire department awarded grant for notification system
The system will play a recorded messages over an AM frequency   
Wis. fire departments receive grants for fighting wildfires
A UTV carrying a fire-suppression pack is among the new equipment purchased with the funds   
Ga. fire department awarded $300K for response Boat
The grant will help support the department's maritime and all-hazard efforts   
Tenn. city receives grant to renovate fire, ambulance station
New sleeping and training facilities are planned as part of remodel   
Wis. fire department awarded grant for EMS training
Along with training, the funds may be used for ambulances and other EMS supplies and equipment   
Ohio fire chief suspended over grant money purchase order
The chief was disciplined for not getting a council purchase order to buy turnout gear with all fire grant money  
Fla. fire, EMS departments to be outfitted with body armor
Responders will receive ballistic vests and helmets tested against special threats   
Legislation introduced in Senate to reauthorize AFG, SAFER
The grant programs are currently authorized through the end of the current fiscal year  
Dryer Vent Wizard awards grants to fire prevention programs
Many of the grant recipients said the money would be used to purchase educational materials, safety equipment and community outreach  
Md. fire dept. receives grant to develop community paramedicine program
The grant will help reduce operational strain on EMS resources and improve care for patients with complex medical conditions  
IAFC: AFG, SAFER grants help fire departments protect communities
Fire Chief John Sinclair said purchases made with the grant "improved their safety and helped improve regional interoperability between local fire departments.”  
Senate passes firefighter grants reauthorization
The legislation reauthorizes the AFG, SAFER and FP&S grant programs through 2023  
SC fire department gets fire truck grant
They were awarded $267,500 for the purchase of a new pumper truck, which brings the county to a total of seven trucks  
Fire dept. installs 130 smoke detectors thanks to grant
The $55,000 grant will help crews check people's homes to see if they need smoke detectors in case their home should have a fire  
Ky. city gets $500K grant for new fire station
The city was also awarded a $20,000 grant earlier this year to buy a Polaris all-terrain vehicle that could be used in rough terrain rescues  
Ill. fire dept. awarded grant to upgrade equipment
Some of the upgrades include a new thermal imager, extrication hoses, ventilation saw, pry bar, axes and a 2.5-inch 1000 GPM nozzle  
Calif. fire dept. receives $2M grant to upgrade SCBA
The newly purchased SCBAs will replace five breathing air compressor systems that are more than 18 years old and currently in use at five fire stations  
Ill. fire chief fights for larger federal radio grant
The department was awarded $218,850 to buy 43 radios that will allow the fire department to continue communication with area police and aid partners  
Texas fire departments receive Helping Heroes grants
The grant money will be used to purchase a fire extinguisher simulator, air bottles for air packs and stabilizing bars for rescues and firefighter safety  
Ariz. firefighters to be tested for lung cancer
A $50,000 grant will test 100 firefighters; priority will be given to those deployed on 9/11, the OKC bombing or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina  
Pa. EMS agency receives federal grant
The grant will fund a community paramedicine program and the purchase of new equipment  
Ill. fire department gets grant for ambulance equipment
The federal funds will fund the purchase of new power cots and lift systems  
NY receives $3.7M in grants to treat, prevent strokes
The CDC funds will go toward education and EMS  
Fla. EMS agency receives grant for CPR compressors
Automatic chest compressors increase save rates from 3 percent to 45 percent  
Mich. EMS and fire department gets grant for new equipment and resources
Since 2001, AFG has awarded nearly $6.1 billion in grants to first responder organizations for equipment, training and emergency vehicles  
Ill./Iowa health care system awarded grant for cardiac arrest care
The American Heart Association award aims at improving the system of care for cardiac arrest patients  
Iowa EMS agencies receive grants for extra staff
The grants will help increase staffing countrywide  
Mich. city to lay off 39 firefighters after grant expires
The department applied for an extension but has not heard about approval; the chief said they also might close down a fire station  
Pa. volunteer fire-EMS agency awarded federal grant
Trucksville Volunteer EMS and Fire & Rescue Association were awarded a total of $404,715 in grants   
Okla. gets grant to fight prescription drug overdose deaths
The $820,000 grant will help the state educate providers about over-prescribing and patients about abusing those drugs  
NY receives interoperable communications grant
The $3.5M in grants will fund projects involving infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades   
Video laryngoscopes purchased with trauma commission grant
Central EMS in partnership with Forsyth County fire department is adopting video laryngoscopy for endotracheal intubation  
Who should be part of grant application discussions
Leadership of the organization should make the decision that grant funding is a revenue development strategy that makes sense for the organization as a whole  
3 tips to stand out in the sea of online applications
Grant writers can use these tips to make sure their applications are read and fully understood  
AFG grant applications: To partner or not to partner
Here are three questions to ask as your department or agency works through the question of whether to partner or collaborate for an application  
Why pre-planning is key to grant application success
Collecting data in the pre-planning phase will make your application more competitive  
How firefighters can repeat legislative wins in 2015
Two key pieces of legislation were made law by the efforts of firefighters; similar effort is needed in 2015 to protect our interests  
Fire chief: My fight with cancer
The journey of acceptance, recovery and paying it forward is retold so that others can live cancer-free lives  
5 critical issues facing volunteer firefighters
Addressing these five broad issues should be a high priority for the volunteer fire service in the coming year  
4 key changes for volunteers in 2012
Continuing focus on recruitment, retention and leadership will be critical for the volunteer fire and EMS service in 2013  
The death of the Near-Miss Reporting System
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System has had its grant funding revoked, leaving us to ask why and what now  
3 best practices for new truck budgets
Keep the budgeting and justification talks separate and never reveal your budget to the sellers  
Federal grant to fund firefighter EMT training
The commission approved a $134,472 Assistance to Firefighters grant recently that will pay for 35 firefighters’ EMT training and 21 firefighters’ paramedic training  
Pa. fire departments' co-op agreement working
The agreement extends to training, grant applications and purchasing  
Firefighters, medics say increasing obesity requires new equipment
Officials said it costs nearly four times as much as a regular cot  
Minn. fire district wins $500K prize
The district won for its success in organizing and working across multiple communities  
Ala. fire department lands $600K SAFER grant
The department will use the money to pay volunteers to work shifts  
Chevron offers $50K grants to 27 Pa. fire departments
The company is donating $2,500 for each well it has in a fire department's jurisdiction  
Mass. fire department receives Senior SAFE grant
The Senior SAFE (Student Awareness of Fire Education) grant will fund fire education and awareness initiatives geared toward local seniors  
Fla. fire department to hire 67 firefighters with grant
"With the valuable federal support, we can put additional trained, front-line firefighters on the job to protect residents and businesses in our community," Mayor Alvin Brown said  
Grant to help fire department add staff for daytime calls
The federal grant of almost $900,000 will add four full-time firefighters and one fire captain for the next two years — helping the city bridge a gap in its volunteer force  
115 Pa. fire, EMS companies receive $30M from state grant
Fire companies received a total of $26.4M and volunteer ambulance services received $3.6M  
Ohio EMS receives grant for 'Thumper' CPR machines
The device will give CPR to patients; they also purchased portable video laryngoscopes through the safety grant  
Tenn. city gets matching funds for new Fire/EMS station
The county agreed to match $33K and the city will apply for a $267K grant  
N.M. firefighters struggle to respond to fire calls
Officials are hoping a $1 million federal grant will pay for firefighters to work 24 hours a day to make up for lack of volunteers  
N.C. firefighters may respond to emergencies via bicycle
The department has created a 10-member team who will respond to medical emergencies on specially equipped bicycles  
Iowa fire department gets grant to fill positions lost due to cuts
The $500,000 grant award will pay for three new firefighters for two years  
Commission approves grant application for fire hydrants
County Commissioners approved applying for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant from the state Department of Community Affairs to pay for the fire hydrants  
Va. awards $3M for EMS computer upgrades
About 200 agencies across the state will get new computers for reporting EMS incidents  
Pa. fire, EMS team up to get $1M in grants for two-way radios
It's part of a regional effort involving 21 emergency response agencies  
Wis. fire and EMS receives grant for building improvements
The $27K will help with flooring, lighting and the replacement of overhead door openers  
Grant sought to restore historic FDNY fireboat
The boat needs $150,000 in work and the owner is seeking a grant that could cover 50 to 75 percent of those costs  
25-cent debt hangs up grant for Ill. fire department
The money will be used for software and hardware for fire department inspections and for the Building and Safety Office  
Layoffs postponed for 51 N.J. firefighters hired under grant
Overtime money will keep the crews employed until Dec. 13.  
Rural fire district to get donated gear, equipment
The department will receive up to 60 sets of turnout gear and other equipment from Iowa fire departments  
Grant restores some lost Calif. responder positions
Funds mean a fifth ambulance for the city of Hesperia  
Specialized Maine firefighting unit generates revenue through contracts, grants
The unit specializes in confined-space firefighting and is sought after by industry  
Fire, EMS agencies in 2 Pa. counties to share nearly $1M in grants
32 EMS services and 50 fire departments will use the funds from the state's casino revenue for equipment, building or debt improvements   
Pa. fire departments, EMS agencies receive grants
More than $193,000 was awarded for the construction or renovation of facilities, new equipment, training, and debt reduction   
Patrol boat in center of police, fire tug-of-war
Town officials are still working out the formal arrangement, with some fire department personnel renewing calls for greater control  
Study: City needs to add more medics, cut firefighters
The report said paid firefighters lacked paramedic credentials and that volunteer firefighters arrive at an emergency as quickly as paid firefighters do  
Mass. firefighters say mayor forbid grant applications
He allowed police to apply for and receive grants, while telling several fire departments they could not apply for the state money  
NY city to lay off 5 firefighters after grant expires
The firefighters to be laid off have not been identified, but the cuts will be based on tenure  
Pa. EMS squad purchases ambulance with FEMA grant
The grant covered most of the vehicle's cost which took over a year to complete   
Houston-area fire departments get grant-funded database, iPads
The new database will tell firefighters what they need to know within the first two minutes on scene  
6 firefighters' jobs saved while city seeks out new grant
The council voted unanimously to fund the positions until June 30 to allow time for the city to apply again for the FEMA grant  
N.C. hospital awarded $255K grant to install AEDs in churches
The grant also funds CPR and CCC education in 48 churches and community centers   
NY fire department awarded grant for SCBA
The $160,000 grant will be used to buy 30 new SCBA sets  
Fla. fire department to add 30 volunteer firefighters with FEMA grant
In addition to the half-million dollar grant for training, the department has a $110,000 grant for new radios  
Grant provides Nev. firefighters with body armor
The department received 118 sets of ballistic protection gear for use in active-shooter situations and mass-casualty incidents  
2 Pa. fire departments receive grants
Valley Regional Fire and Rescue received $228,637 and Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1 received $237,500  
Pa. fire department lands $48K grant
The money will be used for operations and safety training  
Hiring of Conn. volunteer firefighters sparks controversy
Unlike other fire department hires, the applicants didn't have to take a written exam or be physically certified before sitting down for interviews  
Pa. fire department receives USDA grant
The $6,000 grant will pay to repaint the volunteer department's station and repave its driveway  
Maine EMS receives grant to purchase new ambulance
The Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Rescue Service has been awarded a $3,000 grant and a $17,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development's Community Facility Loan  
Ohio city, union trying to avoid firefighter layoffs
Fifteen positions will be cut — 11 layoffs and four unfilled retirements — if a deal is not reached before Aug. 16  
3 W.Va. volunteer fire departments to split $113K grant
The grant money will buy an SCBA fill station, hoses, thermal imagers and flashlights  
Fire chief: Sales tax would ensure fire department staffing
The tax would pay for firefighters after the SAFER grant used to hire them expires  
9 Fla. firefighters hired thanks to federal grant
The grant will pay the firefighters' salaries and benefits for two years for rookies and three years for the three veterans   
2 Pa. fire departments land AFG grants
One department received $114,000; the other received $227,000  
6 Calif. firefighters facing layoffs as grant runs out
With no decision date in sight, the council doesn't know how much money is needed to bridge the gap  
WellSpan forms Pa. partnership fund to help secure EMS grants
The grant money aims to help EMS providers to come together and provide better structure to the system in York County, Pa.  
Pa. EMS gets $58K FEMA grant
The $58,249 will help fun equipment, gear, vehicles, training and more to firefighters and EMS providers  
Minn. EMS uses $4 million grant for automated CPR devices
Ambulances and hospitals will be equipped with the devices that improve survival rates among cardiac arrest victims by reducing ‘rescuer fatigue’  
3 fire departments get thermal imagers with grants
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated four cameras worth about $37,000  
Ala. fire chief: Staff cuts will increase risk, response time
The mayor wants to eliminate 15 firefighter positions it added four years ago with a SAFER grant  
Tucson to hire 53 firefighters on FEMA grant
The $8.6 million grant will pay the firefighters' salaries for two years and delay a hard budget decision  
Feds approve L.A. County emergency system revisions; work can resume
The move lifts an earlier suspension of the $156.6 million grant for a new interoperable communication system  
Official: City 'rolling the dice' with fire dept. cuts
The new staffing model, which would allow the stations to remain open year-round, would reduce staffing from 16 to 13  
NY firefighters rally to save fire department
City leaders are looking at eliminating the department through attrition and stripping it of its emergency medical response  
Fire chief improves volunteer recruitment, retention
The chief and Capt. Gene Shealy set six specific goals; read them below to help recruit and retain volunteers at your department  
City applies for grant to cover cost of 1 firefighter
The city laid off a dozen firefighters in 2013 and 2014 because of a financial crisis; they want to refill vacancies with grant money  
Pa. fire companies' buildings to get sprinkler systems
The fire departments received a $189,050 FEMA grant and each company matched a $5,000 pledge to the project  
27 Pa. fire departments share state grant money
Grants can be used for repairing, building or renovating facilities, new equipment purchase, debt reduction and training and certification of staff  
Fire chief's widow to finish his veterans' memorial project
Failing to find grant funding, she's looking to raise $5,000 to finish restoring the memorial her husband began before dying from cancer  
5 Calif. volunteer fire depts. receive $730K grant
The departments will use the funds to purchase upgraded SCBA, which feature a display inside the face mask denoting the amount of remaining air in a tank  
3 Va. counties receive $4M in grants for new firefighters
County officials will hire 26 firefighters to serve the areas  
Fla. firefighters, paramedics push for body armor
Citing dangers faced by paramedics at the Pulse nightclub shooting, fire officials have pushed for protective gear, such as armored helmets  
Ohio fire dept. hopeful grant will help buy new fire truck
The department wants to purchase a combination fire and rescue vehicle, which would replace a 1991 rescue truck  
Calif. county provides body armor for fire, EMS
Officials used a $150,000 grant to purchase 152 ballistic vests for first responders  
RI town expects to hire 80 more firefighters
A $15 million federal grant will help fund training and staffing for the upcoming year  
Memphis Fire Dept. receives $5K grant
The grant will go toward purchasing boots for the department's special operations team  
Cal Fire to receive $15M grant to battle wildfires
Fire officials said they will minimize wildfires by not only removing dead trees and hazardous fuel, but through education and planning  
Texas firefighters to purchase body armor
The city council gave the fire department the go-ahead Nov. 8 to apply for a federal grant to buy 14 ballistic vests  
Ky. fire dept. receives grant for smoke detectors, AEDs
Officials said the grant is a great way to be able to provide smoke detectors to those who need them most and promote fire safety  
Fla. county receives $4M SAFER grant to hire more firefighters
The grant funds 75 percent of 30 firefighters' salaries and benefits during the first and second year, and 35 percent in the third year  
Ill. county awarded $810K SAFER grant to hire firefighters
City officials said the grant will help supplement its public safety levy funds voters approved this past November  
Ohio wins $4.4M grant to hire more firefighters
The SAFER grant will be used to hire between 25 and 35 new firefighters  
Pa. fire depts. get $1.2M grant for new equipment
Several of the departments will replace their SCBA, some of which are over 10 years old  
Calif. city to hire 9 more firefighters
The Modesto City Council accepted a $2.2 million grant that will allow them to hire nine firefighters and put an engine back into service  
Fed. grant to avert Pa. firefighter layoffs
The $1.1M grant will help retain six firefighters and pay for salaries and benefits for two years  
NY volunteer department receives federal funds for cardiac monitors
Over $70K was donated as part of the Firefighters Grant Program  
NY department awarded $848K in federal aid to hire more firefighters
The FEMA grant will fund the salaries of four new firefighters over a two-year period  
Ohio town receives $1.8 million to hire 12 firefighters
Retiring firefighters will be replaced by newly-hired firefighter-EMTs  
Senator announces grant to help NY volunteer fire departments
10 volunteer firefighter departments will receive $2500 each for new equipment  
Idaho dept. receives $750K grant for new equipment
The dept. will purchase new radios, breathing equipment and air supply safety packs  
Mass. fire dept. award $320K grant for SCBA gear
The grant allows the dept. to purchase 45 new SCBA units to replace the nearly 15-year-old ones  
Pa. fire, EMS companies awarded $1.4M in grants
The revenue will go towards numerous projects, including upgrading equipment and training  
W.Va. fire department adds accelerant-detecting K-9
State Farm offers a K-9 through a grant program that allows fire departments to prevent and detect fire sources  
DOJ to repay fire depts., police $500K for San Bernardino terror attack response
The grant will be used to reimburse state and local agencies for overtime and regular salary costs related to the response  
Ohio town receives $420K grant for safety gear
The grant money will be used to purchase of 43 sets of firefighter protection gear  
Ky. depts. receive grants for tanker truck
FEMA bestowed the dept. with a $250,000 grant Friday  
Cal Fire gives wildland fire prevention grant
The grants will pay a percentage of the cost to remove dead or dying trees for property owners that are near structures  
FY 2017 AFG Communications Project Guide
Use this expert guide to help you apply for and win AFG funding for your communications project  
Exhaust Removal Essentials
MagneGrip continues to innovate and bring new enhancements to its exhaust removal systems  
NY fire department turns to Amkus rescue systems
Amkus Rescue Systems’ hydraulic rescue system saves time and lives, chief says  
Case Study: Tenn. department gets healthier; saves money with MagneGrip
MagneGrip/AirHAWK combination system helps Dyersburg Fire Department reduce equipment costs  
The differences between grant writing and fundraising
How to get the most money for the least amount of aggravation!   
Firefighting moments that defy logic
A look at a moment that seems to go against all reason  
How to prepare for multiple "asks"
Some grant applications are very specific, while some aren't, but it pays to prepared for both  
NIOSH: Lack of training factored in water tank explosion LODD
Insufficient funding awareness, inappropriate or missing parts in self-made water-delivery system also contributed to Ryan Seitz's death  
What to do if your AFG application is turned down
Here are steps you can take to gain a better understanding of why your application was turned down and to make 2011 a successful year  
NIOSH: Wash. fire chief's death shows need for retrofitted vehicle safety
The chief was killed when the vintage 1960's off-road vehicle he was driving rolled down a steep slope, pinning him  
Bringing technology home with CEDAP
National Preparedness Month highlights hazmat dangers
How to secure fire prevention grants
Fire service looks ahead to Obama presidency
Stimulus funding: What you need to know
IAFF president confident funding will increase
Procurement Integrity Guidance for the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Interoperable Communications: Laying the Foundation for Cooperation
What would you do with $100,000 in grant money?
We told our readers to pretend there were no restrictions on the money's use; here were their responses  
AEDs: 5 ways to pay for and place lifesaving devices in public places
We have a long way to go to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest  
5 fire service questions for the next U.S. president
Questions on policy and governing philosophy are coming at the presidential candidates from all angles; here's a list of those the fire service should want answered  
Q&A: CFSI executive director on fire service politics, funding
Bill Webb discusses the state of CFSI and the greatest threat to the fire service's political influence  
Arson dog program boosts conviction rates
A long-running grant program is one option for adding a K-9 arson tool to fire or police agencies  

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