Assistance to Firefighters Grants- Apply Through May 28th

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program awards one-year grants directly to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services (EMS) organizations of a State to enhance their abilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The primary goal of AFG is to provide assistance to meet fire departments' and nonaffiliated EMS organizations' firefighting and emergency response needs. This program seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards they may face.  Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.

Applications for AFG Grants for fiscal year 2010 are being accepted through May 28, 2010. Find out more at www.firegrantsupport.com/content/html/afg/

Information and photos courtesy of Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Fire Administration

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