Assistance to Firefighters Grants submission deadline is May 28

It’s not breaking news that fire departments are dependent on grant funding to obtain personal protective equipment and apparatus, among other things. FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is a main source of funding for firefighters.

Since 2001, AFG grants have helped first responders obtain the PPE they need to protect themselves and the public from fires and other hazards and emergencies. In addition to providing the funding, help with the grant writing and the application process is available through the website.

If your department needs new turnout gear, breathing apparati, a fire truck, training or other resources, do yourselves and those you serve a favor and apply for a grant. Keep in mind the deadline for the 2010 AFG submissions is Friday, May 28.Click here for complete AFG program guidance.