FIRE GRANTS HELP CENTER

Your resource for updates on grants for the fire service,
including the SAFER and AFG programs, as well as exclusive
features on fire department grant writing.

Fire Grants: We're Here to Help

Welcome to the Fire Grant Help Center, thanks to a generous contribution by Draeger.

Here you will find updates on grants for the fire service, including the SAFER and AFG programs, as well as exclusive features on fire department grant writing. You'll also find firefighter training articles on live-burn training, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and training props, along with offerings from our sponsor.

The FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) period is now open! With $319.5 Million in grant solicitation available, get started now.

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FIRE GRANTS NEWS & RESOURCES

DRAEGER NEWS

SCBA ARTICLES

3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety Returns to FDIC International With New,...

3M Scott will be the official SCBA sponsor at FDIC International 2021.
Captain Vincent Fowler, RIT, and SCBA buddy breathing

Mayday Monday: Getting Air to the Down Firefighter

This month's drill is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Captain Vincent Fowler of the Fire Department of New York.
Various methods of identification for firefighter gear

Adding Tools to the Accountability Toolbox, Part 2

Dennis Reilly reviews some additional tips on how to make firefighters more readily identifiable on the fireground.

THERMAL IMAGING ARTICLES

Thermal imaging view of two firefighters

Bring the Imager

Mark van der Feyst offers a back-to-basics drill on various uses for the thermal imaging camera.
Seek Reveal FirePRO X

Seek Thermal Introduces Reveal FirePRO X to Support Firefighters With an...

Seek Thermal announced the Reveal FirePRO X, the latest version of its high-resolution personal thermal imaging camera (TIC) for firefighters.
Mayday Monday on firefighter search with TIC

Mayday Monday: TIC and Search Operations

Tony Carroll offers a drill that will help train firefighters on using the thermal imaging camera in primary search.

TRAINING PROPS ARTICLES

Pike pole tip

Firefighter Training Drill: Reverse Hold of Pike Pole or Roof Hook

Mark van der Feyst reviews a simple tool tip to make opening up a ceiling more efficient.
Rapid intervention training

Fire Training in Acquired Structures

Acquired structures provide the opportunity for reality-based training. William Townsend and Dave Dittman on optimizing your training opportunities.
Noah Jenkins on fire attack props

How to Build and Use a Fire Attack Prop

Noah Jenkins explains how building and using a NFPA 1403-compliant burn prop shows the effectiveness of the “Push” vs. “Hit and Move” fire attack based on the UL study on interior fire attack.

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FIRE GRANTS BY THE NUMBERS


$319.5 MILLION

FY 2021 AFG FUND


$355 MILLION

SAFER GRANT PROGRAM


$100 MILLION

COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL


$20 MILLION

SIREN GRANT PROGRAM


$18 MILLION

VFA GRANT PROGRAM


2,000 AWARDS

PLANNED BY FEMA