DHS Announces The Fifth Round Of The Fire Prevention And Safety Grants Awarding $1.7 Million To Aid America’s Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced the fifth round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program (FP&S) awarding 39 grants to fire departments throughout the United States.

FP&S will issue approximately 400 awards worth at least $32.5 million. The program prioritizes projects focusing on preventing fire-related injuries to children. Many of these awards represent innovative solutions for the delivery of fire prevention activities throughout the United States. In addition to these priorities, FP&S grants support research focusing on ways to improve the safety and health of firefighters.

“We recognize the importance of these grants in helping to keep our firefighters safe and healthy, and in curbing preventable fires from occurring in the first place,” said Tracy A. Henke, Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Training (G&T).

This fifth round of grant awards provides $1,715,567 to support fire prevention and safety efforts that focus on the safety of high-risk target groups, such as children, seniors, and firefighters.

“The Federal government continues to support the critical work of our nation’s firefighters through the Fire Prevention and Safety grants by addressing the issues that can help prevent fires from happening,” said Charlie Dickinson, Deputy Administrator of the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Fire Administration.

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program is administered by the Department’s Office of Grants and Training (G&T) in cooperation with the United States Fire Administration.

To view the latest round of FP&S awards, visit http://www.firegrantsupport.com/fps/award/.

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