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, sponsored 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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Wildland Fire Preplan

A Technology-Based Approach to Preplanning Your Community for the Wildland Event

March 30, 2021 at 1 PM EDT / 12 PM CDT / 10 AM PDT / 5 PM GMT

Preplan your community for a wildland fire: identify target hazards, accurately create an incident action plan, and create an overall strategy for the local fire department and responding agencies to follow, ensuring their involvement with hazard mitigation techniques.

Firefighter carrying a ladder

OR Hotel Fined for Overcharging People During Wildfire

A hotel in Roseburg, Oregon, has been fined $31,000 for overcharging dozens of area residents who sought rooms after fleeing a large wildfire in September.
California inmate firefighters

Amendment Would Ban ‘Servitude’ by CA Prison Inmates

California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, but opponents want to change that.
Wildfire in Japan

Helicopters, Firefighters Battle Two Forest Fires in Japan

A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another fire burning for a fourth day.
Burned California firefighter leaves hospital

Amid Cheers, Burned CA Firefighter Leaves Hospital

A firefighter who barely survived being overrun by flames while battling a Southern California wildfire last October was released from a hospital to cheers.

CO Judge Maintains Charges for Dane Accused in Fire

A judge on Friday decided against dropping criminal charges lodged against a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large Colorado wildfire that burned 149 homes in 2018.
Firefighter Raymond Vasquez battles the Silverado Fire

Firefighter Burned in CA Wildfire Leaves Hospital

A firefighter who was badly burned while battling a Southern California wildfire last October will be released from the hospital.

CO Judge Maintains Charges for Dane Accused in Fire

A judge on Friday decided against dropping criminal charges lodged against a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large Colorado wildfire that burned 149 homes in 2018.

Audit Raises Concerns About Wildfire Risks at U.S. Nuclear Lab

One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the U.S. Energy Department’s inspector general.
Rubble in Washington town

FEMA Rejects Malden Fire Request for Individual Assistance

Gov. Jay Inslee’s request for individual assistance for residents in eastern Washington who were displaced when wildfires devastated their communities has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.