(Washington, DC) April 7, 2006 - There are 13 grants being awarded to national, state and local organizations in the eleventh round of the Fire Prevention and Safety grants. The Fire Prevention and Safety Program prioritizes projects focusing on the prevention of fire-related injuries to children. Many of these awards represent innovative solutions for the delivery of fire prevention activities throughout the United States.
"We recognize the importance of the Fire Act Grants to our nation's fire departments and we will continue to work closely with the fire service community to meet their needs."
The eleventh round of the Fire Prevention and Safety grants provides $3,468,958 to help address fire prevention and safety issues with a focus toward the high-risk target groups of children, seniors, and firefighters.