Fire Service Grants: Beyond the Basics

By the end of the 2004 FIRE Act (Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program) grant period, the federal government will have distributed almost $2 billion directly to the fire service. This is an incredible amount of funding for a segment of public safety...


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Rodney Slaughter is the president of Dragonfly Communications Network. He began his fire service career in 1974 as a military and civilian firefighter for the U.S. Air Force, with assignments in Florida, Hawaii and California. Since 1988, he has been employed as a deputy California state fire marshal working in code enforcement, training and grant coordination, and is currently assigned to Code Development and Analysis. He is a presenter and instructor for a variety of conferences, workshops and training programs. Slaughter studied fire science at Honolulu Community College and has a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. Dragonfly Communications Network is an organization dedicated to training and development for the emergency response community. More information is available at www.dragonflynet.com.