Departments Receive SAFER Grants to Hire, Recruit

Several dozen fire and rescue departments have received SAFER grants since Jan. 1.

The most recent award was announced Friday by FEMA.

See award listĀ 

SAFER was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizationsĀ to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA.