The Assistance to Firefighters Grant 2008 Program - Part 2: Success Stories


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Since 2001, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program has helped hundreds of U.S. fire departments upgrade or replace their tools and equipment. In this podcast, Firehouse.com Grants contributor Brian Vickers talks with three departments that have used this federal program for major upgrades. The AFG monies even helped one department purchase their first new apparatus.

Joining Firehouse.com on this podcast Daniel Bernardy, of the Inver Grove Heights, MN, Fire Department; Chief Melissa Eigenbrodt, of the Red Rock, NY, Volunteer Fire Company and John Moradito of the Border City, NY, Fire Department. These three departments have been awarded over $500,000 in the last few years.

The guests talk not only about their equipment, but their experience with the grant process. From writing the grants on their own time, to using a grant writer, these departments have improved their safety and efficiency by participating in the AFG program. The guests will offer their advice on completing the applications and the background research that's won them the grant award.

Related Links

Brian Vickers Firegraphics.org Website

Official FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Website

Fire Service Grants: Are We There Yet?

Firehouse.com's Funding & Finance section

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