Funding & Grants News

  • Sixth Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.

    News • January 20th, 2012

  • Fifth Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.

    News • January 13th, 2012

  • Fourth Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.

    News • January 6th, 2012

  • Third Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    On Friday, Dec. 30, the third round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for FY2011 was announced. View the list of recipients The primary goal of the AFG funds is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and...

    News • January 3rd, 2012

  • Michigan Dept. to Dissolve, Merge With Another

    The nearly insolvent City of Pontiac expects to save $3 million by dissolving its fire department and merging it with the Waterford Fire Department. Pontiac's 57 firefighters agreed to the plan Wednesday after receiving layoff notices Saturday.

    News • December 29th, 2011

  • Wash. Bill Would Require Firefighters to Pay Fees

    The bill requires firefighters -- including unpaid volunteers -- to pay the state for certifying and disciplining them.

    News • December 27th, 2011

  • Second Round of AFG Grant Awards Announced

    On Friday, Dec. 23, the second round of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for FY2011 was announced. View the list of recipients The primary goal of the AFG funds is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire...

    News • December 23rd, 2011

  • Bill Cuts USFA, Grants; USAR Funding Raised

    Drastic cuts to the USFA, SAFER and AFG were included in the conference report to the "megabus" appropriations bill passed by the Senate on Saturday.The measure -- now awaiting President Obama's signature – was the last thing Senators had to do before...

    News • December 20th, 2011

  • Colo. Firefighters Take Over Charity Calendar

    DENVER -- The Colorado Attorney General has filed a suit aimed at dissolving the nonprofit organization behind the Colorado Firefighters calendar. According to the complaint, filed in Denver District Court, Fired Up For...

    News • December 20th, 2011

  • FEMA Announces Round 1 AFG Awards

    Fire and rescue departments across the country received early Christmas gifts from FEMA on Friday.The first round of 2011 Assistance to Firefighters' Grants were announced.The primary goal of the grant is to meet the firefighting and emergency response...

    News • December 17th, 2011

  • D.C. Chief Proposes Staffing Cuts, 12-Hour Shifts

    Union firefighters in Washington, D.C., are calling the chief’s effort to reduce the size of the department by more than 20 percent absurd. They’re also not thrilled with his idea to switch from 24-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts, according to a news...

    News • November 30th, 2011

  • Changes Made to FY 2011 AFG Award Procedures

    Several changes have been made to the procedures for the FY 2011 AFG awards.

    News • November 30th, 2011

  • N.C. Fire Boat Response Delayed by Low Staffing

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- A recent fire on Lake Norman highlights big staffing concerns, said firefighters at Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue. A fire boat was bought last year for $400,000 to be used to respond to fires on the...

    News • November 22nd, 2011

  • Montana Fire District Missing Taxes

     Nov. 03--Like most volunteer fire departments, Troy Rural Fire District 1F & 15F always seems to have more needs than it has funding to meet those needs.

    News • November 5th, 2011

  • Ill. City May Charge Nonresidents for Fire Services

    The Elgin Fire Department is continuing its efforts to recover some of the costs of providing services now by possibly charging nonresidents for emergency responses.

    News • November 2nd, 2011