Funding & Grants News

  • 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

  • San Diego Wants Money for Chopper Rescues

    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego taxpayers are footing the bill for an expensive emergency service that is also critical to city safety. Amid another looming budget gap for the city of San Diego, a new push is under way to help recover the costs of using...

    News • October 27th, 2011

  • Miami-Dade Fire Take-Home Cars Cost $220K

    MIAMI -- Local 10 has learned a captain assigned to the Training Bureau drives a full-size, four-wheel-drive Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pickup truck to northwestern Palm Beach County, where he lives, after every shift...

    News • October 14th, 2011

  • Texas Dept. Low on Fuel for Trucks, Bills Unpaid

    BROOKSHIRE, Texas -- Several insiders said a city is running on empty because of unpaid fuel bills. According to multiple sources, the fire department in Brookshire has not been able to buy fuel for the fire trucks because...

    News • October 14th, 2011

  • Texas Firefighters at Odds Over Finances

    SAN ANTONIO -- Firefighters with South Bexar, Ata-Bexar and Sandy Oaks Volunteer Fire Departments are at odds with Emergency Services District No. 6 over their financial predicaments. "In three weeks, if the ESD has not compensated what they...

    News • October 8th, 2011

  • South Florida City Re-Hires Laid Off Firefighters

    More than a dozen Hialeah firefighters set to be laid off were given a reprieve last night just as they prepared to turn in their gear, according to WSVN-TV The city and the union were able to reach a last-minute deal, saving 14 firefighters and...

    News • October 7th, 2011

  • Michigan City Closes Two of Three Fire Stations

    The city of Taylor closed two of its three fire stations Monday because of budget issues and has cut 22 people from the fire department and EMS staffs in the last two months.

    News • October 4th, 2011

  • N.C. Dept. Seeks Creative Ways to Fund Aerial

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Mount Airy’s commissioners gave unanimous approval Thursday night for buying a $759,000 aerial fire truck, but not without some heated words for Northern Hospital of Surry County from one official. Commissioner Jon Cawley...

    News • September 16th, 2011

  • Denver Fire Inspection Tablets Still Not Working

    DENVER -- Computer tablets bought by the Denver Fire Department for building inspections cost taxpayers more than $340,000, sat on shelves for nearly two years, have repeated problems that have been documented and the costs continue...

    News • September 15th, 2011

  • Jobs Plan Includes $1B for SAFER, $10B for D-Block

    Fire service proponents say Congress has a huge challenge ahead of it.

    News • September 14th, 2011

  • Pa. City Can't Afford to Pump Out Basements

    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson offered an alternative to Shipoke residents with flooded basements Monday. Thompson said the city of Harrisburg cannot afford to pay firefighters overtime to pump out basements, but instead, said...

    News • September 14th, 2011

  • Ambulance Sent to Ga. Fire Instead of Fire Truck

    FAIRBURN, Ga. -- When a home on Garvey Drive exploded and caught fire last month, the only operating truck at the closest Fulton County fire station was an ambulance, Channel 2 Action News has learned. Several firefighter/medics from Station 15 on...

    News • September 12th, 2011

  • Ga. Prisoners Considered for Fire, EMS Calls

    CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- A select group of inmates may get the chance to get out of jail to fight fires and respond to medical emergencies in Camden County. At least that's an idea being tossed around to help solve the county's budget woes...

    News • September 8th, 2011

  • AFG Application Period Extended Due to Irene

    The AFG application period has been extended from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16.

    News • August 30th, 2011

  • Fla. Expert Speaks on Budgets and Politics

    ATLANTA -- Now is a difficult time to be a fire chief, given the economic constraints and all the regulations and labor issues facing the profession, says Dr. Bruce Moeller, the city manager for Sunshine, Fla., who is also a former fire chief.Moeller...

    News • August 25th, 2011