Funding & Grants News

  • 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

  • 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