Funding & Grants News

  • 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

  • DHS Announces Terrorism Prep. Allocations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced $2.1B in federal grants to help states and other agencies prevent, protect against, respond to and mitigate terrorist attacks and other major disasters.It did not include money for...

    News • August 24th, 2011

  • Changes Announced for FY2011 Grants

    Officials with fire and non-affiliated EMS agencies should be working on their AFG applications as the period has been extended through 5 p.m. on Sept. 9.

    News • August 18th, 2011

  • Pa. Station Closed Due to Injuries, Lack of Staff

    -- Officials with the Johnstown firefighter's union have confirmed that the city's downtown fire station is closed through Saturday. Randy Novosel, president of Johnstown Firefighters Local 463, said the two platoons on duty through...

    News • August 12th, 2011

  • Application Period Announced for 2011 AFG

    FEMA announced today the application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.The application period will open on Aug. 15 and close on Sept. 2.Guidance materials provided by FEMA will help departments in the application process.

    News • August 8th, 2011

  • Fire Fees Could Be Implemented in Fla. Community

    PALM BAY, Fla. -- Central Florida's second largest city, Palm Bay, is considering fire fees to help the city balance its budget and avert more cutbacks, officials said. The proposal is getting mixed reaction from city...

    News • July 31st, 2011