Archive for the Category ◊ Fire Prevention and Safety Grant ◊

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• Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The awarding has begun!

Congratulations to the following Fire Departments that have received federal assistance to be able to purchase much needed equipment and vehicles.

Ohio City VFD, Ohio - $44,150.00 for operations and safety

With this funding, Ohio City VFD will be able to purchase a much needed fixed Compressor/Fill station system that will allow the firefighters to properly and most importantly, safely fill their air bottles. This is also the first ever application as well as award through the AFG program to this fire department. Hopefully this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership with the AFG Program for this department.

Hunstville FD, Ohio - $80,150.00 for operations and Safety

For the 5th time in (7) years, Huntsville FD has been able to secure much needed funding to be able to purchase much needed equipment to replace their current obsolete equipment. With this current award, Huntsville will be able to purchase (2) new state of the art AHA approved 12 Lead Heart Monitors to help improve the survival of their patients in the field. Way to Go Chief!

Wren VFD, Ohio - $32,960.00 - Operations and Safety

Wren VFD was fortunate to receive funding in 2012 from the AFG to purchase much needed equipment to help enhance the safety of their firefighters, then again, this year, Wren VFD was chosen for award to be able to purchase Vehicle Extrication Tools (JAWS) to enhance the firefighters capabilities in the extrication field. Congrats Guys!

Lowell VFD, Indiana - $12,720.00 - Operations and Safety

It started in 2012 with the award of the Fire Prevention Grant that helped Lowell VFD enhance their fire prevention program and outreach to the community. No sooner did that grant get administered when they were notified that they would be receiving funding this year yet again through the AFG to purchase new Turnout Gear to fully don (4) current firefighters that had non-compliant gear and (1) new member that did not have any gear. We to go Staff!

Middle Point FD, Ohio - $230,650.00 - Vehicle Acquisition

This one is a once in a lifetime opportunity! It took (6) tries to get this one but you finally did it. Way to go. Persistence, faith and trust really paid off on this one. With this funding, Middle Point FD will finally be able to replace their (28) year old tender that was draining funds to keep it in service. Kudos to Middle Point FD!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Located in the heart of Amish Country, Paint Township Volunteer Fire Department of Winesburg Ohio in Holmes County, was awarded a much needed Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in the amount of $54, 210 on April 2, 2010. It took 4 years and 4 applications later to get this grant awarded but on April 2, 2010, it all paid off. Paint Township Volunteer Fire Department will be able to distribute CO detectors and Smoke Detectors to homes in their community which are known for utilizing alternative heat sources. This grant will also include funding to purchase educational videos, puppets, handouts and supplies to distribute to the community and help to educate the community on a continuous basis. This grant was awarded under the Fire Prevention and Safety - Public Awareness category of the Grant.

Congratulations and we applaude you in your attempt to make the community a safer and more educated place to live.

Author: admin
• Monday, February 16th, 2009

FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant for 2008 finally opened for applications on February 2, 2009. The deadline date for application submission is March 6, 2009 at 5pm.  Please call our office for more information on applying for this federal grant money.

More on the FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grants:

The purpose of the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants is to fund fire prevention activities and to research and develop improvements to firefighter safety. Fire prevention grants are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of deaths and injuries caused by fire and related hazards. Fire Prevention and Safety grants are separated into two “activities”. The projects that can be funded are listed below:(1) Fire Prevention and Safety: Applicants can apply for up to three projects. Public education campaigns, Smoke Alarms, Sprinkler Awareness, Code Enforcement/Awareness, Firefighter Safety, Training, Wildfire Prevention /Awareness, Arson Prevention/Awareness, Risk Assessment, General Prevention/Awareness. Applicants requesting Risk Assessments are precluded for applying for additional projects. (2) Firefighter Safety Research and Development: The purpose of this funding activity is to improve firefighter health and life safety through research and development projects. All projects must address injury outcomes or their surrogates such as firefighter fitness or health indicators.