Tag-Archive for ◊ AFG-SAFER Grant ◊

Author: admin
• Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We are very proud to announce that a few of our clients have received SAFER 2012 funding for much needed positions.

 

Teays Valley VFD - Located in Scott Depot, West Virginia, this all volunteer fire department has received funding from the SAFER 2012 Grant to completely overhaul their fire department. Once this planning is put in place, they will have been transformed from an all volunteer fire department to a combination part-time and paid on call fire department. This funding was much needed and could not come at a better time. Everything seems to be falling into place for this very fortunate fire department. The total amount of the grant came to $459,906.00 to staff the fire department 24 hours a day with two (2) full time positions per day by part time personnel. 

Congratulations Teays Valley VFD, or should I say Teays Valley FD now! Your hard work and dedication to this process has proven well worth it!

 

Northeast Champaign - Located in North Lewisburg, Ohio, will be able to re-fill a position that was not able to be filled due to attrition. The amount of this award came to $73,018.00 to re-fill (1) Full Time Position.

Congratulations Northeast Champaign County Fire District on this award as well as all their help in obtaining the necessary information needed to put this grant application together!

 

City of Bedford Division of Fire - It took a few years, but Bedford was finally able to secure funding through the SAFER 2012 Grant to re-fill (2) Full Time Firefighter positions after they had been vacated and not able to be filled due to attrition. This grant was much needed and the City as a whole is excited about this award. “Bringing our staffing level back up to what is needed will greatly help the community and our public safety as a whole.” stated Shawn Solar of Bedford Fire Department. The total award package for this grant came to $359,036.00 to re-fill (2) Full Time Firefighter positions.

Congratulations Beford. Thanks for hanging in there and a special thanks to Shawn Solar for all his help in obtaining this funding for his fire department.

Author: admin
• Friday, March 09th, 2012

Canton Township Fire Department located in Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio was recently awarded an AFG Operations and Safety Grant for PPE and Communications Equipment for 3/4 of a million dollars.

This Grant will help to replace aged, old and obsolete communications equipment and PPE. This grant is one of many grants that Canton Township has been fortunate to receive in the passed few years. These grants include: Training Trailer (the only one of its kind in the county and region) in 2009 AFG Grant for $250,000; (4) LifePak 15 Monitors in the amout of $160,000 in 2010 AFG Grant; 2010 SAFER Grant to increase staffing levels to meet compliance with NFPA standards for $250,000; and now in 2011 AFG Grant for Communications Equipment and PPE in the amount of $758,000.00

Congratulations to the Canton Township Fire Department for their trust in our company for assisting them in accomplishing their goals.

Author: admin
• Friday, October 07th, 2011
Just as quickly as the AFG closed, the SAFER Grant Application period is fast approaching. Now is the time to contact us if your department is interested. Areas that can be address are hiring, re-hiring as well as recruitment and retention. This, of course, is dependent upon the final authorization and approval from the federal government.
 
Preparation is the key to a successful application. The SAFER is available for submission to volunteer, combination as well as full time fire departments. It is anticipated that the funding will be at an all time record high for these programs.
 
Please contact us now if you are interested, as this is a very detailed application and necessary information must be gathered as soon as possible.
 
Also keep in mind that the Fire Prevention Grant will be forthcoming as well. Now is the time to gather your ideas for a successful program.
 
Thank you for your continued dedication to the fire service and we look forward to helping you to obtain your goals.
 
Vera & Didi
 
Gatchell Grant Resources, LLC
Author: admin
• Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to Canton Township Fire Department and Warrensville Heights Fire Department on being awarded SAFER Grants for much needed funds.

Canton Township was awarded approxiately $250,000 to fill 3 full time positions. This was much needed for the department to become compliant with current NFPA standards on having four men on scene on initial arriving fire apparatus.

Warrensville Heights Fire Department had to lay off 6 full time firefighters due to budget constraints.  Thanks to the AFG SAFER grant, all 6 of these full time firefighters have their jobs back. The grant was for approximately $1.4 Million dollars.

Congratulations to these departments and all the other departments that were awarded SAFER Grants that much needed them.