The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced it is accepting applications for its Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program. The grant deadline is March 21, 2014.
Both police and career firefighters are in the top 15 occupations for risk of fatal occupational injury, and the traumatic fatality rates are approximately three to four times higher than the average for all occupations, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The fatality rate for emergency medical services responders is about two and one-half times the rates for all occupations. These statistics show the vital importance of protective gear, necessary equipment, and safety tools for first responders. Grants are often needed to fund many of these integral tools. To assist in finding such grants, the Grant Helpers have compiled a list of potential grants for these public safety efforts.
Budget cuts have many municipal departments scrambling to find funding from more sources than ever. Fire departments and fire safety programs and development are often among those facing major cuts. In this blog article, we feature a few of the grants that are available to help fund fire prevention, fire safety, and fire departments in general. Remember, these are only of the few opportunities for such funding. If you need assistance in finding more funding opportunities, contact one of our grant experts today. The initial consultation is always free.