Assistance To Firefighters Grants Success Stories

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This section is for fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations and contains Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) "success" stories. The stories demonstrate how AFG awards have improved the safety of firefighters and the communities that they serve.


Featured Success Story

AFG-Bought Generator Supplies Power During Natural Disaster

A Tornado caused extensive damage throughout Northern Ohio. In the past that would have caused interruptions in fire department service calls and slower response times.Thanks to an AFG grant, the department bought a generator with an automatic transfer switch that kicked in after the tornadoes blew through the area cutting off power.

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Additional Success Stories 

  • A Life Saved Using Tools Acquired with Assistance to Firefighters Grants
    Bally, PA
     
  • A Fire Chief's Life Saved by AFG Operations & Safety - Health and Fitness Program
    Aurora, OH
     
  • Physical Assessments Uncover Health Problems
    Tucson, AZ
     
  • First-Grader Uses Training To Save Her Family
    Tuscaloosa, AL
     
  • New Devices Offer Difference Between Life and Breath
    Redmond, OR
     
  • Wellness Program Exposes Cancer, Saves Firefighter's Life
    Puyallup, WA
     
  • Fire Department Equipped To Offer Mutual Aid
    Rapid City, SD
     
  • Joint Effort Saves Two Lives
    Lamar County, MS
     
  • Sprinkler System Saves Unmanned Shop and Contents
    Annapolis, MD
     
  • Grant Helps Department Become NFPA-Compliant
    Bishopville, SC
     
  • Fire Extinguishers Save Lives and Property
    Arcata, CA
     
  • Thermal Imaging Camera Locates Victim, Saves Life
    Williamstown, VT
     
  • SCBAs Enable Rescue of Disabled Woman
    Biwabik, MN
     
  • Vehicle extrication takes 10 minutes with new tool
    Cheswick, PA
     
  • All-Volunteer Fire Department contains blaze
    Chewelah, WA
     
  • Fire Company provides members a way to get healthy
    Colchester, VT
     
  • Firefighters Breathe Easy With New Equipment
    DeForest, WI
     
  • Defibrillator saves heart attack victim, new gear aids in rescue
    Erie County, OH
     
  • Hazmat training put to use within weeks of classes
    Fairfield, TN
     
  • New Wildland engine is first new vehicle in 20 years
    Georgetown, CA
     
  • New brush truck helps put out fire, saves popular restaurant
    Hatley, MS
     
  • Newly installed smoke alarms saves family of six
    Hermon, ME
Last Updated: 
04/02/2015 - 17:44
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