The grant workshops are not prerequisite to receiving information on application procedures, and all fire departments are encouraged to check out the FEMA grant website: www.usfa.fema.gov/grants. This year's application process is primarily internet based, but paper applications will be accepted from fire departments without internet access.
Eligible activities continued from last year include Firefighting Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, Training, Fire Prevention, Fitness and Wellness, and Vehicles. In addition, fire-based EMS has been added as eligible projects for 2002. For more information, contact Vermont Fire Academy 1- (800) 615-3473 or Robert Waters at (617) 223-9150.