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Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants

This section is for fire departments:  national, state, local; or tribal organizations that represent the interests of firefighters. The section contains information on the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program, application assistance tools, previous grant awards, grant statistics, and more.


The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720). For details visit

SAFER Program Updates


2015 SAFER Award Announcements - Coming Soon

For SAFER Application Guidance Materials, please visit our Documents page.

System for Award Management ( registration is required of all AFG Program applicants and awardees. Please go to and follow the FAQs and User Guides for help completing the registration. For additional information, please visit our resource page.

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Awards - View award list

SAFER Program Tools

SAFER Program Videos

While the AFG Program Office strives to make the information contained in these videos as timely and accurate as possible, the videos were not intended to be used as substitutes for reading the latest Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or guidance documents. The AFG program office makes no promises, claims or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these videos and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these videos.

Watch the following SAFER videos

  • SAFER Grant Recruitment and Retention Video
  • FY 2010 SAFER Grant Program Video


Last Updated: 
08/17/2016 - 15:31