This section is for fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations and contains Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) "success" stories. The stories demonstrate how SAFER awards have improved the safety of firefighters and the communities that they serve.
Trained Firefighters Complete Successful Swift Water Rescue Poarch Creek Indians Fire/Rescue
The Poarch Creek Indians Fire/Rescue added 17 firefighters thanks to a 2008 SAFER grant. The additional work force brought the department into NFPA compliance and reduced call response times as well as expanded services to more rural communities.
Additional Success Stories
Additional firefighters improve effectiveness and response time
Department Adds 12 New Firefighters Who Aid In Staffing New Station
Cedar Hill, TX
All-volunteer fire department more than doubles staff
New firefighters help fight high-rise blaze thanks to SAFER grant funding
Winter Haven, FL