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Grant Helps Department Become NFPA-Compliant

Lee County Fire Department BISHOPVILLE, SC -- The AFG grant has helped to meet the needs of Lee County's growing rural fire department.

Sprinkler System Saves Unmanned Shop and Contents

 Annapolis Fire Department ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Annapolis Fire Department is a mostly career, all-hazards emergency service agency that provides fire suppression, EMS, technical rescue response, Hazmat response, WMD response, marine rescue/firefighting, and bom

Joint Effort Saves Two Lives

Volunteer firefighters are prepared to fight blaze thanks to AFG award LAMAR COUNTY, MS -- A wall of smoke made it impossible to see through the windows, much less down the hall or in the bedrooms.

Fire Department Equipped To Offer Mutual Aid

Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department RAPID CITY, SD -- The Whispering Pines Volunteer Fire Department provides structural and wildland fire suppression and medical first response to a community of approximately 2,500 residents in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Wellness Program Exposes Cancer, Saves Firefighter's Life

City of Puyallup Fire and Rescue  PUYALLUP, WA -- The City of Puyallup Fire and Rescue received a grant in 2004 to implement a wellness and fitness program. The AFG-funded program includes providing physical exams to department members.

New Devices Offer Difference Between Life and Breath

REDMOND FIRE & RESCUE REDMOND, OR -- For injured patients, the difference between life and death can mean just a few breaths. Supplying patients with oxygen sometimes depends on a small tube that is precisely inserted through the mouth and into the lungs.

First-Grader Uses Training To Save Her Family

TUSCALOOSA, AL--The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Service used its grant to establish a Fire Prevention and Safety Education program featuring a 36-foot-long mobile Fire Safety House, used for teaching schoolchildren and adults what to do in case of a fire at their homes.

Physical Assessments Uncover Health Problems

Golder Ranch Fire District TUCSON, Ariz. -- In 2001, the Golder Ranch Fire District received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to establish its first wellness and fitness program.

A Life Saved Using Tools Acquired With Assistance To Firefighters Grants

BALLY, PA – The Goodwill Fire Company operates as the rescue company for many departments and territories in the rural, small town area of Bally, Pennsylvania.

Reallocating Funding to Achieve Recovery Goals

Illinois 2012 Tornadoes Learning Objective: Examine how the State of Illinois was able to re-prioritize existing funding and resources to meet the recovery needs of communities following a string of severe tornadoes in 2012 that did not meet Presidential disaster de