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Fire Grant Contact Information

This page contains information about the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Regional Fire Program Specialists. The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include, but are not limited to, award recipients and the communities they serve.

Contact Information

The AFG Program has positioned technical assistance staff in 10 federal regional centers. These Regional Fire Program Specialists can respond to questions on the implementation of the AFG program. The Regional Fire Program Specialists also carry out grant monitoring activities, and conduct grant writing workshops on the preparation of requests for Assistance to Firefighter Grants. Contact the Regional Fire Program Specialist in your region for assistance.

Fire departments that have questions regarding the AFG program can reach the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate AFG Program staff at:

DHS-FEMA-GPD-AFG
400 C Street S.W., 3N
Washington, DC 20472-3635

AFG Program Help Desk:

Fraud Hotline

If you have knowledge of fraud, waste, abuse, allegations of civil liberties or civil rights abuses, or mismanagement involving Federal Emergency Management Agency programs or operations, you can:

Fax the DHS OIG Hotline at:

Or write to:

DHS Office of Inspector General
MAIL STOP 2600
245 Murray Drive, SW, Building 410
Washington, DC 20528

When making a report convey as much information as possible such as: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? Complaints may be made anonymously or you may request confidentiality.

Regional Contacts

Region I: Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

  • David L. Parr
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    99 High Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
    Ph: (617) 956-7631
    Cell: (202) 510-8990
    Fax: (617) 956-7538
    david.parr@fema.dhs.gov
  • Lance D. Harbour
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    99 High Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
    Ph: (617) 956-7544
    Cell: (617) 513-9734
    Fax: (617) 956-7538
    lance.harbour@fema.dhs.gov

Region II: Serving NJ, NY, PR, VI

  • Brian Thomas
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    26 Federal Plaza
    13th Floor
    New York, NY 10278
    Ph:  (917) 561-3294
    brian.thomas@fema.dhs.gov

Region III: Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV

  • Lori Bainbridge
    FEMA - Region III
    Grants Division
    One Independence Mall, 6th Floor
    615 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Ph: (215) 931-5586
    Mobile: (215) 495-4280
    lori.bainbridge@fema.dhs.gov
  • Josh Magarik
    FEMA - Region III
    Grants Division
    One Independence Mall, 6th Floor
    615 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Ph: (215) 931-5516
    Mobile: (267) 250-7536
    josh.magarik@fema.dhs.gov

Region IV: Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

  • Vincent Ramm
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    436 South Pinetree Blvd.
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    Ph: (229) 225-4965
    vincent.rammsr@fema.dhs.gov
  • Donna Jordan
    Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    FEMA Region IV
    Office: 770-220-3169
    donna.jordan@fema.dhs.gov

  • Christopher Billingsley
    Program Analyst-Fire Program Specialist
    DHS-FEMA Region IV
    3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd
    Atlanta, GA  30341
    Phone: 770-220-5607
    Cell: 202-406-0823
    christopher.billingsley@fema.dhs.gov

Region V: Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Region VI: Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX

  • Roberto Ramirez
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    800 N. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76201
    Ph: (940) 383-7329
    Ph2: (940) 395-7549
    Fax: (940) 297-0193
    roberto.ramirez@fema.dhs.gov
  • Andrea Selmon
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    800 N. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76201
    PH: (940) 297-0135
    PH2: (940) 222-0909
    Fax: (940) 297-0193
    andrea.selmon@fema.dhs.gov

Region VII: Serving IA, KS, MO, NE

  • Rex Jennings
    9221 Ward Pkwy
    Suite 300
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    Ph: (816) 283-7951
    Fax: (816) 283-7098
    rex.jennings@fema.dhs.gov
  • Hal Tyson
    Fire Program Specialist
    AFG/SAFER/Fire Prevention Grant Programs
    FEMA Region 7 - Kansas City
    Department of Homeland Security
    9221 Ward Parkway
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-283-7084 (phone)
    816-283-7098 (fax)
    Hal.Tyson@fema.dhs.gov

Region VIII: Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY

  • Ted Young
    Denver Federal Center
    Building 710
    Box 25267
    Denver, CO 80225-0267
    Ph: (303) 235-4791
    Fax: (303) 253-4628
    ted.young@fema.dhs.gov

Region IX: Serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa

Region X: Serving AK, ID, OR, WA

  • Richard Dunne
    Fire Program Specialist
    DHS/FEMA Region 10
    130 -228th Street SW
    Bothell, WA 98021-9796
    Ph: (425) 487-4633
    Cell: (312) 480-0308
    richard.dunne@fema.dhs.gov
Last Updated: 
06/21/2018 - 07:51