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Assistance To Firefighters Grants Success Stories

Grant Number: EMW-2015-FP-00888
Principle Investigator: Janice Coen, Ph.D.
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Grant Number: EMW-2014-FP-00200
Principle Investigator: Jefferey L. Burgess, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
University of Arizona

Grant Number: EMW-2016-FP-00833
Principle Investigator: Ofodike Ezekoye Ph.D., P.E.
University of Texas at Austin

Grant Number: EMW-2014-FP-00403
Principle Investigator: Casey Grant, P.E.
Fire Protection Research Foundation

Newport Beach Fire Department

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- With a 2002 Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, the Newport Beach Fire Department (NBFD) developed the Newport Beach Safety Ladder, an interactive and

Riley Hospital for Children

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Riley Hospital for Children is Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital that provides medical care for the most challenging of pediatric patients nationwide.

Berkeley Fire Department

BERKELEY, CA -- The Berkeley Hills area of California is also known as the "hazardous hills" because its hot, dry climate and vegetation puts it at high risk of wildfires.

International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc.

BRIDGETON, MO -- With primary funding support provided by the AFG's Fire Prevention Grant, the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) has developed a distance learning system to

Division of Fire Prevention

STATE OF ALASKA -- According to the Alaska Division of Fire Prevention, more than 70 percent of all structure fires in the State occur in the home.

ROCHESTER, NY -- Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. Preschoolers are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters.

Chicago Fire Department & National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Chicago, IL--Emergency response is all about saving lives and property and working to prevent incidents.

Galesburg Fire Department

GALESBURG, IL -- Unemployment and underemployment is widespread in Galesburg, which means homeowners and renters cannot afford extra luxuries, like smoke alarms and other fire protection measures.

WILLIAMSTOWN, VT--The all-volunteer Williamstown Fire Department received a 2003 Assistance to Firefighters grant, and among the equipment it purchased was a thermal imaging camera, or TIC, that features colorization of high heat areas.

BRISTOL, VA -- The region around Bristol Virginia has been experiencing a declining economy and a low per capita income, with 21 percent of their citizens living below poverty level.

Cedar Hill Fire Department

CEDAR HILL, TX -- An agreement among three cities with shared dispatch often left the Cedar Hill Fire Department understaffed for service calls.

In 2010, fire and rescue services in Frederick County, Maryland, desperately needed more volunteer firefighters.

Winter Haven Fire Department

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- Just a few weeks after adding eight new fire fighters to the Winter Haven Fire Department, the crews were called on to fight a large structure fire.

Eagle River Fire Protection District

AVON, CO -- Dropping temperatures, a fully engulfed mobile home fire and a frozen fire hydrant almost created the perfect firestorm.

Grant aids with recruitment and retention efforts

MARIPOSA, CA -- Responding to calls for service is what Jim Wilson wants the Mariposa County Fire Department to do best.

Poarch Creek Indians Fire/Rescue

ATMORE, AL -- Torrential rains left the already-soaked community of Atmore as well as the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation flooded and in danger.