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Staffing For Adequate Fire And Emergency Response (SAFER)

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, review the National Fire Protection Association's codes and standards.


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Submit, approve and manage FEMA grants on our platform, FEMA GO, or view our FEMA GO user guides to learn more.

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Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960 or send an email to firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

Fire Program Specialists in FEMA’s regions respond to questions about the program and conduct grant monitoring activities. View regional contacts.

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Use the table below to search for awards by organization or program name, sort by state or filter by year.

Organization State Program Award Amount Award Date Sort ascending
International Association of Fire Chiefs, Inc. VA Recruitment and Retention $2,572,242
Pine Hill Fire Department NJ Hiring of Firefighters $347,550
Nassau, County of FL Hiring of Firefighters $1,711,008
Pender Ems And Fire, Inc. NC Hiring of Firefighters $2,132,370
Roanoke, County of VA Hiring of Firefighters $2,916,945
Bay County Board of County Commisioner FL Hiring of Firefighters $1,140,786
Truckee Meadows Fire Rescue NV Hiring of Firefighters $1,038,799
Northwest Fire District AZ Hiring of Firefighters $2,302,160
Woodstock Fire Rescue District IL Hiring of Firefighters $1,456,848
Madison Township OH Hiring of Firefighters $1,297,620
Timber Mesa Fire And Medical District AZ Hiring of Firefighters $1,941,138
Monroe Fire Protection District IN Hiring of Firefighters $3,828,613
Chester, City of PA Hiring of Firefighters $2,354,928
Cosumnes Community Services District CA Hiring of Firefighters $7,126,890
Norton, Town of MA Hiring of Firefighters $1,034,197
Pine Ridge Fire Dept SC Hiring of Firefighters $1,003,068
El Paso De Robles, City of CA Hiring of Firefighters $1,196,262
Sterling Heights, City of MI Hiring of Firefighters $1,766,993
Denton, City of TX Hiring of Firefighters $1,026,738
Lake, County of FL Hiring of Firefighters $1,765,335
Last updated September 4, 2020