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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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Connect With Us

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
Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District IL Recruitment and retention $200,000
YODER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 5A WY Recruitment and retention $485,410
Savannah, City Of GA Hiring of firefighters $2,138,478
HOPKINS, COUNTY OF TX Hiring of firefighters $243,429
WARE, TOWN OF MA Recruitment and retention $90,000
City of South Fulton, INC GA Hiring of firefighters $2,242,500
Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority WA Hiring of firefighters $948,192
STRASBURG FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 8 CO Recruitment and retention $133,964
Goose Creek Rural Fire Department Inc SC Recruitment and retention $552,258
CALEDONIA, VILLAGE OF WI Hiring of firefighters $906,681
SUTTER, COUNTY OF CA Hiring of firefighters $1,137,849
Huntley Fire Protection District, The IL Recruitment and retention $1,087,460
SPRINGFIELD, TOWNSHIP OF MI Recruitment and retention $145,120
Voorhees, Township Of NJ Hiring of firefighters $1,438,476
YUKON, CITY OF OK Hiring of firefighters $415,067
Memphis, City of TN Hiring of firefighters $4,424,704
Anderson Fire Protection District CA Hiring of firefighters $391,624
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS IN Hiring of firefighters $7,745,544
City of Eagan Fire HQ MN Hiring of firefighters $3,441,255
ATLANTIC CITY (INC), CITY OF NJ Hiring of firefighters $4,343,152
Last updated Jul 27, 2020

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