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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Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FY21 SAFER Funding
As of March 24, 2023, FEMA has made 226 awards totaling $484 million. See all awards.
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