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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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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
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
CALEDONIA, VILLAGE OF WI Hiring of firefighters $906,681
SCOTT COUNTY RURAL FIRE Protection District MO Recruitment and retention $88,750
Ferguson, City Of MO Hiring of firefighters $590,401
Parma Heights, City Of OH Hiring of firefighters $538,350
SEAGOVILLE, CITY OF TX Hiring of firefighters $359,512
SUTTER, COUNTY OF CA Hiring of firefighters $1,137,849
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
Depoe Bay Rural Fire Protection District OR Hiring of firefighters $584,242
FARMERS BRANCH, CITY OF TX Hiring of firefighters $1,008,534
Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District IL Recruitment and retention $200,000
ENDICOTT, VILLAGE OF NY Hiring of firefighters $304,920
LARKSPUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT CO Recruitment and retention $193,070
Last updated Jul 27, 2020

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