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Submit a Success Story

This page contains links to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) success story templates. The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include, but are not limited to, award recipients and the communities they serve.

Your Success is Important

Writing a Good Narrative PamphletYour success is important to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program! We would like to know what you've accomplished in your department and/or community with your grant funding so that we can share your experiences with others. While considering your success story, keep in mind that we are interested in both "improvement" stories and "success" stories. Improvement stories provide details about how the grant has improved your department's situation or daily operations and success stories highlight how the grant has improved the safety of your firefighters and community by enhancing how effectively you protect them from fire and related hazards. The criteria for AFG, SAFER and FP&S stories are slightly different, so please read the instructions and example carefully before submitting your success story.

How to Submit Your Success Story

Step 1 - Download The Submission Template

Save a copy of the appropriate success story template (AFG, SAFER or FP&S) on your computer. Submit the success story only in the format of the template below. If you are not currently able to open a PDF file, please download the appropriate version of Adobe Reader for your computer by clicking on the following link:

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     Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Template
     Read AFG Success Stories

 

 


SAFER image     Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Template
     Read SAFER Success Stories




 
FP&S image     Fire Prevention &Safety Grants (FP&S) Template
     Read FP&S Success Stories

 






Step 2 - Complete The Template

After downloading the appropriate template, please provide the information requested in the template. Ensure that the information you provide meets the criteria for a type of success story you are submitting as indicated in the template. If you make changes to the template without saving it, the information will be lost.

Submitting photographs that help illustrate your story are encouraged and recommended. Action shots showing people who benefited from the success and photographs of the equipment and emergency response effort are highly effective. High resolution photos are desirable. If possible, please submit your photos as an attachment in .jpeg, .gif, .tif or .bmp format. Please provide descriptions for your photographs if possible so reviewers can understand what is occuring in the photograph.

Please note that any information submitted may be posted on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Web site or used in other public relations or outreach activities.

 

Step 3 - Send Your Story To Us

After you have completed the success story template, send the template and any photographs as an attachment in an e-mail to your FEMA Regional Contact. The name and e-mail address for your FEMA Regional Contact can be found below:
 

Region I: Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
  • David L. Parr
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    99 High Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
    Ph: (617) 956-7631
    Cell: (202) 510-8990
    Fax: (617) 956-7538
    david.parr@fema.dhs.gov
  • Lance D. Harbour

Regional Fire Program Specialist
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
99 High Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Ph: (617) 956-7544
Cell: (617) 513-9734
Fax: (617) 956-7538
lance.harbour@fema.dhs.gov

Region II: Serving NJ, NY, PR, VI
  • Brian Thomas
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    26 Federal Plaza
    13th Floor
    New York, NY 10278
    Ph:  (917) 561-3294
    brian.thomas@fema.dhs.gov
Region III: Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
  • Lori Bainbridge
    FEMA - Region III
    Grants Division
    One Independence Mall, 6th Floor
    615 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Ph: (215) 931-5586
    Mobile: (215) 495-4280
    lori.bainbridge@fema.dhs.gov
  • Josh Magarik
    FEMA - Region III
    Grants Division
    One Independence Mall, 6th Floor
    615 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Ph: (215) 931-5516
    Mobile: (267) 250-7536
    josh.magarik@fema.dhs.gov
Region IV: Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
  • Vincent Ramm
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    436 South Pinetree Blvd.
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    Ph: (229) 225-4965
    vincent.rammsr@fema.dhs.gov
  • Christopher Billingsley
    Program Analyst-Fire Program Specialist
    DHS-FEMA Region IV
    3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd
    Atlanta, GA  30341
    Phone: 770-220-5607
    Cell: 202-406-0823
    christopher.billingsley@fema.dhs.gov

Region V: Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WIRegion VI: Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
  • Roberto Ramirez
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    800 N. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76201
    Ph: (940) 383-7329
    Ph2: (940) 395-7549
    Fax: (940) 297-0193
    roberto.ramirez@fema.dhs.gov
  • Andrea Selmon
    Regional Fire Program Specialist
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    Federal Regional Center
    800 N. Loop 288
    Denton, TX 76201
    PH: (940) 297-0135
    PH2: (940) 222-0909
    Fax: (940) 297-0193
    andrea.selmon@fema.dhs.gov
Region VII: Serving IA, KS, MO, NE
  • Rex Jennings
    9221 Ward Pkwy
    Suite 300
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    Ph: (816) 283-7951
    Fax: (816) 283-7098
    rex.jennings@fema.dhs.gov
  • Hal Tyson
    Fire Program Specialist
    AFG/SAFER/Fire Prevention Grant Programs
    FEMA Region 7 - Kansas City
    Department of Homeland Security
    9221 Ward Parkway
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-283-7084 (phone)
    816-283-7098 (fax)
    Hal.Tyson@fema.dhs.gov
Region VIII: Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
  • Ted Young
    Denver Federal Center
    Building 710
    Box 25267
    Denver, CO 80225-0267
    Ph: (303) 235-4791
    Fax: (303) 253-4628
    ted.young@fema.dhs.gov
Region IX: Serving AZ, CA, Guam, HI, NV, CNMI, American Samoa
  • Eve Birges 
    Grants Management Specialist 
    FEMA Region IX
    1111 Broadway, Suite 1200
    Oakland, CA, 94607-4052 
    Desk: (510) 627-7071 
    Cell: (202) 655-8561
    Eve.Birge@fema.dhs.gov
Region X: Serving AK, ID, OR, WA
  • Richard Dunne
    Fire Program Specialist
    DHS/FEMA Region 10
    130 -228th Street SW
    Bothell, WA 98021-9796
    Ph: (425) 487-4633
    Cell: (312) 480-0308
    richard.dunne@fema.dhs.gov
Last Updated: 
09/26/2019 - 11:53