Friday, December 10, 2010

Get ready for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants!

On December 9, 2010, The Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Program Assistance Office issued an advance notice of the 2010 Fire Protection and Safety (FP&S) Grant program which will open soon.

FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to target high-risk populations and reduce injury and prevent death. Funding for FP&S also includes the Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity.

Historically, this program has been the least effective of any of the AFG programs with the majority of the projects involving coloring books and smoke detectors with many volunteer fire departments not participating.  This year, things are changing, and in our opinion, this is a good thing.

Although final guidelines have not been released at this time, a Get Ready Guide is available on line by clicking here.  We have been involved with the development and implementation of fire safety programs for a number of years and we are ready for this one (or at least, we think we are).

If you would like to work with us in developing a winning application that can be of benefit to those you serve, please contact us immediately at 205.854.2611.