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FEMA's SAFER Grant Application Now Open

Friday February 15th, 2019

FEMA's Fiscal Year 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period is now open.

The SAFER Program provides 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 assistance, applicants can contact the SAFER Grants Help Desk at or (866) 274-0960. Application assistance tools are available online at applications are due March 22, 2019.