Does Your Fire Department Need Money?

Just in from our partners at the Federal Emergency Management Region 8, FEMA is conducting several Colorado-based Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program 2011 Training Sessions.

FEMA Region 8 Fire Program Specialist Ted Young will present training sessions about the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. Session participants will learn about how this program can help fire departments get money for needed resources including: equipment, protective gear, apparatus, training, and more. FEMA reps indicate the training lasts a couple of hours and there will be ample time for questions.

The training is free.
Attendees do not need to pre-register.

Golden CO – Monday May 23
6:30 PM Fairmount Fire Station 1, 4755 Isabell Street.

Westminster CO – Wednesday May 25
9:00 AM Westminster Fire Department Public Safety Building, 9110 Yates Street.

Berthoud CO – Wednesday May 25
6:30 PM Berthoud Fire Department Community Center Building, 275 Mountain Ave.

Grand Junction CO - Wednesday June 1
6:30 PM Grand Junction Police Department, 625 Ute Ave

Pueblo CO- Thursday June 2
6:30 PM Pueblo Fire Department, 425 W 7th

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency administers the grants in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. Visit or call the FEMA Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960.