Danbury mayor says no to SAFER
14. February 2012
As municipal budgets are still being slashed, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program has become a life line for IAFF locals to retain adequate staffing levels. Some politicians don’t see it that way. Take for instance Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton, a...
Apply for SAFER grants
1. February 2012
The FY 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application is now open and will run until Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm (EST). Congress has approved $742.5 million in SAFER funding to rehire and retain fire fighters, as well as to hire additional personnel. The ...
Get Your SAFER Applications Ready!
11. January 2012
The first window to submit applications for $742 million in Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program money will likely open very soon – mid-January 2012. The window to apply will only be open for 30 days and the next application period won’t open until mid-...
NJ Fire Fighters Provide Home Safety Tips
20. April 2011
Members of Local 290 in Woodbridge, New Jersey are hoping to stop fire tragedies from starting inside homes. Members have started a special home inspection program for residents who request the service. The fire fighters educate residents about the importance of fire safety and provide them smoke...
7. December 2010
This week has been a busy one in terms of long-awaited news on the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. I have spoken to locals in multiple states – including Michigan and New York – that were contacted by FEMA budget staff regarding banking and direc...
Congressional Research Service Guide to Writing Grant Proposals
3. August 2010
IT'S HELPFUL, IT'S ABOUT GRANTS, AND IT'S FREE! As we pace the floor waiting for the next SAFER application period to open up, I wanted to share with you an excellent document brought to my attention by Director Kasinitz in our GA Department. I am frequently asked if there is a good resource for ...
SAFER Grants - Round 9
18. June 2010
Today DHS released Round 9 of the FY09 SAFER grants providing an additional $3.6 million to fire departments across the country. The SAFER grants are assisting fire departments who have faced layoffs and vacant positions left unfilled as the result of current economic conditions. Among the awardees ...
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