Federal funding announced for New York State fire departments

Funding provided for New York fire departments U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,478,994.39 in federal funding for fire departments across New York State. As reported by the office of Chuck Schumer, the funding aims to provide protective gear, training, and supplies to emergency personnel across sixteen fire […]

President Biden signs law to secure fire service funding until 2028

President Biden signs bill to secure fire service grants As reported by the IAFC and CFSI, President Joe Biden signed the Fire Grants and Safety Act (S. 870) into law on July 9th, 2024. This new legislation ensures the continuation of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response […]

Joint Fire Science Program launches 2025 funding opportunity for wildland fire research

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Funding available for wildland fire research The Interagency Joint Fire Science Program has announced its Fiscal Year 2025 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for wildland fire research priorities. Nearly $11 million will be awarded to federal, state, Tribal, and local governments, other Tribal entities, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private groups to advance wildland fire […]

Delaware fire departments secure federal funding through Fire Grants and Safety Act

Fire Grants and Safety Act secures funding for Delaware fire departments The Fire Grants and Safety Act ensures that 58 registered fire departments in Delaware and the Delaware Fire School will continue to have access to federal grant programs, as reported by Delaware Online. These programs include Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) […]

Fire Grants and Safety Act: Senate approves funding for firefighting and wildfire prevention

Fire Grants and Safety Act: Senate passes bipartisan legislation to support fusion energy and wildfire prevention The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to accelerate the development of commercial fusion energy. The Fusion Energy Act, included […]

Dam Safety Day highlights funding opportunities for dam rehabilitation

National dam safety funding programs open Today marks Dam Safety Day, emphasizing the importance of dams in the United States’ infrastructure. Dams contribute significantly to economic development and social welfare but face risks from natural hazards, human threats, and aging infrastructure. The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams program has announced funding opportunities for Fiscal […]

Alaskan communities awarded funding to mitigate wildfire risk

Alaska receives grants for wildfire mitigation efforts As reported by the Alaska Division of Forestry & Fire Protection, Alaskan communities will receive $3,759,337 in the second round of funding through the USDA Forest Service’s Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG) Program. The grants aim to support the creation and implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans. Communities […]

Canada increases wildfire training funding for fire fighters

Canadian government boosts funding for fire fighter wildfire training program The Government of Canada has announced an increase in funding to the IAFF Responding to the Interface (RTI) program, aiming to enhance fire fighter training in response to the increasing wildfire threats. The announcement, made on April 15, 2024, will see the funding for the […]

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