Applications must be received by this Friday, August 10th
“As co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I’m committed to ensuring that men and women of our fire and emergency services in Delaware and across the country have a properly trained and functional staff and stay in compliance with national regulations,” Sen. Carper said. “This grant helps the First State’s fire companies maintain the mandatory number of personnel and helps train more firefighters to perform at their very best during times of crisis.”
“First responders put their lives on the line in order to protect the communities in which they serve; and we need to do all that we can to give them the tools and resources they need to do their jobs as safely as possible,” said Senator Coons. “I am encouraging local fire departments to apply for SAFER grants in an effort to increase the number of firefighters responding to fire and fire-related hazards, and also to retain existing firefighters who we have come to depend on.”
“Delaware firefighters show tremendous courage in putting themselves at risk for the protection of our communities,” said Congressman Carney. “SAFER grants can help Delaware fire companies with the staffing, deployment capabilities, and training they need to protect themselves and all of us. I encourage our local companies to take advantage of this open application period.”
The competitive SAFER grant program is administered by DHS and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration.