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AFG Grant Workshop at the Ohio Fire Academy

The Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal, are offering the

following training:

AFG Grant Workshop at the Ohio Fire Academy

March 18th, 2010 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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 service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has

helped firefighters and other firstresponders to obtain critically needed

equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources

needed toprotect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related


For those who cannot attend the workshop at the Academy, the following

locations are available for participation in the workshop via video conference:

  • North Central Ohio Educational Service Center

Tiffin 65 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, OH 44883

  • North Central Ohio Educational Service Center

Fremont 333 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302

  • East Central Ohio Educational Service Center

834 East High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663

  • Owens State Community College Center for Emergency Preparedness

PO Box 10000, Toledo, OH 43699

If you are unable to attend the workshop in person at one of these locations,

the workshop can also be viewed via live web stream through “The Ohio

Channel” at http://www.ohiochannel.org/index.cfm?stream=14.

If you are unable to participate in this scheduled workshop, you can find

additional AFG Grant workshops throughout Ohio by visiting


US 2010 Rural Fire Assistance Outreach Grants

The U.S. Department of the Interior has posted the guidance for the 2010 Rural Fire Assistance (RFA) Outreach Grant. The purpose is to implement the National Fire Plan by increasing firefighter safety and enhancing the knowledge and fire protection capability of rural and volunteer fire departments by providing basic wildland firefighting supplies and equipment. The RFA program provides funding to improve the capacity and capabilities of rural and volunteer fire departments (RFDs) that protect rural communities and play a substantial cooperative role in the suppression of wildland fires within, or in the vicinity of lands managed by the DOI. : The maximum award per grantee, per fiscal year, cannot exceed $20,000. Funding may be used only for training, personnel protective equipment and basic wildland response gear, communications equipment limited to P-25 compliant handheld radios or mobile units for response vehicle, basic wildland response tools and equipment (hand tools, water handling equipment, fittings and accessories, etc.), and fire prevention activities specific to wildland fire management.

The draft program announcement can be reviewed by visiting:


Due date: April 30, 2010

To receive an application and state deadlines, contact your local representative listed in the table on pages 5-9 of the program guidance. NO applications are to be sent to the National DOI Agencies.

Courtesy of:

Bethany Moore, MA, MSA

Manager, Bids and Grants

Bound Tree Medical

Dublin, Ohio

(614) 760-5233

(877) 311-2437 fax


Ohio Division of EMS Grant Applications Now Available

The application for EMS Grants for 2010-2011 are now available and can be found on the EMS Division’s website (ems.ohio.gov) in the Grants section.

The purpose of the Ohio EMS grant program is to improve and enhance EMS patient care in the State of Ohio by providing funds to eligible applicants. Grants are given to emergency medical service organizations for the training of personnel, for the purchase of equipment and vehicles, and to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of emergency medical services in Ohio.

Applications are due April 1, 2010 at 5 p.m.

More information can be found at http://ems.ohio.gov/ems_grants.stm. If you have any questions, you can send an e-mail to aboster@dps.state.oh.us or call 800-233-0785 (option 4).