No-Cost Training for Texas
Assistance Programs / Associations
Texas Rural Vol. Dept. Assistance Program
HB2604 / Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System / Texas Interagency Coordination Center
The 81st Texas State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1011 in 2009. The Texas Legislature amended portions of the statute governing the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. By statute, the Fire Department Emergency Program was abolished effective January 1, 2010. The program was transferred to the Texas A&M Forest Service and going forward all funds will be used for a totally new program designed to provide reimbursement grants for firefighter training, SCBA’s, and PPE ; and for a pilot project to acquire fire and rescue apparatus’ to support the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. This new program has been designed and approved in consultation with the Texas Fire Chiefs Association, the Texas State Association of Firefighters, and the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.
Trusted Choice VFD Grant
Independent insurance agents in Texas, who operate in their communities under the Trusted Choice brand created a grant program for volunteer fire departments (unsupported by tax revenues) to award at least six grants of up to $5,000 combined for fire safety campaigns and events and for the purchase of new equipment. A selection committee of firefighters and independent insurance agents will award the grants based on need. As applicable, grant recipients will be required to submit receipts for equipment purchased after the purchase or a report upon completion of the fire safety and prevention campaign. Application
FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
A Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S). This Web site provides a description of four types of grants, which includes the Assistance to Firefights Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). The site also offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.
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