SAFER grant guidelines released by DHS

An announcement said 300 SAFER grants equaling $350,000,000 are available to fire departments to help with hiring, recruitment and retention


By FireRescue1 Staff

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security recently released guidelines for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant.

According to the announcement, 300 SAFER grants equaling $350,000,000 are available to fire departments to help with hiring, recruitment and retention.

Performance metrics for the program are as follows:

  1. Percent of “majority career” SAFER recipients’ structural fire responses that complied with NFPA 1710 structural response standards.
  2.  Percent of “majority volunteer” SAFER recipients’ structural fire responses that complied with NFPA 1720 structural response standards.
  3. Percent of SAFER hiring recipients who reported and provided evidence that the grant funding increased compliance with NFPA 1710 or 1720 assembly and deployment standards.

The period of performance for the Hiring of Firefighters Activity will be 36 months for all grants and 12-48 months for grants awarded under the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity.

View the full guidelines announcement below.

 

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