Get Ready for the FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period

The FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will be opening soon, and now is the time to make sure your department is ready.  These grants are a critical source of funding for fire and EMS departments to obtain needed gear, vehicles, and training. The application process can seem daunting, but early preparation more

NFPA Launches 2015 US Needs Assessment Survey

Nation’s leading fire service organizations are working collaboratively with NFPA to encourage all U.S. fire departments to complete the survey. On September 16, 2015, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. more

Recruiting a More Diverse Fire Service

My grandmother was born in the 1940s, but it wasn’t until the year 2014, at the age of 73, that she was recruited into the fire service as a member of Fire Corps. She will tell you that during her youth, having women in the fire service was something that was not culturally promoted or more

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Check out the latest Near Miss Report of the Week, or learn from other reports, you can browse or search for reports using the Near Miss library. Another feature at Near Miss is the training with applied lessons learned and leading practices resources. Or share your experience which is an anonymous, non-punitive, and a secure process. Visit the more