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Don't miss the deadline for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

AFG's monetary assistance has helped in getting FLAME SIM simulation software for fire fighting departments
AFG funds boost up equipments, facilities, training materials and resources

AFG would provide a huge sum of $390 million to fire departments and non affiliated emergency medical service organizations.

The Department of Homeland Security opened the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period on Monday April 26, 2010. Nationally AFG awards will provide fire departments and non affiliated emergency medical service organizations with approximately $390 million in funding.  In order to be considered for the reception of a 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant your application must be received by Friday, May 28, 2010 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. 

There are a variety of uses for AFG funds, from equipment and facilities improvements to training materials and resources. More and more fire departments are searching for cost effective ways to meet their training objectives and meet the requirements for Firefighter I & II, and Fire Officer I & II training. They are also trying to find ways to give all of their operations personnel an opportunity to repeatedly train on department standard operating guidelines, fire ground operations, fire ground communications, and incident command strategies and tactics, without the enormous expense and liabilities that are inherent in live training. That’s where FLAME-SIM can become a vital part of your fire training curriculum.

Last year’s AFG awards brought the cutting edge training simulation software into four departments and we expect many more recipients for 2010. FLAME-SIM team would be happy to work with your department in developing and working through the grant application process. If you are interested, they can share with you the winning grants from 2009 AFG for reference.  

FLAME-SIM offers several different training package options. You can apply to receive funding for just the FLAME-SIM software, FLAME-SIM software and hardware, or the stand-alone training system, the FLAME-SIM Rugged Mobile Center, which comes complete with 5 HP Laptop computers, the latest version of FLAME-SIM, controllers, and network connections, all custom fit into a heavy-duty pelican case for easy transport and set up anytime, anywhere. This fully portable system is great for local and regional training applications.

There is a tutorial and a wealth of information regarding the AFG application process and awards on AFG’s website. Once you have checked out their website contact Bob Hayes, FLAME-SIM National Sales Manager, at or (877) FLAME 01.  Bob will be able to help you price out your purchase options, offer tips on your narrative, and finalize your AFG application.  

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