Information Bulletin Number 0803188

New Grant Program for Fire Departments

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company have announced a new grant program to provide career and volunteer fire departments across the country with thermal imaging cameras and other needed equipment.  More than $100,000 is available in the first phase of the “Into the Fire” grant program.  The allotment comes from initial DVD sales, T-shirt sales, screening events, and other fundraising of the “Into the Fire” documentary.  “Approximately 100 firefighters die in the line of duty each year,” said Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF.  “The ‘Into the Fire' grant program will help put critical equipment like thermal imaging cameras in the hands of firefighters across the country – directly improving safety and helping to reduce line-of-duty deaths.”

Proposals will be accepted on-line from April 1, 2007 through May 31, 2007 at http://www.firehero.org/ .  More information will be available on this website at that time.