The SAFER Grant Program helps local fire departments and Emergency Management Service (EMS) providers increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters.

An application period for a federal grant program to staff fire and emergency response personnel is now open. U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, whose district includes much of Ontario County, announced the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program for the current fiscal year.
The SAFER Grant Program is designed to help local fire departments and Emergency Management Service (EMS) providers increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.
Collins stated in a release the program “delivers funding assistance to our local fire departments and EMS providers that helps recruit new members and ensure that current members are properly trained.” He urged all fire departments and EMS providers in his 27th Congressional District to apply.
FEMA applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 5: p.m.
Interested applicants with questions or those seeking letters of support from Collins should call his Geneseo district office at (585) 519-4002.