FASP SAFER Grant Program Offers Local Grant Opportunity

The Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was renewed. As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) is offering recruitment grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant. The grant request must be in the hands of the Grant Review Committee by October 31, 2020. The Grants will be awarded by November 30, 2020.

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FASP SAFER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION GRANT ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITY

This is a limited activity, part-time role to assist the Grant Manager with the FASP SAFER Grant Recruitment and Retention program and product implementation efforts at the local level in Pennsylvania. Assignments will be made by the Grant Manager. Once COVID-19 restrictions are further relieved, this position accomplishes recruitment and retention efforts at regional and local events and respond to local fire company and EMS inquiries. Duties and related experience would include fire department/EMS recruitment and retention, public and community recruitment and retention, and internet and computer skills. For a complete job description, email faspsecretary@aol.com.

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FASP SAFER Grant Program Offers Local Grant Opportunity

The Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment and retention for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was kicked off at the annual state convention with a presentation and announcement regarding the program.

As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) is offering recruitment and retention grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant. The grant request must be in the hands of the Grant Review Committee by August 31, 2017. The Grants will be awarded by October 31, 2017. Grands must be closed out by January 15, 2018.

Details include, by accepting this grant, the agency hereby agrees to provide a report to the Fireman’s Associations of the State of Pennsylvania Grant Program Administrator or funds will be returned to the Association. The grant request and the grant report shall be submitted electronically.

The report form for completion is within the grant request. The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000. Grants will be awarded for fire/EMS agencies who want to customize and implement the core recruitment marketing materials developed by FASP. The funds can be used to customize the materials based on local recruitment issues as well as to pay for printing costs associated with the materials. The first fifteen QUALIFIED submissions will receive funding. The expected goal is that you will be able to recruit at least one qualified person for specified purposes. To qualify THE AGENCY (FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT) MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

Applications will be made available on the FASP website www.become apafirefighter.com on or about July 31.

If you believe you have a great program, PSA, or recruitment and retention tool in use today, that you think is worthwhile to place on the website for others to use, send a copy and related info to wjenaway@vfis.com for review and possible inclusion in the Pennsylvania Fire/EMS Recruitment & Retention Website.