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SERVING
HUNDREDS OF
DEPARTMENTS
SINCE 2004

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SECURED OVER
$40 MILLION
IN FUNDING

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90% SUCCESS
RATE FOR
SCBA & PPE

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STAFFED BY EMTs
& FIREFIGHTERS
JUST LIKE YOU

SUCCESS STORIES

1
$262,110 in Federal funding | Charleroi, PA

Charleroi Fire Department is a 100% volunteer department located in Washington County, PA, outside of Pittsburgh. After working with another grant writer for several years without success, they contacted Firehouse Grants. Since then, they’ve been successful with AFG applications three years in a row, landing awards for 22 sets of SCBA, 29 sets of turnout gear, and 6,300 feet of hose (plus nozzles and appliances). These three awards alone totaled $262,110 in Federal funding.

2
$1,592,114 in Federal funding | Voorhees, NJ

Voorhees Township Fire Department serves a suburban area in southern New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia. When the Township assumed responsibility of the fire department after the fire district was disbanded in 2017, the newly-formed combination department faced a massive budget deficit and urgently needed to replace old and neglected equipment. With the help of Firehouse Grants, they leveraged their limited funding into a $153,637 AFG award for SCBA, followed by a $1,438,477 SAFER award to hire nine additional career firefighters.

3
$98,590 award to replace 16 sets of SCBA | Wingo, KY

Wingo Volunteer Fire Department serves a rural district covering 175 sq mi in Graves County, Kentucky, in the southwestern part of the state. The department needed to replace expired SCBA, but with a budget almost entirely from donations, there was no way they could afford full replacement on their own. After initial discussions with Firehouse Grants, they were worried about spending their limited budget to hire a grant writer so they decided to apply for an AFG grant on their own in 2017. After receiving a turndown notice, it became obvious that they needed expert assistance. Spending the money to hire Firehouse Grants was clearly a big decision for a small department, but it paid off big time with a $98,590 award to replace 16 sets of SCBA.

4
$639,000 AFG award | Warren County, NC

In 2017, Firehouse Grants had the opportunity to assist Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department of Warren County, North Carolina in preparing a successful AFG award for $161,334 to replace 28 sets of SCBA. Word of the success and the highly professional experience spread throughout the county. Not surprisingly, when the county firefighter’s association and the county manager identified a need to replace portable and mobile radios, they called the team at Firehouse Grants. Although the scale and scope of a regional application is considerably more complex, Firehouse Grants provided the strategic oversight and online tools to streamline the process of gathering all of the required information. By preparing a unique, comprehensive, and compelling application, Firehouse Grants was able to secure a regional AFG award for all thirteen fire departments in Warren County to purchase new radios, resulting in a $639,000 AFG award.

5
$360,000 in Federal funding | Pocono Mountains, PA

All EMTs know that lifting and loading patients is back-breaking work day in and day out. That’s why Pocono Mountain Regional EMS called Firehouse Grants to help them secure funding to purchase powered cots and loading systems for their 4 ambulances. Firehouse Grants was not only able to deliver $205,233 for this equipment, but the very next year the department received an additional $154,767 with the help of Firehouse Grants to replace 5 old cardiac monitors for treating critically ill patients.

Customer Experience

TESTIMONIALS

“We met Dave at the Pittsburgh Fire Expo and explained our need to replace a very old engine. He carefully assessed our situation and was honest about our chance of success. Since AFG is so competitive, we knew we needed to submit the best application possible. Thankfully we decided to use Firehouse Grants because their expertise landed us an award for a brand-new engine.”

– MATT CHLPKA, PRESIDENT,
PATAGONIA FIRE COMPANY

“After speaking with the Firehouse Grants team at the Harrisburg Fire Expo, it was obvious how well they understood the fire service and the grant programs. That gave us the confidence to have them prepare our FY2018 AFG application. During the application process Firehouse was in constant communications and their software tools made the data gathering and submission a breeze. The application was successful and turned into a $129,000 for new SCBA.”

GUS HOF, COMMISSIONER,
RUBY FIRE DISTRICT

As a firefighter and commissioner, I barely have enough time for calls, training, and my full time job, let alone figuring out how to write a successful grant application. Since Firehouse Grants is run by firefighters with years of grant experience, it was a no brainer to have them prepare our 2018 AFG application. An award for $191,609 to purchase new SCBA proves we made the right decision.

BRIAN DEEDY, FIRE COMMISSIONER,
CENTER MORICHES FIRE DEPARTMENT

We used to work with another grant writer who wasn’t successful and hardly gave us the time of day. We switched to Firehouse Grants 3 years ago and haven’t looked back since. Not only do we get top notch customer service, but they’ve written 3 successful AFG applications for us in a row!

BOB WHITEN, CHIEF,
CHARLEROI FIRE DEPARTMENT

Dave and his team have been a pleasure to work with over the last two years. They have done wonders for our rural EMS department by securing over $350,000 to purchase powered cots, powered loads, and cardiac monitors for our ambulances.

NICK DEWITT, BUSINESS MANAGER,
POCONO MOUNTAIN REGIONAL EMS

They say you get what you pay for and the investment in Firehouse Grants has been worth every penny. In just two years we’ve gotten nearly $200,000 for an exhaust ventilation system and all new turnout gear.

GEORGE RATHORE, LIEUTENANT,
STRASBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT

I’ve done an AFG application before, but never a complicated regional application involving 13 departments. We did the right thing by working with the experts at Firehouse Grants who successfully prepared a $639,000 regional award for new radios.

JOEY ANDREWS, CHIEF,
AFTON ELBERON VFD

GRANT VICTORIES

$48,250  Compressor/Cascade/Fill Station
$133,180  Vehicle Extrication Equipment
$72,000  SCBA
$132,630  SCBA
$96,391  Power Cots / Power Loads
$124,700  SCBA
$98,590  SCBA
$50,928  Compressor/Cascade/Fill Station
$166,089  Radios
$38,450  Compressor/Cascade/Fill Station
$19,240  Gear Washer/Dryer
$353,850  Engine
$787,500  Ladder
$44,021  Vehicle Extrication Equipment
$92,355  SCBA
$841,500  SCBA
$148,800  SCBA
$133,350  SCBA
$169,000  SCBA
$73,849  Radios
$62,500  SCBA
$53,885  Rescue Tools
$45,486  Compressor/Cascade/Fill Station
$129,000  SCBA
$47,619  Compressor/Cascade/Fill Station
$214,285  SCBA
$205,233  Power Cots / Power Loads
$154,767  Cardiac Monitors
$176,340  Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

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DO YOU NEED?

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