Photo by Faith Berry at NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire in Santa Fe
The National Volunteer Fire Council referred to the NFPA’s Fourth Needs Assessment Survey, about the need identified in NFPA’s survey for fire departments lacking the necessary training to identify the importance of grant funding to meet this need. To help fire departments be able to pay for the training they should have, they have worked together with Josh Cellars a wine distributor from California to offer ten $5,000 grant awards to volunteer departments who members of the council or have a firefighter that is part of their department and is a member who applies.
According to their website funding can be used to train department personnel, both online and in person, purchase training aids, student materials, or props needed to support training. One area identified where this training funding can be used is for wildfire. The grant period is open from August 1 to September 30.
To learn more about this grant funded opportunity apply on the National Volunteer Fire Council website. Volunteer fire departments and others needing wildfire risk reduction training should take a look at NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire classroom training.