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Submit Your Success Story
This page provides information on how to submit your success story detailing what you have accomplished in your department and/or community with your grant funding.

We want you to tell us your success story
Your success is important to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program! We would like to know what you’ve accomplished in your department and/or community with your grant funding so that we can share your experiences with others. While considering your success story, keep in mind that we are interested in both “improvement” stories and “success” stories. Improvement stories provide details about how the grant has improved your department’s situation or daily operations and success stories highlight how the grant has improved the safety of your firefighters and community by enhancing how effectively you protect them from fire and related hazards. The criteria for AFG, SAFER, and Fire Prevention stories are slightly different, so please read the instructions and example carefully before submitting your success story. Pictures from success stories

How To Submit Your Success Story
STEP 1 - Download the submission template
Save a copy of the appropriate success story template (AFG, SAFER or FP&S) on your computer. Submit the success story only in the format of the template below.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Seal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Template
(Microsoft Word - 141K)
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Seal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Template
(Microsoft Word - 151K)
Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Seal Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Template
(Microsoft Word - 147K)

The templates above require you to have Microsoft Word installed on your computer to open and edit the templates. If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can download the free Word viewer which will allow you to open and copy the template into another word processing program.

Step 2 - Complete The Template
After downloading the appropriate template, please provide the information requested in the template. Ensure that the information you provide meets the criteria for a type of success story you are submitting as indicated in the template. If you make changes to the template without saving it, the information will be lost.

Image of a CameraSubmitting photographs that help illustrate your story are encouraged and recommended. Action shots showing people who benefited from the success and photographs of the equipment and emergency response effort are highly effective. High resolution photos are desirable. If possible, please submit your photos as an attachment in .jpeg, .gif, .tif or .bmp format. Please provide descriptions for your photographs if possible so reviewers can understand what is occuring in the photograph.

Please note that any information submitted may be posted on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Website or used in other public relations or outreach activities.

Step 3 - Send Your Story To Us
After you have completed the success story template, send the template and any photographs as an attachment in an email to your FEMA Regional contact. The name and email address for your FEMA Regional contact can be found below:

Region I: Serving CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Bob Waters

Region II: Serving NJ, NY, PR, VI
Peter J. McGrath

Region III: Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
Dustin Brosius

Region IV: Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
Vicki Murphy

Region VI: Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
James Thomason

Region VII: Serving IA, KS, MO, NE

Region VIII: Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Ted Young

Region IX: Serving AZ, CA, Guam, HI, NV, CNMI, American Samoa
Douglas Woods

Region X: Serving AK, ID, OR, WA
Brian Ipsen

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