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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitting 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.
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
Region II: Serving NJ, NY, PR, VI
Peter J. McGrath
Region III: Serving DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
Region IV: Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
Region VI: Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Region VII: Serving IA, KS, MO, NE
Region VIII: Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
Region IX: Serving AZ, CA, Guam, HI, NV, CNMI, American Samoa
Region X: Serving AK, ID, OR, WA