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This page provides links to web resources relevant to all AFG program applicants.

United States Fire Administration
As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism. NIMS benefits include a unified approach to incident management; standard command and management structures; and emphasis on preparedness, mutual aid and resource management.

Rural Fire Assistance Program
The Rural Fire Assistance (RFA) grant program is administered by the Department of the Interior and awards funding that will enhance the fire protection capabilities of rural and volunteer fire departments through training, equipment purchases, and fire prevention work on a cost-shared basis.

The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program (VFA), formerly known as the Rural Community Fire Protection (RCFP) Program, provides Federal financial, technical, and other assistance to State Foresters and other appropriate officials to organize, train and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to suppress fires.

Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)
CEDAP helps meet the equipment needs of smaller jurisdictions by providing communications interoperability, information sharing, chemical detection, sensors, personal protective equipment, technology, and training in using the equipment, devices, and technology. Awards are made to law enforcement and emergency responder agencies not currently eligible for funding through the Department’s Urban Areas Security Initiative grant program.

For more information about CEDAP, including a detailed equipment catalog and application information, please visit the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) or contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk at 1-800-368-6498 or askcsid@dhs.gov.

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