The primary goal of the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies. This funding is for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognize standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience. Learn More
Texas A&M Forest Service Capacity Programs award grans to eligible Texas Fire Departments. Texas A&M Forest Service Fire department assistance programs are state funded programs that help bolster the emergency response capability in Texas. Learn More.
The Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Grant Assistance Program provides reimbursement grants to career fire departments and combination fire departments not eligible for grant assistance under the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program. The program provides $1 million in grant assistance annually, with $800,000 dedicated to TIFMAS vehicles and $200,000 dedicated to all other grant categories. Learn More.
TEEX in conjunction/cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation is committed to improving pre-hospital care, emergency medical response, accessibility of training, and EMS involvement in in rural and frontier communities of Texas. Through this program, TEEX can assist agencies and departments with initial EMS, refresher, continuing education, and/or instructor training. Learn More.
The primary goal of the VFD Assistance Programs is to enhance the emergency response capabilities of volunteer and combination fire departments with 20 or fewer paid members. Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to helping fire departments obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Learn More.
The following states and U.S. territories (AL, AR, AS, CT, DE, GU, HI, IL, ME, MH, MP, MT, NC, OH, and TX) may register through our course catalog. All other states must register through their state’s Homeland Security Training Office. Learn More.