NFPA to offer code access to AFG grant applicants

Published on August 9, 2011
New program open during 2011 grant application period

(August 15 – September 9)

August 9, 2011 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced today that AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) grant applicants will have complimentary on-line access to 27 NFPA codes referenced in the grant program. Access is available through a special web portal through September 9, the end of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) grant application period.

“With online access to the relevant NFPA codes at no cost, applicants will be able to more fully insure their applications are meeting the goal of the AFG programs which is to enhance first responder safety and survival,” said Ken Willette, division manager of Public Fire Protection for NFPA. The AFG program references 27 NFPA codes covering equipment, training and operating procedures for first responders.

The dedicated web portal to download these codes is www.nfpa.org/nfpaafg2011.

About Assistance to Firefighter Grants
AFG provide financial assistance directly to fire departments and non-affiliated EMS organizations to enhance capabilities with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The primary goal is to help fire departments and non-affiliated EMS organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. The AFG Program seeks to support organizations with the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the life and safety of the public and their emergency responder personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards. Visit www.fema.gov/firegrants/afggrants/index.shtm for more information.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org for more information.

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