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The Path to Grant Success

Your Guide to Fire & EMS Grant Assistance

Need new equipment or apparatus, but don't have enough in your budget to cover the costs? This exclusive supplement to JEMS is your how-to guide on applying for grant funding. This supplement is sponsored by Masimo Corp.

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Editor's Foreword

For fire and EMS agencies to advance in the use of highly specialized equipment, they need assistance in obtaining grant funds.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

A Method to the Madness

Five simple steps can take the frustration out of the grant application process.

Brandon Johnson

The Ultimate Grant Resource

FireGrantsHelp.com and EMSGrantsHelp.com provide a comprehensive database of available grants and grant information.

Brandon Johnson

Federal Funding

AFG, SAFER and Fire Prevention & Safety grants can help departments fund apparatus, equipment and staffing.

Brandon Johnson

Sample Narrative

This sample narrative portion of a grant application serves as a good example of what information to include and how to organize the narrative.

Brandon Johnson


Backyard Bucks

For smaller projects, consider corporate grants from organizations such as Fireman’s Fund, FM Global and State Farm.

Brandon Johnson


Is It on the List?

A fair amount of confusion shrouds the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) and the Standardized Equipment List (SEL) for grants. What exactly are these two lists, and what is their combined purpose?

Brandon Johnson


What Not to Do

The most common reason grant applications are denied is probably the same reason your home gym doesn’t work correctly.

Brandon Johnson


Tell & Sell Your Story

The narrative portion is often what "makes or breaks" your application. Luckily, you can craft an effective narrative by answering four simple questions.

William D. Fletcher, CEM


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