Since the DHS established the AFGP in 2001 (formerly known as the FIRE Act Grant), FETN has helped departments secure nearly $10 million in grant funds.
For any department planning to apply for the 2005 AFGP, FETN recently introduced the FETN Grant Command Center (www.
FETN reaches more than a quarter-million fire and EMS personnel each month, giving fire, EMS and technical rescue personnel access to consistent, quality training.
Timing is critical towards receiving assistance and FETN wants to help as many departments apply for federal grant funding as possible," said Lisa Baril, FETN's grant coordinator.
A leading provider of fire training, FETN offers services to departments who plan to include training in their grant proposal.
According to FETN, both large and smaller fire departments have benefited from the FETN initiatives.
Departments wishing to schedule appointments with FETN grant writers can call the grant hotline, toll-free at 1-866-GRANT-DC (472-6832) or register online at (www.
FETN is continually upgrading its curriculum to include everything from the drama of swift water rescues and aerial operations to teaching professionals the very basics of fire suppression.
FETN President Ron Coleman said, "As a fire chief and fire instructor, I know that training is a critical piece of reducing firefighter injuries and fatalities.
Ron Coleman will be available for interviews next week.
FETN President Ron Coleman said, "It is absolutely essential for those of us with interests in fire protection to call their congressman today.
FETN's comprehensive suite of distance learning programs include its popular American Heat, FETN and PULSE/EMU programming delivered via satellites, the Internet and videotapes.