IAFC announces new grant program

The funding will support wildfire awareness and preparedness

FAIRFAX, Va. — American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) announced that AIG member companies will provide funding for a grant program that provides local fire departments with resources to implement the Ready, Set, Go! Program (RSG).

The program, designed by the IAFC, promotes educational awareness and preparedness community outreach to those who live in high-risk wildland fire areas. Through the trusted voice of local fire and emergency service agencies, the community learns how to best prepare while improving the safety for all involved if faced with a wildland fire event.

The funding provided by AIG will enhance community outreach efforts for several RSG members through tools, resources and guidance necessary to deliver RSG’s simple, actionable preparedness and safety messages. The grants are administered by the IAFC according to an established set of criteria. Requests are made through a formal, peer-reviewed process to ensure effective use. The RSG! Program works in complementary and collaborative fashion with other wildland fire public education programs to amplify the main message of community wildfire readiness.

RSG was developed by the IAFC with support from the USDA Forest Service, the U.S. Fire Administration, the U.S. Department of the Interior and other FAC Coalition partners. To learn more information about the RSG! Program or submit a RSG Outreach Grant application visit www.wildlandfireRSG.org

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