Applications to AFG for turnout gear have consistently been one of the two top activities requested under the Firefighter Operations grant category and for good reason. Turnout gear is utilized on every alarm. It is the core of every fire department. Your department simply cannot exist without it.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides the best means to cover these expenses. However, because of their popularity, turnout gear requests are among the most competitive activities of this grant program.

To assist you in this endeavor, our guide will provide you with information and suggestions to formulate your application for turnout gear. The guide gives you:

A quick checklist of items essential to your application;

Information on successfully planning and developing your application;

New requirements for 2017;

An easy-to-understand segment on administrative requirements for your AFG application;

A section dedicated solely to regional applications for turnout gear.