City of Saginaw, Michigan

During the 2013 FEMA AFG grant application period, SFD members wrote and received a grant for the IAFF Fire Ground Survival Program (FGS). This program teaches firefighters survival skills to prevent injuries and death during structure fire situations. The grant paid for six IAFF Master Instructors from around the country to teach the 17 firefighters who participated in the instructor level class. Attendees represented fire departments from as far away as Calgary, Alberta. In addition, the grant paid for the first ever Fire Ground Survival trailer to be housed with a municipal fire department, the City of Saginaw Fire Department. The Saginaw Fire Department trains annually in FGS and is able to deliver this training to other departments throughout the region.

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