All posts by Nora Culeton

Wildfire Defense Funding Opportunity

Author: Jason Fuller Is your community one of the 60,000+ communities identified across the United States as being at risk of a wildfire? Would federal funding help you protect your community from these wildfires? The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is the zone where a transition from unoccupied land to human

James O. Page EMS Achievement Award

A few months ago, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) held the annual Fire-Rescue Med conference. Public Consulting Group (PCG) was honored to sponsor the James O. Page EMS Achievement award which was presented at the event to an exceptional leader and individual who has made an impact in

American Rescue Plan Act Funding Progress Updates

Originally Posted on PCG’s Health Policy News on July 28, 2022. Author: Margot Thistle Last summer, Health Policy News provided coverage of early planning at the state level to implement Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) related to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). Section 9817 and

Increased Competition Requires a Change in Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Originally posted on http://www.ems1.com August 16, 2022 Author: Brent Crawford, MPA, NRP Since the first COVID-19 infection showed up in the U.S. on January 20, 2020, EMS and healthcare workers as a whole have been putting up the good fight against this disease. While there were full weeks and months it felt

How to Secure Grant Funding

Our experts at PCG are here to help you throughout the grant process by locating potential opportunities for your department and assisting with your applications. To help navigate the process, we wanted to share MSA Safety Incorporated’s series of steps to help Fire and EMS agencies with identifying, applying for,

Staffing Concerns – Agencies Big and Small

Author: Tim Nowak Headlines across the country in fire departments and EMS agencies big and small are shouting challenges with staffing levels. Poll call: 82% of respondents have no available units on a daily or weekly basis | EMS1 Who will be left to respond? | FireRescue1 Staffing Forcing SC

Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) Grant Program News

NAEMT’s EMS Corporate Engagement Council recently released their quarterly newsletter for the second quarter of 2022 on July 8th which focuses on important and relevant EMS news and updates including those related to the Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) Act. This grant program is geared towards rural EMS

New Grant Program Updates from AFG

Grant Program Updates from AFG

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program released their latest informational bulletin on June 22, 2022. Content includes information regarding the management of current grants and upcoming grant opportunities. Updates for this month covered the following: Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) According to FEMA, by May 14, 2022, all federal

National Opioid Settlement Funding Available to Public Safety Personnel

A substantial amount of funding is available to help public safety personnel combat the national opioid epidemic. The national settlement amounting to $26 billion will be distributed through local and state leadership. While this will not be the only opioid settlement funding available for public safety personnel, it offers a

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New Fire and EMS Grant Opportunities

PCG understands how important it is for departments to find new ways to generate revenues and secure additional funding to support operations. There are many avenues of acquiring supplementary financial resources through federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities. In this section of our blog we will provide educational materials regarding