Thursday, May 9, 2024

OSFM Awards 40 Grants to Support Summer Fire Camp Programs

May 9, 2024

The NC Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is pleased to announce the awarding of 40 grants to support summer fire camp programs across North Carolina. These grants, totaling $295,400 aim to support summer fire camp programs across NC as they develop the next generation of firefighters.

This year, OSFM was able to offer one-time funding to existing summer camp programs offered by fire departments across the state. This initiative is good for recruitment of new firefighters, as the selected programs demonstrate a commitment to fostering fire safety education and empowering youth to become future leaders in fire prevention and emergency response.

"We are excited to award these grants to support the vital work of fire departments in educating and engaging our communities, especially during the summer months," said Chief Brian Taylor, State Fire Marshal at the OSFM. "These programs play a crucial role in equipping young individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to promote fire safety and protect their communities."

The grants will fund a variety of activities and resources, including fire safety workshops, hands-on training sessions, equipment/materials, transportation, and refreshments. Recipient fire departments will work closely with local communities to deliver engaging and educational experiences for participants.

OSFM extends its sincere congratulations to all 40 grant recipients and commends their dedication to promoting fire safety and empowering youth. The organization also thanks all applicants for their continued commitment to strengthening community safety efforts across North Carolina.