AFG Alert February 16, 2018

AFG E-6, 2018 Submit an FY 2017 FP&S Grant Application for a Risk Assessment Are you interested in submitting a proposal under the FY 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program but do not know where to start? Or perhaps you have an idea for a project that might reduce the fire and safety…

Opioid Exposure Among Virginia First Responders Survey

On November 21, 2016, State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid use, including Carfentanil, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid. In light of the growing number of overdoses in Virginia,…

Governor-elect Northam announces administration appointments

Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced Tuesday appointments to his administration. Northam appointed Ryant Washington and Jae K. Davenport as Deputy Secretaries. Washington was appointed as Special Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement at the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by Governor Terry McAuliffe in 2014. Davenport was appointed Deputy Counsel to McAuliffe in September. Lieutenant…

FY 2017 AFG Application Assistance Tools Have Been Released.

Begin Preparing Your Application Now! The 2017 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) release and application period is imminent.  A follow-up email blast will be sent with its release and the date of the opening of the application period. Begin preparing your application now by utilizing the application assistance tools available below. FY 2017 Application…

VDFP/Locality MOU Agreements

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) is diligently working to assist localities with delivering VDFP supported programs within their area. One way that VDFP is working to accomplish this is through the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement process. The MOU process is designed as a mechanism for localities to obtain Train-the-Trainer courses specifically for…

Virginia Fire Marshal Academy Administrative Code Update

Presently the Virginia Administrative Code includes regulations governing the Fire Inspector and Fire Investigator certification standards. They have not been updated since 1989. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs has started the thorough process of reviewing them and making necessary modifications. The initial step of a periodic review was submitted earlier this week. During the…