|The Division of State Fire Marshal is implementing an annual Florida Fire Service Needs Assessment Survey. The purpose of this survey is to identify the level of resources available to Florida fire departments and to determine the department's greatest need. A focus of this survey includes identifying specific needs in the areas of training, firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), firefighter self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and fire engine pumper apparatus.|
The information requested in the survey includes your department profile, apparatus and equipment status, certification levels, and critical fire department needs and will be used to support legislative funding requests and Florida’s Firefighter Assistance Grant Program.
The completion of the Needs Assessment Survey is an eligibility requirement for the Firefighter Assistance Grant Program.
The Firefighter Assistance Grant Program was established to improve the emergency response capability of volunteer fire departments and combination fire departments and provide financial assistance to improve firefighter safety and enable such fire departments to provide firefighting, emergency medical, and rescue services to their communities. Grant funding is available for training, PPE, SCBA’s, and cost share subsidy for AFG apparatus awards.
Completing this survey should take no more than ten minutes of your time! If you encounter any issues while completing this survey; send an e-mail to FSFC.COMMENTS@MyFloridaCFO.com. Be sure to include a brief description of the issue, your contact information and a preferred time for us to contact you.
Click on the "CONTINUE" button to start the Needs Assessment (NEXT button on an iPad).