May 18 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for applications for FY 2019 Staffing for SAFER grant funding to 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2020. There is $350 million available in federal grants to add fire fighters to departments in need. Career, combination and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply. Learn More
May 13 – The IAFF Financial Corporation is hosting a webinar Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on mortgage relief options with experts from CrossCountry Mortgage. Experts will discuss mortgage relief options, where to turn for help and how to avoid scams.
May 8 – During these times of uncertainty when we are encouraged to stay indoors, avoid group settings and practice physical distancing, it can be challenging to stay physically active. These IAFF exercise and physical activity resources can help:
May 7 – During a disease outbreak or pandemic, it is normal to have some anxiety about contracting the virus. However, if fear of COVID-19 is causing you or someone you love significant anxiety, these strategies can help you cope. Find more IAFF behavioral health resources here.
May 5 – Grow your local’s reputation as safety advocates. Many people are working from home for the first time – often while caring for children. This can increase the risk of household accidents. Share these resources for keeping families safe while they stay at home.
May 1 – In our latest IAFF Podcast, members of the IAFF Health and Safety Division discuss our behavioral health initiatives during COVID-19.