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dc.contributor.advisorRollins, John
dc.contributor.authorLoper, Sharon L.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:33Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41411
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is a direct federal grant program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security, for fire and emergency medical services to support firefighter safety and protect the public from fires and other hazards. Homeland security depends upon local fire services to be the first responders to all incidents. The AFG has experienced strong support largely due to the direct involvement of fire services in the grant process. The funding level, however, has been insufficient to address the unmet needs of fire services across the nation. The policy options analysis reviews four options for grant fund distribution, including the current approach, to maximize the contribution of fire services to homeland security goals. The analysis reviews the options based on the factors of improving baseline capability, building catastrophic incident capability, increasing regional capabilities and retaining local support for the AFG. The current approach to grant distribution was determined to provide the strongest contribution due to its broad eligibility of activities that encourage regional cooperation and enable fire services of diverse size and locations to have their applications reviewed on the merit of their identified need to support homeland security.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/policyoptionsnal1094541411
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titlePolicy options analysis of assistance to firefighters grant programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderFernandez, Lauren
dc.contributor.departmentHomeland Security,
dc.subject.authorAssistance to Firefighters Grant Programen_US
dc.subject.authorhomeland securityen_US
dc.subject.authorfire servicesen_US
dc.subject.authorFEMAen_US
dc.description.serviceDeputy Regional Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 10en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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