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AAA Alaska Seeks Applications for Rural Fire Department Grants


Anchorage, AK (February 23rd, 2016) AAA Alaska is seeking applications for its Rural Fire Department Grant program. One grant of $1000 is available and will be awarded in April, along with one AAA Premier Membership to the winner.  Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 11th, 2016. 

The AAA Alaska Rural Fire Department Grant program aims to recognize, honor and reward the youth safety education efforts of departments across Alaska.

“In many rural communities, the fire departments may be the only source of education about bike and pedestrian safety, seatbelt use and fire prevention,” said AAA Alaska spokesperson Anna O’Donnell.  “These departments play a vital role in preparing and protecting Alaska children.”

The purpose of the grant is to support safety education programs for children ages K-12 offered through rural and volunteer fire departments.

Awards will be based on:

·         Age appropriateness

·         Scope of training

·         Likelihood that training will continue in the future

·         Financial need

To apply for the grants, rural and volunteer fire departments must complete an application and write a brief narrative detailing their current safety education efforts, the techniques they use to share their messages with kids and the ways in which the grant might help expand their safety education programs.

Applications are being mailed out to rural and volunteer fire departments in Alaska.  If a department does not receive an application, or has questions about the program, they can contact Anna O’Donnell in the AAA public affairs department at (406) 447-8134, or via email at aodonnell@mtw.aaa.com Applications are also available online at AAA.com.  

Please mail completed applications to:

Attn: Anna O’Donnell

P.O. Box 4129

Helena, MT 59604


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