CHEMTREC® and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up for the fourth year to provide volunteer fire departments with the CHEMTREC® HELP (Hazmat Emergencies Local Preparedness) Award to enhance their hazardous materials response capabilities and improve responder safety.
The 2022 application period is now open until September 1. Two U.S. volunteer fire departments will each receive $10,000 through the HELP Award this year. Departments must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply:
- Be composed of more than 50% volunteers
- Serve a population of 25,000 or less
- Department’s annual revenue must not exceed $250,000
- Be located in the United States and legally organized under state law. Tribal entities servicing a tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are chartered pursuant to IRA Section 17 or organized by a tribal government pursuant to a tribal code or resolution are eligible to apply.
- Chief or individual applying on behalf of the department must be a member of the NVFC. Not a member? Learn about member benefits and join at: www.nvfc.org/join
- Explain in the application essay what they would do with the award to increase their hazmat response and preparedness capabilities
View full criteria at www.chemtrec.com/helpaward. Only one application per department will be accepted.
To date, nine departments have received a total of $85,000 through the CHEMTREC® HELP Award to bolster their hazardous materials incident response capabilities and increase local readiness for hazmat events.
The deadline to apply for the 2022 HELP Award is September 1.