Sample Narratives

Based on years of experience preparing successful grant applications, Firehouse Grants has developed a narrative template / writing guide and compiled a collection of sample narratives. These tools are the perfect solution for providing you with critical insights that will help you create successful narratives.

Use the template / writing guide to help structure your narrative and understand what peer reviewers expect in each section. Click here to preview the template.

Use the sample narratives to incorporate key elements about specific projects into the context of your own department’s unique situation. Click here to preview a sample narrative. Actual department names, locations, statistics and other details have been modified so that the narratives are unidentifiable. Please review these documents to identify important concepts, key phrases, and NFPA standards related to your project and incorporate them into a narrative that is unique to your department’s situation. Copy and paste functionality is not available since submitting a carbon copy of these samples with your department’s name will result in a low peer review score.

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Narrative Template - AFG

The AFG narrative template and writing guide is an essential resource that will help you select a project that is likely to be funded and prepare a compelling and comprehensive narrative that addresses each of the critical topics required.

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3 Sample Narratives - SCBA

Review these three (3) narratives to gain an in-depth understanding of how these departments successfully obtained funding for SCBA projects. For example, learn how one department was able to replace old SCBA as well as purchase additional SCBA and learn how another department used layoffs of municipal workers to its advantage in demonstrating a financial need. You’ll find these concepts and much more throughout these narratives.

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3 Sample Narratives - PPE (Structural Turnout Gear)

Carefully read these three (3) narratives to see how volunteer and combination departments in suburban and rural settings addressed the issues regarding their structural firefighting turnout gear and their plans for fixing the problems. Learn the key buzz words, phrases, and NFPA standards that will convince peer reviewers that your project meets the intent of the AFG program.

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3 Sample Narratives - Radios

These three (3) narratives are a must-read if your department needs funding for new communications equipment. Whether you need is related to narrow-band compliance or simply replacing old/obsolete/damaged equipment, these narratives will help you identify the key concepts to address when preparing a successful communications narrative. Learn the key buzz words, phrases, and NFPA standards that will convince peer reviewers that your project meets the intent of the AFG program.

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3 Sample Narratives - Hydraulic Rescue Tools

These three (3) narratives offer a wealth of information on the key concepts necessary to obtain funding for hydraulic rescue tools. See how each department requested funding for a project that would uniquely solve the issues that they identified. These narratives will be incredibly informative whether your department needs to replace its old rescue tools, add new tools and technology, or purchase equipment for the first time.

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3 Sample Narratives - Exhaust Ventilation System

Review these three (3) narratives to gain an understanding of the key concepts required in a successful AFG application for exhaust ventilation systems. For example, see how a career department operating 2 stations justified the cost/benefit of the project by comparing the cost of the system to the number of prevented exhaust exposures. You’ll find this and much more in narratives for a suburban career and suburban volunteer department as well as a combination department in a vacation town.

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PPE Washer & Dryer

Review these three (3) narratives to learn how to successfully write your AFG narrative for purchasing a PPE washer/extractor and dryer. See how one department increased their peer review score by describing how the dryer can be used for more than just PPE.

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Pumper

These three (3) narratives highlight the key issues to be addressed in a successful AFG application for replacing a Pumper/Engine. All three narratives focus on issues related to firefighter safety and effective firefighting operations.

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