CHEMTREC® Offering a Total of $30,000 in HELP Award Grants for 2022

Three eligible volunteer fire departments will each receive $10,000 to enhance hazmat response readiness

CHEMTREC® and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) annually team up 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. While originally two grants were available in 2022, CHEMTREC® has announced it will provide an additional grant to help more volunteer departments. This means three eligible volunteer fire departments will each be awarded $10,000 to bolster hazmat incident training and readiness.

To be eligible, departments must meet the following requirements:

  • Be composed of more than 50 percent volunteers
  • Serve a population of 25,000 or less
  • Department’s annual revenue must not exceed $250,000
  • 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

The deadline to apply for a HELP Award is September 1. Only one application per department will be accepted. View full criteria and apply here.

CHEMTREC® is the leading source of 24/7 call center support and information during hazardous materials incidents. CHEMTREC is the single point of contact that connects emergency responders with everyone involved – manufacturers, shippers, consignees, carriers, and government agencies. CHEMTREC is equipped to handle any situation and any class of hazardous material.

CHEMTREC’s team of trained, experienced Emergency Service Specialists provide emergency responders with the information they need to safely and effectively manage chemical shipping incidents, including guidebooks, training opportunities, and industry resources. CHEMTREC’s service is complimentary for emergency responders.

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical advocacy, resources, programs, and education for first responders across the nation. Learn more at