Jeff and Cindy Monroe began FIRE RESCUE HELP GROUP in January, 2005. Jeff's love for the Fire Service and their committment to their community has created an opportunity for them to tap their years of experience and expertise in order to offer professional services to small, rural fire departments and municipalies. For the first few years of the Assistance to Firefighter Program, Jeff, while working as a fire chief, wrote grants for his fire department and helped others in our county fire association write their grants. He had a 100% success rate. As the years went by, he was being asked by more and more departments, outside of our area to write their grants. As we watched departments receive grants, we saw them struggle with the purchasing/procurement process for their equipment and have difficulty managing their grant ( reports, closeout, etc ) and not always understand compliance with the grant.