The following statement was issued Thursday by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.
The grants are administered by the DNR Division of Forestry and made available through the USDA Forest Service. DNR Forestry staff reviews grant applications and selects recipients on the basis of population density, acres of public wildlands protected, and wildland fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.
As in past years past, the Wildland Fire category was again highlighted, with departments purchasing equipment and gear to combat wildland fires.
Grants may be used for training, installation of dry hydrants, or to purchase necessary firefighting equipment and personal protective gear in an effort to increase firefighting capacity and personnel safety.
Grants awarded ranged from $969 to $5,000, and were given to 44 departments in Indiana.
Fire departments interested in applying for VFA grant opportunities should contact Crystal M. Hunt, Program Coordinator, Fire Control Headquarters, 6220 Forest Road, Martinsville, 46151, or call (765) 342-4701.
|Department||County||Grant Award||Project Category|
|Boone Twp Fire District||Harrison||$5,000||Safety|
|Brown Co VFD||Brown||$5,000||Wildland|
|Burney-Clay Twp VFD||Decatur||$5,000||Safety|
|Central Perry VFD||Perry||$5,000||Wildland|
|Eastern FD Beech Ck Twp||Greene||$2,548||Wildland|
|Harrison Twp VFD||Harrison||$5,000||Water Handling|
|Hartsville & Community VFD||Bartholomew||$4,567||Wildland|
|Haysvile Community VFD||Dubois||$2,375||Wildland|
|J.U.G.A. (Bellmore) VFD #1||Parke||$5,000||Wildland|
|Jackson Twp VFC||DeKalb||$4,998||Safety|
|Jefferson Twp Pike Co. VFD||Pike||$5,000||Training|
|Lapaz North Twp FD||Marshall||$5,000||Safety|
|Madison Twp Hoagland VFD||Allen||$5,000||Training|
|Madison Twp VFD||Dubois||$5,000||Wildland|
|Monroe Twp VFD||Clark||$5,000||Safety|
|Mt Etna VFD||Huntington||$4,998||Wildland|
|Noble Twp VFD||LaPorte||$5,000||Safety|
|Owen Twp VFD||Jackson||$5,000||Water Handling|
|Pershing Twp VFD||Jackson||$969||Wildland|
|Richland Taylor Twp VFD||Greene||$5,000||Radios|
|Rossville VFD||Clinton||$4,563||Water Handling|
|Southwest Bartholomew VFD||Bartholomew||$2,747||Safety|
|Walkerton VFD||St. Joseph||$4,861||Safety|
|Warren Twp FD||St. Joseph||$5,000||Water Handling|
|Washington Twp. Fire||Morgan||$5,000||Wildland|
|White River - Hazleton VFD||Gibson||$4,695||Water Handling|
|White River Twp FD||Randolph||$5,000||Safety|