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Grants awarded to volunteer fire departments

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

Cannelton VFD

Perry

$2,920

Safety

Cass-Clinton VFD

LaPorte

$5,000

Safety

Celestine VFD

Dubois

$1,795

Radios

Central Perry VFD

Perry

$5,000

Wildland

Charlestown VFD

Clark

$5,000

Wildland

Chrisney VFD

Spencer

$5,000

Wildland

Dubois VFD

Dubois

$2,830

Safety

Eastern FD Beech Ck Twp

Greene

$2,548

Wildland

Greensburg FD

Decatur

$5,000

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 FT

Hamilton

$5,000

Safety

Jackson Twp VFC

DeKalb

$4,998

Safety

Jefferson Twp Pike Co. VFD

Pike

$5,000

Training

LaCrosse VFD

LaPorte

$5,000

Safety

Lagro VFD

Wabash

$5,000

Radios

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

Porter FD

Porter

$4,977

Miscellaneous

Preble VFD

Adams

$5,000

Safety

Richland Taylor Twp VFD

Greene

$5,000

Radios

Roann VFD

Wabash

$4,506

Radios

Rossville VFD

Clinton

$4,563

Water Handling

Sheridan FD

Hamilton

$2,509

Safety

Southwest Bartholomew VFD

Bartholomew

$2,747

Safety

Stilesville VFR

Hendricks

$2,933

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

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