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Rural, volunteer fire departments receive DNR grants
Start Date: 7/24/2017
Event Description:
Rural and volunteer fire departments from 39 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $250,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

The grants, announced by DNR Director Cameron Clark, are administered by the DNR Division of Forestry and made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

DNR Forestry staff reviewed grant applications and selected recipients on the basis of population density, acres of public wildlands protected, and wildland fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.

Grants may be used for training, installation of dry hydrants, or to purchase necessary firefighting equipment and gear to combat wildland fires.

The awarded grants ranged from $721 to $5,000 and were given to 53 departments.

Fire departments interested in applying for VFA grants should contact Crystal M. Hunt, program coordinator, Fire Control Headquarters, 6220 Forest Road, Martinsville, IN, 46151, or call (765) 342-4701.

Fire departments receiving grants in 2017, the amount of the grant, and the project category are:

Department County Amount Category
Woodburn FD Allen $5,000 Radios
Charlestown VFD Clark $5,000 Wildland
English VFD Crawford $4,900 Radios
Celestine VFD Dubois $4,845 Safety
Dubois VFD Dubois $4,830 Safety
Haysville VFD Dubois $1,410 Safety
Madison Twp. VFD Ireland Dubois $2,085 Foam
Georgetown Twp. FPD Floyd $4,990 Safety
Columbia Twp. VFD Gibson $5,000 Safety
Jasonville VFD Greene $4,200 Radios
Boone Twp. FD Harrison $5,000 Water Handling
Stilesville VFR Hendricks $3,569 Safety
Mt. Etna VFD Huntington $4,535 Safety
Owen Twp. VFD Jackson $5,000 Water Handling
Campbell Twp. VFD Jennings $1,332 Foam
Vincennes Twp. FD Knox $3,950 Safety
Lowell VFD Lake $5,000 Safety
Kingsbury VFD LaPorte $2,580 Water Handling
LaCrosse VFD LaPorte $5,000 Safety
Marion Twp. RFD Lawrence $5,000 Safety
Decatur Twp. FD Marion $5,000 Wildland
Lost River Twp. VFD Martin $4,700 Safety
Northern Monroe FT Monroe $2,039 Water Handling
Perry Clear Creek FPD Monroe $3,868 Wildland
Ashland/Adams Twp. VFD Morgan $721 Water Handling
Albion VFD Noble $4,500 Dry Hydrants
Laotto VFD Noble $5,000 Wildland
Cataract VFD Owen $1,900 Safety
Adams Twp. FD Parke $4,662 Safety
JUGA (Bellmore) VFD #1 Parke $5,000 Water Handling
Montezuma Reserve Twp. VFD Parke $4,125 Safety
Cannelton VFD Perry $4,933 Safety
Rome VFD Perry $2,024 Water Handling
Jefferson Twp. VFD Pike $5,000 Radios
Petersburg VFD Pike $4,856 Safety
Kouts VFD Porter $4,528 Safety
Morgan Twp. VFD Porter $5,000 Water Handling
Monterey Tippecanoe VFD Pulaski $5,000 Safety
Saratoga Ward FT Randolph $4,758 Water Handling
White River Twp FD Randolph $3,580 Safety
Batesville FD Ripley $5,000 Safety
Scottsburg VFD Scott $4,575 Safety
Chrisney VFD Spencer $5,000 Safety
Liberty Twp. VFD St. Joseph $5,000 Safety
Southwest Central FT St. Joseph $4,999 Radios
Salem Center VFD Steuben $900 Wildland
Jefferson Craig FR Switzerland $5,000 Wildland
Kempton FR Tipton $1,663 Foam
Sharpsville VFD Tipton $5,000 Safety
Perry Twp. VFD Vanderburgh $1,024 Wildland
Dana Community VFD Vermillion $5,000 Water Handling
New Goshen FR Vigo $1,466 Wildland
Elberfeld VFD Warrick $4,310 Wildland
Contact Information:
Name: John Seifert
Phone: (317) 232-4116
Email: jseifert@dnr.IN.gov
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