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Rural, volunteer fire departments receive grants administered by DNR Forestry
Start Date: 7/24/2019
Event Description:

Rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties have been awarded more than $297,000 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. As in past years, the Wildland Fire category was highlighted.  The awarded grants range from $1,500 to $5,000 and were given to 71 departments.

Fire departments interested in applying for VFA grants should contact Mark Huter, Assistant State Fire Coordinator, Fire Control Headquarters, 6220 Forest Road, Martinsville, IN 46151, or call 765-792-4654.

Fire departments receiving grants in 2019, the amount of the grant, county and the project category are:
Madison Township - Hoagland VFD Allen $4,896.00 Safety 
Southwest Bartholomew VFD Inc. Bartholomew $3,910.00 Safety 
Charlestown VFD Clark $5,000.00 Water Handling 
Monroe Township Clark $5,000.00 Foam 
Van Buren Township Vol. Fireman Assn Clay $4,758.00 Radios 
Madison Township Volunteer Firemen Clinton $2,345.00 Radios 
Rossville VFD Inc. Clinton $4,800.00 Safety 
Elnora Elmore Township VFD Davies $5,000.00 Safety 
Letts Community Volunteer Fire Decatur $2,588.00 Water Handling 
Celestine VFD Dubois $4,975.00 Water Handling 
Dubois VFD Dubois $4,413.00 Safety 
Madison Township VFD Dubois $2,813.00 Water Handling 
St. Anthony VFD Dubois $4,329.00 Radios 
Hillsboro VFD Fountain $2,100.00 Safety 
Eagle Fire Company Of Oldenburg Franklin $1,900.00 Water Handling 
Beech Creek Township Eastern FD Green $4,300.00 Safety 
Center-Jackson Fire Territory Green $5,000.00 Safety 
Boone Township VFD Harrison $5,000.00 Radios 
Lizton / Union Twp VFD Hendricks $5,000.00 Safety 
Stilesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Inc. Hendricks $2,370.00 Safety 
Greentown Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. Howard $4,810.00 Safety 
Mt. Etna VFD Huntington $4,775.00 Safety 
Warren VFD Huntington $1,777.00 Wildland 
Keener Township VFD Jasper $5,000.00 Radios 
Bryant VFD Jay $5,000.00 Water Handling 
Campbell Township VFD Jennings $4,935.00 Radios 
Spencer Township VFD Jennings $5,000.00 Radios 
Vincennes Township Fire District Knox $4,800.00 Safety 
LaGrange VFD LaGrange $5,000.00 Radios 
LaCrosse VFD LaPorte $5,000.00 Safety 
Noble Township VFD LaPorte $5,000.00 Safety 
Marion Township Rural FD Inc. Lawrence $5,000.00 Safety 
Marshall Township Lawrence $2,500.00 Safety 
Mitchell VFD Lawrence $5,000.00 Wildland 
Lapel Stony Creek Twp. Fire Territory Madison $2,547.00 Safety 
Decatur Township FD Marion $5,000.00 Wildland 
Ellettsville Fire Dept. Monroe $2,760.00 Safety 
Northern Monroe Fire Territory Monroe $5,000.00 Wildland 
Van Buren Township VFD Monroe $2,426.00 Foam 
A&A Township VFD Inc. Morgan $2,809.00 Wildland 
Brooklyn VFD, Inc Morgan $4,974.00 Water Handling 
Albion VFD Noble $5,000.00 Safety 
Adams Township Fire Dept. Parke $5,000.00 Radios 
Bridgeton VFD Parke $5,000.00 Safety 
J.U.G.A. VFD Parke $5,000.00 Safety 
Central Perry VFD Perry $5,000.00 Safety 
Rome VFD, Inc Perry $2,442.00 Safety 
Jefferson Township Pike Co. Ind. VFD Pike $5,000.00 Safety 
Petersburg VFD Pike $5,000.00 Safety 
Kouts VFD Porter $5,000.00 Water Handling 
Morgan Township VFD Porter $5,000.00 Safety 
Porter Fire Dept. Porter $4,999.00 Safety 
Monterey & Tippacanoe VFD Pulaski $4,999.00 Radios 
Farmland VFD Randolph $5,000.00 Safety 
Lynn Fire Department Randolph $5,000.00 Safety 
White River Township Fire Dept. Randolph $5,000.00 Safety 
Scottsburg Fire Dept. Scott $4,071.00 Radios 
Fountaintown Community VFD Shelby $5,000.00 Safety 
Chrisney VFD Spencer $5,000.00 Safety 
Liberty Township VFD St. Joseph $5,000.00 Safety 
Walkerton Fire Dept. St. Joseph $4,683.00 Safety 
Angola Fire Dept. Stueben $1,500.00 Wildland 
Fremont Fire Dept. Stueben $2,498.00 Wildland 
Hymera Jackson Township Fire Dept. Sullivan $2,438.00 Radios 
Jeff-Craig Fire & Rescue Inc. Switzerland $5,000.00 Wildland 
Kempton Fire & Rescue Tipton $3,750.00 Water Handling 
McCutchanville Fire Dept. Vanderburg $2,291.00 Water Handling 
Black Diamond Vermillion $2,780.00 Radios 
Roann VFD Inc. Wabash $4,200.00 Water Handling 
Chandler VFD Warrick $2,500.00 Radios 
Gibson Township-Little York VF Co., Inc Washington $5,000.00 Radios  

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Name: Tara Wolf
Phone: 317-232-4003
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