Fire departments get grants

From Local Sources

The Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry awarded several DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to local fire departments in the 2018 grant cycle.

Grants may be used for training, installation of dry hydrants or to purchase necessary firefighting equipment and gear to combat wildland fires. 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. The grants are made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

This year’s recipients included: $4,982 to the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department for a water handling project; $3,571 to the Dubois Volunteer Fire Department for a safety project; $5,000 to the Jefferson Township / Pike County Volunteer Fire Department for a safety project; $3,575 to the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department for a water handling project; $5,000 to the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department for a safety project; $5,000 to the Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department for a safety project; $4,700 to the Schnellville Firefighting Corporation for a safety project; and $5,000 to the St. Meinrad Fire Department for a safety project.

Fire departments interested in applying for VFA grants should contact Mark Huter, acting program coordinator, DNR Fire Control Headquarters, 6220 Forest Road, Martinsville, IN, 46151, or call 765-342-4701.




More on DuboisCountyHerald.com