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Grant deadline approaching for rural fire department

The deadline for the 2017 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants is Oct. 17. ​

The grant provides assistance for funding wildfire suppression equipment, slide​-​in units, hoses, nozzles, adapters, portable tanks and pumps, personal protective equipment and communications equipment.  Additionally, if a fire department has a special need that can be tied directly to wildfire suppression, allowances can be made.

The grant provides 50 percent reimbursement for wildland fire equipment with a maximum reimbursement grant of $3,500 per department. 

Fire departments were mailed information about the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant in mid-June. The grant application package and the wildland fire report form are also available online at www.iowadnr.gov/fire.

This grant opportunity is a result of the Iowa DNR forestry section's fire program working with the US Forest Service to aid Iowa’s rural fire departments in suppressing wildfires.

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