Rural, volunteer fire departments receive DNR grants
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 19:34

INDIANAPOLIS -Rural and volunteer fire departments from 39 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $250,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

In Pulaski County, the Monterey/Tippecanoe Volunteer Fire Department will receive $5,000 for safety equipment/materials.

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