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Rural, Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Indiana DNR Grants
Updated July 27, 2017 11:23 AM
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(UNDATED) - Rural and volunteer fire departments from 39 counties across Indiana have been awarded more than $250,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants including departments from Lawrence, Dubois, Greene, Jackson, Martin, and Monroe counties.

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:

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


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