Volunteer Fire Departments Encouraged to Take Advantage of Forestry Grants

Rural volunteer fire departments could be eligible for grants up to $10,000 through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Volunteer Fire Assistance Program.

The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program offers grants up to $10,000 to cover 50 percent of the costs of programs and equipment, including breathing equipment, protective clothing, training, dry hydrant installation, communication equipment, ATVs, and more.

The grants are only available to departments serving areas with fewer than 10,000 people, and cannot be used for EMS, HazMat, or crash rescue programs.

More information is available here.

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