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Saturday, September 24, 2016

39 Volunteer Fire Departments Receive $89,025 in Funding

The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesannounced the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grants, which provide financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments and their communities.

This year, the department awarded $89,025 to 39 volunteer fire departments in 12 Maryland counties.

“These funds are essential to help outfit our brave volunteer firefighters across the state,” Maryland Fire Supervisor Monte Mitchell said. “They provide fire departments with much needed equipment, training and vehicles for wildland firefighting before the start of the fall fire season.”

The grants, provided by the United States Forest Service, and administered by the Maryland Forest Service, help build-out capacity for wildland fire protection in rural areas. This year, 53 fire departments from 19 counties applied for just over $250,000.

Here is a list of the 2016 grant recipients (by county): 

Volunteer Fire DepartmentCountyProject CostAward
Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$6,063$3,000
Barton Hose Company 1Allegany$5,792$2,896
Flintstone Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$2,300$1,150
Good Willl Volunteer Fire Company 1Allegany$1,310$655
LaVale Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$5,500$2,750
Mount Savage Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$4,770$2,385
Orleans Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$1,340$670
Rawlings Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$6,000$3,000
Shaft Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$5,968$2,984
Arbutus Volunteer Fire DepartmentBaltimore$5,732$2,866
Arcadia Volunteer Fire CompanyBaltimore$5,872$2,936
Lutherville Volunteer Fire CompanyBaltimore$8,050$3,000
North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire DepartmentBaltimore$5,138$2,569
Greensboro Volunteer Fire CompanyCaroline$5,800$2,900
Mount Airy Volunteer Fire CompanyCarroll$7,505$3,000
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire DepartmentCharles$6,260$3,000
Hughesville Volunteer Fire DepartmentCharles$1,760$880
Eldorado Brookview Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,940$2,970
Hurlock Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$4,809$2,404
Linkwood Salem Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,180$2,590
Neck District Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$3,484$1,742
Secretary Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,881$2,940
Taylors Island Volunteer Fire DepartmentDorchester$6,000$3,000
Vienna Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$3,402$1,702
New Market Volunteer Fire CompanyFrederick$3,864$1,932
Bloomington Volunteer Fire CompanyGarrett$4,765$2,382
Deep Creek Volunteer Fire CompanyGarrett$1,646$823
Grantsville Volunteer Fire DepartmentGarrett$3,737$1,868
Kitzmiller Volunteer Fire DepartmentGarrett$4,980$2,490
Potomac Fire Company 2Garrett$1,800$900
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire CompanyHarford$6,700$3,000
Marion Volunteer Fire DepartmentSomerset$6,000$3,000
Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire DepartmentSomerset$5,271$2,635
First Hose Company of BoonsboroWashington$6,700$3,000
Funkstown Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$2,020$1,010
Leitersburg Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$725$572
Longmeadow Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$5,152$2,576
Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$3,700$1,850
Fruitland Volunteer Fire CompanyWicomico$5,995$2,998


Anonymous said...

This just gives the crooked SFD more money to spend / waste and the Volunteers get screwed from getting equipment to use throughout Wicomico County and not just Salisbury City limits. This is totally unbelievable / unprofessional / lack of leadership and dereliction of their job requirements to protect the Public and their safety by the actions of SFD.

Anonymous said...

Salisbury wasn't awarded any money

Anonymous said...

11:12 AM Go back and reread the county and town listing, mouth runner.

Anonymous said...

You all are acting like 89,000 is major.