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Friday, October 09, 2015

DNR Awards Grants to 37 Volunteer Fire Departments

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance program grants, totaling $88,612, to 37 volunteer fire departments in 15 counties. The funding will help fire crews better prepare for and respond to wildfires in rural areas and communities.

“Volunteer firefighters are a special type of people, working day in and out to provide critical lifesaving and property protection services out of love for their communities,” DNR Secretary Mark Belton said. “We are grateful to be able to provide these hardworking men and women with the resources they need to improve response efforts.”

The grants will help provide skid units for brush trucks, off-road utility vehicles, dry fire hydrants, radios, fire hose, chainsaws, protective gear and other firefighting equipment. Grant funds are provided annually to DNR by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
2015 VFA Grant Awards

Volunteer Fire Dept.County Grant Award

Arbutus VFRDBaltimore
Baltimore Pike VFCAllegany
Bittinger VFDGarrett
Bloomington VFCGarrett
Bowmans Addition VFCAllegany
Church Hill VFCQueen Anne
Cobb Island VFDCharles
Community FC of MillingtonKent
Cordova VFATalbot
Eldorado Brookview VFCDorchester
Ellerslie VFCAllegany
Ferndale VFCAnne Arundel
Funkstown VFCWashington
Jacksonville VFCHarford
Kitzmiller VFDGarrett
Lakes & Straits VFCDorchester
LaVale VFDAllegany
Linkwood Salem VFCDorchester
Longmeadow VFCWashington
Marion VFDSomerset
Maugansville Goodwill VFCWashington
Mt. Savage VFDAllegany
Mt. Vernon VFDSomerset
Oakland VFDGarrett
Oldtown VFDAllegany
Parsonsburg VFCWicomico
Rawlings VFDAllegany
Rock Hall VFCKent
Secretary VFCDorchester
Sharpsburg VFCWashington
Sharptown VFDWicomico
Singerly VFCCecil
Taylors Island VFDDorchester
United Communities VFDQueen Anne
White Marsh VFCBaltimore
Whiteford VFCHarford
Winfield Community VFDCarroll




Anonymous said...

Wow. Two of the fire companies with the most money in our area taking up grants from the ones that really need money.

Anonymous said...

Most volunteer fire companies have more "stuff" than they ever use. Just another example of the gov't spending more of our money.

Anonymous said...

Grants-----Tax Payers Money