State Announces Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

49 Fire Departments in 17 Counties Receive $104,099

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources this week announced it will distribute  Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities.

According to a press release:

The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in matching funding to complete $245,907 in total projects. The maximum grant awarded was $3,000 per department. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

“This essential grant funding will help equip and train local fire companies and department throughout the state,” Maryland State Fire Supervisor Mont Mitchell said. “Through this financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments, we seek to improve emergency response, firefighter safety and wildland fire suppression capabilities.”

Read the full press release for more information.