Local Departments Awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

A couple of local rural fire departments are among 131 in the state that have been awarded Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The 50-percent cost-share grants total more than 415-thousand dollars, and are part of an effort to help protect Iowans and their properties from wildfires. The grants offer valuable funding assistance for wildfire suppression, and personal protective and communications equipment.

The Cherokee and Webb fire departments are among the recipients of Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants.

The grants are made possible through Iowa DNR Forestry, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service – State and Private Forestry.