DNR Awards Grants to Rural, Volunteer Fire Departments

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has awarded more than $250,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to more than 53 rural and volunteer fire departments throughout the state. The funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

The DNR says the recipients were selected based on population density, acres of protected public wildlands and wildland fire reporting to the DNR. The funds will be used toward training, installation of dry hydrants or to purchase equipment to combat wildland fires.

The recipients, which are located in 39 counties, include (Department, County, Grant Amount):

  • Woodburn FD, Allen, $5,000 
  • Charlestown VFD, Clark, $5,000
  • English VFD, Crawford, $4,900
  • Celestine VFD, Dubois, $4,845
  • Dubois VFD, Dubois, $4,830
  • Haysville VFD, Dubois, $1,410
  • Madison Twp. VFD Ireland, Dubois, $2,085
  • Georgetown Twp. FPD, Floyd, $4,990
  • Columbia Twp. VFD, Gibson, $5,000
  • Jasonville VFD, Greene, $4,200
  • Boone Twp. FD, Harrison, $5,000
  • Stilesville VFR, Hendricks, $3,569
  • Mt. Etna VFD, Huntington, $4,535
  • Owen Twp. VFD, Jackson, $5,000
  • Campbell Twp. VFD, Jennings, $1,332
  • Vincennes Twp. FD, Knox, $3,950
  • Lowell VFD, Lake, $5,000
  • Kingsbury VFD, LaPorte, $2,580
  • LaCrosse VFD, LaPorte, $5,000
  • Marion Twp. RFD, Lawrence, $5,000
  • Decatur Twp. FD, Marion, $5,000
  • Lost River Twp. VFD, Martin, $4,700
  • Northern Monroe FT, Monroe, $2,039
  • Perry Clear Creek FPD, Monroe, $3,868
  • Ashland/Adams Twp. VFD, Morgan, $721
  • Albion VFD, Noble, $4,500
  • Laotto VFD, Noble, $5,000
  • Cataract VFD, Owen, $1,900
  • Adams Twp. FD, Parke, $4,662
  • JUGA (Bellmore) VFD #1, Parke, $5,000
  • Montezuma Reserve Twp. VFD, Parke, $4,125
  • Cannelton VFD, Perry, $4,933
  • Rome VFD, Perry, $2,024
  • Jefferson Twp. VFD, Pike, $5,000
  • Petersburg VFD, Pike, $4,856
  • Kouts VFD, Porter, $4,528
  • Morgan Twp. VFD, Porter, $5,000
  • Monterey Tippecanoe VFD, Pulaski, $5,000
  • Saratoga Ward FT, Randolph, $4,758
  • White River Twp FD, Randolph, $3,580
  • Batesville FD, Ripley, $5,000
  • Scottsburg VFD, Scott, $4,575
  • Chrisney VFD, Spencer, $5,000
  • Liberty Twp. VFD, St. Joseph, $5,000
  • Southwest Central FT, St. Joseph, $4,999
  • Salem Center VFD, Steuben, $900
  • Jefferson Craig FR, Switzerland, $5,000
  • Kempton FR, Tipton, $1,663
  • Sharpsville VFD, Tipton, $5,000
  • Perry Twp. VFD, Vanderburgh, $1,024
  • Dana Community VFD, Vermillion, $5,000
  • New Goshen FR, Vigo, $1,466
  • Elberfeld VFD, Warrick, $4,310
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