Annually OFS distributes funding to rural fire departments serving communities with populations less than 10,000 that depend either fully or partially on volunteer firefighters. These grants are authorized by Governor Mary Fallin and funded by the Oklahoma Legislature. Grant funds can be used for purchasing items such as firefighting equipment, insurance premiums, equipment maintenance and personal protective gear. For more details on Oklahoma's Operational grants, such as how a department becomes eligible, we have prepared a OFS Fire Note on the subject! Click here for a copy.
2016 (State Fiscal Year 2017) Grants
OFS distributed more than $3.28 million in operational grant funds to
861 certified rural fire departments across the state ($3,817.41 per department).
SFY2017 Operational Grant Recipients
SFY2017 Operational Grant Recipients, sorted by county
Information for Fire Departments receiving grants:
Operational Grants Usage Guidelines
Operational Grants Expenditure Worksheet