City - Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of
Agriculture, Food and Forestry, announced $200,000 in competitive grants have
been awarded to rural fire departments across Oklahoma.
Rural Fire 80/20 Grant program provides assistance to departments to fund
improvements to their infrastructure and equipment which improves the
community’s ISO rating reducing insurance rates,” said Secretary of Agriculture
Jim Reese. “Funds can be used to purchase firefighting or communications
equipment or to build or improve a fire station.”
annual program was funded by the Oklahoma legislature and authorized by
Governor Fallin. Following official notification, fire departments can make
eligible purchases and submit receipts for 80 percent reimbursement.
program is one of the many ways we work to build the capacity of Oklahoma’s rural
fire departments,” said State Forester George Geissler. “Providing equipment
through our Federal Excess Property program, funding opportunities, and specialized
wildland fire training all strengthen our partnerships and make sure the
state’s citizens are protected.”
a complete list of departments receiving the grants, visit www.forestry.ok.gov/firegrants.
For more information, contact OFS Communications Specialist Michelle
Finch-Walker at 580-236-1021.
Posted on Thu, December 5, 2013
by Communications filed under