Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Rural Fire Departments Awarded Grants

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Rural Fire Departments Awarded Grants

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Forestry Services has awarded grants to 18 rural fire departments.

The Rural Fire Defense 80/20 Reimbursement Grants provide money for equipment purchases and fire station construction and are for rural fire departments that serve communities with populations of less than 10,000 people.

A total of $200,000 was available for the program this year and departments were eligible to receive up to $30,000 for fire department construction and up to $20,000 for fire equipment purchases. The grants provide reimbursement of up to 80 percent of the total amount of projects.

The 18 grant recipients were selected from 108 applications.

Rural fire departments awarded grants include Carselowey Community Volunteer Fire Department; Preston Volunteer Fire Department; Hanna Rural Fire Association; Crowder Volunteer Fire Department; Norris Volunteer Fire Department; Courtney Voluntary Fire Department Association; Jennings Rural Firefighters Association; Tecumseh Volunteer Firefighters Association; Rock Fire Department; City of Hominy Fire Department; Liberty Area Fire Protection Association; Ringwood Firefighters Association; Sooner Volunteer Fire Department; Temple Volunteer Fire Department; Wichita Mountains Estates Fire Department; Town of Corn Fire Department; Town of Fort Supply Fire Department and Hooker Firefighters Association. …

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