Department of Defense Purchasing Program
The DoD Purchasing Program allows fire departments to purchase wildfire equipment and supplies, which normally are not available from other sources, at reduced costs. The N.C. Forest Service purchases the items from DoD for fire departments at our cost. This results in increased savings for fire departments purchasing items for use in suppression of wildland fires. Items available for purchase include Nomex fire pants and shirts, hand tools, forestry hose, gear packs, and fire appliances. Class A Foam is also available to fire departments for purchase under a similar purchasing program.
The DoD Purchasing Program is limited to fire departments located in North Carolina and no returns or exchanges of purchases are allowed. For more information about the program, contact your county forest ranger.