2017 VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE AWARD PROGRAM: Region 1 Application Period now open
The N.C. Forest Service (NCFS) is pleased to offer the Volunteer Fire Assistance Award Program this year. This program is for North Carolina fire departments serving a population of less than 10,000 people. This award program will be provided to qualifying departments chosen during the application process for purchasing selected wildland firefighting equipment and protective clothing. The departments that are chosen for this program may receive a maximum of $1,200.00 in matching funds to purchase wildland personal protective equipment, wildland hand tools, fire shelters and/or water handling equipment. The ability for fire departments to purchase these items will provide for increased firefighter safety, more efficient suppression operations, and will increase the number of properly equipped firefighters in our state.
In order to access an application, instructions and guidelines click the related resources link located on the upper right of this page. Please read the guidelines and instructions before completing the application. If your department serves a population of less than 10,000 people and you are interested in purchasing wildland firefighting clothing, hand tools, fire shelters and/or water handling equipment through this award program, complete the application and return it to the address listed on the application. Applications for fire departments located in the identified counties above (NCFS Region 1 must be received by the close of business on February 28, 2017.) Applications received from fire departments located in counties other than those listed above will be rejected. The N.C. Forest Service appreciates the outstanding service you provide to the citizens of your response area, and the assistance provided to our agency. We are very pleased to be able to offer this program to the fire departments in N.C. We look forward to working with you in the future in protecting our citizens and natural resources.
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