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Grant available for Volunteer Fire Departments

Grant available for Volunteer Fire Departments

Does your fire department need equipment? The 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program (VFA) available from the Nebraska Forest Service provides up to 50% cost share for Nebraska communities with a population of 10,000 or less. If qualified, a community may receive funds toward the purchase of 2-way radios, protective clothing, breathing apparatus, and/or firefighting equipment. According to the website, a community project to provide smoke detectors for rural residences may also qualify.

LARM members who haven't applied for the Lean on LARM Safety Grant may want to use that $500 for the matching cost share funds.

Risk management is a priority of LARM and its members. We encourage communities to use every available resource to prevent risk or reduce damage and injury in the event of a disaster. Contact Dave Bos, LARM Loss Control Manager, for more information about risk management.

Here's the link to the Volunteer Fire Department grant - applications are due May 25, 2018. Email Diane Becker at if you need help with the application.

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