Fire departments awarded grants
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities.
The Mar yland Forest Ser vice awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 in total projects. The maximum grant awarded was $3,000 per department. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
“This essential grant funding will help equip and train local fire companies and departments throughout the state,” Maryland State Fire Supervisor Monte Mitchell said. “Through this financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments, we seek to improve emergency response, firefighter safety and wildland fire suppression capabilities.”
In Caroline, Goldsboro VFC received a $2,038 grant, $4,076 project; Greensboro VFC received $3,000 grant, $11,000 project; and Ridgely VFD received $2,350 grant, $4,700 project.