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Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants Announced

49 Fire Departments in 17 Counties Receive $104,099

Photo of wildfireThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities.

The Maryland Forest Service 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.”

2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Awards
Fire Department County Project Cost Award
Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company Allegany $2,567 $1,284
Barton Hose Company 1 Allegany $6,108 $2,878
Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $4,045 $2,022
Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $10,745 $3,000
Bowmans Addition Volunteer Fire Company Allegany $10,000 $3,000
Good Will Volunteer Fire Company 1 Allegany $6,625 $3,000
LaVale Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $2,960 $1,480
Mt. Savage Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $1,199 $599
Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $7,110 $3,000
Orleans Volunteer Fire Company Allegany $2,229 $1,115
Rawlings Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $1,600 $800
Shaft Volunteer Fire Department Allegany $6,590 $3,000
Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company Anne Arundel $7,434 $3,000
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company Baltimore $6,000 $3,000
Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department Baltimore $3,454 $1,727
Providence Volunteer Fire Company Baltimore $4,028 $2,014
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Calvert $13,587 $3,000
St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department Calvert $4,279 $927
Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company Caroline $4,076 $2,038
Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company Caroline $11,000 $3,000
Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department Caroline $4,700 $2,350
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department Charles $6,704 $3,000
Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Charles $1,371 $685
Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department Charles $5,897 $653
Church Creek Volunteer Fire Company Dorchester $6,098 $3,000
Eldorado Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Dorchester $3,197 $1,598
Lakes and Straits Volunteer Fire Company Dorchester $5,817 $2,909
Linkwood Volunteer Fire Company Dorchester $5,930 $2,965
Madison Volunteer Fire Department Dorchester $3,200 $1,600
Vienna Volunteer Fire Company Dorchester $5,654 $2,827
New Market Volunteer Fire Company Frederick $2,220 $1,110
Bittinger Volunteer Fire Department Garrett $3,756 $1,878
Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Garrett $2,300 $1,150
Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company Harford $7,000 $3,000
Betterton Volunteer Fire Company Kent $5,089 $2,545
Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company Kent $3,998 $1,999
Galena Volunteer Fire Company Kent $4,800 $2,400
Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department Prince George’s $1,600 $550
Queen Anne Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company Queen Anne’s $6,385 $3,000
Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company Queen Anne’s  $3,371 $1,686
Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Somerset $4,200 $2,100
Easton Volunteer Fire Company Talbot $6,225 $2,626
Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Washington $2,940 $1,470
Hancock Fire Company Washington $7,595 $3,000
Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Company Washington $4,543 $2,272
Maugansville Volunteer Fire Company Washington $3,875 $1,938
Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Company Washington $5,887 $2,944
Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Company Washington $1,595 $798
Pittsville Volunteer Fire Company Wicomico $4,324 $2,162
Total      $104,099
2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Small Tool Awards
Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Company Allegany 4 Rakes and 4 Bladder Bags  
Community Fire Company Perryville Cecil 2 Rakes and 2 Bladder Bags  
Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department Montgomery 4 Rakes and 4 Bladder Bags  
Total      $1,541
Grand Total      $105,640

Sixty volunteer fire companies and departments from 19 different counties applied for grant funding assistance totaling $310,388.


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