Volunteer Fire Assistance

Fire departments serving communities with populations of 10,000 or less are eligible to complete applications for the Division of Forestry’s Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program. Successful applicants will receive VFA Wildland Fire Suppression Kits to supplement their department's wildland firefighting capacity. These kits will consist of wildland fire personal protective equipment, tools, and other supplies with a total value of approximately $3,000.00.

The application period for FY 2022 will open in early 2022 (dates to be determined).

FY 2022 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Schedule
TBD Applications for wildland fire suppression kits accepted.
TBD Applications are reviewed and rated by Assistant District Foresters.
TBD Applications with departments approved to receive wildland fire suppression kits are forwarded to the VFA Grant Program Administrator.
TBD Departments are notified that they have been accepted to receive a wildland fire suppression kit.
Supplies for Kits are ordered by the State Purchasing Specialist and shipped to districts.
Arrangements are made with Departments to pick up kits once all materials have been received.
TBD Distribution of Kits to departments complete.