DNR Forestry Awards Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

A fire department in Franklin County was among the recipients.

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(INDIANAPOLIS) – More than 70 rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties have been awarded grants from the Indiana DNR Division of Forestry.

The DNR announced Thursday more than $319,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

Among the grant recipients was Eagle Fire Company in Franklin County. They received $4,000 for water handling.

Recipients were selected based on population density, acres of public wetlands protected, and wildland fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.

Award grants ranged from $1,590 to $5,000.

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