Grant Will Help Lake Ozark (MO) Upgrade Equipment

A combined state and federal grant of nearly $4,000 will help the Lake Ozark Fire Protection (MO) district purchase new gear and equipment.

During July and August 2013, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Forestry Division staff. By the end of August, 182 fire departments will have received checks for up to $4,000 to help with the purchase of personal protective gear and firefighting equipment for wildfires.

Departments are required to match 50 percent of the funds which are provided by the MDC and the US Forest Service, Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. Throughout the last 30 years, more than $7 million have been distributed to rural fire departments to help them increase the safety of their firefighters and provide them with better firefighting equipment.

The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District received a check in the amount of $3,992.47 for the purchase of wildland firefighting equipment and personal protective gear.

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