More than 200 local fire departments in Wisconsin will receive a total of $564,173 in grants this year for equipment, prevention and training to enhance forest fire protection and suppression ability.
Among the local departments receiving grants are St. Cloud, $6,850; St. Nazianz, $1,328; Stockbridge, $7,493; Cleveland, $750; and Greenbush, $976.
Local fire departments and county or area fire organizations received funding by applying for Forest Fire Protection Grants, which were established in 1997 to strengthen local fire departments’ and county or area fire organizations’ capabilities to assist the DNR forestry staff in suppression of forest fires.
“Wisconsin’s fire departments deserve more than just our thanks. These grant awards demonstrate our department’s support for the great work they do on behalf of our citizens,” said Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp.
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