FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2023
Cynara M. Medina
Education and Information Officer
ARSON CITY, NV. – Approximately $330,000 in federal funding is now available for rural
fire departments serving small communities, through the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF).
The funds come from the US Forest Service’s Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program.
Any rural fire agency or volunteer fire department that serves a community of 10,000 people or
less can apply for funding to purchase equipment, pay for training or training materials, or cover
the cost of the initial fire department organization. Grant recipients must match the award dollar for dollar, in money, time, or equipment.
County Fire Departments and Fire Protection Districts are invited to apply online on behalf of
their volunteer fire departments at forestry.nv.gov/grants/. Applications must be received by the
Nevada Division of Forestry no later than 5 p.m. June 1st, 2023. Late or incomplete applications
will not be accepted.
“Volunteer/rural firefighters play a vital role in protecting Nevada’s rural and remote
communities from wildland fires,” said Kacey KC, Nevada State Forester, and Firewarden. “With
the ever-growing wildfire threats and unprecedented and catastrophic wildfires we’ve
experienced in recent years, it is essential to ensure that our volunteer/rural firefighters have the
necessary resources, technologies, and training to best respond to wildfires and safeguard the
communities they serve.”
For more information about the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants, contact Barry Stone at 775-
684-2511 or email@example.com.