The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is providing no-match grants to volunteer/part-time fire departments across the state for personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes bunker or wildland gear (coat, pants, helmet, gloves, hood and boots) and new masks for Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units for department members.
Fire departments, especially small rural volunteer departments, are struggling with the recruitment and retention of firefighters because they don’t have funding to provide safety equipment. This leaves potential volunteers with not only donating their time but faced with providing their own safety gear or doing without.
October 1, 2021
Applications are due in our office no later than 4 pm.
November 30, 2021
Awards will be announced, by this date or sooner.
March 31, 2022
Requests for reimbursement due in our office no later than 4 pm.