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Summer 2019 Wildland Fire Personal Protective Equipment (WFPPE) and Wildland Fire Tool Grants

In-Kind Grants to Rural Fire Departments in Eligible
Counties for Equipment to Suppress Wildfires

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Forestry

Deadline Date:

07/12/19 Postmark or Email Receipt


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In-kind grants of equipment to Ohio rural fire departments in eligible rural counties for wildland fire preparedness. The program is intended to supply fire departments with wildland fire suppression tools and personal protective equipment.

Eligible Fire Departments are those that provide primary fire service coverage in the following counties: Ashtabula, Trumbull, Geauga, Portage, Mahoning, Stark, Brown, Clermont, Henry, Fulton, and Lucas.

These items will equip rural fire departments with quality wildfire suppression tools and with wildland PPE that meets NFPA 1977 Standard for Wildland Firefighting Protective Clothing.

This equipment will be distributed to fire protection agencies at no cost to the fire department and with no match required from the fire department.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149245

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fire departments awarded this grant will receive:

- Wildfire PPE - up to 10 sets of wildland fire personal protective equipment. The sets include nomex pants and shirt, gloves, hard hat, and goggles. This equipment meets the NFPA 1977 Standard for Wildland Firefighting Protective Clothing.

- Tools– up to 10 Council Rakes, 3 Collapsible Bladder Packs & 1 Commercial Leaf Blower

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

1. Only Fire Departments who provide primary fire service coverage in the eligible counties may apply.
2. Fire Departments must sign a Cooperative Agreement with ODNR Forestry in order to be eligible to apply. Cooperative Agreements for each fire department can be provided by ODNR Forestry
3. Only Fire Departments who serve communities under 10,000 population qualify. However, for multi-community projects, the 10,000 limit may be exceeded and still qualify, providing none of the participating communities individually exceeds the 10,000 population limit.
4. Communities imposing strict boundary limits which exclude rural residences or using a subscription or a fee response system will not be considered.
5. Departments must have a Fire Department Identification number (FDID) to qualify.
6. Departments must have a DUNS number to qualify. Visit this link for reference:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than July 12, 2019.

Awardees will be notified as to time, dates, and location of equipment pickups. Awardees will be responsible for picking up the equipment on these dates.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications may be mailed or emailed to:

Aaron Kloss
ODNR - Ohio Division Of Forestry
2045 Morse Road H-1
Columbus, Oh 43229
Phone: 614-265-6896

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Ashtabula, Trumbull, Geauga, Portage, Mahoning, Stark, Brown, Clermont, Henry, Fulton, and Lucas.

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