Fire Department receives grant

By Joey May
Hiawatha World – July 5, 2017

The Hiawatha Fire Department has received the Volunteer Fire Assistance, Cooperative Fire Protection Program Grant for 2017.

The Kansas Forestry Service is the Nation’s 5th oldest state forestry agency. Hiawatha Fire Department has received the grant in previous years; however, this grant comes at a particular time where additional equipment is needed to help with fire protection within the 105 square miles the fire department covers.

The grant asks for departments to apply for various wildland personal protective equipment and communication equipment. Hiawatha Fire was awarded all equipment listed on their grant application.

The Fire Department sends a thank you to the City of Hiawatha for the permission to apply for the grant and to Kansas State University and Kansas Forest Service for the award.

The grant was written by Fire Chief Gary Shear and Public Relations Officer Jordanne Shockley.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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