Several local fire departments have been awarded grants.
More than $289,000 in 50 percent cost-share grants have recently been awarded to 115 of Iowa’s rural fire departments to aid their efforts in protecting Iowans and their property from wildfires. The grants offer funding assistance for wildfire suppression, personal protective and communications equipment.
The local fire departments receiving grants include Centralia/Peosta, Delhi, Dundee, Edgewood, Garber, Hazelton and Independence.
The grants are made possible through Iowa DNR Forestry, in cooperation with US Forest Service – State and Private Forestry.
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