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Local fire districts receive matching grants

Local fire districts receive matching grants

August 2nd, 2011 in News

On behalf of the California Rural Fire Protection District, David Strobel accepts a check in the amount of $3,000 in matching funds from Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Technician Michael Schulte. The funds help update the fire district's communications.

Photo by David Wilson

Two local fire districts are among the 185 fire fighting organizations to share in the matching grants provided by the United States Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Total funding for the fire department matching grants this year is $378,264, with a maximum of $3,000 going to any one fire district or department. The funds are to go for the purchase of personal protective gear and fire equipment for wildfire and structure fires.

For more of this story check out the Aug. 3 issue of the California Democrat.