49 Fire Departments in 17 Counties Receive $104,099

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesannounced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistancegrants to 49 volunteer fire departments. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities.

The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907 in total projects. The maximum grant awarded was $3,000 per department. The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

“This essential grant funding will help equip and train local fire companies and departments throughout the state,” Maryland State Fire Supervisor Monte Mitchell said. “Through this financial and technical assistance to rural volunteer fire departments, we seek to improve emergency response, firefighter safety and wildland fire suppression capabilities.”

2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Awards
Fire DepartmentCountyProject CostAward
Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$2,567$1,284
Barton Hose Company 1Allegany$6,108$2,878
Bedford Road Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$4,045$2,022
Bowling Green Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$10,745$3,000
Bowmans Addition Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$10,000$3,000
Good Will Volunteer Fire Company 1Allegany$6,625$3,000
LaVale Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$2,960$1,480
Mt. Savage Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$1,199$599
Oldtown Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$7,110$3,000
Orleans Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany$2,229$1,115
Rawlings Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$1,600$800
Shaft Volunteer Fire DepartmentAllegany$6,590$3,000
Ferndale Volunteer Fire CompanyAnne Arundel$7,434$3,000
Jacksonville Volunteer Fire CompanyBaltimore$6,000$3,000
Lansdowne Volunteer Fire DepartmentBaltimore$3,454$1,727
Providence Volunteer Fire CompanyBaltimore$4,028$2,014
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire DepartmentCalvert$13,587$3,000
St. Leonard Volunteer Fire DepartmentCalvert$4,279$927
Goldsboro Volunteer Fire CompanyCaroline$4,076$2,038
Greensboro Volunteer Fire CompanyCaroline$11,000$3,000
Ridgely Volunteer Fire DepartmentCaroline$4,700$2,350
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire DepartmentCharles$6,704$3,000
Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue SquadCharles$1,371$685
Tenth District Volunteer Fire DepartmentCharles$5,897$653
Church Creek Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$6,098$3,000
Eldorado Brookview Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$3,197$1,598
Lakes and Straits Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,817$2,909
Linkwood Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,930$2,965
Madison Volunteer Fire DepartmentDorchester$3,200$1,600
Vienna Volunteer Fire CompanyDorchester$5,654$2,827
New Market Volunteer Fire CompanyFrederick$2,220$1,110
Bittinger Volunteer Fire DepartmentGarrett$3,756$1,878
Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire and Rescue DepartmentGarrett$2,300$1,150
Whiteford Volunteer Fire CompanyHarford$7,000$3,000
Betterton Volunteer Fire CompanyKent$5,089$2,545
Chestertown Volunteer Fire CompanyKent$3,998$1,999
Galena Volunteer Fire CompanyKent$4,800$2,400
Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire DepartmentPrince George’s$1,600$550
Queen Anne Hillsboro Volunteer Fire CompanyQueen Anne’s$6,385$3,000
Sudlersville Volunteer Fire CompanyQueen Anne’s $3,371$1,686
Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire DepartmentSomerset$4,200$2,100
Easton Volunteer Fire CompanyTalbot$6,225$2,626
Clear Spring Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$2,940$1,470
Hancock Fire CompanyWashington$7,595$3,000
Leitersburg Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$4,543$2,272
Maugansville Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$3,875$1,938
Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$5,887$2,944
Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire CompanyWashington$1,595$798
Pittsville Volunteer Fire CompanyWicomico$4,324$2,162
Total $104,099
2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Small Tool Awards
Cresaptown Volunteer Fire CompanyAllegany4 Rakes and 4 Bladder Bags
Community Fire Company PerryvilleCecil2 Rakes and 2 Bladder Bags
Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire DepartmentMontgomery4 Rakes and 4 Bladder Bags
Total $1,541
Grand Total $105,640

Sixty volunteer fire companies and departments from 19 different counties applied for grant funding assistance totaling $310,388.