Va. Dept. of Forestry Awards Grants to Volunteer Fire Departments

June 19, 2013

The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) is awarding grants to over a hundred volunteer fire departments in the Commonwealth.

The grants, which come from the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) program, range from $500 to $2,600.
The funds are going to 154 volunteer fire departments and will be used to purchases protective equipment, communications gear, water tanks for brush trucks, training materials and specialty tools for wildland fires.

“The VFA program provides vital funding to the many volunteer fire departments that assist us with the suppression of wildfires across the state,” said John Miller, director of VDOF's Resource Protection Division. “This money helps VFDs purchase much-needed equipment that provides for the safety of both the public and these volunteer firefighters.”

Since the VFA program began in 1975, the VDOF has awarded more than $3.2 million to volunteer fire departments throughout the Commonwealth. Funding for the grant program is provided by the U.S Forest Service.

Below is the full of of volunteer fire departments that have been awarded funding from the grant:
- Amelia, Amelia
- Bloxon, Bloxom
- Buckroe, Beach Hampton
- Callao, Callao
- Cartersville, Cartersville
- Central King & Queen, King & Queen Courthouse
- Charlotte Courthouse, Charlotte Courthouse
- Chuckatuck, Suffolk
- Community, Exmore
- Cople District, Kinsale
- Cumberland, Cumberland
- Deep Creek, Powhatan
- Dolphin, Dolphin
- Drakes Branch, Drakes Branch
- Fairfields, Burgess
- Ford, Church Road
- Fox Hill, Hampton
- Hartfield, Hartfield
- Huguenot, Powhatan
- Ivor, Ivor
- Jetersville, Amelia
- King William, Aylett
- Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville
- Mannboro, Amelia
- Mattoax, Amelia
- Namozine, Petersburg
- New Kent, New Kent
- Providence Forge, Providence Forge
- Quinton, Quinton
- Rockville, Rockville
- Tappahannock-Essex, Tappahannock
- Upper King & Queen, Newtown
- Wakefield, Wakefield
- Walkerton Community, Walkerton
- Amissville, Amissville
- Appomattox, Appomattox
- Arvonia, Arvonia
- Blairs, Blairs
- Boydton, Boydton
- Brookneal, Brookneal
- Bumpass, Bumpass
- Castleton, Castleton
- Chase City, Chase City
- Chester Gap, Chester Gap
- Clover Hill, Dayton
- Cluster Springs, Halifax
- Darlington Heights, Darlington Heights
- Dyke, Dyke
- Edinburg, Edinburg
- Evington, Evington
- Faber, Faber
- Flint Hill, Flint Hill
- Front Royal, Front Royal
- Gladstone VFD, Gladstone
- Glenmore, Dillwyn
- Goochland, Manakin-Sabot
- Gordonsville, Gordonsville
- Gore, Gore
- Halifax, Halifax
- Holly Grove, Bumpass
- Hose Company #4, Harrisonburg
- Keeling, Keeling
- Kenbridge, Kenbridge
- Kents Store, Kents Store
- Lacrosse, Lacrosse
- Lake Gaston, Bracey
- Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove
- Little Fork, Rixeyville
- Locust Creek, Bumpass
- Madison, Madison
- Meherrin, Meherin
- Monelison, Madison Heights
- Mount Hermon, Danville
- North Garden, North Garden
- North Halifax, Nathalie
- North Mountain, Winchester
- Orkney Springs, Basye
- Palmyra, Palmyra
- Pamplin, Pamplin
- Prospect, Prospect
- Rapidan, Rapidan
- Richardsville, Richardsville
- Riverbend, Danville
- Scottsville, Scottsville
- Singers Glen, Singers Glen
- South Boston, South Boston
- Sperryville, Sperryville
- Stanardsville, Stanardsville
- TOGA, Dillwyn
- Triangle, Nathalie
- Tunstall, Danville
- Victoria, Victoria
- Wintergreen, Wintergreen
- Woodstock, Woodstock
- Abbs Valley-Boissevain, Boissevain
- Abingdon, Abingdon
- Adwolfe, Marion
- Appalachia, Appalachia
- Atkins, Atkins
- Bedford, Bedford
- Big Island, Big Island
- Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge
- Bolar, Bolar
- Botetourt County, Fincastle
- Brumley Gap, Abingdon
- Callaway, Callaway
- Christiansburg, Christiansburg
- Clearfork, Bastian
- Clifton Forge, Clifton Forge
- Clinchco, Clinchco
- Clintwood, Clintwood
- Copper Creek, Castlewood
- Covington, Covington
- Craig County New Castle, New Castle
- Damascus, Damascus
- Dublin, Dublin
- Duffield, Duffield
- Dungannon, Dungannon
- Dyer's Store, Martinsville
- Falling Spring, Covington
- Floyd County #1, Floyd
- Floyd County #2, Willis
- Floyd County #3, Check
- Floyd County #4, Willis
- Forest, Forest
- Fort Blackmore, Fort Blackmore
- Gate City, Gate City
- Goodson Kinderhook, Bristol
- Green Spring, Abingdon
- Grundy, Grundy
- Hillsville, Hillsville
- Hiltons, Hiltons
- Hot Springs, Hot Springs
- Independence, Independence
- Mason's Cove, Salem
- McDowell, McDowell
- McDowell-Doe Hill Substation, McDowell
- McDowell-Headwaters Substation, McDowell
- Moorefield, Spencer
- Nickelsville, Nickelsville
- Patrick Springs, Patrick Springs
- Pembroke, Pembroke
- Raphine, Raphine
- Rich Creek, Rich Creek
- Ridgeway, Ridgeway
- Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge Baths
- Sharon, Clifton Forge
- Simmonsville, Newport
- Snow Creek, Penhook
- South River, Fairfield
- St. Paul, St. Paul
- Stuart, Stuart
- Walkers Creek, Middlebrook
- Woolwine, Woolwine


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