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Published: August 6, 2020


THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DIVISION OF FORESTRY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS SERVING COMMUNITIES WITH POPULATIONS OF 10,000 OR LESS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR V-F-A WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION KITS WHICH CONSISTS OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY 3 THOUSAND DOLLARS. LAST YEAR, THE V-F-A ALLOTED OVER 275 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ASSIST 106 VOLUNTEER FIRE AGENCIES. INTERESTED DEPARTMENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 11TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT BURN-SAFE-T-N DOT ORG.
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