Rural Fire Defense

Rural Fire Defense provides grant monies, equipment, construction and technical assistance to rural fire departments through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Forestry Division.  This program provides assistance to organize, develop and construct new fire departments or districts in areas receiving poor or non-existent fire protection.

  • Surplused military vehicles to convert to fire vehicles can be obtained at no cost by departments serving a population of fewer than 10,000 persons.
  • Technical assistance is provided to fire departments to aid in reducing ISO ratings for communities.
  • Matching grant programs through the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to provide protective equipment.
  • Operational grants of up to $5,100 can be obtained annually by all certified departments. Funds can be used for operating expenses, fuel and utilities serving communities with a population of 10,000 or less. 

Grant maximums for these programs vary.
http://www.forestry.ok.gov/

For more information contact Melvin Mashburn x 213 at 1-800-482-4594 or email ruralfiredir@grandgateway.org