Maryland DNR Announces 2022 Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

Dec 20, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service announced the awarding of Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants to 53 volunteer fire departments in 15 counties across the state. The projects to be funded help volunteer fire companies enhance their wildland fire protection in rural communities.

DNR awarded a total of $131,702 in match funding to complete $277,138 in total project costs. Awards are 50% of the project’s total cost, up to a maximum grant of $3,000 per department. Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Grant recipients for 2022, by county, along with their awards, are:

Allegany County

  • Baltimore Pike Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,011
  • Barton Hose Company #1
    $2,790
  • Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,797
  • Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department
    $2,548
  • Borden Shaft Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Bowmans Addition Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,088
  • Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,003
  • Frostburg Fire Department #1
    $2,962
  • Good Will Volunteer Fire Company # 1
    $3,000
  • LaVale Volunteer Fire Department
    $2,125
  • Oldtown Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Potomac Volunteer Fire Company #2
    $1,445
  • Rawlings Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000

Baltimore County

  • Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Long Green Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Providence Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,986

Calvert County

  • Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,259
  • Saint Leonard Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,172

Caroline County

  • Goldsboro Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department
    $2,650

Cecil County

  • Community Fire Company of Perryville
    $1,774
  • Singerly Volunteer Fire Company #1
    $3,000

Charles County

  • Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,410

Dorchester County

  • East New Market Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,886
  • Lakes and Straits Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,824
  • Linkwood Salem Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,473
  • Madison Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,150
  • Neck District Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Secretary Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Frederick County

  • New Market District Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Garrett County

  • Eastern Garrett Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Gorman Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,358
  • Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department
    $1,400

Harford County

  • Fallston Volunteer Fire Company
    $1,500
  • Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Queen Anne’s County

  • Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Somerset County

  • Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Talbot County

  • Easton Volunteer Fire Department
    $2,920
  • Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company
    $1,020

Washington County

  • Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company
    $1,908
  • Community Volunteer Fire Company of District 12
    $2,332
  • First Hose Company of Boonsboro
    $656
  • Hancock Volunteer Fire Department
    $3,000
  • Leitersburg Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,707
  • Williamsport Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000
  • Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Company
    $3,000

Wicomico County

  • Fruitland Volunteer Fire Company
    $2,925
  • Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department
    $2,963

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