Northwest Fire Protection District is one of sixty-nine fire departments receiving checks for up to $4,000 to help with purchase of protective gear and firefighting equipment for wildfire as well as structure fire suppression efforts.

During July and August, matching fund grant checks for rural fire department are being distributed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division.

Northwest Fire Protection District is one of sixty-nine fire departments receiving checks for up to $4,000 to help with purchase of protective gear and firefighting equipment for wildfire as well as structure fire suppression efforts.

This matching grant program designed to increase safety and provide better firefighting equipment, has been funded by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation and the US Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Program, awarding a total of $361,564.30 this year, with a 30 year distribution exceeding $8 million.

NWFPD received an award of $2,208.38 this year. On behalf of the NWFPD, Annette Sharp, EMR, accepts a check for from Tyler Cooper, Resource Assistant at Mo. Dept. of Conservation.