Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Delivers Grant Checks to Local Fire Departments
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is delivering matching funds grant checks to rural fire departments this month. Of the total 174 fire departments receiving checks, 23 are in southeast Missouri. The grants of up to $4,000 help with the purchase of personal protective gear, communications equipment and wildfire suppression equipment to help increase the fire departments capacity to suppress wildfires safely and efficiently.
“We see this as a partnership,” said Jennifer Behnken, MDC’s community forester for the Southeast Region.