OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Rob Standridge announced that four local fire departments have been awarded grants from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry to help with operational expenses.
Those receiving the grants in Senate District 15 include the Cedar Country Volunteer Fire Department Association, the Noble Fire Department, the Newalla Fire Department and the Little Axe Fire Protection District Inc. Each department will receive a grant worth nearly $4,290.
“Our local fire departments provide invaluable services to their communities and surrounding areas by protecting homes, businesses and land,” said Standridge, R-Norman. “I’m so pleased that these four departments received this much-needed grant money; and I want to thank them for their continued service and dedication to protecting their local communities.”
The operational grants were authorized by the legislature and are administered by the Forestry Division’s Community Fire Preparedness Program. The funds can be used for purchasing items such as firefighting equipment, insurance premiums, equipment maintenance and personal protective equipment.