OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Forestry Services Division today announced the agency has distributed more than $3.87 million in operational grant funds to 863 rural fire departments across the state.
"With wildfires having devastated huge portions of the state in the last several days, many rural fire departments are low on resources and in need of help," Fallin said. "These grants will help replace broken equipment and supply firefighters with the resources they need to do their jobs safely. We support our firefighters 100 percent and stand behind them as they work to protect Oklahoma families and communities from the threat of wildfires."
Funds can be used for the operations and maintenance of the fire department including the purchase, construction, repair and operation of fire stations and fire equipment; firefighter training and the purchase of fuel.