Council accepts $6,420 grant from Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has provided the grant to assist the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department in providing training and equipment to assist the United States Forest Service in wild land fire response and other emergencies.
This grant will be provided on a ten percent match basis.
The Volunteer Fire Assistance program is used for both wild land and structure protection needs. The assistance is provided to increase firefighter safety, improve the fire fighting capabilities of rural volunteer fire departments and enhance protection in the urban-wild land interface.
This grant was accepted unanimously by the City Council.