Equipment Assistance for Fire Departments 

Wildland firefighting often requires specialized equipment and tools. VDOF relies heavily on the assistance of fire departments and provides two key programs to help provide wildland fire equipment, tools, and personal protective equipment to rural fire departments.


Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants

VDOF provides assistance through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant program. The program provides a 50% cost reimbursement for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment for rural volunteer fire departments.

Learn more about the Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.


Federal Firefighter Property Program

VDOF provides assistance through the Federal Firefighter Property program. The program may assist with vehicles, fire trucks, generators, trailers, and more.

Learn more about the Federal Firefighter Property program.


Additional Resources

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Dry Fire Hydrant Grant Program Application
Dry Fire Hydrant Grant Program Application4.30Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecost-share-programs dry-hydrant-program fire-department-resources grant-programsform
Dry Hydrant Manual
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Firefighter Property Program Cooperative Equipment Possession Agreement
Firefighter Property Program Cooperative Equipment Possession Agreement4.29Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsefederal-firefighter-property fire-department-resourcesform
Firefighter Property Program Request for Federal Excess Property
Firefighter Property Program Request for Federal Excess Property4.24Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsefederal-firefighter-property fire-department-resourcesform
Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Application
Firewise Virginia Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Application4.32Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecommunity-resources cost-share-programs firewise firewise-mitigation-program grant-programsform
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)W-9Viewfinance financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-water-quality fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-qualitycost-share-programs eabt-program firewise-mitigation-program grant-programs lpfct-program lpr-program pct-program rt-program vfa-programform
Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Equipment Application
Volunteer Fire Assistance Program Equipment Application4.31Viewfinancial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response fire-and-emergency-responsecost-share-programs fire-department-resources grant-programs vfa-programform

A variety of financial assistance programs exist through VDOF and partner agencies for wildfire preparation and suppression, as well as forest management activities.

Explore All Financial Assistance Programs


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