According to the National Fire Protection Association, 69 percent of firefighters in the U.S. are volunteers. Volunteer fire departments are a key part of the emergency response in a rural state like Mississippi.
Firefighter Property Program
This program provides rural volunteer fire departments with excess equipment that is no longer needed by the Department of Defense (DoD).
Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
Through this program eligible rural volunteer fire departments are reimbursed for funds spent on approved wildland firefighting equipment and communication equipment.