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Oakland VFD received state grant

By Staff Reports
Published in News on December 22, 2009 1:46 PM

The Oakland Volunteer Fire Department has received a $3,354.55 grant through the state Volunteer Fire Department Fund.

The money will be used to buy equipment.

The grant was announced by state Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin

The equipment is purchased using matching funds

The Oakland department has received a total of $37,055.38 from the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in the past 22 years since the program began.

The General Assembly created the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in 1988 to help volunteer units raise money for equipment and supplies.

The grant money must be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to an approved amount, by funds raised locally to purchase necessary equipment.

Since the program's inception, the Department of Insurance has distributed more than $65 million to volunteer fire departments across the state.