Archive May 2022

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New Grant Programs for Wildland Firefighting Infrastructure

In November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to support state, local, tribal and territorial governments as well as other partners, was signed into law by President Joe Biden.  This Bill contains a significant amount of new funding for Wildland Firefighting Infrastructure grants. 

These grants will potentially pay for numerous items including pre-fire planning, equipment, apparatus and personnel.  If your fire district/department is located adjacent to USFS, DOI or DNR lands, then you are eligible for even more grant funding.

Fire Chief Hank Teran receives “Chief Dan Packer Fire Chief of the Year Award”

Fire Chief Hank Teran, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, received the Washington Fire Chiefs “Chief Dan Packer Fire Chief of the Year Award”. Chief Teran was nominated by a peer and selected by the WFC award committee.
Several Washington Fire Chiefs members were nominated for this recognition, all deserving of recognition with Chief Teran being selected by a committee made up of past recipients, current WFC Board members, and a representative from WFC Staff.



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