What a thrill to be able to award grants to eleven departments today. A total of $60,000 is being shared among eleven smaller rural volunteer fire departments to provide everything from lots of PPE to thermal imaging cameras, reflective jackets, a rapid intervention air supply pack, and a washer/extractor. Feel free to read each story and send a personal note if you like. I am overjoyed to be able to make a difference and show my love and appreciation for California’s volunteer firefighters. Just click Home.
Good news! The current applications have all been reviewed and we are just one more conference call away from making the final selections. It’s never easy and this time we received over 60 requests. I’m very anxious to get this grant money on the way and I’m hoping the final announcements can be made next week.