High Country Volunteer Fire Departments Receive Fire Grant Funds

The North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall this week announced the 2023 Fire Grant recipients, and a number of High Country units are among them.

Ashe County's Fleetwood, Jefferson, Lansing, New River, Pond Mountain, Todd, Warrensville and West Jefferson Fire Departments recieved grant funds totalling more than $140,000.

In Avery, the Banner Elk, Crossnore, Elk Park, Fall Creek, Frank, Green Valley and Linville Volunteer Fire Departments received grants totaling more than $206,000.

In Watauga, Beaver Dam, Cove Creek, Deep Gap, Meat Camp, Shawneehaw, Beech Mountain, and Zionville Volunteer Fire Departments received over $168,800 in Fire Grant funds.

The Volunteer Fire Department Fund was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to assist volunteer fire departments in the state to purchase equipment and
make capital expenditures. Departments must be all volunteer, and must be rated/certified by the NC Department of Insurance.

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