Volunteer Fire Department Assistance

Rapid population growth places an increased demand on volunteer fire departments by a public, which expects a high level of quality service.  The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program provides an excellent opportunity for qualifying volunteer fire departments to receive training and purchase equipment and supplies such as protective clothing, self contained breathing apparatus, hose nozzles, radios, pagers, pumps, generators, and other fire equipment.  The Volunteer Fire Assistance funds enable rural fire departments to respond to wildfires, especially in the wildland urban interface areas. The Division of Forestry awards these funds through a competitive grant process and this program benefits Nevada residents and visitors alike.For more information on the Volunteer Fire Assistance program from our federal funders, please go to http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/vfa/.

Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter?   Learn about Nevada volunteer firefighter opportunities on the Nevada Fire Chiefs website.  If you find a fire station seeking volunteers near you, you can apply online.  Most volunteer firefighter positions don’t require experience, training is provided and volunteering can be a path to becoming a paid firefighter.  Volunteering at your local fire station is also a great way to give back to your community.

Grant Applications

Grant applications are solicited periodically by NDF. Please go to our Grants webpage at http://forestry.nv.gov/grants to view NDF’s current solicitations for grant applications.


Ryan Shane
Community Protection Coordinator
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Direct line: 775-684-2511
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