Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)

The Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) provide assistance in training, equipment purchases, and prevention activities, on a cost share basis. The assistance is provided to increase firefighter safety, improve the fire fighting capabilities of rural volunteer fire departments, and enhance protection in the urban-wildland interface.

The Volunteer Fire Assistance program is available from the USDA Forest Service through the State of Alaska, Division of Forestry.

Only fire departments with a service area of less than 10,000 population and registered with the State Fire Marshall are eligible.

For consideration departments are required to be current on VFA grants. The grant application period runs from November 1 until January 31 annually.

** New for the 2018 VFA grant process** Volunteer Fire Departments must apply for a 2018 VFA award online line at https://dnr.alaska.gov/olas/.


2017 Volunteer Fire Assistance Awards (PDF)

2018 VFA PowerPoint presentation (PowerPoint)

Letter to VFDs Regarding 2018 VFA Process (PDF)

2018 Division of Forestry VFA Grant Manual (PDF)


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