Local Fire Depts. Awarded Grants


LINCOLN — Two Cheyenne County Volunteer Fire Departments are recipients of grant funds from the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS).

The Forest Service (NFS) announced Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and Potter Volunteer Fire Department are among recipients of the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grant. This year, 109 rural fire districts will receive $330,000 in direct funding from the grant. Sidney VFD $4,320 in grant monies, and Potter VFD gets $4,500.

The funds will be leveraged to complete $1 million worth of projects around the state. Awards are utilized for requests such as personal...

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