Wildland Fire Equipment Purchasing Program

Rural fire departments in Vermont can purchase wildland fire fighting equipment and PPE from the federal government supply through the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forestry Division.  Order forms can be obtained from the Forest Resource Protection staff at each district office. Orders can be placed at any time throughout the year.

District 1: Windham & Windsor Counties
Jim Esden

District 2:  Bennington & Rutland Counties
Lars Lund

District 3:  Addison, Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle Counties
Dan Dillner

District 4:  Lamoille, Orange & Washington Counties
Jon Cherico

District 5:  Caledonia, Essex & Orleans Counties
Emily Meacham

Wildland Fire Protective Gear & Equipment 50/50 Purchasing Program 
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forestry Division is now accepting orders for the annual wildland fire protective gear and equipment 50/50 Purchasing program. This purchasing program is offered to Vermont volunteer fire departments (VFDs) and is funded by federal Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) funds. It is limited to specific items from the Wildland Fire Equipment catalog, and orders may not exceed $5,000.00 total. To find out more about the program please contact Dan Dillner, by phone at 777-3079 or by e-mail at Dan.Dillner@vermont.gov.

To place an order please download the order form below. The order form can be filled out electronically, but for it to work properly you must first download it and save it to your computer. To submit your order please print your completed order form and mail in along with a check for 50% of the order total.  Order forms and checks must be received no later than December 4th, 2020. Late orders or orders over $5,000.00 will not be accepted. If you have any questions or need help with the order form please contact Kim Partlow, by phone at 879-6565 or e-mail at Kim.Partlow@vermont.gov.


Danielle Fitzko, Director
Division of Forests
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620
(802) 828-1531