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

District 5:  Caledonia, Essex & Orleans Counties
Emily Meacham


Wildland Fire Protective Gear & Equipment 50/50 Purchasing Program 
Annually the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forestry Division offers the wildland fire protective gear and equipment 50/50 Purchasing program. This grant is offered to Vermont volunteer fire departments (VFDs) and is funded by federal Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) funds. This purchasing program is limited to specific items from the Wildland Fire Equipment catalog. To find out more about the program please contact Dan Dillner  (dan.dillner@vermont.gov).


Class-A firefighting Foam 50/50 Purchasing Program
The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forestry Division currently has a limited supply of Class-A firefighting foam available for purchase under the Volunteer Fire Assistance Purchasing Program, funded by the U.S. Forest Service. It is available to rural towns in Vermont with a population of 10,000 or less. Towns can order the foam and pay 50% of the total cost, and the other 50% is paid for by the program. Due to the limited supply, towns will be allowed to order a maximum of 10 (5 gallon) containers of foam, on a first come first serve basis. Orders will be accepted until September 20, 2019 or until supplies are gone.

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