Arkansas Forestry Commission helps rural fire departments with much-needed supplies

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GREENBRIER, Ark.- Dozens of volunteer fire departments across the state struggle with tight budgets. They often can’t afford the supplies they need to do their job well.

The Forestry-Rural Fire Protection Warehouse in Greenbrier is full of tools and equipment.  The Arkansas Forestry Commission gets these leftover supplies from the D-O-D.  Then, they open their doors and get local fire departments to get whatever they want – for free.

The work of a volunteer fire fighter has little glitz and glory.  No pay while doing more with less.

The Warehouse also offers fire department vehicles at a huge discount.  A tanker that would normally cost a department $250 thousand; they can get at a warehouse for about $5 thousand.

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