May 2023

The Rural Fire Protection (RFP) program within the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division is dedicated to assisting communities and fire departments in protecting lives, property, and the environment.


McNeil Fire Department in Columbia County received a 2WD freightliner tanker. They also received a $10,000 grant to help cover the cost of the freightliner from the Refurbishment Grant now offered by Rural Fire Protection.

Crawford County Fire District #7 received a War Eagle boat to be converted into a fire boat.

What's in the Warehouse?

The following items are available to eligible Arkansas fire departments:

First Aid Wool Blankets

N95 Masks

Save the Date: 2023 Rural Fire Show

Save the date for the 2023 Rural Fire Show!

Join us at the Conway Expo Center October 7, 2023, for our annual event thanking Arkansas fire fighters and their families. Keep an eye out for more details. Find photos from the 2022 Rural Fire Show here

For additional information, call (501) 679-3581 or visit our website.

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