OLYMPIA - Twenty-three rural fire protection districts and fire department agencies, including one in Pacific County, have been awarded just over $200,000 in volunteer fire assistance grant funds from 2010 to purchase much needed personal protective clothing, fire shelters and basic fire suppression tools.

The funds are provided by the United States Forest Service and administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Pacific County Fire Protection District No. 1, based in Ocean Park, will get $14,281 for equipment refurbishment and training.

"During these challenging, economic times, this volunteer fire assistance is desperately needed," said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. "The program pays for half the cost of new safety equipment for our fire districts."

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