INDIANAPOLIS - Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties throughout Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in grants.
The grants are administered by the state Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry. Recipients are selected based on population density, the acreage of public wild lands that they protect, and wild land fire reporting to DNR Fire Control Headquarters.
Grants may be used for training, installation of dry hydrants, or to purchase necessary firefighting equipment and protective gear in an effort to increase firefighting capacity and personnel safety.
The grants range from $969 to $5,000 and were given to 44 departments across Indiana.
Scooter crash kills Columbus father, son
A 7-year-old boy and his father died after a car hit the motor scooter that they were riding Tuesday evening.
Kassigs release new letter about captive son
Ed and Paula Kassig, the parents of captive Hoosier Abdul-Rahman Kassig, released a new letter Thursday asking again for mercy for their son.
Former Ind. court clerk arrested for forgery
A former Indiana court clerk was arrested Wednesday on 22 felony charges.
City could consider public's use of Narcan
Indianapolis police and ambulance crews have reported success in dispensing Narcan to people who overdose on heroin.
Addicts target Wal-Mart in shoplifting scheme
Feeding a heroin addiction often means addicts resort to stealing – from friends, family and businesses.
Possible coyote sighting in Meridian Hills
Coyote sightings have been increasing in Central Indiana, including reported sightings in residential neighborhoods and along busy streets.