NMFT, Northen Monroe Fire Territory, Northern Monroe County Fire Protection Territory
NMFT, Northen Monroe Fire Territory, Northern Monroe County Fire Protection Territory

Grants

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Bloomington Township Department of Fire & Emergency Services actively seeks and applies for Local, State, and Federal grant assistance as well as grants through philanthropic organizations in many different categories. Our department actively seeks assistance with grant information and preparation. If you would like to assist our fire department please email us at fire@btfire.org




  • On July 25th 2003, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the USFA titled Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded $151,515 in the "Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety" category. This grant will help purchase SCBAs, related equipment and SCBA face piece fit testing equipment.

  • On September 2nd 2003, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will help place equipment on the department's new tanker, including a 2100 gallon dump tank.

  • August of 2003, Bloomington Township Fire Department was award $85,685 from part 1 of the SHSP state grant through the Monroe County EMA. This grant was used to purchase a 2004 Ford F350 with a Clark utility cabinet. This vehicle carries the departments first response equipment for hazardous materials and WMD events. These funds also purchased a Zumro decontamination tent, a Bae systems Chem Sentry detection unit and multi-station charging system for the departments portable radios.

  • On October 17th 2003, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Commerce - Energy Policy Division - Recycling Market Development Program for $558.00. For information on the Recycled Product Purchasing Grant see Recycle Indiana This grant will be used to help purchase cribbing made from 100% recycled materials. Cribbing is used to help stabilize vehicles that have been involved in accidents, while extrication of patients is performed.

  • July of 2004, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana State Fire Marshall's Office for $50,000. These funds were used to purchase hazardous materials response equipment. This equipment includes: An onboard computer for the rapid identification of hazardous materials information, communication equipment, level a entry suits, heavy extrication equipment, and other response equipment.

  • July 2004, the department was awarded 15,500 through the Monroe County EMA as part of the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) part 1. These funds will be used to upgrade the department's SCBAs to be CBRNE compliant.

  • On August 2nd 2004, the department was awarded the Fire Prevention and Safety Program FY 2003 grant. This grant will purchase a Sparky The Fire Dog Costume and related literature for our Fire Prevention Program. This Program is administered by Craig Zollars, the department's Fire Prevention Officer.

  • On February 11th 2005, the department was awarded the Fire Prevention and Safety Program FY 2004 grant. This grant will purchase a "Sparky Fire House" used to train children about the various hazards around the home, and a laptop computer and projector, to present the "Risk Watch" program to children of all ages. Visit our Fire Prevention Page if you would like to schedule a fire prevention activity for your organization.

  • September 2005, The department received a grant from the USFA titled Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), through the efforts of the Ellettsville Fire Department who wrote the grant as a county wide project. Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded $76,961.50 in the "Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety" category. This grant will help purchase 800MHz radios to facilitate statewide interoperability.

  • May 22nd 2006, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will help purchase turnout gear for the department.

  • October 12th 2007, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the USFA titled Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) for $74,542. These funds will be used to install a Plymovent exhaust system in the bays of both Station 5, and Station 15. These exhaust systems connect directly to the apparatus and help eliminate exhaust fumes from the building.

  • December 12th 2007, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded the Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) grant. This grant is for haz-mat equipment and includes a Ahura-Raman spectroscopy chemical identifier, and an MSA-Photoionization Detector. This equipment is valued at $40,000.

  • May 2nd 2008, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will help purchase New Hose and Nozzles for the department.

  • December 19, 2008 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded $3,000 through the Monroe County Community Services Grant. This grant will help purchase New AEDs for the department that are pediatric capable.

  • February 27, 2009 Bloomington Township Fire department was awarded $10,500  through the Indian Department of Homeland Security for hazardous materials equipment.

  • June 1st 2009, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $4,000. This grant will help purchase a Kawasaki Mule that will be used in remote parts of our response area for both rescues and wildland firefighting.

  • February 5th, 2010 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the USFA titled Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) for $29,100 These funds will be used to replce the departments large diameter water supply hose.

  • June 15th, 2010 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will help the department replace 2-1/2" nozzels, ladders and foam eductors.

  • On May 31, 2011 the department was awarded $11,296 from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). These funds will be used to purchase monitoring equipment for the department's hazardous materials team.

  • On October 11, 2011 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will help the department replace wildland firefighting equipment.

  • On December 22, 2011 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) for $5,610. This grant will help the department make the transition to VHF narrowbanding.

  • November, 2012 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee for $$8,037. This grant will be used to purchase level "A" fully encapsualted hazardous materials response suits.

  • February, 2013 the department was awarded $5,973.06 throught the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to purchase a level "C" Chlorine Kit and training dome. This kit is used to midigate a chlorine railroad car leak.

  • April, 2013 The department was awarded $7,142.86 throught the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Hazardous Materials Project. This grant will be used to purchase level "A" hazmat suits with incorporated flash protection, and a Nitrogen Dioxide monitor.

  • August, 2013 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will be used to purchase wildland firefighting equipment.

  • May, 2014 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Foundation Grant Program for $4,000. This grant will be used to purchase turnout gear.

  • June, 2014 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for $6,328. This grant will be used to purchase hazardous materials response equipment.

  • August, 2014 Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000. This grant will be used to purchase turnout gear.

  • 2015, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the State Homeland Security Grant program for $17,360 to purchase various pieces of hazardous materials response equipment and replace our outdated SCBA Facemask fit testing equipment.

  • 2015, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Foundation Grant Program for $4,000, used to purchase AED’s.

  • August 2015, Bloomington Township Fire Department was awarded a grant through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $5,000, which was used to purchase wildland turnout gear.