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Firefighter Property Program

Available only to Minnesota fire departments.

Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighter Property Program

DNR Forestry has the authority to acquire excess military equipment and transfer the equipment to fire departments and emergency service agencies. A certificate to obtain title will be made available to recipients of the equipment once the equipment is converted and ready to be placed into service. Fire departments are responsible for licensing these vehicles.

How to apply: Rural fire department chief submits a written a letter on fire department letterhead with the type of equipment and how it will be used for fire suppression or fill out the Request Form. This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. The requesting fire departments will be placed on the waiting list for the specific vehicle.

Send the letter or form to:
Todd Vogelgesang
Minnesota Interagency Fire Center
402 Eleventh Street SE
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
tel: 218-322-2689
fax: 218-327-4527

Fire departments will be responsible for paying a transportation fee, any service and/or parts fees. The transportation charges are based on shipping costs that the DNR incurred in transporting the vehicle to Willow River.