Fire Protection in South County Bolstered with New Funding and Fire Apparatus


South County’s fire protection has received a significant boost with the acquisition of a $20,000 grant and a Forest Service Type 3 fire apparatus.

The grant, awarded just yesterday to the Doyle Fire Department, was made possible through a collaborative effort with the California Fire Foundation, with support from Lassen’s Fire Safe Council, who assisted in grant writing.

The newly acquired fire truck for Doyle is a 2003 Type 3 apparatus, and Ingram expressed gratitude to Alicia Hasting with the FEPP Federal Program for facilitating the procurement.

The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program involves Forest Service-owned assets, primarily originating from the Department of Defense, which are loaned to State Foresters for wildfire and rural firefighting. These assets are subsequently transferred to state cooperators, typically the state forester, who can then allocate them to local departments to enhance their fire programs.

Ingram emphasized that both the grant and the new fire truck will play a vital role in ensuring the safety of South County’s communities.


Photo: Kyle Herron from the Lassen Fire Safe Council and District 5 Supervisor Jason Ingram