About the program
This program awards grants to help Minnesota fire departments purchase a gear washer/extractor or dryer.
Despite being more
physically fit and healthier than the general population, both career and
volunteer/paid-on-call firefighters experience cancer at higher rates than
those in the communities they serve.
Studies continue to show that firefighters are acutely exposed to known
carcinogens during structure and other fires and are continually exposed via
turnout gear that is soiled due to exposure to toxic combustion
Mechanical turnout gear washers and dryers have been introduced as an
effective and efficient means by which firefighters can best clean their soiled
turnout gear and greatly reduce their exposure to combustion byproducts.
How to apply
Contact Nolan Pasell by email or call him at 651-201-7218 to receive an application for the 2020 program. You can also download the application package here.
Deadline: Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.
Use this application checklist to ensure your application was properly completed and you included all of the information.
Follow these steps to apply:
- Complete the application.
- Answer the application questions.
- Provide a letter from your jurisdiction indicating their intent to
purchase a washer or dryer.
- Provide project cost proposal.
- Submit all materials no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
How to submit your application
Submit all application materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by
State Fire Marshal
Attn: Nolan Pasell
St., Suite 145
St. Paul, MN
More details about the 2020 program
This letter goes over the program in more detail and includes information on grant amounts, eligible applicants and the grant process.
Contact Nolan Pasell by email or call him at 651-201-7218.