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Wyoming State Forestry Division


Wyoming State Forestry Division Supports Wildland Firefighters

Utilizing the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) Program, Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD) remanufactures and paints excess-military trucks, and builds fire packages for the vehicles.  WSFD also provides field service, training, and parts to Wyoming counties to maintain this fleet of fire suppression equipment. 

Together, WSFD and FEPP ensure the fire departments across the state have the necessary equipment to fight fires. Once WSFD acquires the vehicle through the FEPP Program, the WSFD mechanic shop provides a full-scale overhaul of the military vehicle. These trucks are all ready to fight fire right out the door,” said FEPP Manager Steve Stowe, WSFD.  A key feature on the truck is a 750-gallon firefighting package.  This is a tremendous asset when fighting rural fires where water could be scarce. 

Steve Stowe prepares a needs list for the statewide counties.  “When a wildfire is reported, the first firefighters on the scene are usually from volunteer fire departments.  The initial attack role these fire departments play in fighting Wyoming wildfires is significant,” said Stowe. “The cost savings from this program reaches out to all counties and most important, small communities across the state that has limited funds,” added Stowe.

Photo of Linder Rural Tanker.    Photo of 4 refurbished tankers.

Photo of Tanker assigned to Natrona Rural Fire Dept.    Photo of Linder tanker in action.

Contact your state FEPP Manager or State Forester with questions or comments concerning the FEPP program.

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