Governor Brad Henry encourages rural fire chiefs to apply for funding

Tuesday, December 13th 2005, 3:33 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Governor Brad Henry is encouraging fire chiefs of rural fire departments to apply for funding to offset the costs of fighting recent wildfires.

Federal disaster funds have been approved for Mayes, Stephens, McIntosh and Garvin counties.

The governor says all the chiefs need to do is submit proper documentation of their costs to the state Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. State Agriculture Secretary Terry Peach has sent a letter to the fire chiefs asking them to assess their needs.