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.
Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP)—The federal government maintains title to property made available through FEPP and therefore the equipment is considered on loan to the receiving fire department. Only equipment used for fire suppression activities is available through this program. It must be transferred to another VFD, or returned to DNR for auction via an onsite (VFD location) online auction.