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Federal Fire Property Programs

Federal Excess Property Program

The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program refers to Forest Service-owned property that is on loan to State Foresters for the purpose of wildland and rural firefighting. Once acquired by the Forest Service, it is loaned to State Cooperators for firefighting purposes. The property is then loaned to the State Forester, who may then place it with local departments to improve local fire programs. State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service have mutually participated in the FEPP program since 1956


Firefighter Property Program

The Firefighter Property program (FFP) refers to one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) special programs where firefighters can get excess DoD property to be used for firefighting and emergency services. Certain property obtained from this program passes ownership after it has been in use for a specified period of time. This program is managed by the USDA Forest Service with cooperation of the State Forestry Agencies.

For more information please contact DNR Fire Excess Property Coordinator Jason Sartin
Phone: (815) 681-0095
Jason.Sartin@illinois.gov

For the Federal Excess Personal Property Program & The Firefighter Property Program website visit
https://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/fire/fepp