The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) oversees the Wildland Fire Program to provide wildland fire protection equipment and supplies to Volunteer Fire Departments (VFDs) and Authorized Entities through cooperative agreements. This program was formerly administered by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). However, the Wildland Fire Program transitioned to the oversight of the DLA effective May 1, 2014. Primary program objectives are to facilitate advanced procurement and assist in the standardization of wildland fire equipment and supplies. 

More than 250 items are currently stocked under this program. 
 

These items include:

  • Water handling equipment and supplies
  • Fire line tools
  • Fire line shelters
  • Protective clothing
  • Canteens
  • Field packs
  • Sleeping bags
  • Batteries
  • Chainsaws
  • First aid kits
  • Goggles and safety glasses
  • Gloves

Cooperators purchasing equipment from the DLA must follow these provisions:

  • Sign a "Cooperative Agreement" with the MFC.
  • Make only fire related purchases.  Ensure payment of items upon receipts.
  • Forward copy of DLA invoice to the MFC.

DLA Forms

Federal Purchasing System Memorandum of Understanding.  This form is to be completed and mailed to Trenton "Keith" Beatty, 3139 Hwy 468 West, Pearl, MS 39208.

Click here to visit the DLA Website.

For more information on the DLA Wildland Fire Program, please contact:

Trenton "Keith" Beatty
Rural Fire Assistance Coordinator
3139 Highway 468 West
Pearl, MS 39208
Office: (601) 420-6017
Fax: (601) 420-6003
Cell: (662) 251-6396
Email: kbeatty@mfc.state.ms.us