Federal Excess Personal Property
The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program is authorized under terms of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 USC 483) , and the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 (16 USC 2106).
FEPP is Federal equipment on loan to State Foresters from the Federal Government for use in rural and wildland fire protection programs. Items loaned through this program may be used for fire protection purposes only.
Most items loaned in the FEPP program are from military installations, with trucks suitable for conversion to tankers or brush trucks being preferred. Other common items on loan include generators, pumps, and trailers.
The difference between the programs is that the Wyoming State Forestry Division (WSFD) lends FEPP property to rural fire departments for fire suppression; the equipment may not be sold or traded. After the department is finished using the equipment, it must be returned to WSFD.
FFP property acquired by WSFD prior to July 1, 2014, must be placed into service (that means in working order) for one year and must be available to be used for fire or emergency services to begin the In Service Date. Once that year is up, the property belongs exclusively to the Cooperator. Certain property acquired after July 1, 2014 will not be transferred to the cooperators and will remain property of the Department of Defense. This property will be treated in similarity to FEPP.
New FEPP and FFP agreements have been submitted to the US Forest Service for Review. (April 22, 2019)
PROPERTY CURRENTLY IN SERVICE