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HELPING OUT: Emergency response equipment grants help to offset the cost of equipment that community emergency response departments need to carry out their work throughout rural America.

Compeer Financial gives $150,000 in emergency response grants

Fifty-five Wisconsin fire departments and emergency medical services receive equipment grants.

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 165 grants as part of its Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program, totaling $448,544. Fifty-five Wisconsin departments received over $150,000 in grant funding.

These grants help to offset the cost of equipment that community emergency response departments need to carry out their work throughout rural America. These 165 grants will directly impact the lives of 4,247 first responders and will touch the lives of more than 631,360 rural residents across Compeer Financial’s territory.

Since the program was established in 2018, the fund has awarded emergency response equipment grants to 328 agencies for a total impact of over $898,500. The fund intends to offer this program again in August 2020. 

“Emergency response departments play an invaluable role in the health and safety of rural communities,” says Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist. “The Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program allows Compeer to enrich these rural communities and potentially save lives by helping to provide essential equipment that first responders need to do their jobs.”

The 55 Wisconsin organizations receiving support to purchase equipment from the Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program include:

  • Adams County Fire District. Turnout gear dryer
  • Allenton Volunteer Fire Department. Rescue ropes, harnesses and self-retracting lifeline
  • Almena Fire Department. Grain bin rescue equipment
  • Black Earth Fire Department. Gear extractor industrial washing machine
  • Blair Preston Volunteer Fire Department. Portable water tank
  • Blanchardville Fire Department. Digital compatible portable radio and programming
  • Brandon-Fairwater Fire Department. Combustible gas leak detectors
  • Brule Fire Department. Semiautomatic external defibrillator and supplies
  • Burnett Fire Department. New turnout gear
  • Cascade Fire Department. Nomex fire hoods
  • City of Waterloo Fire and EMS. New fire hose
  • Cobb First Responders. New turnout gear
  • Cuba City Fire Department. Synthetic corn for grain bin rescue training trailer
  • Dunn County Emergency Medical Responders. Automated external defibrillators
  • Eagle Point Fire Department. Automated external defibrillators
  • Eldorado Fire Department. New turnout gear
  • Fall River Fire Department. Portable water tank and hose
  • Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. Helmet flashlights
  • Fountain City Fire Department. Automated external defibrillators
  • Glenwood City Ambulance Service. Trauma bags with supplies
  • Grand River Fire District. Battery-powered extrication tools
  • Gratiot Fire Department. New hose nozzles
  • Hixton Volunteer Fire Department. Thermal-imaging camera
  • Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department. New pagers and positive pressure fan
  • Hudson Fire Department. Handheld portable lights and portable water tank
  • Iron Ridge Fire Department Inc. First-aid training mannequins
  • Kickapoo Valley Rescue Squad. Handheld radios
  • La Farge Area Ambulance. Portable radios
  • La Farge Fire Department. Structural fire boots
  • Lebanon Fire Department. Heavy rescue rope set
  • Lund Fire Department. Blitzfire monitor
  • Mason Area Ambulance Service. Automated external defibrillator and supplies
  • Mineral Point Fire Department. Compressed air breathing cylinders
  • Monroe Vernon Fire Association. Rescue throw ropes
  • Monticello Fire Department. New turnout gear
  • Muscoda Fire Department. Grain bin rescue system
  • Osseo Rural Fire Department. High-angle rescue ropes and harness
  • Oxford Fire Department. New turnout gear
  • Pepin Emergency Ambulance Service. Automated external defibrillator training mannequin
  • Poynette Dekorra Fire Department. Rescue ropes, harnesses, raising and lowering systems
  • Prairie du Sac Volunteer Fire Department. Vehicle extrication stabilization equipment
  • Prescott Fire and EMS Association. Thermal-imaging camera and multigas detector kits
  • Randolph Fire Department. Fire extinguisher training kit
  • Raymond Fire and Rescue Department. New automated external defibrillator
  • Saint Cloud Fire Department. Helmets, flashlights and pagers
  • Sharon Fire and Rescue. Thermal-imaging camera
  • Shelby Fire Department. Single-voltage detectors, thermal-imaging cameras and single-gas carbon monoxide detectors
  • Sheldon Fire Protection District. Personal protective gear sets
  • Town of Burlington Fire Department. Water rescue kits
  • Town of Washington Volunteer Fire Department-Hillpoint Fire. New turnout gear
  • Town of Winchester Fire Department. Fully equipped EMS bags
  • Village of Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department. New supply hose
  • Village of Westfield Volunteer Fire Department. Self-contained breathing apparatuses
  • Waubeka Fire Department. Inverter generators, protective covers, parallel cable kits and charging cord
  • Wilton Volunteer Fire Department. New fire boots
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