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RESPONDER REQUIPMENT: Compeer Financial has provided emergency department equipment grants since 2018.

Compeer awards grants to emergency response agencies

A total of 163 Emergency Response Grants were awarded in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 163 grants totaling $450,134 under its Emergency Response Equipment Program.

Emergency Response Equipment Grants help to offset the cost of equipment that community emergency response departments need to carry out their important work throughout rural America. Fifty-four of these grants, totaling $144,166, were for COVID-19-related response needs.

Since the program was established in 2018, the fund has awarded emergency response equipment grants to 492 agencies for a total impact of over $1.3 million. The fund intends to offer this grant again in August 2021 to provide funding for late 2021.

The 163 organizations in Compeer Financial’s territory receiving support from this grant program include:


Apple River Fire Department. A grain bin rescue system and related training
Beecher Fire Protection District.  Tactical responder hi-vis parkas with blood borne pathogen protection
Brown County Ambulance Service. Automated External Defibrillators
Browning Fire Department. Pagers
Bureau Fire Protection District. Grain bin rescue equipment: stokes basket with harness, rope rescue kit, harness, ropes, carabiners, ascenders, straps, pulleys and webbing
Cameron Fire Department. Surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves, disposable gowns and thermal cameras
Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District. Aluminum house number signs
Crete Fire Protection District. Thermal imaging cameras
East Galesburg Volunteer Fire Department. A generator, sawzall, 5-gas meter, and auto extraction gloves
Easton Rural Fire Protection District. Bunker gear
Erie Fire Protection District. A gear washing system
Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District. A gear extractor
FSW Fire Protection District. A gear washer
Good Hope-Sciota Fire Protection District. Portable radios, halligan tools and axes
Griggsville Fire Department. Sanitizer and dispenser, masks, gloves, gear wash, fogger with solution, thermometers, and UV light
Leaf River Fire Protection District. Portable radios
LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service Inc. UV lights and UV glasses
MABAS Division 25 Swift Water Rescue Team. Dry suits
Manteno Community Fire Protection District. Rescue evac bags, rescue helmets, helmet lights, harnesses and rescue gloves
Marseilles Fire Protection District. Backpack blowers, firefighter boots and wildland fire jackets
Mazon Verona Kinsman Rescue Squad District. A light bar for the ambulance
Mount Carroll Fire Protection District. Portable radios and a thermal imaging camera
Mount Sterling Fire Department — Brown County Fire Protection District. A headset intercom system for the fire engine
Polo Fire Protection District. New computers
Pontiac Fire Department. Personal protective equipment for new members
Reading Fire Department. Medical equipment and turnout gear
Reynolds Fire Protection District. New turnout gear
Rockton Fire Protection District. New cardiac monitors
Sandwich Fire Department. Landing zone kits
Schuyler Fire District. Gloves and gas leak detector
Sheridan Community Fire Protection District. Gloves, masks, disposable lifter sheets, gowns, and face shields
Smithfield Fire Protection District. Pagers and radios
Somonauk Fire Protection District. Full face piece respirators
Timber-Hollis Fire Protection District. Formulti-gas detectors
Washburn Fire Department. SCBA masks and hoods
Wenona Fire Protection District. Boots
Wonder Lake Fire Protection District. Protective gear


Adams Area Ambulance Service. A defibrillator monitor
Alden Volunteer Fire Department. SCBA bottles
Balsam Township Volunteer Fire Department. Personal protective equipment
Blue Earth Fire and Rescue. A battery powered positive pressure fan
Brainerd Fire Department. For personal protective equipment heat protection and flame resistant firefighting hoods
Brownsdale Volunteer Fire Department. Structural firefighting turnout gear
Buffalo Fire Department. Pagers
Buffalo Lake Ambulance. PPE and sanitization equipment
Caledonia Ambulance Service. Tables and chairs for training department and EKG generator
Chain of Lakes Fire and Rescue District. Pagers
City of Victoria Fire Department. Reusable isolation gowns
City of Winnebago. EKG machines
Deerwood Fire Department. SCBA bottles
Delavan Fire Department. Radios
Elysian Fire Department. Turnout gear
Frost Fire Department. Accountability tags
Fulda Community Ambulance Association. A washer and dryer, water softener and storage containers
Garvin Fire Department. Fire coat and bunker pant set
Gaylord Ambulance. N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, sneeze guards, face shields, disinfectant and hi-visibility vests
Glenville Fire Department. Structural turnout gear sets
Grand Lake Fire Department. Medical bags, glucometers and SPCO monitor
Grand Meadow Area Ambulance. Wireless gateways
Green Isle Fire and Rescue. A gear dryer
Hayfield Community Ambulance. N95 masks, surgical masks and cleaning supplies
Henderson Fire Department. Masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and firefighter gear
Holland First Responders. Gas monitors, face shields, masks, gloves, aprons, safety vests and road flares
Jordan Fire Department. A rescue boat
Kiester Fire Department. Turnout gear
Lakefield Fire Department. A portable heavy duty air bag kit
Le Center Fire Department. Turnout gear
LeRoy Area Ambulance. COVID-19-related supplies and radio equipment
Lester Prairie Fire Department. Battery operated blowers, battery operated angle grinder, set of hand tools and storage chest, and portable LED scene lights
LeSueur Fire Department. A battery operated heat transfer fan
Lewiston Ambulance. A stair chair
Linwood Fire Department. A portable turnout gear dryer
Lismore Fire and Rescue. Pagers and radio
Maple Lake Fire — Ambulance. SCBA respirator and cartridges
Melrose Fire Department. Handheld radios
Minnesota City Fire and Rescue. Turnout gear
MLMB First Response Team. A Zoll AED, epi pens, Narcan, tourniquets, and emergency airway and PPE
Montrose Fire Department. Traffic safety equipment: cones, stop-slow signs; water rescue equipment: throw ropes, life jackets, and miscellaneous rescue equip; medical response equipment: personal protection equipment and first aid medical equipment supplies
Normanna Volunteer Fire Department. Medical equipment, bags, supplies and safety vests
North Star Township Fire and EMS. Turnout gear and firehose
Norwood Young America Fire Department. Medical response suits
Okabena Fire Department. Fire hoses
Ormsby Fire Department. Nozzles
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department. An off-road utility vehicle
Rushford Community Ambulance. A power load mechanism for a cot
Saint Clair Fire Department. A thermal imaging camera
Sauk Centre Fire Department. Air bags
South Aitkin First Responders. Masks, gloves, face shields, sanitizer, training mannequin and other training equipment
Spring Grove Ambulance Inc. N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns, no touch thermometer, UV cleaning light, gloves, goggles, hand sanitizer and bleach
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. Handheld radios
St. Charles Fire and Rescue. A ladder and canopy tent
St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Swift water rescue kits
Tower Area Ambulance Service. A Capnography unit
Truman Fire and Rescue. Helmets
Walnut Grove Fire Department. Helmets, boots, coat and bunker pants


Ada Fire Department. Portable scene lights
Allied Emergency Services Inc. A personal protective gear dryer
Augusta Bridge Creek Fire Department. Backboards, foam splints, tape and other medical supplies
Baraboo Fire Department. Swift water rescue equipment
Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District. Powered air purifying respirators and filters
Bloomer Community Ambulance. A cardiac monitor
Bloomington Fire Department. Turnout gear
Blue River Fire Department. A combination extrication tool
Boyceville Community Ambulance District. A portable suction unit
Boyceville Community Fire District. A positive pressure ventilation fan
Browntown, Cadiz, Jordan Fire District. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus tanks
Campbellsport Volunteer Fire Department. An automated external defibrillator
Cashton Area Fire Protection District. Turnout gear
Cassville Fire and Rescue Inc. Extrication equipment
Cataract First Responders. Grain bin rescue equipment
Chilton Fire Department. Wireless tablets
Chippewa Fire District. Airbags and associated equipment
Dane County EMS District 14. Sanitation equipment
Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department. Extrication equipment
Dodgeville Fire Department. Flame resistance masks with filtration and sanitizing misting machine
Doylestown Fire Department. High-visibility vests, LED blinking stop-slow paddles, and auto-crib jacks
Eldorado Emergency Medical Responders. Pagers
Elmwood Area Ambulance Service. Radios
Genoa Harmony Fire Department. Face masks, face shields, gowns, goggles, touchless thermometers, respirators and sanitizing agents
Glenwood City Fire Department. Helmets
Grand View Volunteer Fire Department. A generator
Grantsburg Fire Department Inc. A first responder bag
Greenbush Fire Department. Pagers and chargers
Hazel Green Fire Department. Snap-on respirators and face masks
Highland Volunteer Fire Department. Anti-exposure suits, flashlights and jackets
Hollandale First Responders. A stair chair and scoop stretcher
Howards Grove Fire Department. A combination rescue tool
Independence Fire Department. Air packs
Kiel Fire Department. A fire pump skid
Lancaster EMS Inc. CAPR devices with blower, charger, filter and battery
Lomira Fire Department. A gear dryer
Lone Rock Rescue. Disposable transport blankets, a UV light, non-disposable half-piece respirators and filters, and disposable plastic isolation gowns
Mayville EMS. A Nitronox unit
Menomonie Fire Department. Structure fire helmets
Municipal Ambulance Service and Amery Area EMS. An IV pump
Muscoda EMS. AEDs
Neosho Fire Department. An AED, first responder jump bag, and decontamination equipment
New Chester Township Volunteer Fire Department Incorporated. An oximeter, and an O2 tank with regulator and bag
Newburg Fire Department. Cleaning supplies, boots and jumpsuits
Oakdale Area Fire Association. UVC-LED handheld sterilizer wands
Oakfield Fire Department and EMS. Pagers
Osceola Fire and Rescue. Structure helmets, hoods, and structural fire armor
Potosi Rescue Squad Inc. Powered air purifying respirators, hoods and filters
Poynette-Dekorra EMS. A UV light system
Prairie Farm — Sheridan Fire Department. A dump tank
Reeseville Fire Department. A stokes basket, a saw, batteries and blades
Ridgeway Fire Department. Handheld radios, a suction machine and turnout gear
Roberts-Warren Fire Department. Defibrillators
Seneca Township Fire Department. A trailer
Shell Lake Fire Association. Ropes and grain bin rescue equipment
Silver Creek Volunteer Fire Department. Pagers
Theresa Fire Department. A gas meter and hydrogen cyanide meters
Town of Nekimi Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders. Wildland firefighter PPE
Town of Newton Volunteer Fire Department. PPE for new members
Tri County Ambulance Service. Full face respirators
Wascott Volunteer Fire Department. Pagers and GPS units
Waupun Fire Department. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus masks and electrostatic sprayer
Wauzeka Fire Department. Ice rescue suits
Webster Volunteer Fire Department. A mobile hose testing machine
Western Buffalo County Ambulance Service. A chest compression system
Whitehall Town of Lincoln Fire Department. LED stop-slow signs and LED flashlights
Wilton Ambulance Service. A blood pressure monitor
Wyocena Bureau of Fire. Turnout gear, helmets and pagers

About the Fund for Rural America

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s board of directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of agricultural advocacy and development, agriculture education, cooperative initiatives, rural development and community enrichment, and youth engagement. The fund is managed by a board of Trustees made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of the Compeer Financial board of directors. More information about opportunities available through the Fund can be found at

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