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Local Emergency Responders Receive Grants

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Schieler, Communications Specialist
Karen.Schieler@compeer.com
(309) 268-0254
 
Local Emergency Responders Receive
Compeer Financial Grants
 
Sun Prairie, Wis., (October 19, 2018)  More than 160 rural emergency services agencies are receiving a portion of $450,000 in grants from Compeer Financial.
 
The Emergency Response Equipment Program is provided by the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America. The program’s mission is to support rural communities in Compeer Financial’s territory by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance departments.
 
Grants are funding a variety of needs, including updating communication equipment and purchasing new protective gear, thermal imaging cameras and portable medical equipment for first responders.
 
“By helping get these first responders the tools and equipment they need, they can better serve our rural communities and farms,” said John Monson, chair of the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America Board of Trustees. “Ensuring that all aspects of our communities are well-equipped to serve all of their citizens is important to our cooperative, clients and team members. It’s where we work and live, too.”
 
Compeer Financial plans to offer the Emergency Response Equipment Program annually, with the application process being open during the month of August.
 
Illinois
Allin Township Fire Protection District – to purchase ballistic vests.
 
Alexis Fire Protection District – to purchase rescue saws.
 
Ashton Fire & Rescue – to purchase 20 portable LED flashlights.
 
Bath Fire Protection District – to purchase a thermal imaging camera.
 
Biggsville Fire Protection District – to purchase pagers.
 
Bishop Hill Fire Protection District – partnering with five other departments to purchase a fit testing machine and donate to Western Illinois Firefighters Association
 
Blandinsville Hire Fire Department – to purchase one set of turnout gear.
 
Brimfield Community Fire Protection District – to purchase EMS and rescue equipment to upgrade two trucks to basic life support.
 
Bushnell Prairie City Fire Protection District – to purchase flashlights and a thermal imaging camera.
 
Cass-Putman Rescue Squad NFP – to purchase portable radios and pagers.
 
Cedarville Fire Protection District – to purchase rescue equipment and training.
 
City of Galesburg Fire Department – partnering with five other departments to purchase a fit testing machine and donate to Western Illinois Firefighters Association.
 
Clover Township Fire Department – partnering with five other departments to purchase a fit testing machine and donate to Western Illinois Firefighters Association.
 
Cuba Fire Protection District – to purchase rubber supply hose for our primary response apparatus.
 
Dakota Fire Protection District – to purchase a portable foam system, nozzles and LED lighting equipment.
 
Dale Township Fire Department – to purchase a gas detection meter and thermal imaging camera.
 
Dallas City Fire Department – to purchase thermal imaging cameras.
 
Elba Salem Fire Protection District – to purchase boots.
 
Flanagan-Graymont Fire Protection District – to purchase EMS/rescue equipment such as a handheld pulse oximeter and spine boards.
 
Forreston Fire Protection District – to purchase fire hoses, nozzles and a thermal imaging camera.
 
Galva Fire Department Galva Community FPD – partnering with five other departments to purchase a fit testing machine and donate to Western Illinois Firefighters Association.
 
Grant Park Fire District – to purchase a positive pressure ventilation fan.
 
Gridley Fire Protection District – to purchase E 911 address signs for those properties and residences within our district that do not have one posted.
 
Havana Rural Fire Department – to purchase a combination stabilizing strut package.
 
Henderson Township Fire Protection District – to purchase seven helmets.
 
Kaneville Fire Protection District – to purchase two multi-gas detectors.
 
Knoxville Community Fire Protection District – to purchase multi-gas detectors and structural firefighting gloves.
 
LeRoy Community Fire Protection District – to purchase lifting airbags to aid in vehicle extrication and tractor rollover rescues.
 
Liberty Fire Protection District – to help offset the cost of SCBAs.
 
Limestone Township Fire Protection District – to purchase video laryngoscopes.
 
Lisbon-Seward Fire Protection District – to purchase hand- and battery-powered tools.
 
Little York Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase two LED scene lights.
 
MABAS Division 17 Technical Rescue Team – to purchase SCBA cylinders.
 
Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District – to purchase 13 structural firefighting helmets.
 
Maquon Fire Protection District – to purchase seven pagers.
 
Milledgeville Fire Department – to purchase four ballistic helmets, ballistic vests and rescue helmets.
 
Morrison Fire Department – to purchase thermal imaging cameras.
 
Mount Hope-Funks Grove Fire Protection District – to purchase firefighter rehab equipment.
 
Mount Morris Fire Protection District – to purchase three sets of EMS gear.
 
North Boone Fire Protection District #3 – to purchase all-in-one vehicle struts and a vehicle strut jack.
Oneida-Wataga Fire Department – partnering with five other departments to purchase a fit testing machine and donate to Western Illinois Firefighters Association.
 
Orangeville Fire Protection District – to purchase a water transfer pump.
 
Princeton Fire/EMS Department – to purchase cellular LTE-capable tablets.
 
Rock City Fire Protection District – to purchase complete barrier hoods.
 
Rio Fire Protection District – to purchase structural firefighting boots.
 
Saunemin Fire Protection District – to purchase a windshield cutter.
 
Savanna Fire Department – to purchase decontamination equipment.
 
Schuyler County Ambulance Service – to purchase pagers and VHF radios.
 
Secor Fire Protection District – to purchase hoses.
 
Seneca Fire Protection and Ambulance District – to purchase grain bin rescue equipment.
 
Stephenson County ERT TEMS – to purchase first aid bags and an AED.
 
Sublette Fire Protection District – to purchase a 12-lead EKG monitor with blood pressure cuff, pulse oximetry, ETCO2 and an AED.
 
Utica Fire Protection District – to purchase Identifire decals for SCBAs.
 
Walnut Fire Protection District – to purchase supplies and medications to upgrade our ambulance from basic to paramedic service.
 
West Brooklyn Volunteer Fire District – to purchase a cut-off saw for use in grain bin rescues.
 
Minnesota
Amboy Fire Department – to purchase collapsible supply hose with a quick connect fitting on each end.
 
Butterfield Fire Department – to purchase a portable ground monitor with various nozzle tips.
 
Cass Lake Volunteer Rural Fire Association – to purchase two AEDs.
 
Chandler Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase a stair chair to use where space is tight.
 
Chatfield Ambulance Service – to purchase pagers.
 
City of Motley Fire Department – to purchase an infrared camera.
 
City of Royalton – to purchase pagers.
 
Cloquet Area Fire District – to purchase an AED for emergency medical response and pagers.
 
Darfur Fire Department – to purchase a positive pressure ventilation fan.
 
Dodge Center Fire Department – to purchase pagers.
 
Easton Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase dual-light angle lights and helmet-mounted dual-light flashlights.
 
Ellendale Fire Department – to purchase hoses.
 
Faribault Fire Department – to purchase cordless lights with stands and batteries.
 
Foley Fire Department – to purchase vehicle stabilization struts.
 
Freeport Fire Department – to purchase PPE overalls.
 
Good Thunder Fire Department – to purchase pagers.
 
Granada 1st Responders – to purchase a CPR device and other basic supplies.
 
Grand Meadow Rural Fire Department – to purchase helmets.
 
Harris Fire Department – to purchase “go bags” and portable CO2 monitors.
 
Heron Lake Fire Department – to purchase pagers.
 
Hills Fire Department – to purchase pagers.
 
Holland Fire Department – to purchase turnout gear.
 
Jasper Community Ambulance – to purchase hand-held two-way radios.
 
Lake Benton Fire Department – to purchase an SCBA respiratory protection unit.
 
Lake Wilson Fire Department – to purchase a 2.5-inch pump for our tankers.
 
Madelia Community Ambulance – to purchase a portable suction unit, as well as CPR training manikins with feedback.
 
Magnolia Fire & Rescue – to purchase battery tools such as chargers and extra batteries as well as boots and gloves.
 
Mazeppa Fire and Rescue – to purchase equipment such as an oxygen bag, CPR training manikin and pulse oximetry monitors.
 
Medford Fire Department/City of Medford – to purchase communication systems for our two pumper/engine trucks.
 
Milaca Fire Department – to purchase a SCBA.
 
Mora Area Fire Department – to purchase SCBA face masks.
 
Myrtle Community Fire Department – to purchase SCBA air packs.
 
New Munich Fire Department – to purchase a chainsaw for structure ventilation.
 
Nicollet Rural Fire Department – to purchase an unmanned ground monitor.
 
Odin Fire Department – to purchase personal protective gear.
 
Orr Ambulance Service – to purchase one American Red Cross first aid instructor pack.
 
Ostrander Fire Department – to purchase hose, nozzles and ladders.
 
Pequot Lakes Fire Department – to purchase equipment such as rescue ropes, carabiners, and swivel pulleys.
 
Randolph Hampton Fire District – to purchase air cylinders and valve assemblies.
 
Red Wing Fire Department – to purchase a grain rescue tube.
 
Rose Creek Fire Department – to purchase helmets.
 
Rushford Fire Department – to purchase an 800mHZ radio.
 
Rushmore Fire and Rescue – to purchase SCBA air tanks.
 
St. James Fire Department – to purchase helmets.
 
Sherburn Fire Department – to purchase a remote-operated monitor for use on wildland fires.
 
South Haven Fire and Rescue – to purchase EpiPens and SCBA air bottles.
 
Stewart Fire Department – to purchase turnout gear and flashlights.
 
Trimont Fire Department – to purchase pagers and a radio.
 
Upsala First Response Team/EMS – to purchase an AED and other equipment.
 
Wells Fire Department – to purchase SCBA masks.
 
Winsted Fire Department – to purchase leaf blowers and on-board hose system for our UTV.
 
Winthrop Ambulance – to purchase a laptop computer.
 
Wisconsin
Albany Area EMS – to purchase a computer for the ambulance.
 
Alto Fire Department – to purchase personal protective turnout gear.
 
Apple River Fire and Rescue – to purchase a water rescue boat and equipment.
 
Arcadia Ambulance Service – to purchase multi-channel pagers.
 
Ashippun Fire Department – to purchase CPR training manikins that measure feedback and compression depth.
 
Belleville Fire District – to purchase personal protective equipment for water rescues.
 
Boscobel & Rural Fire Department – to purchase an inflatable rescue boat.
 
Brownsville Fire Company – to purchase tactical responder parkas, radian heavy vests and first aid kits.
 
Chetek Fire – to purchase high-angle rescue equipment and to train on the proper use and techniques of the equipment.
 
Colfax Rescue – to purchase a pulse oximeter/carbon monoxide monitor.
 
Dallas Sioux Creek Fire Department – to purchase confined space/rope rescue equipment.
 
Dane Fire Department – to purchase replacement noncompliant fire hose for our engine and an additional traffic safety vest.
 
Darlington Emergency Medical Services Inc. C/O Green County EMS – to purchase two laptops for our ambulances.
 
Deer Park Area Fire Department – to purchase an electric positive pressure ventilation fan.
 
Dickeyville EMS – to purchase an inflatable rescue boat.
 
Dodgeville Area Ambulance Service – to purchase CPR training manikins that provide feedback.
 
Dover-Gilmanton First Responders – to purchase pagers and AEDs.
 
Edgerton Fire Protection District – to purchase two rotary saws.
 
Elkhart Lake Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase a rapid intervention firefighter rescue tool and an emergency hammer with a seatbelt cutter.
 
Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service – to purchase recertified AED defibrillators.
 
Erv's Sparta Area Fire Protection District – to purchase replenishing liquids and eco-friendly moss to help contain and confine leaks during motor vehicle accidents.
 
Friesland Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase helmet-mounted lights.
 
Harris Volunteer Fire Department Inc. – to purchase a rescue basket, pulleys, harnesses and gloves.
 
Harrison Fire Rescue – to purchase particulate and carcinogen protective hoods.
 
Kendall Fire Department – to purchase lantern flashlights.
 
Knowles Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase a “Blitz Fire Attack Nozzle.”
 
Lancaster Fire Department – to purchase water rescue dry suits.
 
Lauderdale La Grange Fire and Rescueto purchase a battery-operated cutter and spreader for vehicle and debris extrication.
 
Lifestar Emergency Medical Services – to purchase a CPR training manikin with an airway head to practice intubations.
 
Linden Fire Department – to purchase a structural turnout gear washer/extractor.
 
Marquette Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase pagers and a programmer.
 
Melrose Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase boots.
 
Mondovi Fire Department – to purchase collapsible traffic cones and pagers.
 
Mount Horeb Joint Fire Department – to purchase equipment to provide confined space and rope rescue response.
 
New Glarus Fire District – to purchase three smooth-bore nozzles.
 
New Richmond Fire & Rescue Department – to purchase four rescue ropes and one rescue saw.
 
Richland Center Fire Department – to purchase a 100-watt mobile radio.
 
Rio Fire & EMS – to upgrade the radio infrastructure in our ambulances.
 
Rome Fire District – to purchase a mobile radio with programming and microphone, voice pagers and LED stop/slow paddles for traffic control.
 
Rosendale Fire Department – to purchase a task force blitz nozzle.
 
Rural Bridgeport-Prairie du Chien Fire Department – to purchase grain bin rescue equipment.
 
Sauk Fire District/Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase rescue ropes, safety lanyards, helmets, carabiners, harnesses, D rings, pulleys, ascenders and other rope rescue equipment.
 
Sauk Prairie Ambulance Association – to purchase a hemorrhage control training kit.
 
Sawyer County Ambulance – to purchase wearable single-gas detectors.
 
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase helmets.
 
Stanley Fire Department – to purchase a rescue chain set and tripod.
 
Tilden Fire Department – to purchase an AED and accessories.
 
Town of Campbell Fire Department – to purchase a positive pressure ventilation fan.
 
Town of Ixonia Fire & EMS – to purchase an AED.
 
Town & Village of Eden Fire Department – to purchase nozzles used on attack lines carried on our engines.
 
Township Fire Department Inc. – to purchase two AEDs.
 
Utica Volunteer Fire Department – to purchase a battery-operated multi-tool that is a combination cutter/spreader.
 
Viroqua Fire Department – to purchase high-angle rescue, farm rescue/extrication and swift water rescue equipment.
 
Wheatland Fire Department – to purchase pagers and portable radios.
 
Wiota Fire Department & First Response – to purchase pagers.
 
Yuba Volunteer Fire Department/Yuba First Responders – to purchase CPR training manikins.
 
 
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 1 percent of annual net earnings to support the fund’s focus areas of education, youth engagement, rural development, community enrichment, agricultural advocacy and development, client development and team member giving. The fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors. More information about opportunities available through the fund can be found at Compeer.com/giving-back.
 
About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $19.5 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.
 
Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. For more information about Compeer Financial, visit Compeer.com.
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Editor’s Note:
Direct grant link: https://compeer.com/Home/Investing-in-Rural-Communities/Giving-Back/Grants/General-Use-Grant
 
Compeer Financial’s territory map: https://compeer.com/Utility/Support/About/Who-We-Are