$450K Awarded To Emergency Response Departments

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 155 grants as part of their Emergency Response Equipment Program, totaling $450,391.

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. Eight of these grants went directly to COVID-19 related response needs.

The 2021 Emergency Response Equipment Grants will directly impact the lives of 4,043 first responders and will touch the lives of 696,396 rural residents.

“We are proud to partner with emergency response organizations across our territory, all of which are vital parts of their communities,” said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer Financial. “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.”

Since the program was established in 2018, the Fund has awarded 646 Emergency Response Equipment Grants for a total impact of over $1.7 million. The Fund intends to offer this grant again in August 2022. 

The 155 organizations in Compeer Financial’s territory receiving support from the Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program include:

Adell Volunteer Fire Department: turnout gear
Alma Center Community Fire Department: structure bunker gear and structure gloves
Alma Fire Department: radios
Argyle – Adams Fire Department: breathing air cylinders
Arthur-Cadott-Goetz-Sigel Fire Dept: personal protective gear for firefighters
Ashland Fire Department: radar system
Belmont Fire-Ambulance Protection District: grain rescue tube and rescue auger
Briggsville Fire Department: radios
Caledonia Fire Department: rope rescue kit
Clear Lake Area Ambulance: first response bags and splints
Coloma Fire Department: portable radios
Deer Park Area Fire Department: LED scene lighting
Deer-Grove EMS: AEDs (automated external defibrillators)
Eastman Fire Department: equipment for a grain bin rescue trailer
Eleva Fire Department: turnout gear
Glen Haven Fire Department: turnout gear
Harris Volunteer Fire Department: turnout gear
Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service: pagers
Iron River Ambulance: mobile radio
Knowles Volunteer Fire Department: portable scene lights and battery-operated extrication equipment
Lafayette County EMS: protective helmets
Linden Volunteer Fire Department: positive pressure portable ventilation fan
Lodi Area EMS: pagers
Lyndon Station Fire and Rescue Dept: boots for firefighters
Marengo Valley Fire Department: rescue UTV
Marshall Volunteer Fire Department Inc: voltage detectors
MRPC Ambulance: portable radios
Norwalk Area Fire District: turnout gear
Potter Vol Fire Dept: firefighting boots
Richland County Ambulance Association: heart monitors
Rio Fire Department: tornado siren
Rural Bridgeport-Prairie du Chien Fire Department: turnout gear
Sauk City Volunteer Fire Department-Sauk Fire District: thermal imaging camera
Spring Green Fire Protection District: sonar and camera
Taylor Fire and EMS District: confined air breathing system, short term breathing apparatus
Tilden Volunteer Fire Department: 4 multi-gas meter detector and motorized sample draw pump
Town of Campbell Fire Department: turnout gear dryer
Town of Ixonia Fire and EMS Department: oximeter with SPCO and SPO2 monitoring
Town of Superior Fire Department: ionized combustible gas detector
Town of Vinland Fire Department: personal protective turn gear
Township Fire Dept Inc: underwater remotely operated vehicle
Turtle Lake Fire District: SCBA bottles
Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Inc: combustible gas leak detector
United Fire and Rescue District Inc: portable radios
Utica Volunteer Fire Department: hydraulic ram, halligan bars, utility rope and a set of turnout gear
Van Dyne Volunteer Fire Department: boots
Village of Grafton Fire Department: IV pump
Village of Waterford Fire Department: turnout gear
Viroqua Fire Department: advanced oxygen kits, suction kits, fingertip pulse oximeters, backboard, head immobilizer, and soft stretcher
Westby-Christiana Fire District: structural firefighting helmets
Whitewater Fire Department: battery powered rescue tools
Winter Volunteer Fire Department: hoses, safety equipment, and ladders

Allen Township Fire Protection District: hydraulic pump to operate rescue equipment
Allin Township Fire Protection District: portable radio
Armington Community Fire Protection District: inflatable boat, life jackets and rescue ropes
Bath Fire Protection District: digital repeater, portable digital radios and a mobile digital radio
Bishop Hill Fire Protection District: rescue saw, 4-gas meter and accessories
Blackhawk Fire Protection District: chainsaw, roof saw and battery ram
Blandinsville Hire Fire Department: vital signs machine
Brimfield Community Fire Protection District: battery-operated portable exhaust fans
Carbon Cliff Barstow Fire Protection District: AEDs (automated external defibrillators)
Cass-Putman Rescue Services NFP: AEDs (automated external defibrillators)
Colona Community Fire Department: SPO2 – SPCO monitor
Cuba Fire Protection District: attack line hose and supply line hose
Dakota Fire Protection District: battery-powered chain saw and blower, pagers, and handheld radios
Dallas City Fire Department: quick attack monitor, mounting bracket, and adjustable nozzle
Elba Salem Fire Protection District: gloves and Nomex hoods
Emmet – Chalmers Fire Protection District: AED (automated external defibrillator)
Flanagan Fire Dept: cribbing, stabilizing struts and mounting bracket
Forreston Fire Protection District: power cot
Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District: AEDs (automated external defibrillators)
Havana Rural Fire Dept: 4-gas monitors
Henderson County Ambulance Service – Stronghurst Division: handheld radios and pagers
Hull-Kinderhook Fire Protection District: thermal imaging cameras
Le Roy Community Fire Protection District: leaf blower, backpack water pump, fire flappers, extinguisher sling and brush and fire rakes
Leonore Fire Department: handheld radios
Liberty Fire Protection District: structural firefighting PPE and non-fire rated gloves
Limestone Township Fire Protection District: 4-gas monitor and gas leak detector
Manlius Fire Protection District: portable radios
Maple Park and Countryside FPD: fire helmets
Maquon Fire Protection District: portable fire scene lights and helmet lights
Marseilles Area Ambulance Service: AEDs (automated external defibrillators)
Minier Rescue Squad: radios
Monmouth Fire Department: harnesses and helmets for rope rescue and grain rescue response trailer
Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD: respirator fit testing machine
Oak Run First Responders: marine de-icer, reciprocating saw, light tower, chain saw, floating manikin, and stokes basket cover
Oneida-Wataga Fire Protection District: battery-powered extrication ram
Orangeville Fire Protection District: AED (automated external defibrillator)
Ottawa Rescue Squad Inc: outboard motor
Paw Paw Community Fire Protection District : power cot system
Pearl City Fire Protection District: New extrication equipment
Rapids City Fire Protection District – Port Byron Fire Department: SCBA tanks
Rio Fire Department: rescue saw
Riverside Medical Center: portable radios
Rock City Fire Protection District: high pressure lifting bags
Scales Mound Fire Department: battery powered positive pressure fan
Secor Fire Protection District: bunker gear storage racks
Seneca Fire Protection and Ambulance District: 5-gas monitors
Sublette Fire Protection District: battery operated spreader
Utica Fire Protection District: emergency scene lighting
Walnut Fire Protection District: EMS protective gear
Williamsfield Fire Protection District – Dahinda Department: battery-powered positive pressure ventilation fan
Williamsfield Fire Protection District: battery powered ventilation saw, leaf blowers, and mobile radio

Adams Fire Department: fire helmets
Adrian Ambulance: AED (automated external defibrillator)
Amboy Fire Department: replacement batteries for the Jaws of Life
Arlington Fire Department: AED (automated external defibrillator), pads, trauma bag and supplies
Blackhoof Fire Department: SCBA cylinders
Blooming Prairie Fire Department: portable ground monitors with stream nozzles and stands
Brownton Fire Department: Emergency Medical International pocket tools
City of New Germany Fire Department: portable radios
Cologne Fire and Rescue: airbag lifting equipment
Darfur Fire Department: hose
Dexter Fire Department: turnout gear
Dodge Center Ambulance: 2-way radio
Easton Fire Department: turnout gear
Eyota Volunteer Fire Department: nozzles and hoses
Fairmont Fire Department: ropes, harnesses and rigging equipment
Foley Fire Department: semi-automatic AED (automated external defibrillator)
Freeport Fire Dept: standalone water monitor
Good Thunder Fire Department: turnout gear
Grand Meadow Fire and Rescue: battery powered positive pressure ventilation fan
Greenway Fire and Rescue: water rescue suits
Hanska Fire Department: thermal imaging camera
Harris Volunteer Fire Department: SPO2 monitors, AED (automated external defibrillator), and equipment to restock go bags
Heron Lake Fire Department: pagers
Holland Fire Department: structural turnout gear
Howard Lake Fire and Ambulance: pagers and remote charging stations for handheld radios
Ideal Fire Department: first responder gear bags and equipment
Janesville Fire Department: pagers and chargers, booster hose and nozzle, and suction Unit with disposable canister
Kasota Fire Department: oscillating monitor
Keewatin Fire Department: ventilation fan
Lake Wilson Fire Department: fire hose
Lyle Fire Department: SCBA bottles
Madelia Fire Department: radio
Magnolia Fire and Rescue: gas-powered ventilation fan
Medford Fire Department: firefighter gloves and auto extrication-rescue gloves
Mora Fire Department Relief Association: thermal imaging camera
Nerstrand Fire Department: grain rescue auger and Automated External Defibrillator
North Crow Wing County First Responders: pagers
Ostrander First Responders: upgrading VHF narrow-band radios
Pierz Area First Response Team: radios and thermometers
Preston Emergency Service: stokes basket and portable radio
Randolph Hampton Fire District: firefighting gloves
Rose Creek Fire Department: SCBA bottles
Rushford Fire Dept: radios, and chainsaws and mounts
Rushmore Fire Dept: turnout gear
Ruthton Volunteer Fire Department: hoses, nozzles, drip torch, and Hooligan tool
Sherburn Fire Department: SCBA holders
Town of French Fire and EMS: turnout gear
Wells Fire Department: battery-powered positive pressure fan
West Concord Fire Department: electric powered hydraulic cutting tool
Westbrook Fire Department: pagers with chargers
Wilmont Fire Department: portable water pump
Windom Ambulance Service: standard and bariatric size vinyl binder lifts