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:
Wisconsin 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
Illinois 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
Minnesota 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