Fire Departments Awarded Funds

March 30, 2016

Six area fire departments each received donations to help support efforts to provide efficient and effective emergency response to local communities.

The donations are part of the continued commitment of Flint Hills Resources Arthur, the local ethanol plant, to support firefighters and emergency responders.

The Arthur Community Fire Department is receiving one-thousand dollars to replace Self Contained Breathing Apparatus tanks, equipment that provides breathable air to firefighters in dangerous environments.

The Ida Grove Fire Department will get one-thousand dollars to support the purchase of a new pumper truck to aid firefighters in responding to fires and other emergency situations.

One-thousand dollars is going to the Odebolt Fire Department to purchase new confined space equipment including new protective harnesses to keep firefighters safe during emergency operations.

The Battle Creek Fire Department is getting 500-dollars to purchase 15 gallons of Class “A” Foam and 10 gallons of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam to carry on trucks for use in fighting fires and flammable liquids.

The Kiron Fire Department will receive 500-dollars to purchase new pagers to help respond more effectively to emergency calls.

The Danbury Fire Department will get 400-dollars to purchase 20 gallons of foam to aid in getting fires out faster and safer.

Each August, Flint Hills Resources sponsors firefighters from communities near its Iowa and Nebraska plants to attend a two-day industrial fire training program held at the company’s refinery near Saint Paul, Minnesota.