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12 emergency response agencies in Southeast Minnesota receive equipment grants

The grants were given by Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program as part of its Emergency Response Equipment Program to better equip rural emergency response agencies.

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Twelve Southeast Minnesota emergency response departments have received grants from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America and the Farm Credit cooperative's giving program.

The 12 grants are among 155 that were awarded to rural emergency response departments in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois as part of a program to better equip agencies.

The total amount awarded from the grants is $450,391.

The grants are expected to be offered again in August 2022.

Those receiving grants are:


  • Adams Fire Department for fire helmets.
  • Blooming Prairie Fire Department for portable ground monitors with stream nozzles and stands.
  • Dexter Fire Department for turnout gear.
  • Dodge Center Ambulance for a two-way radio.
  • Eyota Volunteer Fire Department for nozzles and hoses.
  • Grand Meadow Fire and Rescue for a battery-powered positive pressure ventilation fan.
  • Lyle Fire Department for self-contained breathing apparatus bottles.
  • Ostrander First Responders for upgrading VHF narrow-band radios.
  • Preston Emergency Service for stokes basket and portable radio.
  • Rose Creek Fire Department for self-contained breathing apparatus bottles.
  • Rushford Fire Department for radios, and chainsaws and mounts.
  • West Concord Fire Department for electric powered hydraulic cutting tool.
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