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Public safety efforts in 13 communities receive over $12,000

MADISON, Wis. – November 1, 2018 – Emergency responders are neighbors and friends. Sometimes they’re even volunteers. They provide medical care, fight fires and protect our communities because they care.

Hometown Safety Grants from the Alliant Energy Foundation are our way of showing support. These grants fund specific tools and projects to help first responders do their jobs even better. That includes defibrillators in public buildings, personal protective equipment for police and more.

This fall, 13 communities across Wisconsin received grants.

Barneveld-Brigham Fire Department $1,000 Rescue task force team Barneveld
City of Beaver Dam $1,000 Ballistic shield protection for officers Beaver Dam
City of Madison Fire Department $1,000 Personal protective equipment (Tactical Medicine) Madison
Clintonville Area Ambulance Service $1,000 LifePak 15 cardiac monitor Clintonville
Grant Regional Health Center Foundation $1,000 AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) safety Lancaster
Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department $1,000 Natural gas detection meter Hollandale
Manawa Rural Ambulance $1,000 Powered stair chair upgrade Manawa
Middleton Emergency Medical Services $1,000 AutoPulse automated chest-compression devices Middleton
Monticello Fire Department $700 AED Monticello
New Chester Township Volunteer Fire Department $500 Wildland gear Grand Marsh
Rio Fire Department $1,000 Radio interoperability Rio
Saxeville-Springwater Volunteer Fire Engine Company $1,000 Safety vests, gloves and goggles Saxeville
Tigerton Area Ambulance Service $1,000 Stryker stair chair Bowler


Hometown Safety Grants are awarded for specific, one-time safety-related projects that benefit a wide range of people. For more information or to apply,

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