Alliant Energy Foundation: Hometown heroism gets support

Media Contact: Scott Reigstad (608) 458-3145

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$1,000Rescue task force teamBarneveld
City of Beaver Dam$1,000Ballistic shield protection for officersBeaver Dam
City of Madison Fire Department$1,000Personal protective equipment (Tactical Medicine)Madison
Clintonville Area Ambulance Service$1,000LifePak 15 cardiac monitorClintonville
Grant Regional Health Center Foundation$1,000AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) safetyLancaster
Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department$1,000Natural gas detection meterHollandale
Manawa Rural Ambulance$1,000Powered stair chair upgradeManawa
Middleton Emergency Medical Services$1,000AutoPulse automated chest-compression devicesMiddleton
Monticello Fire Department$700AEDMonticello
New Chester Township Volunteer Fire Department$500Wildland gearGrand Marsh
Rio Fire Department$1,000Radio interoperabilityRio
Saxeville-Springwater Volunteer Fire Engine Company$1,000Safety vests, gloves and gogglesSaxeville
Tigerton Area Ambulance Service$1,000Stryker stair chairBowler


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,