WPS Foundation Offering Grants To EMT's, Fire Dept.'s

May 6, 2014

Defibrillator and monitor
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Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is offering area fire departments and emergency responders up to a $2,000 grant for needed equipment and training. The Foundation is encouraging all emergency responder agencies to apply for its "Safety-It's Worth the Energy" grant between now and August 1.

WPS' Leah Van Zile says the money is used to enhance operations....

"....these grants are available up to $2,000. It would need to go to some kind of life saving or emergency response equipment or professional training or a special project they are doing related to responding to emergencies...."

The Foundation will award up to 25 grants. Qualifying first responder public safety groups must provide emergency response services in the WPS natural gas and/or electric service area. Winners will be announced by September 30, 2014.

More information is on the WPS website.