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Indiana Homeland Security Foundation Awards More Than $370, 000 In Grants To Local Public Safety Agencies

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation has approved more than $370,000 in grants to aid local public safety agencies statewide.

“On a fundamental level, these grants have the potential to change how public safety agencies go about their day-to-day operations,” said Governor Mike Pence. “I’m proud to have a program in this state that helps to better equip the brave men and women who continue to work every day for our safety.”

Awards were given to 101 recipients in 61 counties. Recipients include local fire departments, emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management agencies in all 10 IDHS Districts.

The focus of the foundation is to support the future of public safety and to provide grant funding to local agencies for critical needs across Indiana. Grants provide up to $4,000. Eligible projects include:

· Equipping emergency responders with personal protective equipment;

· Acquiring equipment for use by emergency responders;

· Providing radios and technology equipment; and

· Training for emergency responders.

In May 2014, the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation awarded more than $400,000 in grants to local public safety agencies. Examples of items that current grant recipients have funded include protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, communication equipment, thermal imaging cameras and gas detectors.

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is funded through the purchase of “Secure Indiana” license plates. These funds provide grants to public safety agencies and scholarships to students statewide.

Allen
– City of New Haven – $3,269.78 for video laryngoscopes and accessories.
Bartholomew
– German Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Taylorsville) – $3,364.13 for automated external defibrillators and training equipment.
– Hartsville and Community Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for personal protective gear.
Brown
– Jackson Township Fire Dept. (Nashville) – $4,000.00 for thermal cameras.
Clay
– Posey Township-Clay County Volunteer Fire Dept. (Staunton) – $4,000.00 for thermal cameras.
Daviess
– Washington Township of Daviess County – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
– Cannelburg Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for extraction equipment.
Decatur
– Decatur County – $3,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
– Clarksburg Community Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for ice rescue equipment, including protective gear and storage equipment.
Delaware
– Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Selma) – $4,000.00 for two complete sets of firefighting gear.
Dubois
– St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for a thermal imaging camera to replace a failing unit.
– Schnellville Firefighting Corporation – $1,550.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Fayette
– Fayette County – $2,800.00 for automated external defibrillators.
– Everton Volunteer Fire Dept. (Connersville) – $3,815.12 for scene safety lighting.
Floyd
– Greenville Township Volunteer Fire Dept. – $3,976.00 for fire helmets.
Gibson
– Columbia Township of Gibson County – $1,700.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Grant
– Center Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Marion) – $4,000.00 for an automatic natural gas generator.
– Mill Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Gas City) – $4,000.00 for structural firefighting protective gear.
– Upland Volunteer Fire Dept. – $3,996.00 for firefighting boots.
Greene
– Center Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Bloomfield) – $4,000.00 for defibrillators.
– Richland Township Fire and Rescue (Scotland) – $3,768.00 for communications equipment.
Hamilton
– City of Noblesville – $2,790.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Hancock
– City of Greenfield – $3,968.03 for equipment storage, water pumps, protective equipment, decontamination equipment and cleanup equipment.
Harrison
– Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Corydon) – $4,000.00 for structural firefighting helmets.
Hendricks
– Town of Danville – $3,500.00 for thermal imaging equipment.
Howard
– Howard County – $4,000.00 for fire pagers.
Huntington
– City of Huntington – $3,259.98 for automated external defibrillators.
Jackson
– City of Seymour – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
– Crothersville and Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Crothersville) – $4,000.00 for fire helmets.
– Jackson County Emergency Management Agency – $2,500.00 for communications equipment.
– Jackson Township Fire Department, Station 5
– Pershing Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Freetown) – $3,688.00 for self-contained breathing apparatus masks and voice amplifiers.
Jay
– City of Portland – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
– Town of Penville – $3,855.00 for fire pagers and accessories.
Jefferson
– Canaan Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for thermal cameras.
Johnson
– Town of New Whiteland – $3,826.90 for structural firefighting gloves, helmets and rescue gloves.
Knox
– Knox County – $3,492.00 for automated external defibrillator and accessories.
Koscuisko
– Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. – $3,999.96 for communications equipment.
LaGrange
– Town of Shipshewana – $4,000.00 for gas detectors, ice rescue suits and pagers.
– Topeka Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for structural firefighting helmets.
Lake
– City of Whiting – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
– City of Hobart – $4,000.00 for thermal imaging cameras.
– City of East Chicago – $4,000.00 for extrication equipment.
LaPorte
– Cass-Clinton Volunteer Fireman’s Association (Wanatah) – $3,678.00 for fire suppression equipment.
– Center Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (LaPorte) – $3,460.00 for rescue harnesses, mounting brackets, and carabiners.
– Lakeville Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 stabilization equipment.
Lawrence
– Indian Creek Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Fayetteville) – $4,000.00 for thermal imaging equipment.
– Shawswick Volunteer Firefighters Association (Bedford) – $4,000.00 for a fire hose.
Marion
– Pike Township of Marion County – $4,000.00 for thermal cameras.
– Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (Indianapolis) – $3,872.00 for personal protective equipment.
Marshall
– Town of Bremen – $4,000.00 for rescue equipment.
– Tippecanoe Township of Marshall County – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Miami
– Town of Macy – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
– Denver Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for a fire hose.
Monroe
– Town of Ellettsville – $4,000.00 for gas detectors and accessories.
– Bloomington Township of Monroe County – $4,000.00 for automatic emergency defibrillators.
Morgan
– Washington Township of Morgan County – $4,000.00 for 21 firefighter helmets.
Owen
– Town of Gosport – $3,539.34 for personal protective equipment.
– Cataract Volunteer Fire Dept. (Spencer) – $3,960.00 for fire boots.
– Owen County – $2,488.60 for personal protective equipment and scene lighting.
Parke
– Town of Rockville – $4,000.00 for communications equipment.
Perry
– Perry County – $3,990.00 for automated external defibrillators and accessories.
– Anderson Township Fire Dept. (Tell City) – $4,000.00 for a thermal imaging camera.
– City of Cannelton – $4,000.00 for defibrillators and accessories.
Pike
– Town of Winslow – $2,929.50 for fire helmets.
– Lockhart Township of Pike County – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
– Spurgeon Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Porter
– City of Portage – $4,000.00 for gas meters.
– Town of Chesterton – $1,500.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Posey
– Black Township Fire and Rescue (Mt. Vernon) – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
– Wadesville Center Township Volunteer Fire Dept. (Wadesville) – $4,000.00 for thermal imaging cameras.
Pulaski
– Town of Francesville – $2,500.00 for life jackets.
Randolph
– White River Township of Randolph County – $3,745.50 for flashlights and personal protective equipment.
– Union City – $3,953.00 for an ice rescue response kit.
Ripley
– City of Batesville – $4,000.00 for self-contained breathing apparatuses.
– Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Dept. (Delaware) – $3,770.00 for pagers.
Rush
– City of Rushville – $4,000.00 for ice rescue equipment, including personal protective gear.
St. Joseph
– Penn Township of St. Joseph County – $4,000.00 for personal floatation devices, LED lights and water rescue equipment.
– Portage Township of St. Joseph County – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
Shelby
– Marietta Community Voluntary Fire Dept. (Shelbyville) – $3,960.00 for fire hose sections.
– Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept. – $3,500.00 for an inflatable rescue boat.
Spencer
– Spencer County – $2,660.75 for operational search and rescue equipment.
Steuben
– Metz Volunteer Fire Dept. (Angola) – $4,000.00 for thermal imaging equipment.
Sullivan
– Sullivan County – $3,995.00 for re-certified defibrillator.
– Turman Township of Sullivan County – $4,000.00 for various fire hose nozzles
– Fairbanks Township of Sullivan County – $4,000.00 for pagers.
Switzerland
– Jefferson-Craig Fire and Rescue (Vevay) – $3,360.00 for GPS equipment.
Tippecanoe
– City of West Lafayette – $3,981.84 for water rescue equipment.
Vigo
– Vigo County – $3,400.00 for automated external defibrillators
– Pierson Township Volunteer Fire Protection Company (Pimento) – $3,999.80 for hand-held lighting equipment.
– Riley Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for mobile radios.
– Shepardsville Volunteer Fire Dept. – $3,888.96 for a defibrillator and accessories.
Wabash
– Wabash County – $3,940.00 for automated emergency defibrillators.
Warren
– West Lebanon Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for personal protective equipment.
Warrick
– City of Boonville – $4,000.00 for automated external defibrillators.
Washington
– City of Salem – $4,000.00 for radios and pagers.
Wayne
– City of Richmond – $4,000.00 for ballistics vests.
– Town of Hagerstown – $3,900.00 for air tanks.
Wells
– Nottingham Township of Wells County – $3,995.90 for personal protective equipment.
White
– Chalmers Community Volunteer Fire Dept. – $4,000.00 for telescoping vehicle support struts.
– Otterbein Area Volunteer Fire and Rescue – $4,000.00 for foam fire suppression equipment and gas detectors.
Whitley
– Columbia Township of Whitley County – $4,000.00 for fire helmets.

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