(June 1, 2021) I had the pleasure of surprising Chief Charlie Miller with the news that his department would be receiving $15,000 to purchase and install a UniMac Extractor and FireLinc software system to clean their Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Heavily soiled firefighter clothing used to be perceived as a badge of honor but it has since been found that wearing contaminated gear exposes the responders to dangerous cancer-causing substances. Chief Miller said that firefighters have about a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer than the general public. This is money well spent to protect his 20 volunteers who sacrifice their time to serve the community.
Dear Ms.Jones, As a member of the McCloud Fire Department and my community, I want express my/our sincere gratitude for your generous grant. The equipment we purchased will help keep our firefighters safe and enable us to continue to provide this much needed service to our small rural community. Sincerely, thank you, and keep up the great work!
Donna Sager PIO McCloud Fire Dept.
Thank you for your generous grant