THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Pound Fire Dept. Receives Grant
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Pound-The Pound Fire Department received a grant in the amount of $3,516.00 from the M&M Area Community Foundation's Emergency Service Providers Fund. The Board of Directors of the Foundation established this fund in 2016, specifically designed for emergency personnel and organizations across Marinette and Menominee counties. The fund provides grants to fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads for training, equipment, and other critical needs.
The Pound Fire Department will use this grant to purchase turnout gear for its members. The new gear will provide greater protection for the firefighters as well as improving the safety of the public. This ties into the department's mission statement "To save lives, protect property, and to promote public safety in a professional, effective manner." The department consists of 28 members that provide initial response for all fire, accident, search & rescue, and rescue assist calls in the Village of Pound and the Town of Beaver. The department is also a member of the Marinette County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
"The new turnout gear will ensure that each member of the Pound Fire Department would be properly protected when called upon to provide public safety services. With the high cost of fire equipment, it would be very difficult for us to purchase these items without the M&M Foundation Grant. The grant is greatly appreciated," said Fire Chief Turner Gross.
The Pound Fire Department, as well as other area departments, is always looking for new members. For information on how to become a volunteer firefighter, contact your local department. To contact the Pound Fire Department, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.