Wykoff Fire Department receives grant for hoses, hydrant adaptors

The Wykoff Fire Department recently received a $2,000 grant for firefighting hoses and hydrant adaptors.

The grant was one of nine 2018 safety grants totaling $11,000 to emergency response agencies throughout Minnesota given by Minnesota Energy Resources and its charitable giving organization, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, to continue their work to support local organizations and the communities they serve.

Each spring since 2015, Minnesota Energy Resources has partnered with the WPS Foundation to offer the safety grants to help emergency response agencies purchase equipment or implement training that improves public safety. Gas detection monitors, an automobile extrication tool and firefighting equipment are among the items this year’s grants will help fund.

Including this year’s grants, the WPS Foundation has donated more than $43,000 during the past four years to help first responders improve public safety in communities Minnesota Energy Resources serves.

To qualify for a safety grant, emergency response agencies must demonstrate the equipment or training they will acquire is part of a well-planned effort to improve public safety. Grants also may be used to fund safety-related projects that are unique, one-time efforts.  

More information about the safety grants can be found on the Minnesota Energy Resources website.