The Marion Fire Department is one of nine organizations serving Grant County to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County’s “Give to Grant Collaborative Grant Cycle” through which over $77,000 was distributed for positive impact locally.
MFD was granted $9,911 for the purchase of all new Automated External Defibrillators for each Engine apparatus.
MFD Deputy Chief Justin Planck said, “The Department was in need of updated AEDs, and every Engine will now have all new, and will carry the same devices.” Planck added that, “like all public safety equipment, AEDs are ever-changing and expensive.”
The use of an AED within 3 minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest can increase survival rate by over 80%, according to MFD.
The grant was made possible through multiple contributions including from the family of the late Travis Simpkins.
Planck expressed, “We are thankful to the Simpkins family and everyone who contributed to this grant, and for the Community Foundation’s collaborative grant program which facilitated this effort to better serve our community.”
MFD Deputy Chief, Justin Planck, 765.668.4474, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Community Foundation’s website, givetogrant.org, to learn more of the latest grant recipients and ongoing robust giving opportunities.