Hometown heroism gets support from Alliant Energy Foundation

Public safety efforts in 29 communities receive over $27,000

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 12, 2018 - Emergency responders are neighbors and friends. Sometimes they aren’t even paid. They provide medical care, fight fires and protect our communities, simply because they care.

Hometown Safety Grants from the Alliant Energy Foundation are our way of showing support. These grants fund specific tools and projects to help first responders do their jobs even better: defibrillators in public buildings, personal protective equipment for police, and more. This spring 29 communities across Iowa received grants.

Wallingford Community Fire and Emergency Medical Services  $1,000 Project AED/Life Pack
Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, Inc. $1,000 CHCSI - AED purchase and pad replacement
English Valley Community School District $1,000 Tactical flashlights as intruder defense
City of Clinton Fire Department $1,000 Smoke detector project
Tama Ambulance Service $1,000 Radio replacement
Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa $1,000 Bicycle helmets and fitting
Houghton/Cedar Twp. Fire Department $1,000 Safety equipment
Lied Public Library - Clarinda $925 AED in public library
Hazleton Fire Department $1,000 Vehicle accident safety equipment
City of Blockton/Blockton Fire Department $1,000 Jaws of life
Eldridge Volunteer Fire Co $1,000 Firefighter turn-out gear and boot replacement
Clarke County Emergency Management $1,000 Clarke County drone program
City of Letts $500 Safety monitor
Blairstown Ambulance Service Inc. $1,000 Safety equipment
Allerton Firefighters Association, Inc. $1,000 Turn-out gear replacement
Kirkwood Jones County Regional Center $750 Defibrillator
Rake Fire Department $1,000 Bunker gear
Donnellson Police Department $500 AED defibrillator
Camanche, Iowa Police Department $1,000 Defibrillator project
Washington Area Amateur Radio Club $1,000 Digital communications upgrade
Marshall County Sheriff's Office $1,000 Critical incident rescue equipment
Independence Fire Department $1,000 Helmet light program
Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency $1,000 Thermal imaging camera
Prince of Peace School Foundation $1,000 Save a life!
Cardinal Community School District $1,000 Military type  flashlights
Birmingham Volunteer Fire Department $1,000 Equipment for new brush truck
Fort Madison Fire & Rescue $1,000 Thermal imaging camera
The Capitol Theater Foundation of Burlington, Iowa $1,000  Capitol Theater safety improvements
Center Point-Urbana Community School District $1,000 AED replacement program

Hometown Safety Grants are awarded for specific, one-time, safety-related projects that benefit a wide range of people and can be completed within one year. For more information or to apply, visit alliantenergy.com/foundation.

The Alliant Energy Foundation is funded solely by Alliant Energy shareowners.

Media contact: Mike Wagner, 319-786-4040