Lyons Fire Co. Truck Crew receives donation, grant money improving safety

Submitted photo by Lyons Fire Co. Lyons Fire Company Truck Crew received from the Lyons Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary a $6,000 donation for reflective chevrons making fire apparatus more visible while firefighters are at emergency calls. Pictured are left to right: Anna Druckenmiller, Pat Hawk and Dianne Conrad, President, showing the chevrons on the back of the trucks.

Lyons Fire Company Truck Crew would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the ladies of the Lyons Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for their help in making the fire apparatus safer by donating $6,000 for reflective chevrons. These chevrons are on the Engine, Tanker, Rescue, and Brush trucks. By their donation of this money it helped to make the apparatus more visible while the firefighters are at the emergency calls helping their community in any way that is needed.

Lyons Fire Company received an $11,000 State Grant this year which was used for additional safety measures to our fire apparatus. The grant allowed us to install amber traffic advisors on Rescue 35 and Engine 35 which will allow us to direct traffic safer at emergency scenes. We also put back-up cameras on all apparatus helping the drivers to be safer when backing the apparatus being sure there are no bystanders in any danger. The grant also allowed us to put radio consoles in Rescue 35, Engine 35 and Brush 35 which allows officers and firefighters to operate the radios from the passenger seat. The remainder of the grant money was used to buy fire hose to replace hose which did not pass hose testing last year.

Without the help of the Ladies Auxiliary and State Grants we would not be able to make the necessary changes needed to keep our apparatus and firefighters safe.

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