Marion FD awarded two grants from OCF

May 16, 2019

By John Raffel

Fire Chief David Turner and Deputy Chief Chris Peterson have announced the Marion Community Fire Department was awarded two grants from the Osceola Community Foundation on May 9.

Peterson, in making this announcement through a press release, said the first grant was $1,700 to purchase medical supplies to outfit a second First Responder Vehicle. The second grant was for $750 toward the purchase of CPR Mannequins.

The first grant was for $1,700 to purchase medical
supplies to outift a second First Responder Vehicle.

“The Department must raise $750 to receive the grant funding,” Peterson said in his release. “This grant will fund the mannequins to conduct Community CPR which will be free to our residents. If you would like to donate toward the Community CPR project, you may drop off a check at Village Hall during normal business hours, made payable to Marion Community Fire Department.”

Peterson said interested individuals may also mail their check or money order to: Marion Community Fire Department, PO Box N., Marion Mi. 49665. The contribution is tax deductible.

“The vehicle we received from the federal government at no cost to the department,  is now in service as Brush 3,” Peterson stated. “This 2004 Chevy 7500 4×4 is equipped with a 640-gallon tank and foam capable. All equipment came off the old brush truck.  Thank you Captain Bruce Tower and LT. Bruce Aittama for their efforts in putting this truck together.”

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