Operation Round-Up Supports Local Fire & Rescue Efforts

Wednesday | April 21, 2021

Avon, IN - On behalf of Hendricks Power Cooperative and its members, a donation of $2,500 to the A&A Township Volunteer Fire Department and a donation of $1,500 to the Stilesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue was recently made an effort to enhance the safety needs of each operation. Each of these organizations provides valuable services to our communities while operating on limited resources. 

The A&A Township Volunteer Fire Department donation will go toward replacing Co2 detectors. The new detectors offer upgraded features that allow the first responders to determine if a leak is Lower Explosive Limit, Hydrogen Sulfide, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, or Oxygen. The detector can also measure levels of all these gases simultaneously. The upgraded detectors can also offer faster response time and more accurate testing to improve community safety. The A&A Township Volunteer Fire Dept has two stations that serve 60 square miles between Adams and Ashland Townships.

The Stilesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue received a donation to obtain rechargeable flashlights and chargers for each of their members. These lights will increase visibility in smoke-filled environments and allow them to be found easier in the event of entrapment.  The Stilesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue services the areas of Stilesville, Amo, Coatesville, and Clay Township, and provides mutual aid to departments in Morgan and Putnam Counties.

“We are extremely appreciative of the fire and rescue volunteers,” said Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing and Member Engagement at Hendricks Power Cooperative. “Each of these departments has seen a rise in calls and has made more runs than usual in the last year.  We are grateful that our members can support these local heroes and provide them with the extra tools needed to help them do their job; it’s a great way to give back and help make a difference in the community.”