Grant - December 7, 2021
The Argyle VFD applied for a grant for new wildland fire helmets and structural fire helmets to replace their severely dated helmets (mostly received as hand-me-downs) through a program offered by the Independent Insurance Agents of South Dakota. Although that grant request was not originally selected from over 40 applications, a second review of the applications by a South Dakota Salutes team identified this as a request that we wanted to support.
From their application:
"This grant would help us provide the AVFD firefighters with state of the art, safe helmets and hardhats to protect them while in harsh fire conditions."
While the grant from South Dakota Salutes is not sufficient to purchase a the quantity of helmets needed, it is our hope the money from South Dakota Salutes can be used as "seed money" to give other local supporters a reason to make a similar donation to their local fire department.